Promises
Lyle Lovett Lyrics


Promises given
And promises broken
Words stain my lips
Just like blood on my hands

And words are like poison
That sinks down inside you
And some things you do
You just don't understand
I offer no reason
I ask for no pity
I make no excuse
For the way that I am

And words are like poison
That sinks down inside you
And some things you do
You just don't understand

I God is my witness
Then God is my savior
But if you are my judge
Then I'm already damned

And words are like poison
That sinks down inside you
And some things you do
You just don't understand

And would if my fingers
To cut off and give you
Could gain my redemption
I'd cut off my hands

But words are like poison
That bends you and blinds you
And some things you do
You just don't understand

So this is my story
And I hope that it finds you
For your sweet attention
I cannot demand

And words are like poison
That lives down inside you
And some things you do
You just don't understand

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: LYLE LOVETT

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Comments from YouTube:

myfingershavetheflu

Breaks my heart to this very day. The key to understanding is. "If God is my witness". These are marriage vows so in light of that this song must be about Julia Roberts who he had broken up with. Great song this whole album is what drew me to Lyle what a great find and then i got his earlier albums wow.

Jamison Ashley Films

She truly broke his heart

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