(Randy Travis / John Lindley (m & l) )
As sung by Randy Travis 1988 < Old 8x10 >
Cheap perfume, and painted faces
Fallen angels fill the places
Where I go when my troubles pull me down.
And all the lies, I know they'll tell me
And the time that they will sell me
For a while, I'll be the biggest man in town.
Back at home, in bed she's cryin'
For her love for me is dyin'
But she'll pray, I make it safely through the night.
When the mornin' sun starts showin'
To her bedside I'll be goin'
And she'll hold me, while I face the morning light.
And I'll make promises, promises to change
I'll make her promises, swear I'll rearrange
And I'll start givin' all the love she needs
If only she will stay.
Once again, she'll reassure me
And I believe her love will cure me
And I'll fall asleep with tears on my face.
And I know she's just a woman
And her love can't last forever
And someday soon, I know
She'll leave without a trace.
For, broken promises, will tear her dreams apart
Just token promises, will someday break her heart
And for the last time, she'll hold me when I cry
And while I'm sleepin' she'll quietly say goodbye.
Randy Travis, an American singer-songwriter is well
known in country music circles for his distinctive
Commencing his career, he was seen as a moving force
in country music history. He ultimately switched
gears to Gospel in more recent years.
< Promises > was also released as an 'B' side single
45 rpm disk in 1987. The 'A' side was
< Forever and Ever, Amen > (see elsewhere in this ILP database)
and many of his ardent followers feel that this
song is one of his most defining, career wise.
(Transcribed by David Story - February 2014)