The Promise

You might think this kind of love is curse-ed. You might think no love is worth all that much pain. You might think I am better off for having lost it- but if I could I would do it all again…..

 

I am want to call it love making. But it was not.

It was animal. It was instinctual. A ritualistic coupling of passion and pain, anger and ecstasy all in such great measure that even in this moment, with that day so long ago and far away, I know not whether it rendered me dead, or I was reborn.  

But I do know, that from the moment he unsheathed his passion driven dagger and drove it deep into the tender recesses of my aching, needful flesh- yesterday was long forgotten and the promise of tomorrow? Simply did not exist.

There was only now. There was only us.

Until there wasn’t. 

And it is there, that the story of our demise truly begins.

                                                                          *****************************

 

The Promise is a song written and performed by American metal band, In This Moment. It was released on their third album, A Star-Crossed Wasteland. The song is a duet featuring In This Moment vocalist Maria Brink and Otherwise vocalist Adrian Patrick.

I have included videos of both the metal studio version and a live acoustic performance so you may enjoy the song as a ballad if the metalcore version does not arise in you- the memories of unquenchable passion that it does in me.

“This song is about when you are madly in love with somebody, but you know that you’re dangerous for that person and vice versa. They’re dangerous for you even though you crave them. You want it more than anything, even though you know it will end badly.” – Maria Brink- Lead vocalist, In This Moment.

 

The Promise

Its haunting
This hold that you have over me
I grow so weak

I see you
And everything around you fades
And I can’t see

You can never know what it is you do to me

I can’t take what you do to me
I can’t take it

I can’t take what you do to me
I can’t take it

No matter what I say or what I do
I know how this will end
So I turn it away now before we begin

And no matter what you say or what you do
I know how this will end
So I’m turning away now

I’m dangerous for you
I’m dangerous for you

You touch me
And I can barely make a move
And I can’t breathe

You never know what it is you do to me

I can’t take what you do to me
I can’t take it

I can’t take what you do to me
I can’t take it

No matter what I say or what I do
I know how this will end
So I’m turning away now before we begin

And no matter what you say or what you do
I know how this will end
So I’m turning away now

I’m dangerous

The only promise I could make
Is that my promise is a lie
The only promise I could make you
Is that my promise is a lie

No matter what I say or what I do
I know how this will end
So I’m turning away now before we begin

And no matter what you say or what you do
I know how this will end
So I’m turning away now

I’m dangerous for you
I’m dangerous for you
I’m dangerous for you
I’m dangerous for you
I’m dangerous for you
I’m dangerous for you

I’m dangerous, I’m dangerous for you

My promise is I will hurt you
My promise is I will hurt you
My promise is I will hurt you
My promise is I will hurt you

This is my response to Jim Adam’s call for songs containing the words Promise, Vow or Oath on this weeks edition of Song Lyric Sunday.

25 thoughts on “The Promise

  1. As Shakespeare said, “It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved.” I think that metal music is starting to grow on me, as I enjoyed this song, but I usually steer clear of this genre. Great singing and I love those pounding drums.

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