I Promised You the World Lyrics

Aaron Tippin


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Bruce Birch Aaron Tippin
album: Track 5 in album Call of the Wild
release date: 1993-8
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length: 4:55

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I had dreams that were bigger than the Montana sky
And we were gonna do great in Great Falls
I just knew we were this time
But when winter finally broke, so were we
You'll never know how bad that hurt
'Cause this ain't what I meant
When I promised you the world
I lost the farm in Kansas
Along with a lot of pride
Then I almost lost my life
Down in that West Virginia mine
And that motel room in Memphis
Was a long way from diamonds and pearls
And that sure ain't what I meant
When I promised you the world

[Chorus]
I swear your love is stronger
Than any dream of mine I've ever drug you through
And I swear I wasn't lyin'
They just never did come true
You've always bet on this old gambler
Every time I gave the wheel a whirl
But this ain't what I meant
When I promised you the world

Now this Shreveport sun is settin'
On another broken dream of mine
And I guess that mansion on the hill
Is pretty hard to see tonight
But as long as there's a breath of life in me
I'm gonna get it for you, girl
'Cause this ain't what I meant
When I promised you the world

[Chorus]

No, this sure ain't what I meant
When I promised you the world

Track Listing

  • 1 The Call of the Wild
  • 2 Honky-Tonk Superman
  • 3 Nothin' in the World
  • 4 Working Man's Ph. D.
  • 5 I Promised You the World
  • 6 When Country Took the Throne
  • 7 Let's Talk About You
  • 8 Whole Lotta Love on the Line
  • 9 My Kind of Town
  • 10 Trim Yourself to Fit the World