The Cranberries - Promises Lyrics

The Cranberries Bury the Hatchet cover art
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You better believe I'm coming
You better believe what I say
You better hold on to your promises
Because you bet, you'll get what you deserve
She's going to leave him over
She's gonna take her love away
So much for your eternal vows, well
It does not matter anyway

Why can't you stay here awhile
Stay here awhile
Stay with me

Oh, all the promises we made
All the meaningless and empty words
I prayed, prayed, prayed
Oh, all the promises we broke
All the meaningless and empty words
I spoke, spoke, spoke

Do-do-do, do-do-do,
Do-do-do, do-do-do

What of all the things that you taught me
What of all the things that you'd say
What of all your prophetic preaching
You're just throwing it all away
Maybe we should burn the house down
Have ourselves another fight
Leave the cobwebs in the closet
Cause tearing them out is just not right

Why can't you stay here awhile
Stay here awhile
Stay with me, oh oh!

Oh eh, oh eh, oh eh,
Oh eh [Repeat x4]

Do-do-do
Do-do-do
Do-do-do
Do-do-do
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Animal Instinct
  • 2 Loud and Clear
  • 3 Promises
  • 4 You and Me
  • 5 Just My Imagination
  • 6 Shattered
  • 7 Desperate Andy
  • 8 Saving Grace
  • 9 Copycat
  • 10 What’s on My Mind
  • 11 Delilah
  • 12 Fee Fi Fo
  • 13 Dying in the Sun
  • 14 Sorry Son
  • 15 Baby Blues
    CD 2
  • 1 Promises
  • 2 Dreams
  • 3 Linger
  • 4 Zombie


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Dolores Mary O'Riordan
    album: Track 3 in album Bury the Hatchet
    release date: 1999-4-19
    popularity : 707 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Acoustic/Ballad
    length: 5:09
    lyricist: Dolores O’Riordan
    composer: Dolores O’Riordan
    Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 731452424624
    script: Latin