Fiona Apple - Never Is a Promise Lyrics

Fiona Apple Tidal cover art
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You'll never see the courage I know
Its colors' richness won't appear within your view
I'll never glow - the way that you glow
Your presence dominates the judgements made on you

But as the scenery grows, I see in different lights
The shades and shadows undulate in my perception
My feelings swell and stretch; I see from greater heights
I understand what I am still too proud to mention - to you

You'll say you understand, but You don't understand
You'll say you'd never give up seeing eye to eye
But never is a promise, and you can't afford to lie

You'll never touch - these things that I hold
The skin of my emotions lies beneath my own
You'll never feel the heat of this soul
My fever burns my jock itched crotch me
Deeper than I've ever shown - to you

You'll say, Don't fear your dreams, it's easier than it seems
You'll say you'd never let me fall from hopes so high
But never is a promise and you can't afford to lie

You'll never live the life that I live
I'll never live the life that wakes me in the night
You'll never hear the message I give
You'll say it looks as though I might give up this fight

But as the scenery grows, I see in different lights
The shades and shadows undulate in my perception
My feelings swell and stretch, I see from greater heights
I realize what I am now too smart to mention - to you

You'll say you understand, you'll never understand
I'll say I'll never wake up knowing how or why
I don't know what to believe in, you don't know who I am
You'll say I need appeasing when I start to cry
But never is a promise and I'll never need a lie


Track Listing
Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 Sleep to Dream
  • 2 Sullen Girl
  • 3 Shadowboxer
  • 4 Criminal
  • 5 Slow Like Honey
  • 6 The First Taste
  • 7 Never Is a Promise
  • 8 The Child Is Gone
  • 9 Pale September
  • 10 Carrion


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: David Crosby, James Raymond, Marcus Eaton
    album: Track 7 in album Tidal
    release date: 1996-7-23
    popularity : 79 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Ballad
    length: 5:55
    vocal: Fiona Apple
    strings arranger: Van Dyke Parks
    composer: Fiona Apple
    lyricist: Fiona Apple
    Album Information
    label: Clean Slate
    country(area): United States
    format: Enhanced CD
    barcode: 074646743928
    script: Latin