Never Is a Promise Lyrics

Fiona Apple

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 : 17 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: Work
country(area): United States
format: Enhanced CD
barcode: 074646743928
script: Latin

Cover Art

Fiona Apple Tidal cover art

Lyrics

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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


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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