Promise To Try

Album: Like A Prayer (1989)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is written from the perspective of Madonna's younger self. It deals with Madonna's mother (who died of breast cancer at age 36 when Madonna was just five years old), but also incorporates the voice of her father and herself talking to her.
  • Like most songs on the album, Madonna wrote this with Patrick Leonard, who also produced the track.
  • Madonna considers this a companion song to another track on the album, "Oh, Father," which she also wrote with Patrick Leonard.
  • This song can be heard in Madonna's documentary Truth Or Dare when Madonna visits her mother's grave.

Comments: 2

  • Rabbit Bunny from Westminster MdAgree with Theresa on this one! Promise to Try is the most beautiful in the English language! Madonna is crying in this sad ballad!
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThis song made me cry the first time I heard it. Madonna is at her best when she lets her guard down.
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