Promise To Try

Album: Like A Prayer (1989)
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  • Little girl don't you forget her face
    Laughing away your tears
    When she was the one who felt all the pain

    Little girl never forget her eyes
    Keep them alive inside
    I promise to try, it's not the same

    Keep your head held high, ride like the wind
    Never look behind, life isn't fair
    That's what you said, so I try not to care

    Little girl don't run away so fast
    I think you forgot to kiss, kiss her goodbye

    Will she see me cry when I stumble and fall
    Does she hear my voice in the night when I call
    Wipe away all your tears, it's gonna be all right

    I fought to be so strong, I guess you knew
    I was afraid you'd go away, too

    Little girl you've got to forget the past
    And learn to forgive me
    I promise to try, but it feels like a lie

    Don't let memory play games with your mind
    She's a faded smile frozen in time
    I'm still hanging on, but I'm doing it wrong
    Can't kiss her goodbye, but I promise to try Writer/s: Madonna Ciccone, Patrick Leonard
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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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