Promised You a Miracle

Album: New Gold Dream (1982)
Charted: 13
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  • Promised you a miracle
    Belief is a beauty thing
    Promises promises
    As golden days break wondering
    Chance as love takes a train
    Summer breeze and brilliant light
    Only love she sees
    He controls on love
    Love sails to a new life

    Promised you a miracle
    Belief is a beauty thing
    Promises promises
    As golden days break wondering
    Only love she sees
    He controls on love
    Life throws a curve
    Everything is possible
    With promises
    Everything is possible
    Oh

    I promised you a miracle
    Belief is a beauty thing
    Promises promises
    As golden days break wondering
    Chance reflects on them a while
    Love screams so quietly
    Slipping back on golden times
    Breathing with sweet memories

    I promised you a miracle
    Belief is a beauty thing
    Promises promises
    As golden days break wondering

    Only love she sees
    He controls all love
    Life throws a curve
    Everything is possible in the game of life
    A burning dream
    Oh

    Chance lost pearls of great price
    Take care of family
    Only aches for love
    Love waits for fame
    In chance, in chance they'll see

    I promised you a miracle
    Belief is a beauty thing
    Promises promises
    As golden days break wondering

    You promised you a miracle
    Belief is a beauty thing
    Promises promises
    As golden days break wondering
    Promises promises
    You gave me promises promisesWriter/s: CHARLES BURCHILL, DEREK FORBES, JAMES KERR, MICHAEL JOSEPH MAC NEIL
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 6

  • Tony from Olonkin CityTo date the band have released this 3 times as a single. The 1982 original, a live version in 1987 (which made the UK top 20), and an acoustic version in 2016 (which didn't chart).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 28, 1983, Simple Minds performed "Promised You A Miracle" on the Dick Clark ABC-T[V network Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    It peaked at #65 on Billboard's Dance Music/Club Play chart; it would make the Top 10 in both New Zealand {#9} and Australia {#10}...
    On the same 'Bandstand' show the group also performed "Someone, Somewhere in Summertime"; it didn't make any of Billboard's national charts, but did peak at #19 on the Irish Singles chart...
    Between February 1985 and April 1986 the group had four records on the Billboard Hot Top 100 chart; two made the Top 10, "Don't You (Forget About Me)"* at #1 for 1 week on May 12th, 1985 and "Alive and Kicking" at #3 for 1 week on December 22nd, 1985...
    * "Don't You {Forget About Me)" was used during the opening and closing credits of the 1985 high school teen-age oriented movie, 'The Breakfast Club', the movie opened in theaters across the U.S.A. and Canada on February 15th, and two days later on February 17th the song entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at #90.
  • Eliseu Carvalho from Canoas, Rs, BrazilI'd like to know who's the girl on the video... A model, of course, but who, exactly?
  • Luke from Auckland, New ZealandThe album really established them as one of the top New Wave bands of the '80s, and they had consistent airplay here in NZ. I remember them well during my high school years. This was their biggest hit of the time (that is before 'Don't You Forget About Me' which featured in THAT Hughe's film practically 'waxed-over' all they'd done before, apparently to the dismay of the band).
    Personal favourites of theirs: 'Love Song' (from 'Sons and Fascination', 1981); 'Glittering Prize' (from the above album of 1982) and, 'Speed Your Love to Me' (from 'Sparkle In the Rain', 1984). These are made all the more desirable by the numerous remixes et als. available... in typical '80s Twelve-Inch (mix) style!
  • Andrew from Leeds Uk, United KingdomDid You No Herbie Hancock Played On & Programmed Many OF The Synth Riffs On The Album New Gold Dream
  • Myla from San Diego, CaAwesome song...yes it does have an optimistic feel especially with the cool sounding synthesizers. I guess it does in some way epitomized the feeling of "hope" despite the turbulent political as well as social times of the 80's.
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