Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My Response to That Song: Tracy Chapman's "The Promise"


My Promise

You asked, “Wait for me?”
You said, “I’ll come for you.”
Then you traveled far
And I reserved a place for you in my heart

Did you think of me?
Did you miss me once in a while?
You said that you’d return
You’d return and fill that space in my heart

Remembering
Your talk
Your lies
Your empty words
To find your way back to me
And I was here waiting

Did you dream of me
Like I dreamt of you?
Did you even think of me
Could you even hear the breaking of my heart

Remembering
Your talk
Your lies
Your empty words
To find your way back to me
And I was here waiting

I’d longed for you
And I had desired
to see your face your smile
But now, please stay wherever you are

Remembering
Your talk
Your lies
Your empty words
To find your way back to me
And I was here waiting

Together again
Used to be my only wish
In your arms
where I thought I could be whole
But now I’ll make a promise
and it’s one that I can keep
I vow to let you go
Please stay away from me

That place I held
for you, for you
has been filled