The Cranberries - Promises

The Cranberries - Promises




Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan (6 September 1971 – 15 January 2018) was an Irish musician, singer and songwriter. She was the lead vocalist for alternative rock band The Cranberries from 1990 until they took a six-year hiatus in 2003. They later reunited in 2009,disbanding in 2019 following her death.


O'Riordan's first solo album, ''Are You Listening?'', was released in May 2007 and was followed up by ''No Baggage'' in August 2009. O'Riordan was known for her lilting mezzo-soprano voice, her emphasised use of keening, and her strong Limerick accent.


She appeared as a judge on RTÉ's The Voice of Ireland during the 2013–14 season. In April 2014, O'Riordan joined and began recording new material with the trio D.A.R.K.




Lyrics



Ooh

Ooh

Ooh

Ooh


You'd better believe I'm coming

You'd better believe what I say

You'd better hold on to your promises, because

You bet you'll get what you deserve


She's going to leave him over

She's going take her love away

So much for your eternal vows

Well it does not matter anyway


Why can't you stay

Here awhile

Stay here awhile

Stay with me


Oh, oh, oh

All the promises we made (promises we made)

All the meaningless and empty words I prayed

Prayed, prayed


Oh, oh, oh

All the promises we broke (promises we broke)

All the meaningless and empty words I spoke

Spoke, spoke


Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do


What of all the things that you taught me

What of all the things that you'd say

What of all your prophetic preaching

You're just throwing it all away


Maybe we should burn the house down

Have ourselves another fight

Leave the cobwebs in the closet

'Cause tearing them out is just not right


Why can't you stay here awhile

Stay here awhile

Stay with me


Oh, oh, oh

All the promises we made (promises we made)

All the meaningless and empty words I prayed

Prayed, prayed


Oh, oh, oh

All the promises we broke (promises we broke)

All the meaningless and empty words I spoke

Spoke, spoke


Oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh

Oh, oh, oh


Oh, oh, oh

All the promises we made (promises we made)

All the meaningless and empty words I prayed

Prayed, prayed


Oh, oh, oh

All the promises we broke (promises we broke)

All the meaningless and empty words I spoke

Spoke, spoke


Oh eh, oh eh, oh eh, oh eh, oh eh

Hey hey


Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do


Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do

Do-do-do




Songwriters: Dolores Mary O'riordan

Promises lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group





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