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Tracy Chapman — The Promise
Album: New Beginning
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Released: 1995
Length: 5:22
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If you wait for me
Then I'll come for you
Although I've traveled far
I always hold a place for you in my heart

If you think of me
If you miss me once in awhile
Then I'll return to you
I'll return and fill that space in your heart

Remembering
Your touch
Your kiss
Your warm embrace
I'll find my way back to you
If you'll be waiting

If you dream of me
Like I dream of you
In a place that's warm and dark
In a place where I can feel the beating of your heart

Remembering
Your touch
Your kiss
Your warm embrace
I'll find my way back to you
If you'll be waiting

I've longed for you
And I have desired
To see your face your smile
To be with you wherever you are

Remembering
Your touch
Your kiss
Your warm embrace
I'll find my way back to you
Please say you'll be waiting

Together again
It would feel so good to be in your arms
Where all my journeys end
If you can make a promise
If it's one that you can keep
I vow to come for you
If you wait for me

And say you'll hold
A place for me in your heart.

A place for me in your heart. [3x]
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Thanks Trace ~ I hear ya
 diane wrote:
cubby wrote:
Lame. Play some Joan Armatrading instead.
Perhaps it's a warped perspective, or do I hear Tracy Chapman a couple of times/day here on RP? Certainly more than her status in the music world commands... I can't remember the last time I heard Ms Joan and she's maintained herself as a classy, talented singer for years. sigh...
 

People Who Believe That Tracy Chapman and Joan Armatrading are one too many Black Women On The Radio. 
Start to finish, and incredible album. Gimme One Reason was overplayed, but the rest makes up for it. Wife is playing this one at my funeral, apparently!
Played at precisely the right time.
cubby wrote:
Lame. Play some Joan Armatrading instead.
Perhaps it's a warped perspective, or do I hear Tracy Chapman a couple of times/day here on RP? Certainly more than her status in the music world commands... I can't remember the last time I heard Ms Joan and she's maintained herself as a classy, talented singer for years. sigh...
Only for those in a mooning mood. The whole album is like that, except for the "Gimme One Reason", which is actually a pretty driving blues song (the reason I bought the album).
2 minutes of song, stretched out to 5:20. Where's the Fast Forward Button?
:cry: Nice song.
*sigh* Hard song to hear when you're missing someone...
Lame. Play some Joan Armatrading instead.
If you wait for me then I'll come for you Although I've traveled far I always hold a place for you in my heart If you think of me, if you miss me once in awhile Then I'll return to you I'll return and fill that space in your heart Remembering Your touch Your kiss Your warm embrace I'll find my way back to you Please say you'll be waiting Together again It would feel so good to be In your arms Where all my journeys end If you can make a promise if it's one that you can keep, I vow to come for you If you wait for me and say you'll hold A place for me in your heart. Before I got married these lyrics would have been way too cheesy. Now they touch very deeply in a way that's hard to explain. :cry: Yeah, I know, I'm a total sap.
So very much NOT what I need to hear right now. Beautiful song.
Great music...Tracy is sublime and so is Radio paradise...keep em comin guys. Reefer
Please vomit in the provided receptacle. :puke:
I love listening to Tracy.
:cry:
:hug:
Tracy, in such a Soul-filled manner, speaks the unspoken in our hearts. Love it!
Makes me want to hug and kiss my sweeite even more. Incredible song....
joe_in_athens wrote:
Please, please no more!! (unless is intention to make commit suicide). i'm this close -><- to switch.
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Beautiful.
Soft and smooth. A good relief after a hard day's work. :daisy.gif:
arighter2 wrote:
The first time I heard this song I was literally stunned. The song resonated with a part of my heart that I'd forgotten about. Magic.
Nicely put. And same for me. :goodvibes:
The first time I heard this song I was literally stunned. The song resonated with a part of my heart that I'd forgotten about. Magic.
Sweet. :)
Absolutely beautiful. I love this song.
Great. More of Chapman's music-to-slit-your-wrists-by. No thanks. :crashcomp:
oerk wrote:
Fantastic, if the music is a little cliched Chapman's unique voice more than makes up for it! And credit to the string arranger!
Yes - arrangement and production that show some restraint. The bass and strings provide some shape and depth, so the song doesn't get all gooey, if you know what I mean...
:( :hug: :grouphug.gif: :hug: :)
Bravo! Beautiful song.
Please, please no more!! (unless is intention to make commit suicide). i'm this close -><- to switch.
oerk wrote:
Fantastic, if the music is a little cliched Chapman's unique voice more than makes up for it!
Excellent observation. I found myself wondering if I'd consider the lyrics corny or the entire thing contrived if I was feeling a bit more cynical. Then I realized that there was no way I could get any more cynical, given that I was trying to get Cyrus IMAP/SASL working on OS X. It was then I decided she'd bridged the schmaltz gap with sincerity. Well done.
:cry: :clap: :cry: Thanks
i'm totally crying...
Man... sitting here at work, doing my thing and I hear this song that has the ability to break you and bring you to tears if you listen to close. Crazy... maybe it's because it reminds me of an ex gf, but I'm not sure that it has to point to someone in particular, you can't help but associating the most sacred and powerful feelings of love with this song. Simply amazing what music can do.
I've been trying to figure out what this song is for so long! I saw someone do a dance performance to it in '97 and have loved it ever since. I knew it was Tracy, but didn't know the title. So glad to hear it now. It's so simple and beautiful, like most of her songs.
Love her voice...
:grouphug.gif:
:notworthy:
Leslie wrote:
Beautiful song. Tracy's voice makes it very poignant. :cool:
I agree, Les. This is just gorgeous, and, to me, feels somehow more tender or more sincere than some of her other ballads. Sweet stuff.
I am going into the military and this song represents my girlfriend and I's relationship to the T. I coul have never said the things that Tracy says in her songs. :clap:
Beautiful song. Tracy\'s voice makes it very poignant. :cool:
I like the almost sacred feel....
oh my gosh, this song brings back painful memories...a boy, Nova Scotia, birds.....amazing how a song can bring back a feeling you haven\'t had in a really long time... :(
Fantastic, if the music is a little cliched Chapman\'s unique voice more than makes up for it! And credit to the string arranger!
Honored to be the first to comment on this. What a truly beautiful ballad. Touches me deeply where I am now. Love is all. Peace everyone.