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Pat Benatar - Promises In The Dark - RockGL

Benatar wrote this song with her guitarist and future husband, Neil Giraldo. The song deals with trials and tribulations of past relationships and how they affect the one you're in now. Haven't we all had to tend the emotional scars left behind from whoever got there first? In the case of Giraldo and Benatar, things worked out quite well: They got married in a cow pasture in Maui in 1982, and have been married ever since. They've also continued their musical partnership as well, with Giraldo producing all of Benatar's next albums.


Never again, isn't that what you said

You've been through this before

You swore, this time, you'd think with your head

No one would ever have you again

And if takin' was gonna get done, you'd decide where and when

Just when you think you got it down

Your heart securely tied and bound

They whisper promises in the dark

Armed and ready, you fought love battles in the night

But too many opponents made you weary of the fight

Blinded by passion, you foolishly let someone in

All the warnings went off in your head, still you had to give in

Just when you think you got it down

Resistance nowhere to be found

They whisper promises in the dark

But promises you know what they're for

It sounds so convincing, but you heard it before

'Cause talk is cheap and you gotta be sure

And so you put up your guard

And you try to be hard but your heart says try again

You desperately search for a way to conquer the fear

No line of attack has been planned to fight back the tears

Where brave and restless dreams are both won and lost

On the edge is where it seems it's well worth the cost

Just when you think you got it down

Your heart in pieces on the ground

They whisper promises in the dark


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