The Promise

Story Behind The Song

Kim was trying to write a lyric that would someday end up being a self-fulfilling prophecy in her own life ...

Song Description

Two people finally find true love in their middle age.

Song Length 4:57 Genre Classical - Contemporary, Country - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Blissful, Content Subject Falling in Love, Marriage
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

VERSE 1
Thirty nine years with nothin? to show
But miles of heartache and pain
Three-sixty-five sure does go slow
Watched from the passing lane
Now here comes a birthday
Another hard mile
Another delivery made
She lit up a cigarette
Ran through the dial
And a voice made her smile again

CHORUS
Forty years and then the promise
Is what she heard him say
Forty years and then the promise
New life on the way
Milk and honey flowin? freely
Cross that river slow and easy
I?m waiting on the shore for you today

VERSE 2
Another year older, another long haul
The music just fading away
When the accident happened, she was lost in it all
Dreaming of happier days
When she opened her eyes
He was holding her hand
A nurse with the touch of a friend
Embarrassed he let go
But she took it back
And he never let go again

BRIDGE
A couple months later
And down on one knee
The words came like music
"Will you marry me?"
A song for the future
Soft like a whispering breeze

CHORUS
Forty years and then the promise
Is what she heard him say
Forty years and then the promise
New life on the way
Milk and honey flowin? freely
Cross that river slow and easy
I?m waiting on the shore for you today
Is what she heard him say

VERSE 3
After forty years of wedded bliss
The road behind them was long
In the very same hospital, one last kiss
Before he traveled on
When he closed his eyes
She was holding his hand
His beautiful lady
Her handsome young man
And the promise of a new life ?round the bend

CHORUS
Forty years and then the promise
Is what she heard him say
Forty years and then the promise
New life on the way
Milk and honey flowin? freely
Cross that river slow and I?ll be
Waiting on the shore for you that day
Is the promise that he made

Lyrics Kim Ilene McDaniel (BMI) & Sean Michael O'Keefe (SOCAN) Music Sean Michael O'Keefe (SOCAN)
Producer Sean Michael O'Keefe Publisher N/A
Performance Sean Michael O'Keefe Label N/A
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