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Promises You Can't Keep

 
Credits
Lyric Credits: Mike lacey
Music Credits: Mike Lacey
Producer Credits: Mike Lacey
Publisher Credits: Mike Lacey
Label Credits: Mike Lacey
Description
Short Song Description:
Political rant
Metadata
Song Length:
3:15
Primary Genre:
Country-Rock
Secondary Genre:
Rock-Roots/Rock n' Roll
Tempo:
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal:
Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1:
Politician
Mood 1:
Irate
Similar Artist 1:
Rembrandts, The
Language:
English
Era:
2000 and later
Lyrics
It's almost time for us to choose
Sometimes, it seems we can only lose

Bridge
I don't wanna think, they are all the same
But I can't tell the difference 'tween the parties or the names
Yeah it's true, sad but true, and I don't know what to do

Tell me when to drink, don't want me to bet
But when it's time to vote, you want me to forget
The promises you made a year or two ago
But seeing what you've done, I would never know

Bridge

Chorus
When you can't lose and we can't win
Then it's the lesser of two sins
Remember, friend, that talk is cheap
So don't make promises that you can't keep

My paycheck's gettin' smaller, every other day
And I'm angry 'cause I feel like I don't have a say
In what it's gonna buy, fix a road, build a bridge
Or probably put a pool behind the house where you live

Bridge

Chorus

I work two jobs and it's all because of you
But if I wanna pay the rent, it's what I gotta do
I just keep patchin' up the same old pair of pants
But I don't want a handout, mister, I just want a chance

I wish that you could know exactly how I feel
I'm not gonna beg, and I'm not gonna steal
But you don't wanna hear the things I gotta say
If I want someone to listen, I guess I'd better pray

Bridge

Chorus
Copyright 1989 Mike Lacey