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Promise To Try



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Little girl

Don't you forget her face

Laughing away your tears

When she was the one who felt all the pain


Little girl

Never forget her eyes

Keep them alive inside

I promise to try

It's not the same


Keep your head held high

Ride like the wind

Never look behind

Life isn't fair

That's what you said

So I try not to care


Little girl

Don't run away so fast

I think you forgot to kiss

Kiss her goodbye


Will she see me cry when I stumble and fall

Does she hear my voice in the night when I call

Wipe away all your tears, it's gonna be all right


I fought to be so strong

I guess you knew

I was afraid

You'd go away too


Little girl

You've got to forget the past

And learn to forgive me

I promise to try

But it feels like a lie


Don't let memory play games with your mind

She's a faded smile frozen in time

I'm still hanging on

But I'm doing it wrong


Can't kiss her goodbye

But I promise to try


Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard

Produced by Madonna and Patrick Leonard


Like A Prayer, the album

Like A Prayer


Madonna has never made a secret of it that the death of her mother had an enormous influence on her life. No surprise that this influenced her music as well. On the Like A Prayer album - dedicated to her mother - she sings for the first time about very personal feelings like her relationship with her father (Oh Father), her divorce from Sean Penn (Till Death Do Us Part) and family values (Keep It Together). In Promise To Try she tries to deal with her mother's death. It wouldn't be the last time she sang about her mother; the theme returned in Inside Of Me, Mer Girl and Mother And Father.


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