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The Promises, Promises Songfacts explains that the song tells the story of a young girl, who after so many failed attempts at love, has armored herself against the pain of intimacy by only engaging in surface affairs.

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I'm only 23 for another hour, give or take
I'm a fan of yours and I need a good mistake
I'm not a sinner or preacher, all I have is slight of hands
I do magic tricks for all the boys in the band

Incubus - Promises, Promises Lyrics


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  • best song of the album
  • Sweet song. That chorus is so melancholic. Brandon's vocals are beautiful on this track.
  • beautiful
  • I'd swing if you hand me... hand me the bat.
  • Like Incubus but not a huge fan, I think this is a great song.
  • <3
  • Baby can I be the rabbit in your hat....
  • The best song of 2011 [2]
  • saw them Live and they sang this song....their show was amazing

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