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"The Promise" is a song by the British singer & songwriter Emma Blackery. It is the third track from her second EP, Distance, and was released on July 16, 2013, alongside the EP. It is 4:36 in length and was released under Lukas Records.

BackgroundEdit

After witnessing the many emotionally disturbing tweets of a young girl who was being unpleasant towards Emma on Twitter, she wrote a self-help song for people with mental health issues. Emma first posted an acoustic demo of herself performing "The Promise" and began to ask her fans on whether she should put it on her second EP. Due to the high demand for the song, it was released officially.

LyricsEdit

Today, you don't want to get out of bed
There are so many thoughts in your head
Like you'd be better off dead, better off dead
But let me tell you
There's a whole world waiting for you
It's hard to believe but it's true, whoa oh
So just hold on for me, hold on for me

'Cause I believe if you go
My heart would break, just hold on one more day

Because you are so beautiful, whoa oh
I promise you this, I promise you this
And you are more than capable, whoa oh
Just believe in yourself when nobody else is listening

And I may not even know your name
But I promise you I've felt the same
As you do right now, you'll make it somehow
And even if you feel as though you have no friends
Except the blade that cuts your skin
You're better than this, you're worth more than this

And I believe if you go my heart would break
Just hold on one more day

Because you are so beautiful, whoa oh
I promise you this, I promise you this
And you are more than capable, whoa oh
Just believe in yourself when nobody else is listening

And If you go I think my heart would break
And if you go I think my heart would break
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yea

Because you are so beautiful, whoa oh
I promise you this, I promise you this
And you are more than capable, whoa oh
Just believe in yourself when nobody else is listening
You are so beautiful whoa oh
I promise you this, I promise you this
And you are more than capable, whoa oh
Just believe in yourself when nobody else is listening

Music VideoEdit

Emma Blackery - The Promise

Emma Blackery - The Promise

The music video for "The Promise" was released on August 7, 2014 and was directed by Fireflight Films. It stars Emma Blackery as herself, performing live throughout the video on a stage. The video follows the story of a young girl (played by Sophie Wright) who appears to be struggling with depression and the troubles within her life. The video also stars Ciare Baxendale, Simon Manley and Kirstie Shapiro.

TriviaEdit

  • Emma has stated in numerous videos that she no longer enjoys performing the song. She has also stated that she went through a phase where she despised the song. Since then, she has made her peace with the song, but refuses to perform it live again.
Distance
Tracklist Go the Distance - Lies - The Promise - Fear the Future