Naked Eyes Promises, Promises Commentary and Memories

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In this episode of Culture Stroke, Host Jason Matthews comments on Naked Eyes Promises, Promises video and song.

Jason Matthews talks about how the song and video came out in 1983. He says he was in the 6th grade at the time. He says the video was not on heavy MTV rotation like Always Something There to Remind You was. He says the song hit number 11 of the pop charts.

Matthews says he plays guitar and really appreciates the musical complexity and arrangement on the song. He says the bass is kicking, the guitar is funky, and the synthesizer is amazing. Matthews refers to the one key on the synthesizer being held down towards the end of the song.

Matthews states he really remember the image of the lady standing on the pool board and falling off. He also says the video has low production quality and looks cheaper to make than other videos by the band.

Naked Eyes - Promises, Promises Lyrics:

Never had a doubt

In the beginning

Never a doubt

Trusted too true

In the beginning

I loved you right through

Arm in arm we laughed like kids

At all the silly things we did

You made me promises promises

Knowing I'd believe

Promises promises

You knew you'd never keep

Second time around

I'm still believing words that you said

You said you'd always be here

"In love forever"

Still repeats in my head

You can't finish what you start

If this is love it breaks my heart

You made me promises promises

You knew you'd never keep

Promises promises

Why do I believe

Arm in arm we laughed like kids

At all the silly things we did

You can't finish what you start

If this is love it breaks my heart

You made me promises promises

You knew you'd never keep

Promises promises

Why do I believe

All of your promises

You knew you'd never keep

Promises promises

Why do I believe

Promises

Promises

Promises

Promises

Promises

Songwriters: Rob Fisher / Peter James Byrne

Promises, Promises lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group


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