Song Tribute | The Promise


Chris Cornell | “The Promise”

Chris Cornell a close mate to Chester Bennington who committed suicide on Chris Cornell’s birthday and just short of two months since Chris Cornell’s own suicide. This song will give you a sense of the depth of his soul.

I am playing this Tribute song for Chester Bennington. Next week I continue to honor both their sudden deaths. Two who died too young . too much pain. RIP

The Promise
Sung by Chris Cornell

If I had nothing to my name
But photographs of you
Rescued from the flames
That is all I would ever need
As long as I can read
What’s written on your face
The strength that shines
Behind your eyes
The hope and light
That will never die

And one promise you made
One promise that always remains
No matter the price
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
As we’ve always done

And you said
“The poison in a kiss
Is the lie upon the lips”
Truer words were never shared
When I feel
Like lies are all I hear
I pull my memories near
The one thing they can’t take

And one promise you made
One promise that always remains
No matter the price
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
As we’ve always done

The books still open on the table
The bells still ringing in the air
The dreams still clinging to the pillow
The songs still singing in a prayer

Now my soul
Is stretching through the roots
To memories of you
Back through time and space
To carry home
The faces and the names
And these photographs of you
Rescued from the flames

And one promise you made
One promise that always remains
No matter the price
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
And dare to rise once more
A promise to survive
Persevere and thrive
And fill the world with life
As we’ve always done

Writer: Chris Cornell of Soundgarden
For the film of the same name ‘The Promise’

5 thoughts on “Song Tribute | The Promise

  1. trying to find the words, but everything arises in just fragments, and tears…what it is really meant by tragic, tragedy…the suffering within and the suffering we hammer upon one another, although there is still compassion and benevolence, hands reaching out to rescue others, people struggling to be kind to themselves…all this while i wake up with the first cup of coffee at four in the morning

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    • I am with you at 4am but haven’t been to bed yet. It’s the time when there is a hum of a different vibration. The Promise lifts me into a world filled with pain . sadness . and hope hiding in the shadows. At least Hope exists even in the tragic and the tragedies. Way too much pain. Thankful for the compassion. One should give it to one’s self and reach out to share with others. We all need rescuing . and feeling we are not alone. No one’s death should be uncounted. It matters that any one of us is here. When gone . their spirits still are filling our hearts and minds with a soothing from the pain. I fell asleep listening to The Promise last night and also Chester Bennington’s song One More Light.

      I love your line “…hands reaching out to rescue others” … the struggle is part of life but it is good to have someone to hold onto.

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      • if it easy going it alone, we wouldn’t be social creatures, our history is a history of community, long before that history was written down on stone and parchment, reaching even further back to when we said neither word nor knew how to fsshion a tool.

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