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Jhené Aiko – Promises lyrics

(feat. Namiko Love & Miyagi)

[Intro: Miyagi (Namiko)]
(Twinkle) Little (Star)
How I wonder what you (Are)
Sing it, Nami!

[Verse 1: Jhené Aiko]
I've been coming home late night
I've been sleeping past day light
I'm waking up you're not by my side

Baby, that ain't right
I wanna be there with you
I really do be missing you
Everything I do is for you
And I really do adore you
You're getting so big now
And you're making me so proud
Cause you are such a star
And you know that you are
So every single little moment
I can't be there to hold your hand
I need for you to know that
I need for you to know that
Anything should happen, anything should happen
Cause anything could, if anything should happen
Know that you'll be alright, know that you'll be alright
Just promise you'll be alright, promise you'll be alright

[Hook 1: Jhené Aiko (Namiko)]
If anything (Alright, promise I'll be alright)
(Promise I'll be alright, promise I'll be alright)
If anything should happen (Promise I'll be alright)
(Promise I'll be alright, promise I'll be, promise I'll be alright)

[Verse 2: Jhené Aiko]
Swear that I can still feel you here
I just can't believe you're not here
I've been needing you
All I dream is you
I don't think I can make it
I don't think I can make it
But then I hear you say that
I bet not do nothing crazy
Cause Nami really needs you
And I would never leave you
Cause I am in the stars
And everywhere you are
And every single little moment
And every single bit of sunshine
Just know that I am right by your side
Know that you are right by my side
So I'm gonna make you so proud
And you don't ever have to worry 'bout me
No, you don't ever have to worry 'bout me
Promise I'll be alright, promise I'll be alright
Wish that you were here now
I'm missing you right here but

[Hook 2: Jhené Aiko]
Promise I'll be alright, promise I'll be alright
Promise I'll be alright, promise I'll be, promise I'll
Promise I'll be alright, just know that I'll be alright
Know that I'll be alright, know that I'll be, know that I'll be alright

[Break: Jhené Aiko]
Alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright

[Interlude: Jhené Aiko]
Everything is alright, everything's in your mind
And life is what you make it, life is what you make it
And anything can happen, anything can happen
But you just gotta get past it, you just gotta laugh at it
Anything can happen, you fall down get back up
And you better believe that nothing holding me back
So everything is alright, everything is alright
Everything is alright, promise I'll be
Promise you'll be, promise we'll be alright

[Outro: Namiko]
Hello, echo

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    This song is amazing, I absolutely love the story Jhene tells by means of it! It is my personal "mommy/daughter" song as well as my "big brother/little sister" song!

    The first verse is about her daughter (Nami) whom she can't be with every step of the way, yet clearly loves very much. All the moments of absence (working) are ultimately for her daughter. The second verse is for her brother (Miyagi) who is no longer with us (R.I.P. big bro). He was her big brother but also her best friend, and it's still hard to believe he's not here BUT she feels his presence and allows it to motivate her!

    In life anything can happen, you gotta just get past it...everything will be alright! The chorus is for her daughter and brother, and surely for all those she loves. At the same time she's asking them to promise and telling them she promises that everything will be alright! Love love love this song! Keep giving us quality music Jhene, and Nami...promise I'll be, promise you'll be, promise we'll be alright!
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