Have You Ever Made a Promise

Under a big blue sky the sun beats down
And the air is still on the edge of town
Off in the distance, in a shimmering light, two silhouettes
One I can’t remember, and one I can’t forget

In the thunder that rolls ‘cross a Montana sky
In the tight-whispered hush of a hot summer night
In the desperate hours when you’ve nothing to lose
Have you ever made a promise when you didn’t know what to do

She said remember me, I said I won’t forget
But she could see in my eyes what she’d long ago come to regret
And off in the distance, back through the past, a radio plays
But she can’t quite recall was it the song or her voice saying nothing no good ever stays

In the thunder that rolls ‘cross a Montana sky
In the tight-whispered hush of a hot summer night
In the desperate hours when you’ve nothing to lose
Have you ever made a promise when you didn’t know what to do

Like the hard drive of a midnight freight
Time steals, it does not wait
Sometime, we’re a little too late

And I said I will hold you up, I will hold you up
Like some truth that will remain long after the sky has fallen down
She said you don’t have to lie no more, just keep comin’ ‘round

In the thunder that rolls ‘cross a Montana sky
In the tight-whispered hush of a hot summer night
In the desperate hours when you’ve nothing to lose
Have you ever made a promise when you didn’t know what to do