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    "She Made Herself a Promise" Lyrics

    Jerry Jeff Walker

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    As a teenage girl in Texas, raised on dust and weeds and cactus
    She first saw pictures of the river Seine
    From her window late at night, she'd pretend the stars were lights
    Of the cafes in the St. Germain des Pres

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    And she longed to see the world, and converse with other girls
    As they laughed and talked and walked along the boulevard
    To float to Paris and the lights in a taxi late at night
    Seems like a leap of faith to make from this old farm
    But she made herself a promise that someday she'd celebrate
    Her birthday in the St. Germain des Pres

    After college she got married, she worked in theatre and had some babies
    Her life took on directions of its own
    She became a working mother, she lived her life for others
    For her husband, for the children and her home

    Then one day her grown daughter said, she was off to Europe and
    Have you ever thought about it Mom?
    She said of course I used to honey, a lot when I was your age
    But I hadn't thought about it much until right now
    She remembered the promise, that someday she's celebrate
    Her birthday in the St. Germain des Pres

    She sees how quickly life can pass by, how easily a dream dies
    You can't just live your life for someone else
    So she boards the plane for Paris, she thinks she'll need a new dress
    As she keeps that birthday promise to herself

    Oh she thought she'd do it sooner, seems so important to her
    But life moves on when you're off making plans
    But every now and then it happens, a chance appears for you to grab it
    That's why this time she just couldn't let it pass
    Cause she made herself a promise that someday she'd celebrate
    Her birthday in the St. Germain des Pres

    And later take a walk beside the Seine
    This song was submitted on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Patricia Walker.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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