The song you play when your friend bails on you at the last minute.
1983’s “Promises, Promises” by Naked Eyes is one of those irritated, but not enraged, songs.
The song is literally calling out someone lying to you. “You made me promises, promises, you knew you’d never keep” sounds like something I’d say. “Why do I believe all of your promises I knew you’d never keep” really sounds like something I’d say. I probably have said that before.
This song is so real. Somebody’s lying to you, and you’re desperate enough to believe them, even when you know you shouldn’t. Solid point.
The songs pacing is okay. The melody is earwormy, but not spectacular. It’s…okay. The lyrics are actually the best part of this song.
This is not the best song by a long shot, but it’s not bad. It’s average.