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Lyr Req: Promise Tonight (Quicksilver)

GUEST 19 Jan 07 - 08:21 AM
Peace 20 Jan 07 - 12:16 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: I'm on a promise tonight (Quicksilver)
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 08:21 AM

Quicksilver sang this hilarious song in Weymouth, did Grant or Hilary write it?

Sarah


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Promise Tonight (Quicksilver)
From: Peace
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 12:16 AM

The title is "Promise Tonight" and it was written by Grant.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Promise Tonight (Quicksilver)
From: Peace
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 12:19 AM

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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Promise Tonight (Quicksilver)
From: Peace
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 12:21 AM

Sorry. Just saw that the thread title was changed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Promise Tonight (Quicksilver)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 09:50 PM

There seems to be some British idiom here that I don't understand. What does it mean to be "on a promise"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Promise Tonight (Quicksilver)
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 22 Jan 07 - 06:05 AM

Being "On a promise" means that (usually) a husband is expecting to get home and have and "early night" (Nudge, nudge, wink wink...). In other words he is on a promise that his wife will let him have sex (and presumably this is a rare ocurrence), so he is wanting to get home early from the pub, instead of staying until throwing out time with his friends as would normally be his habit.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Promise Tonight (Quicksilver)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Jan 07 - 09:45 PM

How odd. No wonder I've never heard of it. Americans don't have a term for this. It's easy to see why—they never discuss it. You would never catch an American man telling his buddies anything about his sexual relations with his wife. Some things are sacred!

American women are not so reticent. They have something they call "girl talk" which means stuff they discuss amongst themselves, but never discuss if there are any men present. I don't know what it consists of, and I don't think I want to know!


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