Lupe Fiasco - Promise Lyrics




Promise, yeah
I promise, I promise, I promise, I promise, yeah
I promise these niggas ain't honest
Promise, but I keep it real
I keep it a hundred, I promise
I keep it a hundred, I promise
I keep it a thousand, I promise
I keep it ten thousand, I promise
I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
I'm keepin' it honest, I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
Repeat it, repeat it, repeat it
'Cause niggas, they know that they need it
I think that they fallin' off, they can not keep it?

Honest
I'm crossin' my heart and I'm hopin' to die
I promise, I promise, and they don't know why
I promise, I promise, I don't be gettin' high
I'm sober, I'm sober, I'm sober, I'm sober
No champagne, no vodka, no, none of that, man
Tell you I keep me a heater, I keep me a heater, believe it
I won't lead 'em wrong, said I won't lead 'em wrong
They know what I'm on, and they know what I'm on

I promise, yeah
I promise, I promise, I promise, I promise, yeah
I promise these niggas ain't honest
Promise, but I keep it real
I keep it a hundred, I promise
I keep it a hundred, I promise
I keep it a thousand, I promise
I keep it ten thousand, I promise
I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
I'm keepin' it honest, I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
Repeat it, repeat it, repeat it
'Cause niggas, they know that they need it
I think that they fallin off, they can not keep it

Promise
I ran through the paper, I ran through the paper (yeah)
I bought me Ferraris, I bought me some haters
More money more problems, more money more problems
But I got the choppers and I will go solve 'em
I try keep it peaceful, I try keep it peaceful
And stay away from people, I stay away from people
Be solo, be solo, my niggas is gone (yeah)
When I'm not in the streets you can find me at home

Promise, yeah
I promise, I promise, I promise, I promise, yeah
I promise these niggas ain't honest
Promise, but I keep it real
I keep it a hundred, I promise
I keep it a hundred, I promise
I keep it a thousand, I promise
I keep it ten thousand, I promise
I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
I'm keepin' it honest, I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
Repeat it, repeat it, repeat it
'Cause niggas, they know that they need it
I think that they fallin off, they can not keep it

Honest, yeah
I ran with the killers, the hustlers, the gamblers (yeah)
I'm telling you Sway that I do have the answers (yeah)
Just ask me a question, I'll give you the truth (yeah)
I got me a Benzy it ain't got a roof
I'm smart but I'm poor, I'm smart but I'm poor (yeah)
I'm keeping my bars up, I'm keeping my bars up (yeah)
I try to do good 'cause I don't like the karma
But you never know so I bought me some armor

Promise, yeah
I promise, I promise, I promise, I promise, yeah
I promise these niggas ain't honest
Promise, but I keep it real
I keep it a hundred, I promise
I keep it a hundred, I promise
I keep it a thousand, I promise
I keep it ten thousand, I promise
I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
I'm keepin' it honest, I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
Repeat it, repeat it, repeat it
'Cause niggas, they know that they need it
I think that they fallin off, they can not keep it
Honest





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Lupe Fiasco Promise Comments
  1. Romahn Garibay

    Meal deal asses

  2. 12345

    I stay away from people lupe

  3. SPIRITUAL EXPRESSION

    Who still bumpin this shit 💯💯💯😈

  4. Martin Xayachack

    Lupe never seems to disappoint himself, always coming with something different

  5. Calvin Gaines

    As a straight up, stand up MAN, you can't deny this as a theme song... NO CHANCE!!

  6. Lucas Henrique

    ❤🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  7. Michael Roberson

    This shit go 7-10

  8. Vito Corleone

    My favorite song on the album

  9. Soverign Cold-Steel

    Lupe said this song had some of his wackest lyrics he ever wrote. i quote..."wack asf"

  10. Chris From Tha Block

    Lupe trolled hard on this track

  11. Gary Bush

    Honestly, R. KELLY -I ADMIT brought me here

  12. The Cool

    "PROMISE"💯

  13. Trav

    Sound like a DJ Paul and juicy j beat

  14. Rat King

    This song slaps. Should have way more views.

  15. Juan Carlos

    Lupe still got the same style since day one & with each hook to the song 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  16. Go Berzerk

    You gotta a special kinda nigga to not see what he's doing here lol

  17. young Vegeta

    give lupe spme metro boomin production and he'll kill the game

    J.K Zero

    You "Promise"?

  18. luis reis

    Promise slow

  19. Floyd AprilweatherJr.

    Outstanding talent.

  20. Justin Caldero

    Calling out the illuminati in this one

  21. maximusart

    Still got most of this album in my playlist/workout list - I can't listen to them new (W)rappers.

  22. EctomorFITT

    second fav song on Drogas, this is bangin'

  23. candy girlll

    finally dumbed it down

  24. Rachel Marie

    Listen to the lyrics...he's 'keepin it honest'...meaning he doesn't have to follow trends to get a following..."I'm sober, I'm sober, I'm sober..."...the message is there if y'all just listen to the lyrics...& he mockin the trendy flow...it's typical 21st century wanna be rapper style...Lupe & Cole need a collabo...

  25. Natalie Sohn

    I love you Lupe. Your dance skills are on point 👌🏽

  26. Goldmine810

    I love Lupe man I put this on my instagram @ plantbasedbboy

  27. Halcyon

    The instrumental goes so hard, sheesh

  28. imtfly

    this is a beautiful song. i disagree wit u Lu... this aint trash. the beauty is the minimalism, what is said in the spaces between the lines. " i try to do good cuz i dont like the karma/but u never kno so i bought me some armour". how is this not one of the realest lines?

  29. Asah Spades

    Versace Versace Versace

  30. Asah Spades

    Face palm c'mon Lupe this not you

  31. Demonic angel

    My dad song

  32. Ilovemakaveli

    Did Zico sample from this song to make his single '' tough cookie'' ?

    Ilovemakaveli

    Sorry I meant Okey dokey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFsS59DkFhc

  33. Christian Simmons

    hip-hop is the shit

  34. Ash Taps

    feels like migos should be on the adlibs

  35. Dre Manifest

    Even Lupe said this song was trash

  36. nells visser

    The beat is Next level

  37. BeastMode22

    I'm Keepin' my bars up, I'm keepin' bars up. I try to do good cause I don't like the karma, but you never know so I bought me some armor. 🔥🔥🔥.

  38. Khadare Official

    need video for this ft future! idkw

  39. Un Known

    lu your the truth bro

  40. Nyles Perry

    My best song
    awesome props lupe

  41. TreksterPrime

    1:53
    LMFAOOOOOOOO

  42. Slam funk

    점프보다 이곡이 더좋다..

  43. xele fonte

    lupe fiasco is such a fucking lame

  44. Patrick Akigbe

    Tiiiiiiiii ping'nnn ?

  45. Daniel Kim

    Lupe came back in the best fashion possible. If I were to guess how he would return, and what his new album would be about, MY GUESS WOULDA NEVER BEEN ANYTHING CLOSE TO THIS! so dope........ fresh, dope, and current! so much competition right now, and Lupe didn't copy anyone, and kept his sense of style - not washed out, still relevant!

  46. Ryan B

    I remember back in the day in Dumb it Down Lupe said, I refuse, I ain't dumb down nothin. Well, he sure did dumb it down for this song, maybe for some of the slower hop hop fans. I'm not mad, it's kind of funny. Rest of the album is dope. Lupe is one of the greats

  47. Jordan Pouponneau

    It's garbage it's garbage it's GARBAGE

  48. Dontworryboutit Fckthegov

    real music for real ppl lol don't stop grinding lupe

  49. Maria

    🍉❤

  50. Furry Scythe

    Xxx should make a collab with Lupe in the same style.

  51. Da Bossman

    Sick beat and could've kept the hook but he could've gone off SO hard on this....

  52. Raymond

    [Chorus]
    Promise, yeah
    I promise, I promise, I promise, I promise, yeah
    I promise these niggas ain't honest
    Promise, but I keep it real
    I keep it a hundred, I promise
    I keep it a hundred, I promise
    I keep it a thousand, I promise
    I keep it ten thousand, I promise
    I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
    I'm keepin' it honest, I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
    Repeat it, repeat it, repeat it
    'Cause niggas, they know that they need it
    I think that they fallin' off, they cannot keep it

    [Verse 1]
    Honest, I'm crossin' my heart and I'm hopin' to die
    I promise, I promise, and they don't know why
    I promise, I promise, I don't be gettin' high
    I'm sober, I'm sober, I'm sober, I'm sober
    No champagne, no vodka, no, none of that, man
    Tell you I keep me a heater, I keep me a heater, believe it
    I won't lead 'em wrong, said I won't lead 'em wrong
    They know what I'm on, and they know what I'm on

    [Chorus]
    I promise, yeah
    I promise, I promise, I promise, I promise, yeah
    I promise these niggas ain't honest
    Promise, but I keep it real
    I keep it a hundred, I promise
    I keep it a hundred, I promise
    I keep it a thousand, I promise
    I keep it ten thousand, I promise
    I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
    I'm keepin' it honest, I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
    Repeat it, repeat it, repeat it
    'Cause niggas, they know that they need it
    I think that they fallin' off, they cannot keep it


    [Verse 2]
    Promise (yeah)
    I ran through the paper, I ran through the paper (yeah)
    I bought me Ferraris, I bought me some haters
    More money, more problems, more money, more problems
    But I got the choppers and I will go solve 'em
    I try keep it peaceful, I try keep it peaceful
    And stay away from people, I stay away from people
    Be solo, be solo, my niggas is gone (yeah)
    When I'm not in the streets you can find me at home

    [Chorus]
    Promise, yeah
    I promise, I promise, I promise, I promise, yeah
    I promise these niggas ain't honest
    Promise, but I keep it real
    I keep it a hundred, I promise
    I keep it a hundred, I promise
    I keep it a thousand, I promise
    I keep it ten thousand, I promise
    I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
    I'm keepin' it honest, I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
    Repeat it, repeat it, repeat it
    'Cause niggas, they know that they need it
    I think that they fallin off, they cannot keep it


    [Verse 3]
    Honest (yeah)
    I ran with the killers, the hustlers and gamblers (yeah)
    I'm telling you Sway that I do have the answers (yeah)
    Just ask me a question, I'll give you the truth (yeah)
    I got me a Benzy, it ain't got a roof
    I'm smart but I'm poor, yeah, I'm smart but I'm poor (yeah)
    I'm keepin' my bars up, keepin' my bars up (yeah)
    I try to do good 'cause I don't like the karma
    But you never know so I bought me some armor

    [Chorus]
    Promise, yeah
    I promise, I promise, I promise, I promise, yeah
    I promise these niggas ain't honest
    Promise, but I keep it real
    I keep it a hundred, I promise
    I keep it a hundred, I promise
    I keep it a thousand, I promise
    I keep it ten thousand, I promise
    I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
    I'm keepin' it honest, I'm keepin' it honest, I promise
    Repeat it, repeat it, repeat it
    'Cause niggas, they know that they need it
    I think that they fallin off, they cannot keep it
    Honest

  53. Roxanne Carter

    Ayeeeee💃🏾💃🏾

  54. Andrey Ruski

    repeated because we do need it, the truth, honesty, and keepin promises are the best traits of good character ! lupe is legend for this

  55. GURU

    Everyboys talkin bout Futures flute in mask off but what bout this violin? This shit dumb hard. Ain't no sample either

  56. ThePostTube

    Best song on the album by far. Don't know what it is about this track, but it's just sick. It's like Lupe's taken the style and flow that's so popular at the moment and show everyone how to use it.

  57. 40 KEVINS

    I love this nigga smh

  58. Alexander Mcking

    not a joke...Yal just goofy... dope music people

  59. Bianicman Epic Videos

    He making music for his Japanese fan base. I promise.

  60. Dillon Page

    Here before this blows up.

  61. ConcaCon

    Knowing and loving Lupe's far more heady material, I have to say I enjoyed the mantra-like simplicity and repetitiveness of this song as a drastic change of pace.

  62. PureLegend Gaming

    lol only 77, 293 views... deserves more

  63. Gyuho Lee

    "okey dokey-Zico, Song Min Ho" very same...

  64. Cassandra Carignan

    Promise!

  65. Dre eam

    I hate that lupe is so slept on. I LOVE this track and he ain't even trying, kinda music that just comes to mind when you not thinking about anything specifically.

  66. Gabriel Juarez

    not many rappers that can fuck with Lupe lyrically, dead or alive

    keeplisted

    Imo lyrically yes, spiritually though no..

    Apollo G.

    Lupe fiasco said the bars on this track are wack and lyrically inferior to most people's.

    Kid Vid

    Can't see past the grey!? This master brains is the dopest! All true love bro! Break free from this fake ass music industry. You know what's up. Break it down to a tee cup bro!

    tyler7415

    lol r u kidding,,,? this song is nothing special lyrically

    Mon

    He dumb it down like the main stream artist do thats wats its so complex & still greater than other artist

  67. A_43008_Original

    That "Jump" Track Woke Me Up on Lupe "BEAST" It don't matter Future or Drake, They Better leave this Dude Alone

  68. Calcee Slade

    lupe gets hated hard on for LASERS and Drogas lite but these are simple but Lyrical as fuck. I promise

    Hakeem Sd70M

    Calcee Slade Aha this is so true. I liked LASERS myself though.

  69. Karim korn

    I bet everyone in the studio were laughing there asses off including lupe

  70. MurvMuzik

    lupe the #1 trapartist

  71. nj cowboysfan

    bro i can't stand listening to albums on YouTube anymore there's an add between every freaking song

    KingCole The III

    Jo Pa You would think, you would be able to spell Ad, since it appears so much.

    nj cowboysfan

    @KingCole The III​ you would think you'd know how to properly form a sentence without so many unnecessary commas, being that you're such a wise ass. Its called auto correct. Now go back to huffing your gas can you fucking ass hat.

    KingCole The III

    @Jo Pa​ Unnecessary is inaccurate. I place a comma, whenever I take a pause in the sentence. Therefore, the reader gets the full affect, when they aren't reading what I type. But, I KNOW you are talking about me not being able to form a proper sentence when you didn't even capitalize the "you" at the beginning of your sentence. Lastly, and most importantly, to help make yourself not look like a complete dumbass, they made an edit option for a reason. Try it next time.

    nj cowboysfan

    Save the paragraphs. Go fuck yourself

    nj cowboysfan

    King cockface

  72. Urban Folk

    haha my mans raw taking the piss! BIG UP Lupe! one of the rare ones!

  73. Marques Johnson

    Welp, going to this concert on the 28th of April Seattle. Thank you for another soundtrack of my life Mr. Wasalu Jaco.

  74. BlueVeinedMeatRoll

    /stankface yeeeeeuuhhhhh

  75. Benjamin Smith

    something this good can't be contained. it had to be made. it had to be turned loose

  76. 21 THALEGEND

    LUPE THE GOAT!!!

  77. Ahmed Omar

    My fav off the album when i first heard it i repeated the intro so many times before listening to the whole song
    this is fire !

  78. Beatrice Gutierrez

    wow bro 😎😎

  79. Joel Joseph

    i try to keep it peaceful I stay away from people WORD

  80. Victor Nita

    REAL rapper doing REAL things. All hail Lupe !

  81. laurel kendel

    come one lupe what the hell are you doing man you better be just trolling

  82. NYBEAST360

    This track reminds me of Meek Mill's "R.I.C.O." feat Drake.
    Produced by Vinylz & Cubebeatz.
    That bass & kick drum almost the same.
    Still 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

    MurvMuzik

    mikedabeast360 also a great fan of that beat

  83. Jack Dizon

    Yall flat out lyin if you say drake would not have done that beat more justice..mad respect to lupe tho album still fire

  84. Fashionable Kid

    ''Is that true? Yes okey dokey yo
    Is that true? Yes okey dokey yo
    Jeongmallo? Yes okey dokey yo''

    WHO Get the reference??

  85. Carolina KinG

    I love this tracc Lupe. For real you took the new school and did a Lupe. Lol Great Work

  86. Sasori Frost

    This was a smooth listen. Lu to the world! #1stN15th #Drogas

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  87. ALI ESSA

    What happened to Lupe :(

    ishy

    He did this on purpose... sort of a mockery of todays rap i guess
    or it could be like Lowkey - Who Said I Can't Do Grime

    Hakeem Sd70M

    ALI ESSA What do you mean? This song is fire imo! L.U.P. the man!

    ALI ESSA

    It really isn't. But apparently he agrees with me he basically said the album was garbage and a middle finger to his old record label. This was the last he was obligated to make where they got a cut...

  88. eav01

    best song of the album, keepin it 100 i promise

  89. Conqueror

    Lupe such a legend every style of his is awesome.. the lyrics is fucking good i don't know what to say such a legend

  90. Yellow King

    I keep me a heat I keep me a heater, believe me I'll beat it

  91. Rishabh

    Who else got hooked when listenin to the beat?

    Candy J

    me me me lol

  92. Stephanie Araiza

    this song sounds like it was written for Drake, but he didn't want it so Lupe was like, fuck it, I'll do it myself, AND I'll low key diss you in it

    Holland Vankoughnet

    Stephanie Araiza this song is lupe only drake is weak

    Geron Fletcher

    Stephanie Araiza I swear when I first heard this I thought it was drake on the hook

    Jazzy Johnson

    Stephanie Araiza trueee

    Jazzy Johnson

    Stephanie Araiza but I think lupe is better at it

    Shaman Music Group

    stephanie this an old post but thats retarted, don't diss lupe like that

  93. Coby 101

    got be one of Lupe best songs I know u been him for a long time he do another collaboration with Snow tha product

  94. Recr

    people don't understand that this is just the first part of his 3 part album, he's just making a chill album to jam to for his fans, not only that these songs are mostly stuff he had in his vault when he was with Atlantic. This album is not to be taken seriously, i think this is an album to make fun of the trash rappers today that make a trap beat and simple lyrics and become a hit, he's just making fun of that. This album is great for what it is, and if you say he sold out then you really haven't listened to the words in the songs.

    If you want some real lyrical Lupe then just wait for Drogas album. Honestly, i love the album and i don't blame Lupe for wanting to make DROGAS LIGHT an album to just jam to, he doesn't always want come off as a preachy artist lyrical artist. Let him dumb it down a little...this album the type to smoke to and just jam, I agree with Lupe, it's a 7/10.

    Santiago Gonzalez

    Recr It's still pretty good.