by Dont'e Carr

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"Promise" is the official proposal album for Ciera Underwood (now Ciera Carr) released on her birthday.

The album is a compilation of the songs that Dont'e Carr has ever written or covered during the time he's known Ciera. Every song has been re-recorded, remixed, and remastered. Toward the end of the album, "Up to You" calls attention to Ciera's deciding power in the proposal process, as Dont'e kneels to ask one of the most important questions of his life.


released August 11, 2013

"Ready for Love" written by India Arie
"You are my Sunshine" written by Ricky Nelson
"So Beautiful" written by Taalib Johnson
"I'm Ready" based on the composition "Unthinkable" by Alicia Augello Cook
"Up to You" & "Brothers of Suns (Infinite)" composed by Omari Toure
Everything else written, composed/arranged, & recorded by Dont'e Carr



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Track Name: Happy Birthday Love
It's your birthday score, 2 years ago,
Time just seemed to fly away; but
Time is only temporary so,
I thank God for this one more day.
You're a blessing to my life you know,
Everything is not the same
I hope you'll stay here for a while so
Your sunshine, it will never rain

But until then happy birthday
Even then happy birthday
Happy birthday love
Track Name: Promise
Promises are words of encouragement
Promises are words of truth
He promises never to leave you
By yourself and no one else but
God can make these promises that He
Cannot break,
Even though we'd might make mistakes
His ways are far beyond our wildest dreams

I promise. I will never leave you
I promise. You are never on your own
You will never be alone
Promise is food for the soul.
Track Name: Ready for Love/You Are My Sunshine
I am ready for love
Why are you hiding from me
I'd quickly give my freedom
To be held in your captivity

I am ready for love
All of the joy and the pain
And all the time that it takes
Just to stay in your good grace

Lately I've been thinking
Maybe you're not ready for me
Maybe you think I need to learn maturity
They say watch what you ask for
Cause you might receive
But if you ask me tomorrow
I'll say the same thing

I am ready for love
Would you please lend me your ear?
I promise I won't complain
I just need you to acknowledge I am here

If you give me half a chance
I'll prove this to you
I will be patient, kind, faithful and true
To a man who loves music
A man who loves art
Respect's the spirit world
And thinks with his heart

I am ready for love
If you'll take me in your hands
I will learn what you teach
And do the best that I can

I am ready for love
Here with an offering of
My voice
My Eyes
My soul
My mind

Tell me what is enough
To prove I am ready for love

I am ready

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray

You'll never notice
How much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away
Track Name: HBL Remix
1 Celebration with the 2 & the 2
Or with the 1 if you count me and you, and I wanna just
Tell you right now this might be the best album
You've ever had just to say (happy birthday)

Now I'm happy I can see you smile,
And I'm happy I can put a little worth in your while;
And I'm happy you can add another year to your files,
And for the years to come, imma say (happy birthday)

But let's focus on the here and the now
I want to give what I made, this is how; see I could make a
promise, or vow, or give you my word (when I say)
That I love you and I wish you a (happy birthday)

Actually that might've been three words,
But serves the same purpose without being absurd
And since we're, speaking in 3s if you haven't heard
Then I'mma let you know now that (you're my love)

This time I had to do a studio feel,
drive the kick, drag the claps, ride the bass on your heels
And if I gave you the song, in company with a meal,
it would prolly be a cake that said (happy birthday)

Well in fact it might have been something else, like a,
Breakfast in bed, unless you wanna help
Cause you know I can throw down if I say so myself,
And since myself's talking, imma say (happy birthday)

I'd say 'surprise!' But we're too far in, I wanna,
Set the example for our young men,
When you said you hate surprises you didn't mean this,
So I'mma stretch it out, while I say (happy birthday)

You go to hibernate, bare as a cub,
And wake up in the morning fly as a dove
Your mental power sits just deep as a tub
So it's no wonder why (you're my love)
Track Name: Up to You
Only you know what to do
In the end it's up to you

I promise you this,
And I know math is no fun
But when it comes down to us
I can make 1 + 1 be 1

But it's not just me
You're the prime part of the equation
And this could be the product of summing up agape love
making a difference with operations

I knows it seems complex
Such infinite love to reflect
We can build your brain up, and develop a night that it never forgets

Exercise your rights
To choose hot or cold
To choose left or right
To choose yes or no

Don't sweat it too much
This is just a warm up
You don't want too much pressure
Just enough to condition the thought of unconditional love

What a weight,
and it's heavy now;
but if I made you a gym
then it'll all work out

What a wait,
And it's heavy now;
But if you take this gem
It'll all work out.
Track Name: Brothers of Suns (Infinite)
Do you ever think about the brothers of suns?
And how we never think to count them all one by one, no
And even if we tried to add them up,
believing that our eyes could last,
perceiving such a light legion closeup could be fun

(Wouldn't it)
Be so nice to experience (diamonds made of light that)
Is infinity in no tense (Or wouldn't it be so)
Nice to have the faith in a man (Thats born in everlasting)
Light and it's all part of His plan?

Let me tell you my love is (infinite)
And I'll tell you my name means
You call me your sunshine
And that comes from my God gene

Cause I was made in an Image
A likeness with no end
So as I look to my savior,
You can look to your husband

...So she says yes
Went from heavy to light, it takes effect in the
Selection process, elected your best and now I'm
Blessed, cause I get to put you in a white dress

And I get to see you shine
And everybody else gets to see you, mine
And I'll be yours, and they'll see that we've intertwined
By a love that is designed by the most divine

See, when I close my eyes and think of you
I think of all the times you've helped me through my
Life, and now you're gonna be a part of mine, so I'll
Jump the mop and bucket if I really have to

Cause if I'm a star in you're eyes
And you're a star in mine,
Then from the sun, we're not so far
Cause what the sun but a star?