Song Lyric Sunday – I’ll Stand By You

Good Sunday morning! This week’s prompts for Song Lyric Sunday hosted by Jim Adams, are Lean, Sit and Stand. I have several favorites for each prompt and I’m sure they will all get picked today. I will wait in anticipation!

Today I have chosen “I’ll Stand By You“. The song recorded by the Pretenders is from their sixth studio album, Last of the Independents (1994). The song was written by Chrissie Hynde and the songwriting team of Thomas Kelly and Billy Steinberg. The song pledges love and faithful assistance in times of personal darkness. Released on July 21, 1994, “I’ll Stand by You” reached the top 20 in several countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Iceland, the United Kingdom and the United States. It has been recorded by various artists over the years.

Lyrics
I’ll Stand By You


Oh, why you look so sad, the tears are in your eyes,
Come on and come to me now, and don’t be ashamed to cry,
Let me see you through, ’cause I’ve seen the dark side too.
When the night falls on you, you don’t know what to do,
Nothing you confess could make me love you less
 
I’ll stand by you,
I’ll stand by you, won’t let nobody hurt you,
I’ll stand by you
 
So if you’re mad, get mad, don’t hold it all inside,
Come on and talk to me now.
Hey there, what you got to hide?
I get angry too, well, I’m alive like you.
When you’re standing at the cross roads,
And don’t know which path to choose,
Let me come along, ’cause even if you’re wrong
 
I’ll stand by you,
I’ll stand by you, won’t let nobody hurt you,
I’ll stand by you.
Baby, even to your darkest hour, and I’ll never desert you,
I’ll stand by you.
And when, when the night falls on you baby,
You’re feeling all a lone, you’re wandering on your own

I’ll stand by you.
I’ll stand by you, won’t let nobody hurt you,
I’ll stand by you, baby even to your darkest hour
And I’ll never desert you,

I’ll stand by you,
I’ll stand by you.
I’ll stand by you, won’t let nobody hurt you,
I’ll stand by you, baby even to your darkest hour,
And I’ll never desert you
I’ll stand by you
 
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Thomas Kelly, Christine Hynde
and Billy Steinberg
I’ll Stand By You lyrics Β© BMG Rights Management

  16 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – I’ll Stand By You

  1. October 20, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Love this song!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2019 at 6:22 am

      Thanks Mel πŸ™‚

  2. October 20, 2019 at 7:29 am

    Love this one, and it still gets quite a bit of play by streamers. Can’t beat the classics! 😊

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2019 at 8:07 am

      Thanks Felicia 😌 Yes a favorite of mine

  3. October 20, 2019 at 9:17 am

    It is a classic Christine. Good choice.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2019 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Di. Yes it is ! πŸ™‚

  4. October 20, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Chrissie Hynde has such a lovely voice thanks for starting off my day with this song Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2019 at 10:10 am

      My pleasure Jim. I was spoilt for choice this week. Good prompts πŸ™‚

  5. October 20, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Great song choice! Love this song!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2019 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks Lisa! I love it too πŸ™‚

  6. October 20, 2019 at 11:44 am

    Great song and the pretenders a great group πŸ’œ

  7. October 20, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Torch ballad if there ever was one. I love that aching wail in Chrissie’s voice. One of The Pretenders’ best songs.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2019 at 5:33 pm

      Yes Lisa, definitely a torch ballad. I can hear everyone at the concert singing with her πŸ™‚. I’m happy you liked it

      • October 20, 2019 at 6:46 pm

        πŸ™‚

  8. October 20, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    What a wonderful ballad! Chills every time I hear it. That voice <3

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      Yes it’s a very moving song and her voice is haunting πŸ™‚πŸ’•

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