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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 © BMG Rights Management

Song Lyric Sunday – Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate

Jackson Browne is one of my most favorite singers.  The words to this song, Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate, are quite poetic and poignant.  It was featured on his album, The Pretenders, in 1976.  The video has an introduction from Bonnie Raitt.

In response to Helen Vahdati’s prompt Sleep for Song Lyric Sunday

Enjoy your Sunday!

 

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Sleep’s Dark and Silent Gate

Jackson Browne

Sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder
Where my life will lead me
Waiting to pass under Sleep’s dark and silent gate

I found my love too late
Running around day after day
Looking for the time to play
While my old friends slipped away

Never should have had to try so hard
To make a love work out, I guess
I don’t know what love has got to do with happiness
But the times when we were happy
Were the times we never tried

Sitting down by the highway
Looking down the road
Waiting for a ride
I don’t know where I’ve been
Wishing I could fly away
Don’t know where I’m going
Wishing I could hide
Oh God this is some shape I’m in
When the only thing that makes me cry
Is the kindness in my baby’s eye

Sometimes I lie awake at night and wonder
Where the years have gone
They have all passed under
Sleep’s dark and silent gate

Jackson Browne

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