Stand By Me
Ben E. King Lyrics


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When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No, I won't be afraid
Oh, I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me
So darlin', darlin', stand by me
Oh, stand by me
Oh, stand
Stand by me, stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry
No, I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me
Oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now
Stand by me, stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me
Oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now
Stand by me, stand by me

Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me




Oh, stand by me
Won't you stand by

Overall Meaning

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Stand by me


"Stand By Me" by Ben E. King is a beautiful song about friendship, unity, and support. The first verse sets the scene for a dark and lonely night, where the only source of light is the moon. However, the singer reassures his friend that he won't be afraid as long as they stand by his side. The chorus reinforces this sentiment, imploring his friend to stand by him.


The second verse imagines a catastrophic event where the world as they know it crumbles and falls apart. The singer declares that he won't cry or shed a tear as long as his friend stays with him. The final chorus repeats the message of the first, saying that whenever the singer is in trouble, he hopes his friend will stand by him.


Overall, the song emphasizes the power of companionship and how reassuring it is to know that someone is always there for you, no matter how bleak the situation may seem.


Line by Line Meaning

When the night has come
When everything seems dark and the future is uncertain


And the land is dark
When everything around us is uncertain and uncharted


And the moon is the only light we'll see
When even the small strips of light bring us hope


No, I won't be afraid
I won't let fear be in control of my emotions


No, I won't be afraid
I can face anything that comes my way without fear, with you by my side


Just as long as you stand
As long as you're there, I know I can face anything


Stand by me
Just be there with me


So darlin', darlin', stand by me
My love, I need you to be there for me


Oh, stand by me
Just stay beside me


Oh, stand
Don't leave me now


Stand by me, stand by me
Just stay close to me, always


If the sky that we look upon
Even if everything we thought was solid and unchanging become unstable


Should tumble and fall
Should crumble and disappear, never to come back


Or the mountains should crumble to the sea
The impossible event, the mountains sinking in the sea, an uncontrollable, unimaginable change


I won't cry, I won't cry
I won't break down and cry when I'm with you


No I won't shed a tear
I won't allow myself to feel helpless or despair


Just as long as you stand
As long as you're there, I know I can face anything


Stand by me
Just be there with me


And darlin', darlin', stand by me
I need you to be there for me, always


Oh, stand by me
Just stay beside me


Oh, stand now
Don't leave me now


Stand by me, stand by me
Just stay close to me, always


And darlin', darlin', stand by me
My love, I need you to always be there for me


Oh, stand by me
Just stay beside me


Oh, stand now
Don't leave me now


Stand by me, stand by me
Just stay close to me, always


Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me
When you need help, I'll always be here to support you


Oh, stand by me
Just stay beside me


Won't you stand by me
Just be there for me, always




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Ben King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

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@trixoan1502

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No, I won't be afraid
Oh, I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me
So darlin', darlin', stand by me
Oh, stand by me
Oh, stand
Stand by me, stand by me
If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountain should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry
No, I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand
Stand by me
And darlin', darlin', stand by me
Oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now
Stand by me, stand by me
And darlin', darlin', stand by me
Oh, stand by me
Oh, stand now
Stand by me, stand by me
Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me
Oh, stand by me
Won't you stand by



@JianKaruro0048

🎶 So darlin', darlin', stand by me
Oh, stand by me........
Lumalabas, lumalabas
Banyo Queen 🎶
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@jesserowbotham

I was adopted by my father who was African American I was a Caucasian boy. I was bullied all the time because my father and I looked so different but he would always tell me, we may look a little different on the outside but we are all the same it’s not what counts on The outside but what’s inside you as a person that’s where your real worth is .my father was an amazing man I worked hard In all aspects whether it would be school training martial arts self defence.
This man was truly my real father no one could make me feel otherwise.
Unfortunately 2 years ago he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer very low life expectancy he battled on as he does he did everything he could to fight the cancer but slowly he deteriorated and
Then it was all of a sudden he was in his death bed.
He passed and we played
This song at his funerals which was one of his favourite as.

Everyone I hear this song I hurt so much just all the emotion coming bag from
Dad, but I also love
It because it make m e feel so close to him once
Again even though I know he’s not with us…



All comments from YouTube:

@harleyatkins2008

In 1968 I head Ben E. King sing this song at a small club on the coast of SC. King had a small band of 3 or 4 guys and I can still remember the single violin. The venue was not air conditioned. I was 18. The girl I was with was 17. 52 years later we are still a couple. And I still love the song.

@paxi4165

Harley Atkins awwwwwwww

@mandrew296

That's so sweet. Very cool to see a fellow South Carolinian in the comments!

@aviralmittal89

May you guys have a long and happy life ❤️

@adrianrubionavarro4256

Wow

@toprock1301

Much respect sir. I tip my hat

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@mayes5202

Who is still listening in 2024🎉 legendary never to be forgotten 🎉

@C4i0M4t3us

Verdade

@edwardturner5075

me🎉

@SDurr-tx3sr

i was just thinking 60 years and this song is still in my rotation! Classic

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