Right By Your Side
Eurythmics Lyrics


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Give me two strong arms
To protect myself
Give me so much love
That I forget myself
I need to swing from limb to limb
To relieve this mess I'm in
'Cause when depression starts to win
I need to be right by your side

No one seems to touch me
In the way you do
Nothing seems to hurt me
When I'm close to you
I'm so full of desire
When you set my head on fire
I need to be right by your side

Every single one of us needs
Love, love, love
Everybody needs to give and receive love
Every single day can drag us
Down, down, down
But there's nothing left to fear
When love gets into town

I'm so full of desire




When you set my head on fire
I need to be right by your side

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Eurythmics' song "Right By Your Side" express the sentiments of someone who is going through a difficult time and needs someone to lean on. The song begins with a plea for protection and love, as the singer wants "two strong arms to protect [themself]" and "so much love that [they] forget [themself]". These lyrics display a vulnerable side of the singer, who needs the presence of a significant other to cope with the struggles of life.


The chorus of the song emphasizes the importance of the singer's lover and their impact on their life, as "nothing" else "seems to touch [them]" in the way that their lover does. When things get tough, the singer needs to be "right by [their] side" to find solace in the power of love. The song then concludes with a universal message about the importance of love in all of our lives, how it can bring us together and alleviate the dispiriting nature of life itself.


In summary, the lyrics of "Right By Your Side" express a sense of hardship and the need for the presence of a loved one to bring comfort to difficult times. These lyrics resonate with many people as we all go through rough times in our lives and need support from loved ones to cope.


Line by Line Meaning

Give me two strong arms
I need someone who can protect and support me.


To protect myself
I need someone to help me feel safe and secure.


Give me so much love
I need someone who can show me a lot of affection and care.


That I forget myself
I need someone who can make me feel so loved that I forget my problems and worries.


I need to swing from limb to limb
I need to find ways to escape my current emotional state.


To relieve this mess I'm in
I need to find ways to ease the difficulties and turmoil in my life.


'Cause when depression starts to win
When I feel overwhelmed by depression and anxiety.


I need to be right by your side
I need someone to be there for me during my difficult times.


No one seems to touch me
No one else can make me feel the same way you do.


In the way you do
You have a special way of touching my heart and soul.


Nothing seems to hurt me
When I am with you, I don't feel any pain or sadness.


When I'm close to you
Being close to you is like a healing balm for me.


Every single one of us needs
All of us require


Love, love, love
Affection, care, and compassion


Everybody needs to give and receive love
Both giving and receiving love is essential for everyone.


Every single day can drag us
Each day can present its own set of challenges and struggles.


Down, down, down
Making us feel sad and defeated.


But there's nothing left to fear
Despite all our difficulties and worries,


When love gets into town
When we have love and support in our lives.


I'm so full of desire
I crave your love and affection.


When you set my head on fire
You awaken a strong passion and love inside me.


I need to be right by your side
I want to be with you, always and forever.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ANNIE LENNOX, DAVID ALLAN STEWART

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@patrickstocks3986

Give me 2 strong arms
To protect myself
Give me so much love
That I forget myself
I need to swing from limb to limb
To relieve this mess I'm in
'Cause when depression starts to win
I need to be right by your side
No one seems to touch me
In the way you do
Nothing seems to hurt me
When I'm close to you
I'm so full to desire
When you set my head on fire
I need to be right by your side
Every single one of us needs
Love, love, love
Everybody needs to give & receive love
Every single day can drag us
Down, down, down
But there's nothing left to fear
When love gets into town
I'm so full of desire
When you set my head on fire
I need to be right by your side



All comments from YouTube:

@jeffgerritsen6502

This song was a rarity. Uplifting, happy, danceable. I love Eurythmics and Annie's music. Wish they had more songs like this one.

@buckysnodgrass9252

This song is what got me hooked on Eurythmics. I had seem Sweet Dreams and Whos That Girl but Annie always seemed kind of cross and serious so seeing her being so happy was contagious. I bought every album after this including Savage and We Too Are One.

@dannycostello1978

Savage is their Sgt Pepper. A quite amazing record.

@SheriFromDetroit

Love Who's that girl too❤

@MikeSlater-mx3ls

One of the happiest songs they've ever wrote

@FreeMySoles

Who else but Annie Lennox could put a line about "when depression starts to win" in a peppy song like this?  There's always that honesty, depth, and complexity in everything she does.

@fufufoofoo

That's a really good Question !
BTY, Annie sometimes suffers from frpression

@rjjcms1

@@fufufoofoo She reportedly had some kind of nervous breakdown between being in the Tourists and re-emerging with the Eurythmics,sad to say.

@mariannepiiksi5317

oh yes 👍👍👍😘

@davyroger3773

@@rjjcms1 At least she re emerged

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