You'll Never Stand Alone
Whitney Houston Lyrics


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If there's a time
When the tears should fill your eyes
And you can't see past the shadows
To the sun on the other side
Don't despair
Because there always will be someone there
Don't lose faith
Love won't let you lose your way, because you

You'll never stand alone
I'll be standing by
I'll keep you from the cold
I'll hold you when you cry
I'll be there to be strong
When you can't find the strength inside
And you
You'll always have a home
In these arms of mine
You'll never stand alone
Love is standing by

Mm-hmm
Oh, yes, it is, yes

If there's a day
When the rain should find your heart
And you're cold and tired and lonely
And this world has you in the dark
Don't be scared
You can just reach for me and I'll be there
Don't lose hope
Love will see you through you know
Because you

You'll never stand alone
I'll be standing by (and I'll be standing by)
I'll keep you from the cold (I'll keep you from the cold)
I'll hold you when you cry (when you cry)
I'll be there to be strong
When you can't find the strength inside
And you
You'll always have a home (you'll always have a home)
In these arms of mine
You'll never stand alone
Love is standing by

Standing by to lift you above
All the hurt and pain, oh yes, no
Standing by to carry you through
All the tears and rain, reach for me
I'll be with you (oh, reach for me, baby)
I'll see you through (see, I'll be the one to hold you)
The one to show you that you that you

You'll never stand alone (oh-oh)
I'll be standing by (see, I'll be standing by)
I'll keep you from the cold (I'll keep you from the cold)
I'll hold you when you cry (I'll hold you when you cry)
I'll be there to be strong
When you can't find your strength inside
And you
You'll always have a home (you'll always have a home)
In these arms of mine
And you'll never stand alone (you'll never, never)
Love is standing by

You'll never stand alone
I'll be standing by
I'll keep you from the cold (I'll keep you from the cold)
I'll hold you when you cry (I'll hold you when you cry)
I'll be there to be strong
When you can't find the strength inside (no, no)
And you
You'll always have a home (you'll always have a home)
In these arms of mine (in these arms of mine)
And you'll never stand alone (you'll never, never, never)
Love is standing by





Oh, love is standing by

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Whitney Houston's song You'll Never Stand Alone evoke the feeling of comfort and support that we all need at some point in our lives. The song's message is that no matter what happens in life, there will always be someone there to hold your hand, lift you up and be your rock. The lyrics describe a time when someone may be feeling overwhelmed, possibly by tears or rain, but that person should not lose hope because love will never let them lose their way. The first verse assures the listener that they can always count on someone being there to hold them when they cry, to be strong for them when they feel weak, and to offer them a home in these arms of mine. The second verse further emphasizes that if the rain should find your heart and leave you feeling cold and lonely, you should not be scared and reach out a hand to someone who has been there for you before. That person will continue to be there no matter what you are going through.


The song's message is overwhelmingly positive and reassuring, offering a message that people often need to hear, particularly during tough times. It appeals to a universal emotion and experience, and it's easy to see why it has become a timeless classic since its release in 1998. Whitney Houston's powerful vocals and emotive delivery underscore the song's simple melody and lyrics, making it even more impactful.


Line by Line Meaning

If there's a time
If there's a time when you need someone to help you


When the tears should fill your eyes
When you feel sad and want to cry


And you can't see past the shadows
When you're feeling lost and can't see a way forward


To the sun on the other side
To the happier times that are waiting for you in the future


Don't despair
Don't lose hope, things will get better


Because there always will be someone there
Because there will always be someone who cares about you


Don't lose faith
Don't lose confidence that things will improve


Love won't let you lose your way, because you
Love will support you and guide you through difficult times


You'll never stand alone
You'll never be alone, because someone will always be there for you


I'll be standing by
I'll be there for you whenever you need me


I'll keep you from the cold
I'll comfort you and protect you from the harshness of the world


I'll hold you when you cry
I'll comfort you and support you when you're feeling sad


I'll be there to be strong
I'll be there to be your strength when you're feeling weak


When you can't find the strength inside
When you're feeling too weak to cope on your own


And you, you'll always have a home
You'll always have a safe and loving place to come to


In these arms of mine
In my embrace, where you'll always be loved and cared for


Love is standing by
Love will always be there to support you


If there's a day when the rain should find your heart
If there's a time when you're feeling sad and cold inside


And you're cold and tired and lonely
When you're feeling isolated and alone


And this world has you in the dark
When you're feeling lost and unsure of what to do


Don't be scared
Don't be afraid to ask for help


You can just reach for me
You can rely on me whenever you need me


And I'll be there
I'll always be there for you, no matter what


Don't lose hope
Don't give up and despair


Love will see you through you know
Love will help you get through the tough times


Standing by to life you above
I'll be there to lift you up and support you


All the hurt and pain, oh yeah
Through all of your pain and suffering


Standing by to carry you through
I'll be there to help you navigate your way to a better place


All the tears and rain
Through all of the tears and sadness


Oh reach for me
Don't hesitate to ask for my help


(I'll be there for you)
(Because I truly care about you)


Reach for me babe, yeah
Lean on me and let me help you when you're in need


(I'll see you through)
(I'll help you get through this difficult time)


See I'll be the one to hold you
I'll be there to hug you and provide emotional support


The one to show you that you
The one to demonstrate to you


Love is standing by
Love will always be there to support and guide you




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Realsongs
Written by: Diane Eve Warren

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