Stand By Me

From the series "It's just too short, dude"

Original lyrics in normal print, by Ben E. King. My additions in italics. Original lyrics are still copyrighted by whoever they're copyrighted by, mine are in the public domain. Hope this covers it.
Note: I used to trust Google to the extent that usually, it would at least get correct results in greater numbers than false ones. This is a notable exception. Try it for yourself and weep. No, this song was not written by the Fugees, or Green Day, or 4 The Cause, whoever they might be. Nor was it written, if I'm not terribly mistaken, by John Lennon. Sheesh.

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 darling, darling

Stand by me
Oh stand by me
Oh stand
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
Or the mountains 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
So darling, darling

Stand by me
Oh stand by me
Oh stand
Stand by me
Stand by me


Nice little song, isn't it? So my friend Wolf and I decided, back when we were seventeen or something, to make it a little less little, and hopefully not too much less nice. His verse has been lost (at least to me), but mine has survived:

And if the end is near
I shall show no fear
If the war breaks out, I'll let it be
For if you don't love me
Life has got no sense for me
And if you do, I know you will stand by me

So darling, darling

Stand by me
Oh stand by me
Oh stand
Stand by me
Stand by me


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Last edited: February 22, 2006