It’s taking time all this fear I’ve pushed back to move on
Beating me like a panic attack since you’ve gone
And if I never feared to be more alone I do now
Turned to see my faded tracks in the snow
I’ve come so far with no idea where to go
And if I never feared to be more alone I do now, I do now
I need you to tell me you’ll be right by my side
When I feel alone
You’ll be right by my side

It’s taken hold of a fool with a fondness for pain
And turned to run without a chance to explain
And if I never thought I’d fall like the rain I do now, I do now
Don’t look back to the spot where I fell
Don’t you look back and don’t you ever tell
Cause we know pride it doesn’t heal all that well, all that well, all that well

I need you to tell me you’ll be right by my side
When I feel alone
You’ll be right by my side
In a crazy world you’ll be right by my side

I need you to tell me you’ll be right by my side
When I feel alone
You’ll be right by my side
In a crazy world
And I need you to tell me you’ll be right by my side
When I feel alone you’ll be right by my side
You’ll be right by my side



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    General Comment:I can't believe this song doesn't have any comments. This song is amazing..
    fivergirlon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:It's meaning is pretty obvious I think. I think it's saying how he's dependent on this girl and because life can be rough, he needs somebody that's there for him and to love him.
    fivergirlon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:This is his follow up to Sleep is anyone didn't guess that already. Throughout Sleep he talked about "will I wake to find you waiting by my bed side, will I wake to find you waiting by my side?"

    I was at the concert in which he first premiered this and he cried at the end of the song, it was some deep stuff
    Plegend06on March 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I love this song so much.
    I can relate to it a lot.
    I love Copeland :]
    clicktrakhearton April 14, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:This song isn't as straight forward as you might think. It's interesting that the song relates to "Sleep" but it's also part of the amazing concept-album, "Eat, Sleep, Repeat" which is like a whole story itself. In the context you see someone who is quite new to this kind of love who has only experienced the childish selfish sensual love that is so common these days and is finally overcome by the real passion. It's also clear that he's realizing how at fault he is, he speaks of himself as "a fool with a fondness for pain." In some ways he doesn't want to look back to where he fell in real love for teh first time because it's damaging on his old selfish pride.
    RavenGripon September 17, 2009   Link

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