"Your Old Standby" as written by Janie Bradford and William Robinson Jr.....
She left you last night
And today you called me on the phone
Asked me if you could come over
'Cause you didn't want to be alone
So you want me to stand in for her
And be the love of your next act
But this time I play the part so well
There'll be no need for her coming back, 'cause...

CHORUS:
You know that I'm your old stand-by
You know that you can call on me
I know the part so well that you can hardly tell
That she's left you in misery

I know you only called me 'cause you needed company
'Cause once again she's left you and your heart's in misery, but...
(chorus)

(instrumental)

(repeat and fade):
I don't wanna be your old stand-by
I wanna be with you permanently
I'm gonna play the part from the depths of my heart
And you won't need nobody but me


Lyrics submitted by SongMeanings

"Your Old Standby" as written by Smokey Robinson Janie Bradford

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Your Old Standby song meanings
Add your thoughts

No Comments

sort form View by:
  • No Comments

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain