It is said that Ozzy Osbourne helped Dave through his drug problems and therefore, this song....
I heard the voice of redemption
For me there is no exemption
I started praying
I heard the voice of satisfaction
Needing me for benefaction
I started pleading
I heard the bells begin to chime
Warning me oh lord
Don't let this be my time
Don't let this be my time
I'll be there for you, when you walk through the fire
I'll be there for you, when the flames get higher
When nothing fits and nothing seems right
Till the very last breath of my life
I'll be there for you, I'll be there

You saw me slide, you saw me fall
We kept our pride through it all
We started screaming
When skies are dark, no sun shines through
I know I see the light in you
We stopped dreaming and started believing
I'll be there for you, when you walk through the fire
I'll be there for you, when the flames get higher
When nothing fits and nothing seems right
Till the very last breath of my life
I'll be there for you
I'll be there
In my hour of need
You were there always
Now it's time for me to be there for you too
Always, always
I'll be there, I'll be there for you
I'll be there, I'll be there for you
I'll be there, I'll be there
You saw me slide, you saw me fall
We kept our pride through it all
When skies are dark, no sun shines through
I'll be there, I'll be there for you
I'll be there, I'll be there for you


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"I'll Be There" as written by Dave Mustaine Bud Prager

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  • +1
    General Commenti cant beleive no one's a big enough fan to like risk i think its great even though its different...and this song is...like really means something to me so...yeah
    paladin5777on June 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Mustaine knew the bands days were numbered around the time of risk so he wrote this song to tell all his fans adn people who supported him that he loved them and he will be there for them
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song, by the way, people in Argentina like me had the honour of listening this song live, no one will ever listen this again played live (dave's words) THANK YOU!
    metaleroon September 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"In my hour of need
    You were there always"


    I think in a little tiny bit of a way, this song may be a sequel to In My Darkest Hour, seeing as on Darkest Hour Dave says "In my hour of need, no, you were not there". It seems to fit to me.
    4t0utl3m0nd3on July 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah, I agree it is mentioned in My Darkest Hour.
    noreplyon September 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLOL @ Jesusavedme

    Metal Up Ya Ass Jay got it right. Dave found jesus years after this record came out. It's so easy to fit in your own christian values into lyrics like this.
    gobyloon April 04, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentTo me this song is a song of redemption. Over the past years, Dave had converted to being a Christian. This song is a song about the redemption that God gives. On the verses, Dave is speaking, and on the chorus it is God. God will always be there for us, through the crap (when the flames get higher). Dave finally found truth when he found Jesus. This is a great song!!!
    Jesusavedmeon January 04, 2008   Link
  • -5
    General CommentNo... This and Breadline are simply bad music. It just doesn't work... It's cliche'd up the ass.
    zeffezon June 05, 2006   Link

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