"By My Side" as written by and Ben Harper....
Don't you get ahead of me
And I won't leave you behind
If you get unhappy
Show me a sign

There's no love like lost love
No pain like a broken heart
There's no love like you and me
And no loss like us apart

Promises promise is
Only a word
And when softly spoken
Is never heard

And a heart
Is not a stone
And is fragile
When alone

By my side
By my side
Won't you be by my side
By my side
By my side
Won't you be by my side

My care for you
Is from the ground up to the sky
It's over under up above
Down below and to the side

No use in pretending
No use in saving face
My love is never ending
You are my saving grace

By my side
By my side
Won't you be by my side
By my side
By my side
Won't you be by my side


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"By My Side" as written by Ben C Harper

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    General CommentSuch a sweet song! I want to cry every time I hear it.
    BeautifulDisasteron April 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe best line i've ever heard: "there's no love like lost love, and no pain like a broken heart." its so painfully true, and so perfectly stated
    ryne74on May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentaw this song is just so great. it speaks for itself definitely.. ben has amazing talent
    Adagio%Breezeson June 14, 2003   Link
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    General Commentabsolutely without a doubt, one of the most beautiful songs out there
    so simple, and still so poetically perfect
    BensonRosson September 30, 2004   Link
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    General Comment'there's no love like you and me
    and no loss like us apart'
    yeah its a tear jerker :/
    lemona9on July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI wish I have someone beside me to sing it to...:(
    bear_hug20on April 06, 2009   Link

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