"Stand By Me" as written by Ben King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller....
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, no I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand by me, 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

And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me

And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh, stand now by me, stand by me, stand by me

Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me
Oh stand by me, won't you stand by

Lyrics submitted by spliphstar, edited by fayefrog

"Stand By Me" as written by Jerry Leiber Ben King

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, RALEIGH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Spirit Music Group, Songtrust Ave, Peermusic Publishing

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  • +3
    General CommentOne of my favourite songs of all. An example of a work of genius. Pennywise, John Lennon, and other people all do equally excellent covers of it. It's surprising that more people haven't made comments on this famous song. It was perfect for the movie Stand By Me. One of the best movies ever.
    River Wolfon May 04, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOMG Ben E King's version is the oldie and the goodie.

    You don't get much better than that heartfelt old stuff from when things were simpler, sweeter, and honest
    thenamesCashon March 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentone of my all time fave tracks

    can't believe there are so few comments!
    kurts a legendon January 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI will comment this song yet agian becuase it truly is the Best song ever, The movie is also the best thing ever. I LOVE THE SONG AND THE MOVIE WITH ALL THAT I AM! it change my life. know one can love it like i do. RIP RIVER.
    River Deppon October 09, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationA song that's simply about wanting someone to stand by you through anything is just so beautiful. Every time the song comes on and I hear the beginning beat...it just has this way of taking me somewhere else. And if you've seen the movie, it becomes even more powerful.
    Definitely one of my favorite songs ever.
    Monroe6on July 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike most of u said its about love, friendship & loyalty....such a wonderful tune..wow
    indigo_bluon February 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI pretty much signed up just to comment on this song.....IT IS AMAZING....and the movie EVEN BETTER....it is my favorite thing on this earth and i just wanted you all to know that this song ( and exspecialy the movie) is MY LIFE....movie changed my life! RIP River PHoenix!
    River Deppon February 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the way this song describes the great feeling you have when you know you've got your girl by your side...amazing
    trampusT5on March 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am going to comment this song agian because that is just how much i love it. The movie change my life so this song is really dear to my heart. It makes me cry , laugh, smile ...everything. The movie does the same thhing and i know that i love that movie in a way not many can. River Phoenix is my life mentor, may he rest in peace becuase he lived with it to.
    River Deppon May 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbrilliant song, and amazing film, it's just so amazing. the meaning's pretty clear though, it's about standing together in tough times, keeping strong and keeping relationships going.
    N/U/T/T/Y/?on May 23, 2007   Link

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