You think I'd leave your side, baby?
You know me better than that
Think I'd leave you down when you're down on your knees?
I wouldn't do that
I'll tell you you're right when you aren't, ah, ah, oh
And if only you could see into me

Oh, when you're cold
I'll be there, hold you tight to me
When you're on the outside, baby, and you can't get in
I will show you you're so much better than you know

When you're lost and you're alone
And you can't get back again
I will find you, darling, and I'll bring you home

And if you want to cry
I am here to dry your eyes, ooh
And in no time, you'll be fine

You think I'd leave your side, baby?
You know me better than that
Think I'd leave you down when you're down on your knees?
I wouldn't do that
I'll tell you you're right when you aren't, ah, ah, oh
And if only you could see into me

Oh, when you're cold
I'll be there, hold you tight to me (to me, yeah)
Oh, when you're low
I'll be there by your side, baby (by your side, baby)

And, oh, when you're cold
I'll be there, hold you tight to me (to me, yeah)
Oh, when you're low
I'll be there by your side, baby


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By Your Side Lyrics as written by Stuart Matthewman Paul Denman

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  • +6
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    i love this song.. i listen to it on repeat all the time! it's like everyone said... i love how it's just got this peacful vibe saying something so important, and pure. it's definitley a 'first dance' song at a wedding reception.

    forelsket segon July 02, 2004   Link
  • +6
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    I'm not really the biggest Sade fan, but this song judt goes straight to my heart. Almost so much that I can't listen to it. It's absolutly painfully beautiful.

    Tyler2004durdenon September 21, 2009   Link
  • +5
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    This song is amazing in every aspect. One of my top favorite songs EVER...

    BINKZon November 16, 2007   Link
  • +3
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    The song is soo beautiful. It makes u feel like you need someone that you love, that you don't want to loose. It's like you sleep at night and your just thinking about that one person in your life you love soo much and your scared to be without them. it's a really great song! it's a song that i will never forget...

    inmyheartfoevaon June 21, 2002   Link
  • +3
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    No one would have a difficult time agreeing that we were all put here to love one another. Anyone can see this song in a series of ways and it does have an enormous amount of meanings. I kinda like this one because it seems to make sense and is so simple. The person in this song comes to realize that sometimes there are people out there from all walks of life who neeeed us much more than we need them. Its not necessarily a bad thing, but it could apply to everything including love...

    bluemusiq7on June 28, 2003   Link
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    This is a Regal song. Employees of the theaters unite, haha! I remember this song playing over and over, once an hour on the CD that played in the theaters and the box office - Regal Radio! It reminds me of those lonely nights I used to sit by myself and clean the counters, sweep the floor, wipe the tears from my face when I thought too much about someone. Its one of those songs that reminds me of Heather-Ann, the most fantastic person I've ever met.

    seaaubadeon June 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    This song really touches me. It reminds me of love in every sense of the word. I only hope that the person whose side I'm by will always be there, by my side.

    Cool_Dandyon July 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    Neva cared for Sade much, even after I heard this song but one day a few weeks ago it suddenly struck a cord with me before I reached to change the channel. If she wrote this song herself then i would call her a genius. it's really good. Even better than that.

    missy blueon September 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    This song was played at my wives sister funeral and it was probably the toughest time I have ever seen her entire family go through.

    gorefiston June 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
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    To me this song is about one's un-dying love for another person. No matter what hardships you go through in life, I will always be there no matter what. When you feel like you can't continue, I'll help you go on. If you ever have a hard time telling the person you love how you feel about them, let them listen to this song. The first time I ever heard this was when I was working the night shift and I had on VH1. It was about 4am and I was half asleep and I heard this song, and fell in love with it. This song always puts a smile on my face.

    SUPERMANMIon April 13, 2004   Link

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