"I'll Stand By You" as written by and Chrissie/kelly Hynde....
I like the way you cross the street 'cause your precious
Moving through the Cleveland heat how precious
Taking rides and all the kicks was so precious
But you know I was shittin' bricks 'cause I'm precious

Made me want to, made me want to, you made me make it
Oh, you're so mean

East 55th and Euclid avenue was real precious
Hotel sterling coming into view how precious
It's a pity that you bruised my hip 'cause I'm precious
You shouldn't let your manners slip you're too precious

Made me want to, made me want to, you made me make it
Oh, you're so mean

We went around and round and round and round and round the Shoreway
We was gonna do it do it do it on the pavement
Oh maybe maybe I'm gonna have a baby
We was a duet oh we do it all night

I was feeling kind of ethereal 'cause I'm precious
I had my eye on your imperial you're so precious
Now Howard the duck and Mr Stress both stayed
"Trapped in a world that they never made"
But not me baby I'm too precious
Fuck off

Made me want to, made me want to, you made me make it
Oh, you're so mean


Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by ReineMan

"I'll Stand By You" as written by Christine Hynde

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  • +5
    General Comment*cries* This song is the way you hope someone feels about you.
    SomthinCorporaton October 13, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song really shows what a fantastic voice Chrisse has, something that she does not always make the most of. Absolutely laden with emotion, not just as an "act", but I suspect that she feels it genuinely.

    I think it may be based on dealing with depressive-type illnesses, being prepared to stand by someone whatever, through whatever, however dark it gets ( and it can get very dark ).

    "Take me into your darkest hour And I'll never desert you I'll stand by you" - an invitation to talk and share at the lowest of times. I know that this is an astoundingly intense declaration.

    "And when When the night falls on you, baby You're feeling all alone You won't be on your own" That is so awesome it hurts.
    Schroedingeron June 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy sister had to tell me the worst new you can tell someone " that she had HIV." When she did tell me I freaked out and wasn't there for her. I heard this song months later on the way to see her. I cried so hard I missed the turn three times. It to me was exactly what I needed her to know but could'nt find it in myself to tell her. A few years later we were in the car together and this song came on, I finally told her this is what needed to be said.She died a few years later, but I had the chance to tell her "I'll stand by you" and she new what I was saying along with "I love you"
    gulfvilleon October 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the song of the most ultimate form of friendship. You can also use love in this. I mean, they're saying they'll be there through thick and thin, even if the person they're talking to wants to rip thier guts out, they'll stay there and be by them forever.
    TasChiBandGirlon May 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell at first it was just another song...but today perhaps just a depressing day, the kind when it just seems nothing can go right, and nothing won't go wrong i came home...just hoping to calm down relax and have some special k cereal...yes dweeby, but hey! i opened the fridge only to find we had no milk, and i just started crying nonstop uncontrolably! well nonetheless it was my sister mary who came to the rescue, just listening to me and apologizing for not being able to say anything that would make me feel better. Later when i came up to the computer she had i'll stand by you highlighted and ready to play on the computer and left a note that said,"ya know how i said i didn't know what to say? well, this is exactly iy. Press play and turn it up!" my sister is going to college next semester and i will always remember this song and think of her! this song was the 1st thing all day that was capable of making me smile!
    girlathomeon May 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of my relationship with my mom. It's like her telling me that I can always come to her and she'll always stand by me... ;)
    zacsteron September 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song defines what friendship, true friendship really is. There's nothing more to say.
    DrunkNmunkyon May 04, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song, a true friend helping out another when they are hitting rock bottom. Never betraying their friendship and no matter what happens, they will always be there. Sticking up for them and letting them know it's ok to break down and tell them everything, knowing it will be confidential.

    This reminds me of Jame's Taylor's "You've Got A Friend".
    Coronaboyon March 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe lyrics and music of this song are profound. It's about parenting our own inner child. For those who don't know what that is, well, basically you can't truly love anyone else in a healthy way unless you learn to love yourself first. Usually this realisation comes about through recovery, after experiencing great sadness of some kind or loss of a loved one. That's why anyone who has suffered and listens to this song can relate to it and is deeply moved.
    fireangelon January 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it is our about parenting our own child. A mother talking to her child because only a mother to her child would allow this type of unconditional love. A mother stands by her child when she is alone, at his/her darkest hour, when their making decisions, etc.
    susan39on June 13, 2010   Link

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