Friday, November 28, 2008

Stand By Me

This aired on Bill Moyers' Journal last month. The organinzation, Playing for Change, is dedicated to promoting peace around the world through music and art. A little healing for us all....


Ben King's lyrics:
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

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

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
And 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
Stand by me, stand by me, stand by me-e, yeah

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

Darlin', darlin', stand by me-e, stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me

2 comments:

BOOKISH said...

Yes, I loved it. The most touching song I've heard since a while.

Thanks so much for sharing, really made my day.

Laura said...

I'm so glad you like it, Bookish. Here's a version done by the songwriter. The song first came out in the sixties, but it's one for the ages.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onUDiGaT8as