My Own Lyrics Challenge 1961 - Stand by Me - Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller


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The lyrics for “Stand by Me” are inspired by the spiritual hymn “Lord Stand By Me.” Although the lyrics speak to “Darling,” they retain the religious essence of the original. The theme is that having someone to care about your struggles makes life easier to get though.

My Own Lyrics Challenge is going through the years to spotlight cool songs and this post is for 1961. “Stand by Me” rose to number 1 on the Billboard chart upon release and was number 67 on the year end Billboard Hot 100.

"Stand by Me" is ranked the 122nd out of Rolling Stones “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” The song has since been recorded into more than 400 other versions by people in many countries and walks of life. It is also noted to be the 4th most performed song of the 20th century, with more than 7 million performances.

This is a promotional video, showing portions of performances of “Stand by Me” by Ben E King, interspersed with scenes from the 1986 movie named after it.


Stand by Me Lyrics - Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller

[Verse 1]
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

[Chorus]
So darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now stand by me
Stand stand by me, stand by me

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
And darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh now now
Stand by me
Stand by stand by me stand by me

Darlin', darlin', stand by me, stand by me
Stand by me stand by me stand by me

[Bridge]
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, stand by me
Oh stand by me, stand by me, stand by me


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