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Somebody Stand By Me
    Authors »
Sheryl Crow, Todd Wolf(e)

    Year Written »
1995

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LYRICS FOR STEVIE NICKS' VERSION:

I stood at the door
And watched while you drove away
Driving my car in the rain, in the dark
Well, every dog seems to have her day.

I've been in this alone so long
And I'm begining to wonder why
I stand in one place a different name -- a different face.
No one's gonna see me cry

I need someone to stand by me
Stand by me, just one time
I hope somebody stands by me
stands by me, just one time
I don't understand, it's slipping through these hands
I think by now I know where to let go
All I know is here I am baby
Won't you stand by me?

I'm not bending tonight
But I'm twisted and turned and broken down
But I'm starting to know the sound of something,
No one and yet everything.

Well if God is here tonight -- are you here tonight?
Maybe you could grab me up
Stand me on my feet give me strength
Set me free
Im not giving in till I've had enough.

LYRICS FOR FAITH HILL'S VERSION:

It's quiet here tonight
There's a light burnin' far away
It burns in my heart
In the rain, in the dark
Well, this girl's gonna have her day

I've been this alone for so long
I'm beginning to wonder why
I stand in one place
Different name, different face
But no one's gonna see me
Break down and cry

Won't somebody stand by me
Stand by me just one time
Won't somebody stand by me
Stand by me just one time

Lord, I don't understand
What's slipping through these hands
You'd think by now I'd know when to let go
Here I am
Won't somebody stand, stand by me

I'm not bending tonight
But I'm twisted and turned and broken down
I'm starting to know the sound
Of nothing and no one and yet everything

Well, if God's here tonight
Are You here tonight
Maybe You could grab me up
Lord stand me on my feet
Give me strength and set me free
'Cause I'm not giving in until I've had enough

Won't somebody stand by me
Stand by me just one time
Won't somebody stand by me
Stand by me just one time

Oh, I don't understand
What's slipping through these hands
You'd think by now I'd know when to let go
So here I am
And I'm throwing down my one last hope
Here I am
Won't somebody stand, stand by me

Stand by me, stand by me just one time
Won't somebody stand by me just one time
I don't understand
What's slipping through these hands
You'd think by now I'd know when to let go
Here I am
And I'm throwing down my one last hope

Won't somebody stand by me just one time
Won't somebody stand by me just one time
I don't understand
What's slipping through these hands
You'd think by now I'd know when to let go
Here I am

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Performance #1:
Date Performance 1995-00-00
Running Time 5:06
Performers Don Was (Fagenson) (Produced By), Mark Goldenberg (Drums), Luis Resto (Piano), James (Hutch) Hutchinson (Bass), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Organ), Stephen/Steve (The (Doc)tor) Kupka (Saxophone), Brandon Fields (Saxophone), Lee Thornburg/Thornberg/Thomberg (Trumpet), David Campbell (Violas), Larry Corbett (Cello), Sharon Celani (Background Vocals), Lori Perry-Nicks/Perry/Nicks (Background Vocals), Rik Pekkonen (Engineered By), Rail (Jon) Rogut (Engineering Assisted By), Mike Scotella (Engineering Assisted By), Rail (Jon) Rogut (Additional Recording By), Hess Sutcliffe (Additional Recording By), (Young) Dan Bosworth (Second Assistant (Engineer)), Jason Goldstein (Second Assistant (Engineer)), Brad Haennel (Second Assistant (Engineer)), Richard Huredia (Second Assistant (Engineer)), Chuck Ainlay (Mixed By), Brian Pollack (Mixing Assisted By), Stevie Nicks (Vocals), David Campbell (String Arrangement)
CommentsRecorded at Ocean Way Recording. Mixed at The Record Plant, Hollywood. Thanks to Brian Loucks, Jamie Young, Don Was, Ken Kushnick, Jane Oppenheimer, Judy Stakee, Brad Rosenberger and Rick Shoemaker. Special thanks to Sheryl Crow for not only writing a great song, but also for getting involved early and being the first to deliver.
Appears On
Enchanted (1998)
Stevie Nicks
Boys On The Side (1995)
Various Artists
Performance #2:
Date Performance 1998-00-00
Running Time 5:50
Performers Faith Hill (Vocals), Paul Leim/Lime (Drums), Terry McMillan (Percussion), Joe Chemay (Bass), Biff Watson (Acoustic Guitar), Dan(n) Huff (Acoustic Guitar), Dan(n) Huff (Electric Guitar), Michael Omartian (Piano), Michael Omartian (Accordion), Steve Nathan (Synthesizer), Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar), Joe Spivey (Fiddle), Lisa Cochran (Background Vocals), Gene Miller (Background Vocals), Chris Rodriguez (Background Vocals), Faith Hill (Produced By), Dan(n) Huff (Produced By), Lauren Koch (Production Coordination By), Jeff Balding (Recorded By), Mark Hagen (Recording Assisted By), Chris Lord-Alge (Mixed By), Michael/Mike Dy (Mixing Assisted By)
CommentsRecorded at Masterfonics, Inc., Nashville, TN. The Music Mill, Nashville, TN & The Bennett House, Franklin, TN. Mixed at Image Recording, Inc., Hollywood, CA.
Appears On
Faith (1998)
Faith Hill
Love Will Always Win (1999)
Faith Hill

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2010-10-01

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Lyrics contributed by Nicholas Leone.