Stand By You - Rachel Platten



The Experience: Even if we can't find heaven, I'll walk through hell with you. Love, you're not alone, cause I'm gonna stand by you... True love never fails, and never leaves your side. And Rachel Platten promises that this true love is real...


Music video: Stand By You goes back and forth between the bad - empty hands, scars, broken wings, hell - and the good - shining eyes, open wings, heaven. But it's the same person - Rachel Platten wearing black, white, and both - who faces all of it, and shares it - like the friends, couples and families in the video. Love takes whatever comes, and uses it to love even more.

The Meaning of Stand By You: Rachel Platten lists off all the different ways that true love proves itself. It accepts others the way they are - show me all the scars you hide. It gives itself to heal others - if your wings are broken take mine so yours can open too. It's not afraid of hard times - if we can't find heaven I'll walk through hell with you. And it lasts a lifetime - I'll be your eyes till yours can't shine (until you're dead). Love will stand by you, through it all, to the very end.

Ask yourself: How long has your love lasted so far? Is it true enough to last forever?

LYRICS:

[Even if you can't find heaven, heaven, heaven...]

Hands, put your empty hands in mine
And scars, show me all the scars you hide
And hey, if your wings are broken
Please take mine so yours can open too
Cause I'm gonna stand by you
Oh, tears make kaleidoscopes in your eyes
And hurt, I know you're hurting, but so am I
And love, if your wings are broken
Borrow mine so yours can open too
Cause I'm gonna stand by you

Even if we're breaking down, we can find a way to break through
Even if we can't find heaven, I'll walk through hell with you
Love, you're not alone, cause I'm gonna stand by you
Even if we can't find heaven, I'm gonna stand by you
Even if we can't find heaven, I'll walk through hell with you
Love, you're not alone, cause I'm gonna stand by you

Yeah, you're all I never knew I needed
And the heart, sometimes it's unclear why it's beating
And love, if your wings are broken
We can brave through those emotions too
Cause I'm gonna stand by you
Oh, truth, I guess truth is what you believe in
And faith, I think faith is helping reason
No, no, no, love, if your wings are broken
Borrow mine so yours can open too
Cause I'm gonna stand by you

Even if we're breaking down, we can find a way to break through
Even if we can't find heaven, I'll walk through hell with you
Love, you're not alone, cause I'm gonna stand by you
Even if we can't find heaven, I'm gonna stand by you
Even if we can't find heaven, I'll walk through hell with you
Love, you're not alone, cause I'm gonna stand by you

I'll be your eyes till yours can't shine
And I'll your arms, I'll be your steady satellite
And when you can't rise, well, I'll crawl with you on hands and knees
Cause I...
[I'm gonna stand by you]

Even if we're breaking down [hey]we can find a way to break through [come on]
Even if we can't find heaven, I'll walk through hell with you
Love, you're not alone, cause I'm gonna stand by you
Even if we can't find heaven, I'm gonna stand by you
Even if we can't find heaven, I'll walk through hell with you
Love, you're not alone, cause I'm gonna stand by you
Love, you're not alone, no, I'm gonna stand by you
[Even if we can't find heaven, heaven, heaven...]
I'm gonna stand by you

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