Stand Beside You

Stand Beside You

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The lyric is almost entirely stolen from Wilfred Owen and his poem "Six l'clock in Princes Street" which I've rearranged and altered (slightly but significantly) in order to create this rather oblique lyric. Let it suffice to say that it still relates to a scene from World War II as much as it does a scene from today.

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In twos and threes they have not far to roam
Those who seek no farther than their home
Crowds that thread toward's morning's eyes
While we walk away slow and wise

Neither should I go fooling over clouds
Chasing after beauty through the crowds
following dreams unsafe, untrue
Still I dare to stand beside you

And be you in the gutter where you stand
With news of the nations in your hand
Pale rain floods ink from it's place
And all their sorrows show on your face

Neither should I go fooling over clouds
Chasing after beauty through the crowds
following dreams unsafe, untrue
Still I dare to stand beside you

Neither should I go fooling over clouds
Chasing after beauty through the crowds
following dreams unsafe, untrue
Still I dare to stand beside you



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rwc's picture

That's really nice. I like the melody and the falling bass notes. The rearranged poem works well as a song lyric, and the verse that you use as a chorus works well repeated.