I Will Stand Beside You

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United Kingdom I
2012

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"I Will Stand Beside You"
Andy Brook

Music & Lyrics: Andy Brook

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Lyrics

The last thing she ever said to me
Wise words from Great Aunt Emily
Keep your counsel, be on your guard
From those around who would make life hard

She didn't lead an easy life
Married young, couldn't be a wife
To a man she couldn't understand
Did he raise an angry hand?

To your own self be true
Whatever life may throw at you
Have faith in yourself
And when you do, I will stand beside you

I told my mother and my mother cried
Thank God you waited 'til your father died
We only wanted what was best for you
And in spite of it all, I still do

You were never like the other boys
We caught you playing with your sister's toys
Hoped it was a phase you were going through
It wasn't true

To your own self be true
Whatever life may throw at you
Have faith in yourself
And when you do, I'll stand beside you

There is no shame
So don't be afraid to stake your claim
Play to your strengths
And when you do, I will stand beside you

When she died at the age of 83
We thanked God for the life of Emily
A beacon of hope that will never die
She left a blueprint for us to live by

To your own self be true
Whatever life may throw at you
Have faith in yourself
And when you do, I'll stand beside you

There is no shame
So don't be afraid to stake your claim
Play to your strengths
and when you do, I will stand beside you


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