Stand By You

Monday, June 06, 2016




There is a saying written by Janette Oke, the author of novel “Love Comes Softly”, that sometimes love isn’t fireworks, sometimes love just comes softly. Well I cannot relate to that until recently, by what I’ve been through with my significant other. Our love was never like a firework to begin with. There was sparks, of course, but it’s more like a bonfire than a firecracker. Some years ago, sadly he put the bonfire off. However, some months ago we both realized that it wasn’t completely died. Though the bonfire is now turning into burning coals, it’s still there. The love is still there. It’s always there, apparently. In life, in relationship, there are ups and downs. However, no matter how up high or down low we get, we would always be there for our significant other, because that’s what love is. Love, these days were hard for us, I know, and there may come harder days ahead. We’re not perfect, I understand, but we’re just imperfectly perfect when together. Love, our togetherness, our intentions, I believe that it’s all based on sincerity to begin with. Therefore it comes softly, like a gentle whisper blow along the spring wind, like a warm summer breeze. And no matter what will come hereafter, just remember, Love, that I’m gonna stand by you.

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.” –Rachel Platten, Stand By You

A beautiful song titled “Stand By You”, performed by American female singer Rachel Platten, is the song I would like to review the lyrics today. It was released as the second single taken from Platten’s major label debut studio album, “Wildfire”, on September 11th 2015. The pop track was written by Platten herself along with Jack Antonoff, Joy Williams, Matt Morris, and Jon Levine. The official music video for the song, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, was released to YouTube on November 6th 2015. For me personally, this song is a mood-booster. It has the power to lift up my mood whenever I’m feeling so down. Indeed, the feeling of ‘you’re not alone’ is the best healing for all loneliness and broken heart. I tend to isolate myself when I feel down. However, listening to this song when I’m in the middle of isolation makes me want to open myself again. Yes, Love, life is too short to spend it in despair and being drown in rage and sadness.


"Stand By You" single cover | source: en.wikipedia.org

People say that the most precious thing in this world we can give to people we love is time. Time, indeed, cannot be bought or traded with anything. Moreover, when the time is given with sincerity, then that is what it takes to give and receive love. For me, real love is when you can show all of your hidden scars and share all of your pain to your significant other, without being afraid of being judged or even left behind. For me, true love is when you are willingly afford everything you have and sacrifice yourself to your significant other, without being afraid of losing anything in return. For me, love is walking hand-in-hand, instead of leading or following. “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 ‘til yours can open too, ‘cause I’m gonna stand by you.”
The way universe works is full of mysteries. Sometimes it could surprise us in a way that we could never guessed. We could fall for someone we never knew we would. We could find someone so much alike as us, as weird as us, as crazy as us, and then in the next second we just find ourselves and that person as an item. For me, real love is when you are willingly to share your strength when your significant other is breaking down, and stay together through those hard times. For me, true love is when you can accept each other’s flaws, and even see them as something rarely beautiful that no one else has. For me, love is having a faith while staying true to each other. “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 having a reason. And I know now, love, if your wings are broken, borrow mine ‘til yours can open too, ‘cause I’m gonna stand by you.”
To be the light in the darkness, to give the arms to lean on, that’s what it takes to be together, sincerely. To give a helping hand, to be a friend, that’s what it takes to love someone, sincerely. “I’ll be your eyes ‘til yours can shine. And I’ll be 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’m gonna stand by you.” I personally think that love is larger than life. It means that when you really and truly love someone, then your love is beyond the life itself. Since life isn’t all beautiful, love means to be there through the darkest days too. Since the afterlife has two sides, love means to be there even if it’s hell. Love means to not letting our significant other feels alone. Love means to stand by each other, through the good and the bad, better and worse, life and afterlife, heaven and hell. “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.”

"Wildfire" album cover | source: en.wikipedia.org

No one means to hurt their significant other, but sadly, they just do, most of the times. I think it’s inevitable because the one who is meant so much for us is actually the same person who has the most capability to hurt us in any way. However, it doesn’t mean we have to push that person away. Sometimes, all we need is just a heart-to-heart conversation, or perhaps even a little hug. It’s okay to get a little help. It’s alright to be weak. We don’t have to do it all alone all the time. We don’t have to be strong every time. Moreover, in front of our significant other. We can just be ourselves; asking for help if we need to and being weak when we’re too tired. When everything gets hard, tiresome, taking so much emotional cost, instead of pushing away your significant other, why don’t you just try to brave the emotions together? Perhaps you don’t trust yourself enough to trust your significant other. But, how would you know if you never tried? If that person is your significant other, it’s okay to trust them, because they’re gonna stand by you no matter what.

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.” –Rachel Platten, Stand By You





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 ‘til 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 having a reason
And I know now, love, if your wings are broken, borrow mine ‘til 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 ‘til yours can shine, and I’ll be 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, 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, oh, I’m gonna stand by you
Even if we can’t find heaven, heaven, heaven, yeah, I’m gonna stand by you

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