when the storm
of life is raging
stand by me
when the storm
of life is raging
stand by me

oh lord
when this world
is tossing me, oh
oh, like a ship, oh yes
upon the sea

thou who knowest
the wind and water, come on
and stand by me

stand by me - oh lord

when I've done
all I can - oh
and my friends, oh yes
they don't understand

thou who knowest
you know all about it - come on, come on
and stand by me

stand by me (oh through the wind and the water)
stand by me (oh, oh, oh, hear it prayin' the lord)
stand by me (oh yes, oh yes, oh yes)
stand by me (stand, by, me, oh lord)
stand by me (oh, oh, won't you hear me pray the lord when I sing)
stand by me (stand, by, me, oh lord)


from Deadline For My Memories (with german and american bonus tracks), released April 6, 2014
written by Charles Tindley (Staples Music Publishing)
melodies by Franz Stegman
lyrics by Billie Ray Martin
produced by Billie Ray Martin
vocal production, vocal arrangements, pedal steel & additional production by Billie Ray Martin
arrangements: Roebuck Staples
mixed by Billie Ray Martin at Sarm
mix engineer: Greg Jackman
recorded at Eden & Sarm Studios
recording engineer: Pete Schwier
assistant engineer: Adrian Scarff
pedal steel guitar by BJ Cole
keyboards: Volker Janssen
backing vocals by Billie Ray Martin, Caroline Mackendrick, Anita Kelsey, Ade


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