Tag: Three-Day Lyrical Challenge [Day 2]

Once again, thanks to Sara @ The Bibliophagist for tagging me! In case you missed yesterday’s post, be sure to check out Day 1 of the Three-Day Lyrical Challenge. Now, on to Day 2.


The rules are simple:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Share one of your favorite song/lyrics one at a time for three days.
  3. Nominate three other bloggers each day.

Singer Rachel Platten is most famous for Fight Song, the power anthem that was used frequently by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign amongst a handful of major appearances. But the two other singles of her 2016 album Wildfire are also awesome and uplifting, so today I’ll share one of them: Stand by You.

Even if we can’t find heaven, heaven, heaven, 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 ’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


I Tag

Hermit Odysseus | Brianna the Bookworm | Bookish Wisps


I hope you enjoyed today’s song! As always, no pressure to do the tag. On the other hand, feel free to take on the challenge if it interests you, whether or not you’ve been tagged–I’d love to find out your lyrical nominations!

5 thoughts on “Tag: Three-Day Lyrical Challenge [Day 2]

  1. Ooh I love this song, this is such a great pick! The lyrics are really powerful❤️ Thank you so much for the tag!! I appreciate it 🙂

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