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(Stephen Allen Davis)

He left me cryin' late one Sunday night outside of Boulder
He said he had to find himself out on the road
I guess when love goes wrong
You've gotta learn to be strong

So I worked two jobs
And I moved three times
I ended up south of Memphis, workin' down in Riverside
I may not be so lucky in love
But the one thing I'm sure of

I want a man that stands beside me
Not in front of or behind me
Give me two arms that want to hold me, not own me
And I'll give all the love in my heart
Stand beside me
Be true, don't tell lies to me
I'm not lookin' for a fantasy
I want a man that who stands beside me

I didn't expect to see him, one hot July morning
His hair was longer but his eyes were the same old blue
He said, "I've missed you for so long. Oh baby, what can I do?"
I said, "I want a man that stands beside me
Not in front of or behind me
Give me two arms that want to hold me, not own me
And I'll give all the love in my heart. "

It's hard to
Tell him, "No" when I want him so bad
But I've got to be true to my heart
This time

I'm not lookin' for a fantasy
I want a man who stands beside me
I want a man
Who stands beside me

Stand beside me........
Stand beside me........



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    UnregisteredJun 9, 2012 at 11:37 pm
    I always thought the song meant that she would take him back but with conditions. She wants someone who will stay with her. Stands beside her. And she'll give all the love in her heart. She doesn't want to feel owned. She isn't going to be walked over. She won't be his doormat. I just thought he'd seen the light. And that he was coming back to her. For good this time. I just watched the video though and that was not what happened in the video. She didn't give him a second chance. I'd like jo dee to do a video of this song again but one with more hope. With the way I've always thought the song meant. It gave me hope. I was disappointed with the outcome from the video.

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