RIP Ben E King – Stand by Me

Posted by on May 1, 2015 in Quotes, RIP, Tom's Blog

Best known for writing the lyrics to “Stand by Me”, a song that shaped music, Ben E. King passed yesterday at 76.
In reference to today’s generation of musicians, he was quoted as saying, “Those things don’t happen today. I feel sorry for the kids in the industry today. They have on sunglasses, eat caviar in jet planes, but they’ll never know the true feeling that we did.” I was going to make the photo quote of that, but I really didn’t think people would understand… Everyone knows the words to Stand by Me, so it was a more logical choice…

rip ben e king

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we’ll see
No, I won’t be afraid
Oh, I won’t be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me

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