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"Full of broken heart and untethered bonds, this song speaks out for those who have love and lost, for all the unfulfilled promises and empty spaces. But don’t let yourself be brought down, as this song, even with its sad background, is a sweet, melodic, organic and nostalgic tune that will keep you swaying all the way through..."

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By Your Side

© Music and Lyrics by Annika Jayne

A candle in the night
Is lightening up the room
There's a storm outside
Clouds are covering the moon
It's also raining in my mind
The wind is howling, leaves me blind
How can life be so unkind?

We could have been in love
The flowers were in bloom
We really could have hit it off
But then I had to leave in June
Time wasn't on our side
It wasn't for us to decide
Even if we had tried

It’s just another sad love story
When everything goes wrong
When two people are left so lonely
And all we have is just this song
Memories will be fading
But this melody is ours
In our hearts, it will keep playing
No matter where the wind blows

As the morning breaks
Light is flooding the room
In the sun I see your face
Birds are singing a gentle tune
Send you a kiss, whisper goodbye
Blow it away, let it fly
And watch it reach the sky

It’s just another sad love story
When everything goes wrong
When two people are left so lonely
And all we have is just this song
Memories will be fading
But this melody is ours
In our hearts, it will keep playing
No matter where the wind blows

Even though we can't turn the tide
Hope my kiss finds you alright
Wish I could be there by your side
Hold me tight
Hold me tight
By your side

By Your Side is a song I wrote in 1994 when I fell in love with a French guy called Stéphane. Sadly, he had to leave before we really had the chance to get together. I had always intended a 2nd voice in the chorus and asked Nathan Peter Illes whether he wanted to sing it. I've always loved his songs and was really happy when he agreed to do them. While working on the song with Nathan I had the idea this could be a duet. There is however also an unplugged version out which I recorded live with just one mic.

By Your Side est une chanson que j'ai écrite en 1994 quand j'étais amoureuse d'un Français qui s'appellait Stéphane. Hélas, il a du partir avant on pouvait être en couple. J'ai toujours eu l'intention de mettre une 2ième voix dans le refrain et du coup j'ai demandé à Nathan Peter Illes s'il voulait la chanter. J'ai toujours aimé ses chansons et j'étais ravie qu'il était d'accord.  En travaillant sur la chanson avec Nathan j'ai eu l'idée qu'elle pourrait être chantée en duo. Il y a aussi une autre version unplugged que j'ai enrégistrée avec un seul microphone.

By Your Side habe ich 1994 geschrieben als ich mich in einen Franzosen namens Stéphane verliebt hatte. Leider musste er zurück nach Frankreich bevor wir die Chance hatten, zusammenzukommen. Ich hatte immer eine zweite Stimme im Refrain vorgesehen und habe Nathan Peter Illes gefragt, ob er sie singen würde. Ich fand seine Musik schon immer toll und habe mich total gefreut als er zugestimmt hat. Während wir an dem Lied gearbeitet haben, hatte ich die Idee, dass wir dieses Lied auch als Duett aufnehmen könnten. Es gibt aber auch eine Unplugged Version, die ich mit live mit einem Mikrofon eingespielt habe.