AND I'LL BE THERE
(Dave Grusin (m) / Alan Bergman (l) / Marilyn Bergman (l) 1988)
Allan Bergman 2007
This song contained in the debut album
'Lyrically, Alan Bergman' was recorded when
Bergman was 81 years old.
The team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman have been
nominated by the Academy (AMPAS) 15 times for
Best Original Song.
Also sung by:
Michael Feinstein 1993
I'll be there with you
Whenever the world seems far too wide
Though you may not always see me
I'm right there by your side.
When you're frightened and pluck the covers
Though it's only a creaky stair
If the rainbows fade don't you be afraid
For I promise you I'll be there.
When the shadows come
And moonlight paints pictures on the wall
And you're feeling lost and lonely
Like no one cares at all.
When you can't chase the demons inside you
And it's more than a soul can bear
You must never fear, they will disappear
Look around you and I'll be there.
There'll be times when friends desert you
And life may let you down
And those moments leave you feeling
Like the circus just left town.
You just tell me if anything hurts you
I'll make it alright, I swear
Sure as rainbows bend, my forever friend
I can promise you, I'll be there.
A kiss and a smile, then dream for a while
You'll wake up and I'll be there.
(Transcribed by David Story - July 2013)