Still Standing

Story Behind The Song

In 2005, a close friend lost a loved one suddenly. Also the tragic consequences of Hurricane Katrina occurred shortly thereafter. This song was a was a gift to their suffering and resilience.

Song Description

A song of resolve and endurance in the face of adversity. The lyrics reflect upon our resilience and how life goes on. This is set to a gospel R&B groove. What other groove could one possibly use to convey this emotion?

Song Length 3:20 Genre Jazz - Contemporary, R & B - Soul
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Exultant, In High Spirits Subject Spirituality, Life
Similar Artists Aretha Franklin, Amy Grant Language English
Era 2000 and later


(Verse 1)
There are days when you're feeling so strong
and other days you just can't go on
With your head in your hands you watch the day go by
and wonder how the hell it all went so wrong

(Pre chorus)
But the weeks move along and the seasons change
The tears are over and though life seems strange,
there's a new resolve, you've reinvented you
By the grace of god you know you'll make it through, and

You're still standing
You've overcome the pain
You've reached down inside, 'cause you know
With the sun comes a little rain

(Verse 2)
In my life I have seen the enigma
and the mystery intrigues me still
And I still can't explain why we endure the strain,
it all comes down to a question of will

(Pre chorus)
'Cause I have seen the darkness
I have seen the light,
but I'm too damn stubborn to give up this fight
By the grace of God I know I'll make it through
Be it love or life, we get to win a few, and

I'm still standing
I've weathered all the rain
I've learned to laugh in spite of it all
'cause with each life comes a little pain

Yes, we're still standing
We've overcome the pain
We've reached down inside, 'cause we know
With the sun comes a little rain
But we're still standing.

Lyrics Rusty Springfield Music Rusty Springfield
Producer Rusty Springfield Publisher Springfield Music (BMI)
Performance Christi John Bye-vocals; Rusty Springfield- Ram bass, B3 organ; Tony Scozzaro- guitar; David Johnson- drums, tamb.; Scott Rademacher- tenor sax; Carlita Collins, Charles Reddick, Ron Norris- "choir" Label Independent
This track is on 2 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
beenjammin72 My Top Songs 4/14/2008
Tsutomu My Top Songs 9/10/2007
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