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  • "You're Not Alone" (original title: "Jeff") by Jacques Brel, popularized in English by the show Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
  • "Magenta" by nano.
  • Embrace - You're Not Alone among many, many others.
  • Tokio Hotel - By Your Side
  • "You're Not Alone" by Saosin.
  • Everybody Hurts, R.E.M.
    If you feel like you're alone / No, no, no, you're not alone.
  • Two songs, both named "You're Not Alone", from Final Fantasy IX
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  • You Are Not Alone by Eagles
  • Mumford & Sons' Timshel ("And you are not alone in this / As brothers we'll stand and we'll hold your hand")
    • Although there's a partial subversion in the final line: "But I can't move the mountains for you."
  • "Roll With the Changes" by REO Speedwagon.
  • Parts of "We Are Young" by fun.:
    So if by the time/The bar closes/And you feel like falling down,/I'll carry you home/Tonight...
  • Two Steps Behind by Def Leppard qualifies.
  • You Find Out Who Your Friends Are is this trope in every way but the exact words. The video makes it even better.
  • Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water.
    I'm on your side / When times get rough...
  • "Clumsy" by Our Lady Peace could be considered a deconstruction of this. The narrator wants to help a friend in need, but for one reason or another, the friend is resistant to help. A much more straight example from the band is "Right Behind You."
  • "Never Too Late" by Three Days Grace:
    Even if I say / It'll be alright
    Still I hear you say / You want to end your life
    Now and again we try / to just stay alive
    Maybe we'll turn it all around / 'Cause it's not too late / It's never too late
  • Rock and Roll Suicide by David Bowie is an extremely emotional song, starting slow and melancholic, then breaking out into beautiful passion as he cries out, "Oh, no, love, you're not alone!"
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    • Perhaps quoting from Jacques Brel's "No, Love, You're Not Alone," which builds up that way. Bowie was admittedly a fan of Brel's songs.
  • "You Are Loved (Don't Give Up)" by Josh Groban.
  • Avril Lavigne's Keep Holding On. The whole song really, but the opening lines say it directly.
    • Likewise, "I'm With You" is from the point of someone devastated, confused, and lonely who finds hope in the companionship of someone she doesn't even know yet:
    It's a damn cold night / Trying to figure out this life / Won't you take me by the hand? / Take me somewhere new
  • Roger & Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone".
    • So awesome, to the extent that it became (and is best known as) the club anthem of Liverpool FC (to the point where the title is displayed on the Shankly Gates) and later, Celtic FC and Borussia Dortmund, oddly enough.
    • And the Bootstrapped Theme of the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon.
    • This is also the Madison Scouts' corps anthem (invoked when current members and alumni use the acronym MYNWA, or May You Never Walk Alone).
  • The chorus to Michelle Branch's "Everywhere".
    "'Cause you're everywhere to me
    And when I catch my breath, it's you I see
    You're everything I know that makes me believe
    I'm not alone."
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  • A Better Place, A Better Time by Streetlight Manifesto.
    "I know that you think that you're on your own
    But just know that I'm here
    And I'll lead you home
    If you let me."
  • Michael Jackson's/R. Kelly's "You Are Not Alone" is about being with someone in an emotional sense if not a physical one.
  • (You Were) Never Alone by SAGA
  • Nickelback brings us Never Gonna Be Alone
    You're never gonna be alone
    From this moment on.
    If you ever feel like letting go
    I won't let you fall.
  • "By Your Side" by Tenth Avenue North.
  • Savage Garden's "Crash and Burn."
    "If you need someone to call
    If you jump I'll break your fall
    If you need to crash
    Then crash and burn, you're not alone."
  • A running theme of Brave Saint Saturn's music; the phrase "You are not alone" shows up in the liner notes of the first album.
    • A few years later, at the parent band Five Iron Frenzy's final concert, Reese chanted those same words over the bridge of the last song they ever played together. "You are not alone, you are not alone, you are never alone."
  • The song "Never Alone" from Fame. Beautiful and uplifting.
  • Eminem's "Not Afraid". Just listen to the lyrics by the end!
    Everybody, everybody, come take my hand
    We'll walk this road together, through the storm
    Whatever weather
    Just lettin' you know
    You're not alone
  • Don't Give Up by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush (and a whole lot of other people who've done a cover of it since), originally from Peter's album So.
    "Don't give up, 'cause you still have friends" and "When times get rough, you can fall back on us."
  • Not Alone by Linkin Park. There's also "Shadow of the Day", "Heavy" (quite literally in the song's music video) and "One More Light".
  • Lady Gaga's Dance in the Dark has this at parts of it.
    You will never fall apart.
    Diana, you're still in our hearts
    Never let you fall apart
    Together we'll dance in the dark.
  • From the title track of the album "We Are The Others" by Delain
    If you feel mistreated, torn and cheated,
    You are not alone.
  • This trope is featured in "Like You" by Evanescence
    You're not alone
    No matter what they told you
    You're not alone
    I'll be right beside you forevermore.
  • 'Aftermath', by Adam Lambert is very much this trope.
  • That's What Friends Are For
    Whoa, and then for the times when we're apart
    Well, then close your eyes and know
    These words are comin' from my heart
    And then if you can remember, oh
    Keep smiling, keep shining
    Knowing you can always count on me, for sure
    That's what friends are for
    In good times, in bad times
    I'll be on your side forever more
    Oh, that's what friends are for
  • "I will Carry You" by Clay Aiken. "You should know now that you're not alone. Take my heart and you will find, we will find, a way home."
  • Supertramp's Hide In Your Shell is a great example of this trope.
    If I can help you, if I can help you,
    If I can help you, just let me know.
  • Splashdown had one in I Understand.
  • The line "Believe in me as I believe in you" from The Smashing Pumpkins' "Tonight, Tonight," already a generally uplifting song, can be interpreted as this.
  • The Corrs song "At Your Side"
    I'll be at your side
    There's no need to worry
    Together, we'll survive
    Through the haste & hurry
  • The voice within, by Christina Aguilera.
    Young girl, don’t cry, I’ll be right here when your world starts to fall.
  • Toy Story's "You've Got A Friend In Me":
    When the road looks rough ahead, and you're miles and miles from your nice warm bed...You just remember what your old pal said: Boy, you've got a friend in me.
  • Paul McCartney's "Always Somebody Who Cares"
  • Second album by Breaking Benjamin is titled "We Are Not Alone"
  • "Not Alone" by Darren Criss, from A Very Potter Musical:
    Baby, you're not alone, 'cause you're here with me
    And nothing's ever gonna bring us down, 'cause nothing can keep me from loving you
    And you know it's true
    It don't matter what'll come to be—our love is all we need to make it through.
  • There are a lot of songs titled "Hitori Ja Nai" (which is the article title in Japanese) in JPop. With various flavors, too.
  • Für Immer by the German band Unheilig:
    Weinst Du auch, wenn Deine Welt zerbricht? Weinst Du? Ich weine mit! Brauchst Du mich, wenn Du am Abgrund stehst? Springst Du? Ich halte Dich!
    Translates to: Do you cry when your world breaks apart? Do you cry? I cry with you! Do you need me when you're in front of the abyss? do you jump? I hold you!
  • "Valkyrie Missile" by Angels & Airwaves.
    If you're here and you're all alone tonight
    Then I'll give you a free ride
    Take a chance 'cause I know you want to
    If only you'll hold on, just hold on
    I'm here and I'm with you
    I'm here too, I feel you
    We'll get through
    I know this, I've seen it
    A hundred times, a thousand times
    Just one more time with you and I
    I'll pull you close...
    And then we'll say goodbye.
  • "Carolyn" by Black Veil Brides
    You're not alone
    And we'll brave this storm.
  • "Stranger Things Have Happened" by Foo Fighters.
  • Dare ka ga Kimi wo Aishiteru by Takayuki Miyauchi.
    Dare ka ga kimi wo, aishiteru / Dare ka ga kimi wo, shinjiteru / Dare ka ga kimi wo, motometeru / Doko ka de, doko ka de
    Translated:
    Somebody out there loves you / Somebody out there believes in you / Somebody out there is looking for you / Somewhere, somewhere
  • Skillet:
    • "Whispers in the Dark" by Skillet:
    No, you'll never be alone
    When darkness comes
    I'll light the night with stars
    Hear my whispers in the dark
    No, you'll never be alone
    When darkness comes
    You know I'm never far
    Hear my whispers in the dark
    • While it's not as overt as "Whispers in the Dark", "Awake and Alive" expresses a similar sentiment, especially in the lines immediately preceding the chorus in the first two verses:
      It's getting harder to stay awake
      And my strength is fading fast
      You breathe into me at last
    And
    When my faith is getting weak
    And I feel like giving in
    You breathe into me again
    • This theme is repeated in "The Last Night", wherein the singer is speaking to a girl suffering from depression.
    This is the last night you'll spend alone
    Look me in the eyes so I know you know
    I'm everywhere you want me to be
  • "Message in a Bottle" by The Police tells the story of a castaway who sends out an S.O.S. in a bottle, and waits for a year with no reply. Then...
    Woke up this morning, don't believe what I saw:
    Hundred billion bottles washed up on the shore.
    Seems I'm not alone in being alone,
    Hundred billion castaways looking for a home.
    • Ostensibly, it's just about a castaway...but considering who came up with the song, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that the hidden message is You Are Not Alone.
  • "Run With Us" by Lisa Lougheed, the theme song for The Raccoons.
    If a desperate love,
    Keeps on driving you wrong,
    Don't be afraid,
    You're not alone.
  • "Yubiwa" by Maaya Sakamoto, which was used for the Big Damn Movie of The Vision of Escaflowne;
  • Lady Antebellum and Jim Brickman give us Never Alone
    When hard times have found you
    And your fears surround you
    Wrap my love around you
    You're never alone
  • I'll Stand By You from Pretenders
    When the night falls on you
    You don't know what to do
    Nothing you confess
    Could make me love you less
    I'll stand by you
  • Lean On Me, by Bill Withers
  • "Your Heart Will Lead You Home" by Kenny Loggins, used for The Tigger Movie.
  • My Dearest; by supercell, used as the opening for the Guilty Crown Anime, the song is about someone who realizes they are not alone and then does everything they can for that person, lyrics found here.
  • Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms as the name would suggest;
    In the fear and alarm
    You did not desert me
    My brothers in arms.
  • Pink Floyd's "Outside The Wall" at the end of the extremely dark album The Wall, where the titular wall represents the emotional barrier many have built sealing themselves off from the world.
    All alone, or in twos,
    The ones who really love you
    Walk up and down outside the wall.
    Some hand in hand,
    some gathered together in bands,
    the bleeding hearts and the artists make their stand.
    And when they've given you their all,
    some stagger and fall after all, it's not easy.
    Banging your heart against some mad bugger's wall.
    • From their earlier album Animals, there's "Pigs on the Wing, Pt. II".
  • Seal's "Don't Cry", whose chorus says it best:
    Don't cry,
    You're not alone.
    Don't cry tonight,
    My baby.
    Don't cry;
    You'll always be loved.
    Don't cry tonight,
    My baby.
  • "Not Alone" by All That Remains. Though it's more "I am not alone" than "you are not alone", it's a similar sentiment. (Also ambiguous is whether it's referring to a woman or to a God.)
    I'm not alone
    With the touch of your hand
    I am whole again
  • Brandon Heath's "It's No Good To Be Alone"
  • Pearl Jam's "Present Tense":
    You can spend your time alone, re-digesting past regrets, oh
    Or you can come to terms and realize
    You're the only one who can't forgive yourself, oh
    Makes much more sense, to live in the present tense
  • Nickelback:
    • "Lullaby" by Nickelback is full of this trope, calling out to the listener that no matter where they are, there is someone who wants them to make it through.
    • "Somebody for Me", as well, though the sentiment is more romantic than most examples.
  • Second Person's "Paper Umbrella" is about someone desperately trying to convince their friend that they are not alone in their suffering. Lyrics can be interprerted for nearly any situation - mourning the loss of a loved one, divorce, a parent consoling a child, or even a child consoling a parent.
  • Stick To Your Guns, a hardcore band, brings us Amber, a song about a girl who thinks nobody cares about her. The lyrics speak to the listener at some point, as well.
    She screams "oh"/I've had enough please make this go/The sea is rough and I'm drowning slow/The mind-numbing pain has her lost in the undertow/But braves her storm/You're not alone
  • "Not Alone" by Red. Pretty much the same sort of thing as many of the songs already here.
  • "The Unwinding Cable Car" and "Hello Alone" by Anberlin. The latter is an aversion until the last line of the song, though.
  • Death Cab for Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into The Dark":
    If Heaven and Hell decide
    They both are satisfied
    Illuminate the 'no's on their vacancy signs
    If there's no one beside you
    When your soul embarks
    Then I'll follow you into the dark.
  • "Unity" by Shinedown
    Put your hands in the air if you hear me out there
    I've been searching for you day and night
    Shine a light in the dark, let me see where you are
    'Cause I'm not gonna leave you behind.
    If I told you that you're not alone
    And I showed you this is where you belong
    Put your hands in the air
    One more time.
  • Garbage:
    • The song "Beloved Freak" has "You're not alone" as a repeated lyric. What's really heartwarming is that it was the last song on the track, which the band typically reserves for their most depressing songs.
    • Similarly, their song "Tell Me Where it Hurts":
      Tell me where it hurts
      And to hell with everybody else
      All I care about is you, and that's the truth
      They don't like me
      Yeah, I can tell
      But you do, so they can go to hell
  • The Marianas Trench song "Beside You":
    And when your heart wears thin
    I will hold you up
    And I will hide you
    If it gets too rough
    I'll be right beside you
  • Depending on what version you're hearing, the classic Christmas song "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" can send this message.
  • Erutan's rendition of "You're Not Alone" from Final Fantasy IX, mentioned below, adds lyrics to the song overlaying the scene that illustrate this trope.
    When the storm draws nigh
    Dreams will shatter before your eyes
    Know that you're not alone
    When the battle starts
    I will comfort your restless heart
    You'll know that you are home

    When your stars stop shining
    Endless vines around you winding
    Know that you're not alone
    I will give my all
    So your tears will no longer fall
    Down, down on sorrow's stone
  • This is echoed repeatedly in "The Gates" by Young Empires.
  • Move Along by The All-American Rejects.
    Hands are shaking cold
    Your hands are mine to hold
  • Flares by The Script
    Did you see the sparks
    Feel the hope
    You are not alone
    'Cause someone's out there
    Sending out flares
  • Eye of the Storm, by Killswitch Engage.
    Through the eye
    Of the storm
    You are never alone
    Even through the shadows
    You are never alone
  • Helene Fischer: "I'll Walk With You". Includes the phrase "you're not alone".
  • Dorothée: "Des millions de copains" ("Millions of friends"), with lyrics here. It starts with "You believe the world has abandoned you", or, in this karaoke version, "If you believe the world has abandoned you", and the refrain says that "you have millions of friends".
  • Cher Lloyd's song "Oath" features these lines in the chorus:
    Wherever you go, just always remember
    You're never alone, we're birds of a feather
  • War by Poets of the Fall
When I thought that I fought this war alone
You were there by my side on the front line
When I fought to beleive the impossible
You gave me a reason to try
  • Enya does this a **lot**.
    • At the end of "Book of Days":
    This day ends together
    Far and away
    • And at the end of "One By One":
    No goodbyes
    For love brightens their eyes
    ...
    And do you know why
    There's a love that won't die?
    • Also, pretty much the entirety of "Solace". It's a short, simple song, just eight lines, but it will absolutely make your day.
    What can I do to comfort you?
    Don't hide away in solitude
    What can I say to show the way?
    Let tears become a soft rain
    Why do you hide the loss inside?
    The love you feel is in your eyes
    Why do you go upon this road
    When you could find your way home?
  • Miracle of Sound has a Guardians of the Galaxy -inspired song simply called "Friends"
  • Come on Home by Freedom Call.
    Coming home, come on home
    Open up your mind, you'll never walk alone
  • This is one of the major recurring themes of Andrew W.K.'s work, to the point that his fifth studio album is titled "You're Not Alone"
  • "Capital Kings - You'll Never Be Alone"
    I'm the street lights that guide you home
    I'll be the G.P.S when you've lost your phone
    I'll be the song that's rockin' in your headphones
    I'll show you the signs
    To let you know
    You'll never be alone.
  • "Guide You Home" from The Legend of Spyro series's "Dawn of the Dragon" game has this as its general theme, with the singer (popularly assumed by fans to be Cynder) being willing to die for their love (Spyro), go to any lengths to find them, and light a fire to help them find their way back home. It also fits with the theme of the game, as Cynder and Spyro are together constantly.
  • Creed's "Wash Away Those Years" features this in the chorus:
    I know this decadent is shared by millions
    Remember you're not alone (x2)
  • Modern Talking's "You Are Not Alone", featuring Eric Singleton.
    If I took the time to put you in my rhyme
    Let me tell you right there, you're a friend of mine
    And I used to getting close if you catch me a time
    We can do it like this with the twist of lime
    Always on my mind, not the freak of the week
    Take the words I speak, to every soul I reach
    Hold tight with your touch on the microphone
    As you're not just here, you are not alone!

    You are not alone - I'll be there for you
    You are not alone - anything I'll do
    (You're not alone!)
    You are not alone - you're the one for me
    You are not alone - it's no tragedy
    You are not alone - you're the one for me
    You are not alone - nothing comes for free
  • From the chorus of "Wherever You Are" by Asia:
    Every time you think of home,
    Remember that you're not alone
    And we'll be with you heart and soul wherever you are.
  • Deconstructed in the Vocaloid song "Irony". The singer mentions that they know others have similar troubles too, but that they don't feel any better because others seem to deal with their issues more easily.
  • Broken Iris' song "We're Not Alone" is about the beauty in life.
  • AJR's "It's On Us", a song written specifically for victims of sexual assault but which can be heartwarming for anyone who's gone through pain or trauma in their lives.
    Nobody knows what you're going through
    So you just be you, and I'll be that, too
    No one should know if you bleed red or blue
    You just bleed you, and I'll sit with you

    We can try together
    Make it right together
    We can fight together
    It's on us

    Though your trust is stolen
    Though your heart is broken
    You are never broken
    It's on us
    Know that it's on us

    I wonder where, where your mind goes
    Come out of the cold, we'll take the load
    And if they hurt you with words so cruel
    Here's what we'll do, we'll all fight for you

  • Vanessa Williams' "The Sweetest Days" is generally about being happy and in love, but is set against a frightening dropback where "outside the thunder rolls":
    Listen now / you can hear my heart beat / warm against life's bitter cold
  • Don Henley's "The End of the Innocence", where the narrator has grown cynical in a world full of corruption and betrayal, but finds solace in a moment of peace with a loved one:
    O' beautiful, for spacious skies / But now those skies are threatening ... I know a place where we can go / And wash away this sin
  • Cyndi Lauper - True Colors
    If this world makes you crazy / And you've taken all you can bear / You call me up / Because you know I'll be there
  • Emeli Sandé's "My Kind of Love" is about someone who is not great at being fun in good times, but is excellent at being there for you in bad times:
    When you never thought that it could ever get this tough / That's when you feel my kind of love
  • P!nk - "Walk Me Home":
    Say you'll stay with me tonight / Cause there is so much wrong going on outside


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