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The Debtor Prayer – Stand By Me

By on January 4, 2013

I just watched the most exceptional video of the one song that I always think of when it comes to being in debt, “Stand By Me”.

In fact it was the song that most spoke to me in my darkest days of debt troubles. When I couldn’t sleep in the middle of the night, when I had those panic attacks, and when I felt like nothing but a loser, this one song provided me comfort.

The message of the song is still so very true today. When you are in debt, while you might want a magic wand to make the situation vanish, what you really want most is someone just to stand by you. They don’t have to help, just listen and care about you. Just be a friend.

The only thing worse than suffering in debt is to suffer alone, in silence, adrift.

So maybe this song should be the site theme song, all I really want the site to be is a place that stands by people in trouble to provide a shoulder to lean on in tough times.


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About Steve Rhode

Steve Rhode is the Get Out of Debt Guy and has been helping good people with bad debt problems since 1994. You can learn more about Steve, here.


  1. Cheryl

    January 9, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    This is adorable!!! It really is a wild life we are all living.

  2. Steve

    January 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Somewhere, Ben E. King is smiling!!!!!

  3. Steve

    January 7, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I never thought ANYONE could equal the original version of “:Stand By Me”, but this performance was terrific. Thanks for sharing Steve, it would be a great theme song for this website!

    • Steve Rhode

      January 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm

      I know, right! I love this version because it’s all about collaboration.

  4. Cathy Moran

    January 7, 2013 at 11:36 am

    And it’s the need to have someone in your corner that makes those less than ethical debt settlement outfits appealing. You can hire a debt buddy. Too bad it’s only their own debts they’re really effective in addressing.

    • Steve Rhode

      January 7, 2013 at 12:09 pm

      Let’s not forget the equally bad players in the non-profit credit counseling world that just sell you into a DMP. Bad eggs all around. Everyone is trying to sell their widget. Hard for people to find good impartial and independent advice.

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