What does Wherever You Will Go mean?

The Calling: Wherever You Will Go Meaning

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Wherever You Will Go Lyrics

So lately, I've been wonderin
Who will be there to take my place
When I'm gone, you'll need love
To light the shadows on your face
If a great wave should fall
It would fall upon us all
And between the sand and stone
Could you make it on...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 9th 2012 !⃝

    When I first heard this song, I knew that my husband was dying. I feel it is about someone who is dying. I feel that he is still with me. I had him listen to this song a month before he died. He told me days before he passed that he would always be with me. The first two sentences of this song was like my husband talking to me. It is bittersweet when I hear it.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 3rd 2013 !⃝

    This song means a lot to me. I take it a little differently than most people. My husky, Siku, was kind of a little guy and very shy and timid. But he was constantly at my side and very protective of me despite his size and disposition. He was wild and stray when I found him and it took 3 months of coxing and patience to win his trust. Once I did, the bond we shared was incredible. When I fist heard this song, I felt like it was Siku talking to me, and I called it Siku's song. About a year later, Siku was hit by a car and killed. He died in my arms and it broke my heart. That day, I heard the Siku's song and it became even more meanful to me. A year later still, a very large Malamute puppy named Nuka came into our lives. When I first saw Nuka I felt like I was looking at Siku...and he acted just like Siku, except the shyness and timidness was gone and he was huge. Nuka had a limp coming from his left shoulder that has continued to remain with no explanation by the vet. One day, I mistakenly called the malamute to come by the name of Siku....He turned around immediately upon hearing the name Siku and ran up to me.....He had come back to me....Siku came back bigger and bolder to protect me and his limp is from being hit by a car in his previous life. He responds to his names Siku and Nuka the same.......So now the song has complete meaning to me.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 17th 2013 !⃝

    To me... I honestly don't know..... At first I thought it was a sweet love song to dedicate to your bf or so. Then it seemed to be like a break up song. And now..it almost seems suicidal. As in.. " Who will be there to take my place? When I'm gone, you'll need love...to light the shadows on your face"..."To Watch you..to guide you"... I don't know? O.o

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 4th 2021 !⃝

    I personally do not believe this song has anything to do with death at all. I think he messed up the relationship probably cheated and would do anything to get her back. Great song

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 10th 2020 !⃝

    For me it’s about 2 ppl that loved each other for 14 years but timing has never been on our side. In those 14 years we married and had children but everyday for 14 years this person has been with me... every vacation, special occasion, holiday. Morally it would be wrong. If it’s ever meant to be it will be but until then he’ll go wherever I will go.

  6. anonymous
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    Nov 20th 2018 !⃝

    The day after my wife of 38 years died, I was sitting with my son and daughter and I kept hearing the words “runs away with my heart” in my mind. My son googled the words and pulled up this song. It was like my wife was speaking to me from the other side... telling us that her love would live on through us in our minds forever. This is probably the most powerful song in my life. I can’t hear it without crying because to me... it is the voice and words of my beautiful wife from the other side. I now listen to the Charlene Soraia version because it sounds like my sweet “D” saying the words.
    Most amazing song ever.

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 25th 2018 !⃝

    This song is beautiful- to me I’m letting go of my son to him new loving wife! This is our Mother Son Dane at his wedding ❤️

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 17th 2018 !⃝

    My boyfriend died in a diving accident and drowned, we have a son together and the words to the song mean to me that he is watching over us and hopes we will all be together, that he is with me every step of the way x

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 3rd 2018 !⃝

    For the guy or girl who made a latest comment.

    Sorry. I hope you are okay. I hope you have someone you can talk to and someone to be with you.

    True, it means different things to different people.

    I didn't know that, I don't watch Saving Grace.

    God Bless

    Infrequent Visitor

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2018 !⃝

    i just lost my mother in law a few weeks ago and heard this song for the first time in a long time. it means different things to different people. they used the song at the end of final episode of saving grace.

  11. anonymous
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    May 30th 2014 !⃝

    I think it is beautiful and the guitarist has explained it about a relationship that one would go to the end of the earth for. I think the doctor and rose Tyler relationship capture it perfectly, a love that will stand the test of time. This song is so devastatingly beautiful.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 8th 2012 !⃝

    I'm so in love with this song. It makes me cry everytime I listen to it. And I have to say I prefer Charlene Soraia's version.. so beautiful. When I listen to the song I feel it is about someone who is dying and telling their spouse to be happy and find love again.. and they will always be with them.
    "I know now, just quite how, my life and love might still go on.. in your heart, in your mind, I'll stay with you for all of time.."
    Such an amazing song!!

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 31st 2012 !⃝

    It is deffently a love song. Love songs can be interpreted differetenly. How I might interpreted now might be different in a month depending on my love life.
    At the time, I think Charlene Soraia was in the middle of a love chrises. The probably broke up and then she disieded to move onto another guy to try to forget about the last one.

  14. anonymous
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    Sep 6th 2011 !⃝

    In the video a girl catches her boyfriend cheating and breaks up with him. At the end of the video she is walking with a new boyfriend while the ex-boyfriend watches from a distance.

    "So lately, I've been wonderin
    Who will be there to take my place
    When I'm gone, you'll need love"

    The video shows a sudden unexpected break up but the early lyrics seem to describe someone who is planning to leave for an unknown reason.

    Later lyrics say he'd like to get back together.

    At the end he accepts they won't be together but they will always remember each other.

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