"You'll Be There" as written by and Cory Mayo....
Hope is an anchor and love is a ship, time is the ocean, and life is a trip
You don't know where you're going, 'till you know where you're at
And if you can't read the stars, well you better have a map
A compass and a conscience, so you don't get lost at sea
Or on some ol' lonely island, where no one wants to be

From the beginning of creation, I think our maker had a plan
For us to leave these shores and sail beyond the sand
And let the good light guide us through the waves and the wind
To the beaches in a world where we have never been
And we'll climb up on a mountain, y'all we'll let our voices ring
Those who've never tried it, they'll be the first to sing

Whoa, my, my
I'll see you on the other side
If I make it
And it might be a long hard ride
But I'm gonna take it
Sometimes it seems that I don't have a prayer
Let the weather take me anywhere
But I know that I wanna go
Where the streets are gold
'Cause you'll be there
Oh, my, my

You don't bring nothing with you here
And you can't take nothing back
I ain't never seen a hearse, with a luggage rack
So I've torn my knees up prayin'
Scarred my back from fallin' down
Spent so much time flying high, till I'm face first in the ground
So if you're up there watchin' me, would you talk to God and say,
Tell Him I might need a hand to see you both someday

Whoa, my, my
So I'll see you on the other side
If I make it
And it might be a long hard ride
But I wanna take it
Sometimes it seems that I don't have a prayer
Let the weather take me anywhere
But I know that I wanna go
Where the streets are gold
'Cause you'll be there
Oh, my, my
'Cause you'll be there
Oh, my ,my


Lyrics submitted by FindingMyself115

"You'll Be There" as written by Cory Mayo

Lyrics © TEN TEN MUSIC GROUP INC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

You'll Be There song meanings
Add your thoughts

8 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commenti dont think we should spend time defining this song...it should be a special thing to every1 individually........it is so beautiful
    rocknchickon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about not knowing if youll make it to Heaven but trying your best anyway, "a compass and a conscience..." its about how its so important to see that special someone again no matter what it takes, its about love and about being in love for all Eternity! its the want to go to Heaven in order to be with your love and with GOD for all Eternity!!! -I Love You Jackie For All Eternity No Matter What!!! !!! !!!-
    may19on June 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about making good choices, in order to get a good outcome... Like people face obstacles all the time, but he knows what he has to do even if it is hard in order to be with the one that he loves and God. Amazinggg song.
    dadslildefect37on July 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis really is a beautiful song. He wants to go to Heaven because someone who was very close to him is there. He wants to be reunited with them, so he is trying his hardest to live a good life so that when he does cross to the other side he will be with them.
    383strokeron August 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. He wants to go to heaven but also knows he isn't perfect and might need a little help from God, which is a wonderful reason to accept Jesus Christ and God into your life. Personally, when I hear this song I think of my father and I know that even though it is a long way off, I will see him in heaven someday.
    countryboy9on March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm with rocknchick..This song is so beautiful and true that it shouldn't be set for one purpose..It'll mean something to every person who hears it.
    _LilRedHead_on April 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song has so many clever metaphors that seem like they were taken out of the most intellegent of poets or writers, "Hope is an anchor, and love is a ship - Time is the ocean and life is a trip." It means different to everyone that hears it, but the intended meaning is obviously about heaven and how hard the life on Earth will be to get to go there, but we've all got the chance to go and if we want to go, then we can. But I keep thinking that George is singing to someone who has died because he is singing about getting to heaven because "You'll be there."
    hekifieron June 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have always loved this song, I think the meaning is very explicit and it's beautiful. George Strait did not write it himself though, but was drawn to the song -- and pretty sure it was dedicated to his daughter Jennifer who he lost when she was 13 in a car accident. Lovely song, it's a happy kinda sad.
    musica33on September 22, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain