"Wish You Well" as written by and Mary Karlzen....
Sometimes love feels like pain,
And sometimes I wonder if it's all the same,
Sometimes life, feels just like rain,
'cause you never know when it's gonna fall down on you

[Chorus]
I wish you well, I wish you well,
On this trip to find yourself,
I wish you well, wish I could help,
But I can't help you find yourself

Sometimes faith, feels like doubt
And sometimes I wonder if we'll even get out
Sometimes life hurts just like now,
But ya gotta know, it's all gonna come back around

[Chorus]

Find yourself,
I can't help you find yourself,
Find yourself..

And we were sixteen at the time,
Nothing could ever change our minds,
We were one step below invincible,
And we always fought it, you've never been the same,
You were so scared to make a name,
Then you threw it all away,
And I wish you'd come back now.

[Chorus: x 2]

[Chorus]

Find yourself,
I can't help you find yourself,
Find yourself,
I can't help you find yourself...


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"Wish You Well" as written by Mary Karlzen

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  • +3
    My InterpretationI think its actually about his former guitar player Dave Smith who was in his other band with him. "We were 16 at the time"
    There are several references that make this seem like its about Dave and wishing he would come back to the band.
    BenjaminsBreakingon February 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe best part of the song is And we were 16 at the time
    Nothing could ever change our minds
    We were one step below invincible
    And we always fought it
    You've never been the same
    You were so scared to make a name
    Then you threw it all away
    And I wish you'd come back now

    Thats so powerful. this song fits my situation right now
    boost02on March 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about God and what he would say to us. Clear as that. In the first verse, He knows that hardships will happen and he's warning him that it is going to happen, but he can't give him the answers to the problems... he has to find it himself. The chorus is God saying that:

    "I wish you well on this trip to find yourself... wish I could help, but I can't help you find yourself"

    The second verse comes after a hardship has come upon him. He loses his faith in God and isn't restoring that relationship with him, but is foreshadowing when he says "it's all gonna come back around"... life won't be like this forever

    and then God is reminiscing their past in the bridge:

    "And we were 16 at the time
    Nothing could ever change our minds
    We were one step below invincible
    And we always fought it
    You've never been the same
    You were so scared to make a name
    Then you threw it all away
    And I wish you'd come back now"

    He found God at the age of sixteen, and they were together for a time. They went through a lot together, in fact, their relationship was so strong, they were practically invincible. And then he moved away from God and went to other things and therfore wasn't acting like himself, and God misses having that relationship with him and he wants him to come back to him, thus the ending:

    "Find yourself
    I can't help you find yourself"

    He wants that relationship to start up again that he says that he has to find himself again in order for that relationship to begin again.

    WELL that's just what I picked up from reading that song. But I also thought of Dave Smith when I first heard the song... maybe Trev had Dave in mind when he was writing. Very good song. I love it <3
    AndSoIWaiton March 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am a Christian who looks for God in a lot of music, but in this song, I dont think it is God talking to him. I think he is talking to a good friend who possibly gave up God or has changed but its not God talking to him.
    ebirdycaon May 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI'm gonna have to agree with ebirdyca on this. I believe this song could mean one of three things.

    It's about the guitar player who left the band, Dave Smith.
    It's about someone who's probably on the verge of giving up. I can relate to this song, as I had a friend who was in the exact same place in life at one point. It's hard watching someone go through that and knowing that you can't do much to help them.
    Or maybe it is about someone losing faith in God.

    Interpret it how you will, I say. Personally, I'm more willing to bet it's the first one.
    JadeMareon June 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song totally fits a situation i was going through with one of my friends. She rejected Jesus, and no matter how much i talked with her about it, she still said no. Then i heard this song and it totally impacted me. I can put myself in the place of Trevor McNevan and sing this to my friend, because even though i tried my best, theres only so much we can do, and in the end, its up to God to do the saving.
    erutankaon May 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commentactually everyone interpenetrates songs and their lyrics different. The actual meaning behind this song is simple. Its about being close with someone, feeling like your in the same place and then having to step back and watch them make decisions in their life that hurt them, in the end, all you can do is love them through it despite it being a painful experience to endure.

    no more, no less. :)

    (hope that clarifies it)
    funkeebearon January 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about someone trevor used to know, he was friends with him or her, but now that person has to make a choice of their own, and find themself, the chorus means that trevor wishes them well to find themself, and wishes he could help more so they find god and follow him, but he can't help anymore than he has.

    Sometimes faith feels like doubt
    And sometimes I wonder if we'll ever get out
    Sometimes life hurts just like now
    But you gotta now its all gonna come back around

    He begins to doubt his faith here, because this person won't listen to him, he wants them to come back around.

    Anyone agree?
    Matthew15on September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, maybe someone who used to follow God, but changed. all in all its a great song, it makes me think whenever i hear it.
    fite_4_Christon October 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'sometimes light feels just like rain'
    isn't it life?

    Anyways I think he's trying to tell someone that, well yeah life is hard... but we all go through the rain, the pain and the doubt... and he's trying really hard to help this person but there's only so much he can do... he wishes he can help but in the end we have to help ourselves and our source of happiness and no one can actually do it for us.
    Chrissehon December 02, 2007   Link

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