"The Climb" as written by and Jon Mabe Jessi Alexander....
I can almost see it.
That dream I'm dreaming, but
There's a voice inside my head saying
You'll never reach it
Every step I'm takin'
Every move I make
Feels lost with no direction,
My faith is shakin'
But I gotta keep tryin'
Gotta keep my head held high

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down, but
No I'm not breaking
I may not know it, but
These are the moments that
I'm gonna remember most
I've just gotta keep goin', and
I gotta be strong
Just keep pushing on, 'cause

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb

There's always gonna be another mountain
I'm always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waitin' on the other side
It's the climb

Keep on movin'
Keep climbin'
Keep faith baby
It's all about, it's all about
The climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, woah


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"The Climb [Live]" as written by Jessi Alexander Jon Mabe

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  • +4
    My InterpretationThis is a great song, even though I'm not a Miley/Hannah Montana fan...initially, I thought it was by someone else because I didn't recognize her voice at first.

    I think this song basically speaks about wanting to reach our hopes & dreams in life. Although we may face obstacles in life, it's all about how we learn from our experiences & the good life skills we can take from them. In conclusion, as long as we never give up faith, we will reach our goals.
    txdreameron February 12, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't really like miley/hannah either, but this song is pretty good. Please reply if you hate this song. . . :)
    maplegirl6on May 20, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI cant believe all of you out there who think that Miley actually wrote this song... LMAO.
    It is written by: Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe
    Shows how naive her fans are.
    JohnTaylorsFanon May 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    MemoryLol, that's funny. Everyone has commented on how much they love it, but no one except txdreamer commented on what they think it means?

    Anyway @txdreamer; I totally agree with you there. It's not about what you achieve as much as it is about the journey there, and the experiences you learn along the way. Like, climbing a ladder; you'll be happy once you're at the top but climbing it and what you've gone through means more and makes you appreciate it more.

    It's funny cause this song is totally how me and my boyfriend are. We're in a LDR and it's just like, having the distance between us and getting through that makes it more important, because we appreciate each other a lot more and we're a lot stronger than most couples because of it.

    Anyway, yeah, Miley's songs are mostly cheesy. But they're written for mainly "Hannah Montana" fans right? Which vary probably from around 5/6 - 10/11. My 14 year old sister loves her and I think aside from the fact all those photos got leaked, she is kind of a little bit decent. At least she isn't like Jamie Lynn Spears and flashing her pregnancy everywhere.
    lovelikeasongon February 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is vague enough for it to have many meanings behind it. Since it is in the Hannah Montana movie, I'm sure it's about wanting to reach your dreams and having to face all the obstacles in the way and all the doubts from other people. But when I first heard it, I didn't know it was Miley singing it, so I thought that it could be about someone who is trying to get over a drug addiction. It makes sense when you read the lyrics. That person is trying to keep going on their journey and face all the struggles on the way. When I figured out that it was Miley singing it, I knew it couldn't be about that. Anyway, I am absolutely in love with this song, and though I'm not a total Miley lover, I have to give her props on this song because it's very beautiful.
    PleaseGuideMeGodon March 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am a full-time nursing student, and working a full-time job as a police dispatcher, and a mother of 2 wonderful sons, and a wife. I quit school at 15, because I got pregnant. When I heard this song, it felt like it was being sung to me. The song gives me motivation when it gets to be overwhelming and seems pointless. I think the song means your dreams are possible to reach, but there is always going to be doubt and fear inside us. There is going to be good times and bad times, but we need to be strong and keep our faith, as we keep moving forward. No matter how bad it may seem or what we may be leaving behind, or what's waiting on us at the top. It's the steps we took, the choices me made, and the lessons we learned about ourself along the way that we will remember the most ! <333333333
    tinkyGT500on March 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI cried during this part in the Hannah Montana movie.
    I love that movie and this song.
    They are both amazing.
    Uncontrollableon April 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI would listen to Miley if she went in this direction. This is a very powerful song with good lyrics, great vocals, and a good instrumental. She needs to break the chain of her disney hype
    carney14on May 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat can you say about this up market cunt of a song? Miley truly rises to the occasion in this God forsaken "donkey-bitch ballad" which gives us an insight to how she lives her life from one underwear model to the next. If Miley were a color, she would be a Japanese flag drapped in whale blood. She uses her good judgement about as much as a dog uses table manners, but enough about her dad.

    I've heard better songs come outta my arse...
    mikus-fikuson August 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLife is a journey, not a destination.
    Onlineon October 20, 2009   Link

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