You raise me up

@ronaldinu (12445)
Malta
October 10, 2008 8:08am CST
Have you ever heard this song? You can read the refrain below. Well according to a colleague of mine, she says that this song has phallic connotations. Most of my friends disagreed. What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the song? You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas; I am strong, when I am on your shoulders; You raise me up: To more than I can be.
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@24Champ (465)
10 Oct 08
Phallic? Christian? Inspirational? I respect all your opinions about this song. But actually, it is simply a song sang by a "dough" to a "yeast". You can ask Josh Groban about it and he will agree to what I said.
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@marina321 (4561)
10 Oct 08
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Well goooo-uh-olllleee. And here I was thinking it might be about raising crops.... Doy. Maggiepie
• Philippines
10 Oct 08
hahaha no phallic connotations there. i guess your friend must have thought that there is another meaning to you raise me up.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
11 Oct 08
I'm nearly 61. The only thing other than God that raises ME up is my WALKER.... (BEG) Maggiepie
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• Philippines
11 Oct 08
hahah good one
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
10 Oct 08
Well the first time I heard this song I thought it was an encouraging and uplifting song. Though its not a Christian song but it reminds my God. In fact I am using this song to teach a group of ballet students to dance interprative ballet and its beautiful. I don't find it having phallic connotation.
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@shana123 (2096)
• India
11 Oct 08
Praise GOD , wow eagle i had the same thing running in my mind and you have just revealed it , nothing else except GOD who came in my my either
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
10 Oct 08
I think it can be either Christian or romantic. In one way it sounds like you're talking to God about raising you up and you can do anything as long as God is there with you. On the other hand, it could be talking about your love for someone who is always there for you and standing by you when things go wrong. You can do anything as long as he/she is there to support you in all that you do.
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@littleowl (7157)
10 Oct 08
Hi ronald-that is a really lovely song and it says a lot to me,it tells me of a person's love for one another and how that love can make you feel,and that the person makes you feel that strong you do anything...that is also how my partner makes me feel and what this song reminds me of...littleowl
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@Humbug25 (12551)
10 Oct 08
Hi ya ronaldinu I think that the person is just trying to say that someone makes the singer feel like they are so happy that person makes them feel so great that they can achieve the impossible nothing phallic about it!!
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• United States
10 Oct 08
hi ronald! i love this song! when i hear it i always think of my wedding day. my brother sang this song for my wedding ceremony, and it was beautiful. he has such an awesome voice to begin with, and i had asked him to sing something for us. he chose this song, which at the time i had only heard maybe once or twice. it was such a perfect choice for our wedding, and i fell in love with it after that. i usually tear up now when i hear it. lol and no, i have never heard of this song having phallic connotations. :)
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@salonga (27986)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
You Raised Me Up is a song by Christian Bautista? Am I right? It's an inspirational song actually. Christian Bautista is literally a Christian. Same as Gary Valenciano who also sings inspirational songs. The song I believe is meant for the Lord. It's Him that raise us when we are down, when we are facing trials like walking on stormy seas, God is our refuge... that is the connotation of the song.
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
This song is by Josh Groban I think. It's in his second album. :)
@salonga (27986)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
Oh thanks Beauty for the info. I saw Christian singing that in a TV and I thought he was the original singer of that song. Thanks again!
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
11 Oct 08
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains; You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas; I am strong, when I am on your shoulders; You raise me up... To more than I can be. This song and these verses remind me of what my God does for me.. I see no connection to anything less than this.. It makes me think of how strong I, or anyone else can be when we let God take over our lives and help us to do the impossible.. We all go through periods of Stormy Seas, but these verses sho0w me how God can help us through all of the stormy weather that we can encounter in this life.. BTW, it is a great song..
• United States
11 Oct 08
I totally agree with you. That is how I feel about the song also.
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
10 Oct 08
I am not much more aware of the song friends for i am always listening the music that it is in my dialect and I am going to listened some of my favorite songs in English from most of them are from my wife's place.......so if you do not mind to send it for me the whole song or who is the singer of the song so that I could find it in the internet....
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
10 Oct 08
Thank you for the help zukepr, I do appreciate it......
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Umm, I just listened to this song twice on YouTube..And I and I didn't see nor hear anything that would be considered anthing in the nature of being Phallic connotations. I am sorry but maybe she was thinking of a different song, I don't know but maybe she should listen and watch the song on video and see if that changes her opinion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1_MydgRFZw&feature=related I had not really heard of Westlife before this and I really like their music so thanks for introducing me to this song. I know it has been sung by other singers and I like the song whom ever sings it.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
For me this song is far from being phallic but rather it sounds more spiritual to me than the other.
@Keola12 (717)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I believe that the song You Raise Me Up is a beautiful song with deep spiritual meaning. I see it as the narrator in the song singing praises to the Lord, and finding strength and comfort in the Lord as well.
• Philippines
6 Jan 09
Good song. I heard Gary Valenciano's version. This is the song most often sung during graduations in the Philippines. Phallic connotations? I can see that in the "raise me up" part but that seems far-fetched, this is a christian song referring to God comforting someone during times when he's depressed.
@gemini_rose (16193)
6 Jan 09
lol it does not surprise me that someone would say that, although surprised that it would be a woman to say it normally it would come from the mouth of a male, no offence to men like but they are like that where I come from lol. I dont actually think it smacks of rudeness at all or phallic connotations as your colleague thinks. If I was to think anything I would think of someone being picked up to see better or something like that lol xx
@msedge (4012)
• United States
6 Jan 09
This is a very nice song and i love it.Everytime i heard the song it always reminds me about my life and how God guides me to the right path.It is a very touchy song for me.
• Trinidad And Tobago
2 Nov 08
Sorry for taking so long to respond... but i can't believe you said that! When i really looked it over i can see Exactly what you are talking about.:} I never would have seen that by myself but, all in all, i still like that song and i don't think it was meant to be phallic.
18 Oct 08
Ronald,you suprise me!I like the song,the lyrics are good too, and I just cannot relate to phallic symbols and that song in the same breath.The words are very touching if you listen to them,or read them.To my mind they are words of strength and admiration written from one to another.Tell your colleagues they have it all wrong rofl.
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
18 Oct 08
I have never heard the song. What are phallic connotations? When i read the words i take it as spiritual. Addressed to a higher being (Jahovah). Giving praises and thanks for strength to endure lifes problems.
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I have heard that song, although not in a while. I enjoy that song. It always gives me a peaceful feeling. It is one of those songs that always puts me in a good mood. I am not really sure of the first things that come to my mind when I hear this song though.