I Shall Be There
B*Witched feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo Lyrics


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Awaken, breathe
Hear the calling in the wind
The voice, it's saying
A journey must begin

We'll fly like a bird
In a scattered cloudy sky
Leave aside the city worries
It's just a minute away

In my heart I'll paint
And I swear it's where I'll be Oh!

I shall be there (be there Yeah!)
Will you be there
I shall be there (be there Yeah!)
Will you be there too ?

Come and look in silence br> Believe in what you see
(In a place like this)
The starry skies can move the mountains
The sun will warn the sea

In my heart I'll paint
And I swear it's where I'll be Oh!

I shall be there (be there Yeah!)
Will you be there
I shall be there (be there Yeah!)
Will you be there too ?

I shall be there (be there Yeah!)
Will you be there




I shall be there (be there Yeah!)
Will you be there too ?

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "I Shall Be There" by B*Witched is an invitation to embark on a journey of self-discovery, leaving behind the worries of the city and embracing the beauty of nature. The song is an optimistic anthem to life that encourages listeners to awaken and breathe, hear the calling in the wind, and believe in what they see. It's an uplifting song that inspires hope and the courage to pursue one's dreams.


The opening lines, "Awaken, breathe, hear the calling in the wind, the voice, it's saying, a journey must begin," sets the tone for the song's message. The singer is being called to take a journey of self-discovery, leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the city. Metaphorically, the voice in the wind represents the inner voice that is calling the singer to embark on this journey. The lyrics then go on to evoke the image of a bird flying in a scattered, cloudy sky, which symbolizes the freedom that comes with the detachment from one's troubles.


The lyrics of "I Shall Be There" are also filled with powerful imagery. The starry skies that can move mountains and the sun that warms the sea represent the natural elements' power and beauty. The song's chorus, "I shall be there, will you be there? I shall be there, will you be there too?" is a call to action, inviting listeners to join the singer on this journey of self-discovery.


Line by Line Meaning

Awaken, breathe
Wake up and take a deep breath


Hear the calling in the wind
Listen to the message carried by the wind


The voice, it's saying
The message is telling us


A journey must begin
We must start a journey


We'll fly like a bird
We'll travel freely and smoothly


In a scattered cloudy sky
Among scattered clouds in the sky


Leave aside the city worries
Forget about the worries of the city


It's just a minute away
It's close and easy to reach


In my heart I'll paint
I will vividly imagine


And I swear it's where I'll be Oh!
And I believe that's where I'll end up


I shall be there (be there Yeah!)
I will definitely be there


Will you be there
Will you also be there?


Come and look in silence
Come and observe quietly


Believe in what you see
Trust what you see


(In a place like this)
(In this kind of place)


The starry skies can move the mountains
The beauty of the night sky can inspire us


The sun will warn the sea
The sun rising in the morning will signal the beginning of a new day


I shall be there (be there Yeah!)
I will definitely be there


Will you be there
Will you also be there?


I shall be there (be there Yeah!)
I will definitely be there


Will you be there too ?
Will you also be there?




Lyrics ยฉ Universal Music Publishing Group, THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC.
Written by: EDELE CLAIRE LYNCH, KEAVY JANE LYNCH, LINDSAY GAEIL CHRISTIAN ARMAOU, MARTIN SEAN BRANNIGAN, RAY HEDGES, SINEAD MARIA O'CARROLL

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@TheRtyfghcvb

1:15
I just can't get over this beautiful part of this song.
The pure beauty, perfectly pitched note selection,
that child-like longing in the eyes,
and that percussion so perfectly suited for the dancy feeling.
I am listening to this in 2023 and wondering why we don't get songs like these anymore?

@valerieselau7384

It's 2023 and I'm still listening to this song. ๐Ÿ’™

@johnconway8070

Strange how their very best song had the lowest chart placing !

@taylorh.3484

I agree! I think they grew up too fast. They should have released this album as their 3rd or 4th album. Have 1 or 2 transition albums with acoustic music in it.

@natureclips5849

Not commercial enough

@natureclips5849

@@taylorh.3484 was an attempt to replicate different beat by boyzone

@thepopfiles4294

I think the masses expected pop bops, this felt like the only people whoโ€™d appreciate would be fans who knew of a broader sound from the albums. Blame It On The Weatherman for me is their best ballad. But this is next. Great production.

@tharindufernando7755

@@taylorh.3484 agree!!!

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@jayvilla1983

This is one of their underrated songs..

@kirstydepaor547

This song was my favourite as a child.I wonder how significant it was considering the choir they featured were from South Africa and apartheid had only been abolished less than a decade prior.

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