Rise
Calum Scott Lyrics


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I've been staring at the coastline
Thinking of every choice I've made
To lead me here right now
Standing on solid ground
And I've been hiding in the shadows
Wondering if I'm on the right road
Some place I've never been
Is this how it all begins? Oh

'Cause I've got my best suit on and I'm ready
I've got my sleeves rolled up
And I'll be on my way
While my heart's thumping, pum-pum, pum-pum

You're gonna see me rise
Oh, and rise, rise, rise, rise

For every valley, there's a mountain
For every answer, there's a new question
Is it worth all this
Pushing myself to the edge?
'Cause we're all looking for a reason
Find a shelter from the storm within
Just keep your eyes ahead
And dust yourself off again, oh

'Cause I've got my best suit on and I'm ready
I've got my sleeves rolled up
And I'll be on my way
While my heart's thumping, pum-pum, pum-pum

You're gonna see me rise
Oh, and rise, rise, rise, rise, oh

'Cause I've got my best suit on and I'm ready
I've got my sleeves rolled up
And I'll be on my way
While my heart's thumping, pum-pum, pum-pum

You're gonna see me rise
You're gonna see me rise
Not how you fall back down
But how you get back up
Before you hit the ground

You're gonna see me rise
Oh, rise, rise, oh rise, yeah (rise, rise, rise)

You're gonna see me rise




(You're gonna see me, rise, rise, rise)
You're gonna see me rise

Overall Meaning

The song "Rise" by Calum Scott is an uplifting and motivational track about overcoming obstacles and rising above adversity. The first verse sees the singer reflecting on the choices that led him to his current position and wondering if he is on the right path. However, he puts on his best suit and rolls up his sleeves, ready to face whatever challenges lie ahead. He asserts that his heart is pounding with determination, and reiterates the refrain that the listener will see him rise.


The bridge of the song acknowledges that life is full of valleys and mountains, and that there are always new obstacles to face. However, the singer encourages listeners to push themselves to the edge and to search for shelter from the storm within. He advises them to keep their eyes ahead and to dust themselves off if they fall. The final chorus reaffirms the central message of the song - that the listener will see the singer rise, no matter how many times he falls.


Overall, "Rise" is a message of resilience and determination, emphasizing that it's not about how many times you fall but about how you rise back up. The metaphors of clothing and physical action (rolling up sleeves) reinforce the idea of taking control and being prepared for whatever challenges come your way. The repeated chant of "rise" feels almost like a battle cry, encouraging listeners to join in and rise to meet their own challenges.


Line by Line Meaning

I've been staring at the coastline
Looking back at my past and reflecting on my choices in life


Thinking of every choice I've made
Remembering and considering every decision I have made up until this point


To lead me here right now
To bring me to where I currently am in life


Standing on solid ground
Feeling confident and secure in my current circumstances


And I've been hiding in the shadows
Feeling uncertain and unsure about my future


Wondering if I'm on the right road
Questioning whether the path I am on is the correct one


Some place I've never been
Facing new and unknown challenges


Is this how it all begins? Oh
Wondering if this is the start of a new chapter in life


'Cause I've got my best suit on and I'm ready
Feeling prepared and confident for what's ahead


I've got my sleeves rolled up
Ready to work hard and put in effort to succeed


And I'll be on my way
Determined to move forward and face challenges head-on


While my heart's thumping, pum-pum, pum-pum
Feeling nervous and anxious, but also excited


You're gonna see me rise
I am determined to succeed and prove myself


For every valley, there's a mountain
Life has its ups and downs and challenges, but also opportunities


For every answer, there's a new question
Life is full of unknowns and uncertainties


Is it worth all this
Questioning if the effort and hard work is worth it


Pushing myself to the edge?
Challenging myself to go beyond my limits and potential


'Cause we're all looking for a reason
We are all searching for a purpose and motivation in life


Find a shelter from the storm within
Finding a source of strength and resilience within oneself to face challenges


Just keep your eyes ahead
Looking forward and focusing on the future and opportunities


And dust yourself off again, oh
Getting back up and trying again after facing obstacles


Not how you fall back down
What's important is not the failure itself, but how one responds to it


But how you get back up
Showing resilience and determination to overcome obstacles


Before you hit the ground
Being proactive and taking control before things become too difficult


Oh, rise, rise, oh rise, yeah (rise, rise, rise)
A declaration of determination and resilience to keep pushing forward and succeed


You're gonna see me rise
I am motivated and determined to succeed and prove myself




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: Calum Scott, Gabe Simon

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@jagerk954

(Lyrics)
I've been staring at the coastline
Thinking of every choice I've made
To lead me here right now
Standing on solid ground
And I've been hiding in the shadows
Wondering if I'm on the right road
Some place I've never been
Is this how it all begins?
Oh-oh
'Cause I've got my best suit on and I'm ready
I've got my sleeves rolled up and I'll be on my way
While my heart's thumping, boom-boom, boom-boom
You're gonna see me rise
Oh, and rise, rise, rise, rise
For every valley, there's a mountain
For every answer, there's a new question
Is it worth all this?
I'm pushing myself to the edge
'Cause we're all looking for a reason
Find a shelter from the storm within
Just keep your eyes ahead
And dust yourself off again
Oh-oh, oh
'Cause I've got my best suit on and I'm ready
I've got my sleeves rolled up and I'll be on my way
While my heart's thumping, boom-boom, boom-boom
You're gonna see me rise
Oh, and rise, rise, rise, rise
Oh, 'cause I've got my best suit on and I'm ready
I've got my sleeves rolled up and I'll be on my way
While my heart's thumping, boom-boom, boom-boom
You're gonna see me rise
You're gonna see me rise
Not how you fall back down
But how you get back up
Before you hit the ground
You're gonna see me rise
Oh, rise, rise, oh, rise, yeah
You're gonna see me rise
(You're gonna see me)
(See me)
You're gonna see me rise



All comments from YouTube:

@imok.sadness

The saddest part of life is when the person who gave you memories becomes a memory :)

@ajspr1299

🥲

@John-yp9po

Big cringe

@AMBrown-ku8fz

So true

@tcroft9363

What a beautiful phrase. Thank God for memories!

@OanhSchlesinger

@@tcroft9363 exactly! I hope I never lose my ability to reminisce of the times that made me happy!

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@FavoriteHillsongWorshipMusic

My healthy 36 year old husband was killed by hospital protocol and left me with three little kids, 3, 7, and 11. Once I found this song, it has become my anthem. I listen to it daily, all the time. It keeps me going and gives me the reminder I need. The Holy Spirit is ALL OVER this song. 💖🙌💖

@Anna-qb4nr

Absolutely! This song was definitely God-given. I'm so sorry for your loss, I pray the Lord blesses you with His grace. 💗

@zuzieanne1842

I just came across this song. I experienced exactly the same tragedy as you. It was December 2022 and for me this song became the most beautiful in the world. Kiss

@hkmusicneverdie

I sincerely hope you will have a good life with your children in the future. ❤

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