Where Were You
Soulstice Lyrics


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Where were you when I needed you so
Where were you when the waves came crashing upon the shore
Where were you when this kind of love I couldn't uphold
Where were you when I couldn't take it anymore

We shared a lifetime of love
In those days see
The fruits of love
We're barely beginning
Again and again
I'd live as you had shown me to be
Yet as fate changed you'ld act
As if you didn't know me
I thought family was supposed to stay close throughout the end
I wanted to be your loved one not only your counseling friend
And although you seemed happy I simply could not understand

Where were you when I needed you so
Where were you when the waves came crashing upon the shore
Where were you when this kind of love I could'nt uphold
Where were you when I couldn't take it anymore

All I did want
Was for someone to hold me
So close that I'd feel
Oh some security
To ease my intermost pleas
Tenderness who held the key
Time as it passes
Proves only that I've grown free
Of the fears that we both shared when I was a just a little girl
I found out that tears shed for pain are like rain it starts to fall
Where the earth absorbs water that nourishes it's deepest core
Expressed emotion helps me to grow

But where were you when I needed you so
Where were you when the waves came crashing upon the shore
Where were you when my heart lay bleeding on the floor
Where were you

Now old regret
Has started to flee
Anger and tears
No longer afflict me, yeah
True humility
Can only let you be
Time as it passes
Proves only
That we're growing free
Now our lives take a new meaning since we're changing what has past
Though the hurt was strong and pain was felt love cannot be surpassed
And it's true there's few who wont tarnish the pearls you do cast
And I know that we both want to grow

So here we are now
I forgive you so
Here we are now
Let's let life's healing overflow
Here we are now




This is how I always wanted to be
I need you so

Overall Meaning

The song "Where Were You" by Soulstice is about the pain and heartbreak the singer experienced when she needed someone to be there for her but they were not. The first verses question the absence of someone who was supposed to support her through difficult times. She reminisces about a time when they shared a lifetime of love and the fruits of their love were just beginning. However, this relationship changed over time, and the other person acted as if they did not even know her anymore. The singer struggles to understand why family is supposed to stay close even when things get tough, and she longs to be loved, not just someone's counseling friend.


The chorus repeats the question: "Where were you?" emphasizing the pain and loneliness the singer felt, particularly when her heart lay bleeding on the floor. The middle verses explore the vulnerability she felt and her desire for someone to hold her close and give her security. However, over time, she learned to be free from fear and shed tears for pain like rain, which nourished and helped her to grow.


The final verses show the singer forgiving the person who was absent when she needed them, and they come to a new understanding that love cannot be surpassed. They decided to let life's healing overflow and start a new journey together.


In summary, "Where Were You" is a reflective and emotional song that questions the value of relationships and the importance of being there for each other during difficult times.


Line by Line Meaning

Where were you when I needed you so
You were not there for me when I needed you the most.


Where were you when the waves came crashing upon the shore
You were not there during the difficult times and when I needed support.


Where were you when this kind of love I could'nt uphold
You were not there for me when I struggled to maintain the love we shared.


Where were you when I couldn't take it anymore
You were not there during my breaking point, when I could no longer bear the emotional pain.


We shared a lifetime of love
We had a deep and meaningful relationship filled with love.


In those days see
Reflecting back on the past.


The fruits of love
The result of our love.


We're barely beginning
Our love had so much potential for growth but ended too soon.


Again and again
Repeatedly going through the same patterns.


I'd live as you had shown me to be
I followed your example and learned from you.


Yet as fate changed you'ld act
As our circumstances changed, you became distant and changed your behavior.


As if you didn't know me
You treated me as a stranger despite our close relationship.


I thought family was supposed to stay close throughout the end
I believed that family should stick together no matter what happens.


I wanted to be your loved one not only your counseling friend
I desired a more intimate and affectionate relationship than a mere support system.


And although you seemed happy I simply could not understand
Despite your outward happiness, I still felt confused by our estrangement.


All I did want
My only wish was.


Was for someone to hold me
I desired a physical and emotional embrace.


So close that I'd feel
To the extent that I'd feel.


Oh some security
A sense of safety and comfort.


To ease my intermost pleas
To relieve and satisfy my deepest desires.


Tenderness who held the key
Gentleness and affection were the key to my happiness.


Time as it passes
The passage of time.


Proves only that I've grown free
As time passes, I find myself becoming more independent and emotionally resilient.


Of the fears that we both shared when I was a just a little girl
We both had fears and insecurities from my childhood.


I found out that tears shed for pain are like rain it starts to fall
Similar to how rain nourishes the earth, expressing emotions helps me grow and heal.


Where the earth absorbs water that nourishes it's deepest core
Just as water nourishes the earth, emotional expression nourishes the soul.


Expressed emotion helps me to grow
Sharing and expressing my emotions is necessary for my emotional growth.


Where were you when my heart lay bleeding on the floor
You were not there when I was emotionally devastated and vulnerable.


Now old regret
Past regrets.


Has started to flee
I am learning to let go of past regrets.


Anger and tears
Previous feelings of anger and sadness.


No longer afflict me, yeah
I am learning to release negative emotions and move forward.


True humility
Genuine humility.


Can only let you be
Accepting other people for who they are without trying to change them.


Now our lives take a new meaning since we're changing what has past
We are moving on and making changes to old patterns and behaviors for a fresh start.


Though the hurt was strong and pain was felt love cannot be surpassed
Despite the emotional pain, our love will always hold special meaning.


And it's true there's few who wont tarnish the pearls you do cast
It is rare to find people who will not take advantage of the good qualities you possess.


And I know that we both want to grow
We both desire emotional growth and healing in our relationship.


Here we are now
The current state of our relationship.


I forgive you so
I have let go of past grievances in order to move forward.


Let's let life's healing overflow
Let us allow emotional healing to occur in abundance.


This is how I always wanted to be
This is the type of relationship I have always wanted.


I need you so
I desire a close, supportive relationship with you.




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Comments from YouTube:

Steven F.

Soulstice are Andy Caldwell, Gabriel René, Gina Rene, Mei Lwun
I love this band and their groove

Steven F.

Where were you when I needed you so
Where were you when the waves came crashing upon the shore
Where were you when this kind of love I couldn't uphold
Where were you when I couldn't take it anymore

We shared a lifetime of love
In those days see
The fruits of love
We're barely beginning
Again and again
I'd live as you had shown me to be
Yet as fate changed you'ld act
As if you didn't know me
I thought family was supposed to stay close throughout the end
I wanted to be your loved one not only your counseling friend
And although you seemed happy I simply could not understand

Where were you when I needed you so
Where were you when the waves came crashing upon the shore
Where were you when this kind of love I could'nt uphold
Where were you when I couldn't take it anymore

All I did want
Was for someone to hold me
So close that I'd feel
Oh some security
To ease my intermost pleas
Tenderness who held the key
Time as it passes
Proves only that I've grown free
Of the fears that we both shared when I was a just a little girl
I found out that tears shed for pain are like rain it starts to fall
Where the earth absorbs water that nourishes it's deepest core
Expressed emotion helps me to grow

But where were you when I needed you so
Where were you when the waves came crashing upon the shore
Where were you when my heart lay bleeding on the floor
Where were you

Now old regret
Has started to flee
Anger and tears
No longer afflict me, yeah
True humility
Can only let you be
Time as it passes
Proves only
That we're growing free
Now our lives take a new meaning since we're changing what has past
Though the hurt was strong and pain was felt love cannot be surpassed
And it's true there's few who wont tarnish the pearls you do cast
And I know that we both want to grow

So here we are now
I forgive you so
Here we are now
Let's let life's healing overflow
Here we are now
This is how I always wanted to be
I need you so

Benno Heilmann

I love this band!
Are Bobby Caldwell and Andy Caldwell relatives?

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