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International recording artist Josh Groban launched his “Straight to You” world tour earlier this month. He will undoubtedly perform hits like the beloved ballad, “You Raise Me Up,” but he’ll also feature new songs from his album, “Illuminations,” such as “Hidden Away,” a song that provides great insight for single Catholics.

“And all these words you were meant to say
Held in silence day after day
Words of kindness that our poor hearts crave
Please don’t keep them hidden away…”

The lyrics speak of opening your heart, expressing your true feelings and living your life without regrets – all things to strive for, especially for Catholics in the dating scene.

There comes a time when each of us realizes how futile it is to sit silently in the background while potential spouses come in and then out of our lives. You learn to set aside your fears and confidently express what you feel, what you believe and what you want.

“Please don’t keep your heart hidden away,” Josh Groban sings. Put your heart out there, and even if your feelings are not reciprocated, at least you know you were honest enough with yourself to not keep your heart hidden away.

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17 Comments

  1. Raquel d. May 23, 2011

    love josh groban

  2. Brent-679865 May 24, 2011

    Josh Groban has always been one of my favorite musical artists. I will be seeing his tour live in Kansas City on May 25th.

  3. James-194907 May 24, 2011

    Don’t use discernment as a way to hide. Be honest. It may hurt the other person. They will heal. I did and I know in my heart she was right to go her own way. Lover fiercely and tenderly with God first always! Amen.

  4. Mary-706957 May 25, 2011

    I love Josh Groban – so many of his songs have such deep meaning. I love Hidden Away and Higher Window in particular.

  5. Michelle-176368 May 25, 2011

    It’s such a great album!

  6. Kathy-355103 May 29, 2011

    Love Josh Groban! His voice is unbelievable—a gift from heaven. “You Raise Me Up” is very inspiring. HIs very best!
    This song and video are neat—great message!

  7. Kathy-355103 May 29, 2011

    Yes—great message too!

  8. Brian-719176 May 29, 2011

    Those lyrics are very true as to how we should live our lives. Great job.

  9. Jenny C. June 1, 2011

    Saw him in concert six days ago…absolutely amazing! I think his songs are very inspiring for single and married people.

  10. Stacey-101742 June 1, 2011

    Wow !! I really enjoyed this song . I think this is a true message today . We do hide many things afraid of offending someone or its not our business or what ever the reason may be . When my son died , or my Mom died , ( just recently ) , the people who made such effort to find me and ask me , Stacey how are you ? Is everything okay ? Or like for Mothers day , a few of my co workers asked me , how was it , did you get through it okay ? Or coming to me and with no words , just hugged me . I have no words to really express how much it means to me when someone comes out of that hidden area , to touch my heart , to extend kindnesses , warmth , care . Sometimes a compliment can turn some ones day around , can turn a negative mood into positive . And on CM , I appreciate all the blogs or articles , trying to encourage us to go past the awkward places , to challenge us like when we use to be in school and socializing was so much easier with groups of friends , that after Divorce can be a challenge with raising kids and not living near family anymore .
    So thank you CM for being our family of singles and encouraging us !

  11. Ana-712402 June 2, 2011

    He is one of my favorites singer.Hearing him takes me to Heaven. God bless him.

  12. Marie-575233 June 5, 2011

    I loved this story.I also love Josh Groban. He is a very talented,and expressive musician.I would love to hear a life performance.Yes! Love needs to be expressed.

  13. Katherine-480844 June 9, 2011

    so many of josh’s songs have so much feeling & meaning…lifting you up, letting you just feel, make you contemplate & dance. the man is amazing….i hope he keeps singing for a long, long time!!

  14. Sandra-38977 June 10, 2011

    Nice song. I love the music, voice and songs of Josh Groban. So excited I will be seeing him on concert at the end of August :)
    Love many songs, but the whoever put together this video of his song “you are loved” did an amazing job. It is so powerful!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-G8IfjPAII

  15. Rachael-675340 June 11, 2011

    I could listen to him sing all day. I love this song and Don’t Give Up.

  16. Maria-382240 June 15, 2011

    His voice is spectacular! Beautiful song…thanks for posting the video!

  17. CJ-109153 August 23, 2012

    Josh Groban, lovely, as always…

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