It is particularly fascinating when this song becomes popular in an atheist country like China.
Trista, read the lyrics. It is a call to the House of God.
Young man, I was once in your shoes.
I said, I was down and out with the blues.
I felt no man cared if I were alive.
I felt the whole world was so tight ...
That's when someone came up to me,
And said, young man, take a walk up the street.
There's a place there called the Y.M.C.A.
They can start you back on your way.
It is also a gay anthem.
Many straight people and atheists, however, like the song too and are not bothered by the lyrics. Or they don't think about the lyrics and just like the song and dance.