"It'll Shine When It Shines" as written by Steve Cash and John Dillon....
The ol' cat on the roof
He could stand a little push
'Cause he's got nine good lives to live

But like my Mama said
You only live 'til your dead
And you got to give and give and give

There's a pebble in the pond
Rollin' on and on
Makin' waves and tides and ripples and rain

There's a leaf in the wind
That don't know where to end
Chasin' days and ways and wishes and dreams

Seems like everyone is out lookin' for the sun
Singin' rain and pain on he who hesitates
But it'll shine when it shines
You might think I'm wastin' time
But I'm just a good ol' boy that's learned to wait

Whippoorwill's in the dawn
Pretty soon he'll be gone
And he's got one good song to sing

But like my Daddy said
It's in your heart not your head
And you got to sing and sing and sing

There's a window in the wall
Lookin' out on it all
Leavin' fears and tears and troubles alone

There's a fire in the stove
Keepin' out the cold
Warmin' wine and winters and babies and homes

Seems like everyone is out lookin' for the sun
Singin' rain and pain on he who hesitates
But it'll shine when it shines
You might think I'm wastin' time
But I'm just a good ol' boy that's learned to wait
Yes, I'm just a good ol' boy that's learned to wait


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"It'll Shine When It Shines" as written by Steve Cash John Dillon

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    General CommentThe message of this song is that you can go out thinking that you are going to control things, search for your gratifications, or somehow "manifest" your destiny, but that isn't the nature of life. Things move in cycles, in accordance with a deeper, natural pattern that you are never going to have ultimate control over. Every verse reflects the truth that life and nature move in cycles, not in some kind of line that can be forced. Let the sun shine when it shines, and accept a deeper wisdom that most people have no understanding of. Learn to wait, and you will achieve real peace. You may think that you will suffer rain and pain if you hesitate, but the truth is that the real misery comes from fighting against the natural way of things. You will never make the world be just what you want it to be, but you can be what you really are if you learn to wait and appreciate and embrace life for what it is on the deepest level. There's a kind of Eastern wisdom at the heart of this song, missing from the modern world, especially in Western society, where everyone thinks that ego gratification is the way to go. There are even people who promote that kind of thing in the modern world a kind of motivational philosophy, but that has more to do with what is wrong with life as it stands than what is right. Still, if you learn to wait, you can get beyond the insanity of the world as it is, and find a kind of peace that is free from all of it. One of the best songs ever written, vastly underrated and never remotely appreciated enough..
    JT1968on October 28, 2017   Link

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