"Shine" was written by Devin Townsend and Gene Holgan...
I wonder why
Need you to try
And on the way,
... reeling...
... reeling...

I've seen your shine
It seems divine!
But by the way...
... you're clouded...
I'm clouded???

Don't tell me shit!
Don't you tell me fucking shit!

Boring, you're boring boring you're
Boring, you're boring , you're boring, you're boring, you're boring me into myself!

Shine on, shine on, shine on...

I wonder why
Need you to try
But by the way
You're clouded...
We're all clouded boy!

Lyrics submitted by Feegore, edited by agitating1

"Shine" as written by Andrew Gilmour Andrew Bews

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC.

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    General CommentThe way I read this is as a struggle between two states within himself. He's feeling lost and clouded, imperfect and muddled, but he knows there's a shining, electric being inside of him. As he reaches out for it, he's ultimately unsuccessful and is being dragged back down into knowledge that he'll never be that perfect shining being, that he's boring and worthless just like everyone else.
    Haphazardjoyon June 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNobody added any comments? Great song. Devin it's genius.
    Velnaon January 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI second that

    Sounds like a pure hate song
    BobbyjointRitualon March 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWill someone tell me what the fuck this song is about?
    I love it to death, but I'm completely clueless.
    violent_midgeton April 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti believe the shine reference is to diamonds, cos a 'clouded' diamond is menat to be worth less than a clear one which makes sense in terms of this song.

    so basicaly it's like someones tell him he's like a clouded diamond. that he aint worth shit and that he's fuckin boring.
    kid-44on June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFor me, it seems to be about somebody who tells you how to do things despite being imperfect themselves.
    Bit of a longshot I suppose, but the concept of nobody being perfect shines (ha!) through.
    the1001344on September 04, 2015   Link

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