"Shine On" as written by and Angie Aparo....
In a garden in the house of love
Sitting lonely on a plastic chair
The sun is cruel when he hides away
I need a sister - I'll just stay
A little girl, a little guy
In a church or in a school
Little Jesus are you watching me?
I'm so young - just eighteen

She she she shine on
She she she shine on
She she she shine on

In a garden in a house of love
There's nothing real just a coat of arms
I'm not the pleasure that I used to be
So young - just eighteen


I don't know why I dream this way
The sky is purple and things are right every day
I don't know, it's just this world's so far away
But I won't fight, and I won't hate
Well not today


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"Shine On" as written by Angie Aparo

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    General Commenthmm that age-references make me wonder "I'm not the pleasure that I used to be So young - just eighteen" and "a little girl, a little guy" .... well its sounds as a memory about the childhood "it's just this world's so far away" which purifies and makes that imaginary 18-year-old good "well , at least for today" :)
    it's my favorite song of this band
    cherry cobbon August 27, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationOkay this song seems like it's about a girl at one of those hippie houses in the seventies and decending into deeper and deeper drug use. Seriously. This is a pretty ambiguous song.
    MissMageon April 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor some reason, I keep thinking this has something to do with someone who was raised in a private Catholic school/boarding house -- the references to such can be seen, I think, in:

    "I need a sister - I'll just stay" ('Sister' being a nun, who would be the teachers/authorities in such a place)
    "In a church or in a school" (the dichotomy of these two as being similar or the same place)

    I think it has something to do with the loss of innocence following being raised in such a sheltered place, and thinking back on the way things were then -- when it was a simpler time, with less to worry about since the protective nature of the institution would "block out" things that are negative or hurtful in many ways; it seems like the narrator may be calling out for that simpler, easier time, frustrated with the fact that he's moved on from such a sheltered place into the "real world" -- and that he, now 18 and graduated from the place, still feels young and unready for the life outside those walls.
    xarexeraxon June 22, 2009   Link

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