"Shine" as written by Stephen Paul Robson, Mark Anthony Owen, Gary Barlow, Howard Paul Donald and Jason Thomas Orange....
You, you're such a big star to me
You're everything I wanna be
But you're stuck in a hole and I want you to get out
I don't know what there is to see
But I know it's time for you to leave
We're all just pushing along
Trying to figure it out, out, out.

All your anticipation pulls you down
When you can have it all, you can have it all.

So come on, so come on, get it on
Don't know what you're waiting for
Your time is coming don't be late, hey hey
So come on
See the light on your face
Let it shine
Just let it shine
Let it shine

Stop (stop)
Being so hard on yourself
It's not good for your health
I know that you can change
So clear your head and come around
You only have to open your eyes
You might just get a big surprise
And it may feel good and you might want to smile, smile, smile.

Don't you let your demons pull you down
Cause you can have it all, you can have it all.

So come on, so come on, get it on
Don't know what you're waiting for
Your time is coming don't be late, hey hey
So come on
See the light on your face
Let it shine
Just let it shine
Let it shine

Hey, let me know you (let me know ya)
You're all that matters to me (you're all that matters)
Hey, let me show you (let me show ya)
You're all that matters to me. (you're all that matters)

So come on, so come on, get it on
Don't know what you're waiting for
Your time is coming don't be late, hey hey
So come on
See the light on your face
Let it shine
Just let it shine
Let it shine

Hey, let me know you (let me know ya)
Your all that matters to me
Hey, let me show you (let me show ya)
You're all that matters to me. (you're all that matters)

Shine.

Let me know you (shine)
So come on
See the light on your face
Let it shine
Just let it shine
Let it shine.
Shine.
Shine.


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"Shine" as written by Steve Robson Gary Barlow

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  • +2
    Song MeaningHere's what I think in full:
    Well yes, this is about Robbie.
    'You, such a big star to me, everything I wanna be' Solo coreer went badly while Robbie was still on a high, he's saying that 'If only my solo was that good'.
    'But you're stuck in a hole and I want you to get out' Robbie was in ruins, his 'hole' which Mark wanted him to get out of and get better really
    'Don't you let your demons blow you down, cause you can have it all' You're a great singer Robbie, just use that talent
    'You're time is coming don't be late' You're chance is here, don't miss it
    'See the light on your face let it shine' Show the talent you have
    'I know that you can change' people see you because of you now, I know you're a good person so show it!
    'You only have to open your eyes, you might just get a big surprise' You do have fans.
    'You're all that matters to me' I really care about you.
    That's what the song means I think
    Markielover2on July 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song,

    I think its about a person who is kind of depressed for no real reason and has like a big black cloud over their head clogging their thoughts or as they say "stuck in a hole" and the person behind the song is trying to lift them out and lift their spirits, and trying to make them realize that they could be so much happier just by changing their views on things.
    reallyreallyyouon January 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn my opinion, it's a song directed toward a certain Mr. Williams.
    smug_as_a_bugon March 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Take That' and 'good song' shouldnt belong in the same sentance

    but this is actually good
    snotface2on March 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's just a harmless and happy pop song. And I need to hear them sometimes. :D
    raiseyourvoiceon March 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOf course this song is about Robbie, it's a great song and anyone who's ever known somebody with depression can relate to what Mark's saying. Only Mark could've sung this song. It's a great gesture too. Robbie, I love him, he'll always be my favourite, but he did stick the knife into Take That and Gary whenever he had the chance. It's nice that they're reaching out to him in this way, and I'm sure he will get that this song is for him. I hope it helps to lift him a bit.
    TerriV103on March 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I agree this is about depression. I guess, I think I also think this song reminds me of my friend.

    A good friend.

    A possible something more.

    Who will always be my idol, no matter what.

    He's awesome. Haha, read my journal, find out moore...Lmao.

    Joking.

    But, I love this song and Take That generally.

    Tis cool.
    PrincessLyron March 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song has so much meaning. Mainly I think it's for Robbie. It fits.
    Think:
    It was the second single after their comeback
    Who sung the song
    The lyrics, espcially 'But you're stuck in a hole'

    It's basically saying 'Don't throw your life away. We care about you.'
    Markielover2on July 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was in yet another treatment centre for drug addiction and my wife printed out these lyrics and gave them to me on a visit.

    I'm not a Take That fan in any shape or form but these lyrics really resonated with where I was then.

    I haven't picked up any mind or mood altering substance since that hospital stay in June 2009.

    It maybe about depression but it also is valid for anyone who knows what it's like to be in active addiction
    Buck2Basicon February 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI did hear this was about Robbie Williams when he had his relapse, and Mark was reaching out as a friend and trying to put a positive on things saying:
    "You, you're such a big star to me, you're everything I wanna be" which is quoted with Rob's solo career.

    And with the lyrics with "Hey, let me know ya, you're all that matters to me" basically saying "Let me in, let me know what's going on" that there is genuine care there.
    Rockgal31on August 06, 2013   Link

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