"Glittering Prize" as written by Charles Burchill, Derek Forbes, James Kerr and Michael Joseph Macneil....
Shine on, shine the lights on me
In all of my life so that much more I see

In the light of his love
In the light of reflection
What a world this world
Sometimes oh so it seems
Eyes to the sky in the silver gift friendship
Glittering prize
Is the price of lost love
They can remember quiet side of midnight
They can remember attraction of fame
Like a glittering prize
I saw you up on a clear day
First taking heart
Then our last breath away

Always came a time
Time was by your side
We were spending time
We were starting out
Catch me in a dream
Captured all in heart
We were spending time
We were starting out
Could there ever be
Ever more than one
Called an act of love
Can you never stop?

Shine on, shine the light on me
In all of my life
So that much more I see
Like a glittering prize
I saw you up on a clear day
First taking hearts
Then our last breath away

Only on a clear day
Coming in on our lives
Only on a clear day
Coming in on our life

We can remember quiet side of midnight
We can remember attraction of fame
Like a glittering prize
I saw you up on a clear day
First taking hearts
Then our last breath away

See it in the eyes
Satellite sky
We were spending time
We were starting out
Take in, take in more
Endless breath away
We were starting out
Now we're staring in
Could there ever be
Ever more than one
Called an act of love
Can you never stop?

Shine on, shine the lights on me
In all of my life, so that much more I see
Like a glittering prize
I saw you up on a clear day
First taking hearts
Then our last breath away

Only on a clear day
Coming in on our life
Always on a clear day
This is the price of love
Like a glittering prize
Only on a clear day
Rushing into our life
Is like the price of love
Like a glittering prize
Only on a clear day
Rushing into our life
Like a glittering prize


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"Glittering Prize" as written by James Kerr Charles Burchill

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  • +3
    General CommentThe words to this joyful bliss-inducing tune seem centered around the desire to worship [a god, nature, a lover, whatever], yet doesn't filter out doubt ["can you never stop?" "could there ever be more than one?"] or the memory of what one enjoyed about their life before they were in love/worship ["remember the bright side of midnight" "attraction of fame"]. You could surely read a lot into some of the other lines if you wanted but that's the gist of it, to me. This song can take you places, and does it while being a bit vague, lol...kinda like the confusion that love/worship can cause.
    brandonedgeon May 15, 2016   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThere are a few little mistakes in the lyrics above [and on the Simple Minds site etc]
    This is what I have come up with

    Shine on, shine the light on me,
    In all of my life
    So that much more I see

    In the light of his love
    In the light of reflection
    What a world [is] this world???What a world this world
    Sometimes oh so it seems ???
    Eyes to the skies.
    In that silver gift friendship
    A glittering prize
    Is it the prize of lost loves

    They can remember quiet side of midnight
    They can remember attraction of fame
    Like a glittering prize
    I saw you up on a clear day
    First taking hearts
    Then our last breath away

    Always came a time
    Tme was by your side
    We were spending time - we were staring out
    Catch me in a dream
    Captured all in heart
    We were spending time - we were staring out
    Could there ever be - ever more than one
    It's called an act of love
    Can you you ever stop?

    Shine on, shine the light on me,
    In all of my life
    So that much more I see
    Like a glittering prize
    I saw you up on a clear day
    First taking hearts then our last breath away
    Only on a clear day
    Coming into our lives
    Only on a clear day… in our lives

    We can remember quiet side of midnight
    We can remember attraction of fame.
    Like a glittering prize
    I saw you up on a clear day
    First taking hearts
    Then our last breath away

    See it in the eyes - satellite skies.
    We were spending time - we were staring out
    Takin’, takin’ more endless breath away.
    We were staring out, now we’re staring in
    Could there ever be - ever more than one
    Called an act of love
    Can you you ever stop?

    Shine on, shine the light on me,
    In all of my life so that much more I see
    Like a glittering prize
    I saw up you on a clear day
    First taking hearts.
    Then our last breath away

    Only on a clear day
    Of our lives
    Always on a clear day
    Is it the price of love
    Like a glittering prize
    Only on a clear day
    Sunnyhillon January 22, 2017   Link

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