"Shine" as written by and Martin Lee Gore....
Put on your blindfold
And a dress that's tight
And come with me
On a mystery night
Open your eyes

Follow our stars under a painted sky
We'll leave the world behind
We're learning to fly
We used to get by

Forget the pictures on your TV screen
We'll steal the visions
That you keep for your dreams
You can turn me on

I was blind, and I saw the light
My angel coming
In a brilliant white
Shine for me

You've been hanging from a rope of mediocrity
Strung up by your insecurities
You can shine for me
Somebody has to
Shine for me
It's difficult not to
Shine for me

Follow our stars under a painted sky
We'll leave the world behind
We're learning to fly
We used to get by

Forget the pictures on your TV screen
We'll steal the visions
That you keep for your dreams
You can turn me on

You've been hanging from a rope of mediocrity
Strung up by your insecurities
You can shine for me
Somebody has to
Shine for me
It's difficult not to
Shine for me
Somebody has to
Shine for me
It's difficult not to
Shine for me


Lyrics submitted by Fistan

"Shine" as written by Martin Gore

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General CommentWhen Dave is saying "Shine for me", I believe he wants someone to show their true self to them, not hide behind a veil. he wants someone thats true.
    ThoR294on March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentman cant belive no comments on tis song..well i tink tis song iz bout wa we all go through.....depression,envy bla bla bla...luv da line forget da pictures on yr tv screen...i tink dis says alot,tv iz lyka god in todays age,it sets our rulez,our frame ov mind n shit...so tis track iz bout a guy who wants to stripoff tis fake mask dat we see ppl caryyin around
    metal_messiahon July 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLovely words from our Metal Massiah here, but I think you sort of missed the point.

    Now, this song was off Exciter, which was their first studio album since Ultra. And a lot of fans of DM know that Dave was doing this album after recovering from a vary serious herion and alcohol addiction... so I thought that this song was more of a shot back at the media. I mean, I have no real evedence by which I coudl back that up, but Dave's addiction got as much media attention in Europe as any star's would here in america.
    I could be wrong. But that's what I figgured. it to be.
    mopo976on November 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely the best song on Exciter, easily.
    Cam-winon January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love that song!!

    He's persuading this girl full of taboos and complex, so he's trying to make her leave those feelings by forgetting what TV shows (those hot and sexy girls...) and being her true self, 'cause that will turn him on...
    Roxcon August 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. He wants the girl to let go of her insecurities and show her true self, shine for him. I love the lyrics..
    IndyModeon August 23, 2008   Link

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