"Shine" as written by David Allan Stewart and Imogen Jennifer Heap....
Rain drain my play away
Sun gun me down and burn me
Nature hates me today
My head distorts reality

Madness just moved into my shadow

Shine, I will not cry and I will not die no
Shine, I will be there for me
Shine, I will not cry and I will be mine
I'll shine, shine

Who waltzed me into this
Am I now stuck here forever
Luck just gave me a kiss
Then lashed me down with a leather strap

Trying to learn to swim without any water
Trying just to begin just when
You're in for the slaughter, yeah

Shine, I will not cry and I will not die no
Shine, I will be there for me
Shine, I'll be just fine if I stay all mine
I'll shine, shine,

Shine, I will not cry and I will not die no
Shine, I will be there for me
Shine, I'll be just fine if I stay all mine
I'll shine, shine

Shine
You will love me as a winner
Shine
You will love me as a winner
Shine
You will love me as a winner
Shine
You will love me as a winner
Shine
You will love me as a winner
Shine
You will love me as a winner
Shine
You will love me as a winner

Shine,
Shine, I will be there for for me
Shine, I'll be just fine if I stay all night
I'll shine, shine

Shine, I will not cry and I will not die, no
Shine, I will be there for me
Shine, I'll be just fine if I stay all night
I'll shine, shine

Why, why, why, why, why, why, why, why?


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"Shine" as written by Imogen Jennifer Heap David Allan Stewart

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    General CommentCan't figure this song out as much as her others so far...
    She's explaining how down her life is , how even when it's supposed to be good turns out bad.
    ex " Rain drain my play away , Sun gun me down and burn me"
    THe rain represents the obvious bad things that can happen and the sun representing the something that is supposed to be good to her turns out to be bad or even worse.

    " shine-i will not cry and i will not die"

    Even though her hardships she is trying to not be weak (cry represents weak to her) she'll be there for herself at the least.
    She will "shine" or rise above it.

    " you will love me as a winner"

    She is either talking to God or to a boy she likes or perhaps even a friend.
    I take it she's talking to God since it gives no other hints then that one line that could make it a person shes in love with or person etc.
    Plus alot of songs she writes is talking to God.
    blissfuldoubton January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is so obvious to me that this is about suicide, but deciding in the end to NOT do it because she finds she has the inner strength to deal. She doesn't need anyone on the outside to save her, she needs herself to do it. I think it's a song about hope and rediscovering your own strength.
    eryn shaktion January 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthat's it...
    Ocean Soulon January 14, 2006   Link

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