"Shine" as written by and Tom Higgenson....
You know it tears me up inside
To see the feelings that you hide
Hide inside that empty bottle
I wish you saw how great you were
I wish you saw what life was worth
You wouldn't have to hide your problems
And I don't care what you might think
I think you've had too much to drink
Can't even talk when you're this way

Run away, run away
But that won't make it any better
Run away, run away
And make tomorrow harder to live than today

There's so much out there you could miss
There's so much life out there to live
If you would just believe in yourself
You know you're better than all of this
You know you've got so much to give
But you're so afraid to give of yourself

There's a bright light shining inside you
It shines out through your eyes
Don't drown it away, don't be afraid, don't hide
Let it shine

You say you're looking for happiness
But when it comes, you run away from it
You tell yourself you don't deserve it
There's not much more that I can do now the rest is up to you
Until you love yourself, you'll never change
You'll keep on running
Until you deal with today


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"Shine" as written by Tom Higgenson

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    General CommentPWTS are seriously one of the greatest bands out there...and they are also a great live band! This song is of great importance to me...its the song i always put on when i have thoughts of suicide...and it just reminds me that there is shit out there to live for ya know? And plus my best friend dedicated this song to me at the PWTS concert! well Peace..and PWTS ROCK!!!
    Mark1818on May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat a great song!! i definitely think plain white t's will make a name for themselves with this song.
    pumpkingirlon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI remember seeing this song live and I immediately fell in love with it... it just reminds me that sometimes you gotta pick yourself up... and that you are just a person in the world... you may just be the world to one person...
    phoenix_ignitionon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!!!!!!!! PWTS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    EMOtionalPunkChikon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow this song is so true. To me it's about someone dealing with life through drinking.
    [make tomorrow harder to live than today]
    ...and how things end up when you do that.
    savestheEMOkidon September 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is totally amazing. I think it's about a friend that cares about someone so much, but their really depressed and don't see themselvs as anything special even though their friend knows their so important and special, or have affected their life in a huge way.

    This song reminds me of saves the day - your ghost takes flight

    In the song I think the person is trying to hide with a substance abuse, in this case alchohol. Eh, i dunno. it was self explanitory just by reading the lyrics. but hey, i'm an idiot so who cares.
    Starloreon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song eats at you. thats how powerful this is. it's amazing to see music at its finest.
    "you know it tears me up inside
    to see the feelings that you hide
    hide inside that empty bottle" wow
    NateDoggon March 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about some person close to him i.e. example:

    you know it tears me up inside
    to see the feelings that you hide
    hide inside that empty bottle
    I wish you saw how great you were
    I wish you saw what life was worth
    you wouldn't have to hide your problems
    (about his friend who obviously depressed and must have some sort of drinking problem)

    and I don't care what you might think
    I think you've had to much to drink
    cant even talk when you're this way
    runaway, runaway
    but that won't make it any better
    runaway, runaway
    and make tomorrow
    harder to live than today
    (This part sounds like its about them talking. It seems like they are drunk again to the point of where they cant talk. Then hes trying to tell them they are just running away from their problems. And it seems like everyday their life is just getting harder.)

    there's so much out there you could miss
    there's so much life out there to live
    if you would just believe in yourself
    there's a bright light shining inside you
    it shines out through your eyes
    don't throw it away, don't be afraid
    don't hide
    let it shine
    (This part is most likely about how he telling them they are missing out on life. How they have so much life to live if you'd just reach out and grab it.)

    you say you're looking for happiness
    but when is comes, you runaway from it
    you tell yourself you don't deserve it
    there's so much more that i could do
    now the rest is up to you
    until you love yourself, you'll never change
    you'll keep on running
    until you deal with today
    (Now this part is about how this person always finds happiness but throws it away constantly as if they are afraid of it. Hes just like I cant help you with with this you gotta solve your own problems. And if they wanna change they are gonna have to love themselves and solve there problems)

    Well thats just my opinion
    Contri_Aluminion November 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI see it as the narrator is trying to get through to a person that is depressed, and they dont think theres anything great about them, but they are obviously a very speical person to the narrator. the person has thoughts of suicide and the narrator is trying to tell them that "there's so much out there you could miss/
    there's so much life out there to live " all they have to do is believe in themself, and the narrator is telling them to go ahead, and runaway... but its not gonna make it any better, and all its gonna do is make that day harder to live than the previous.
    Firewrks2niteon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti thiiiiink they wrote this about me. :( <3
    electrickbebeon February 03, 2005   Link

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