"Shine" as written by Vanessa Joy Amorosi, Mark Ronald Holden and Robert Parde....
You say that you never had a mum
And nobody needs you
So cry, so cry
You believe that life rolls by
Just to deceive you
By your time, by your time
You're getting old
And the longer you take
The slower your pain will grow
It will grow, it will grow
You can close your eyes
And hope that when you open them
You've got a brand new life
Do you find, you can't hide?

You can give your life
You can lose your soul
You can bang your head
Or you can drown in hole
Nothing lasts forever
But you can try
Look around you
Everyone you see
Everyone you know
Is going to shine

Grow up and make the best of what you've got
Of what you've got,
Of what you've got
The days are going by and you're sittin' on your arse
And you're wondering why, why, why, yeah

You can give your life, or
You can lose your soul
You can bang your head
Or you can drown in a hole
Nothing lasts forever
But you can try
Look around you
Everyone you see
Everyone you know
Is going to shine

You can bang your head
Or you can drown in a hole
Nothing lasts forever
But you can try
Look around you
Everyone you see
Everyone you know
Is going to shine

You say that you never had a mum
And nobody needs you
So cry, so cry, so cry
You believe that life rolls by just to deceive you
By your time, well by your time
Your getting old
And the longer you take the slower you'll pain will grow
It'll grow, it'll grow
You can close your eyes
And hope that when you open them
You've got a brand new life

You can give your life or
You can lose your soul
You can bang your head
Or you can drown in a hole
Nothing lasts forever
But you can try
Look around you
Everyone you see
Everyone you know
Is going to shine

You can bang your head
Or you can drown in a hole
Nothing lasts forever
But you can try
Well look around you
Everyone you see
Everyone you know
Is going to shine

Don't, don't, don't, don't you do it


Lyrics submitted by syd_Mel

"Shine" as written by Mark Holden Vanessa Amorosi

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

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    General CommentThis is dedicated to one of her close friends from school who suicided about 5 years ago
    syd_Melon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's a very uplifting song which has a sad story behind it. Yes, it's about her friend who committed suicide because she didn't she was pretty enough although she really was, according to Vanessa in interviews. I wouldn't listen to this song when I want something melancholy; it's more of an inspirational song.
    Simplisticon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare you a fan of Vanessa by any chance?
    or just of this song?
    syd_Melon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDid you know that this song was originally going to be called "Die" but Vanessa's label thought it was too depressing a title, so they forced her to change the name of the song to "Shine" - and then it went and landed in the Australia top forty! Clever marketing ^^

    That aside, it's a beautiful song.
    phoenixintheasheson May 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song... very uplifting yet great strong message for someone she loved.
    milzon May 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHad this song on the playlist, and thought it worked better to replace "shine" with "die". So looked up the meaning - and bang that's what it originally was.

    Can understand that feel-good songs sell. But change back those lyrics and it is so real a song:

    You can bang your head Or you can drown in a hole Nothing lasts forever
    But you can try Well look around you Everyone you see Everyone you know
    Is going to die!

    Sit through the fear, face the reality, and it is so beautifully freeing. All the daily worries disappear as trivial, imaginary nonsense in the bigger perspective of life and death. Beautiful song. Touching. Uplifting.
    student54on March 03, 2013   Link

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