"Shine" as written by and Glen/smyth Burtnik....
In this desert land
I know some rain must fall
See where we began
We've come so far
On this harbor shore
We hear the ocean call
In our minds at war
We have so far to go

Shine with all the untold
Hold the light given unto you
Find the love to unfold
In this broken world we choose

In unending storms
We search for space to breathe
How our hearts are worn
We've come so far
In this desert
How we blossom and we cease
Tell your story now
We have so much to know

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"Shine" as written by Patty Smyth Glen Burtnick

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    My InterpretationIt's surprising no one has commented yet! Well, I'll give it a go.
    I think I read somewhere that Teng said she wrote this after a surge of writer's block.
    I don't think there's much of an underlying meaning here. It's meant to be an uplifting song, and it's good to listen to when you're feeling hopeless or depressed.

    It's basically saying, we have to make the best out what we have (a broken (flawed) world, and this includes it's people) and live our lives laughing, learning, and loving, shining as brightly as we can and spreading joy among each other, lifting one another up, and making a difference instead of treating life like it means nothing, even though humankind has had a lot of hardship. It's a song of encouragement, reminding us not to lose hope, even though sometimes it seems the world is getting worse everyday. We've come a long way, but we still have such a long way to go. We need to take the rest of the time we have on Earth by storm.
    DoeADeeron September 03, 2010   Link

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