"Shining On" as written by and Juliana Hatfield....
I just realized I left my favorite hat in the club last night
Which ticks me right off 'cause I
Had that cap since I was real-real small
Then find out just right now
That my main squeeze went through my phone
So I guess I'm single now
Imagine that

So I sneak right on The T
The conductor sees me
He's kicking me right off with a frown
I grab my bag and I walk on
Comm. Ave., I hit up Blanchard's
They sell cheap wine, I got six bucks
Bag rips, wine smash
Drink it up avoid the glass

But I can't help from just smiling
When that damn sun is shinning on
Hell, It's just
Shinning down all over me
No, I can't help but just smile
While that damn sun is shining on
Dang it's just shining down
Down over me

So now I call up my friend
'Cause his girl must be bored, see
She's been spreading rumors about me
That I robbed her party, but I never had
I pull out my little disc man
I bought from a crackhead down in Reno
But my Melt-Banana Cd
Is all scratched up

I think it's stupid all the people who are moaning
Yeah moaning on
While the sun is shining down
On our city streets
Even all the things people say
Naw, ain't affecting me
Not when that damn sun
Is shining down over me

Shining down on me
Born to just never care
About the stupid things
People moan everyday

So later on I meet Johnny Trouble
At a bar called Shay's, a spit from Charlie's
We sit outside talking about girls
How they're loons but we like them anyway
No money for pints at the bar
We bring a backpack full of Pabst
Under the table we fill our glass

So me and Johnny just sit outside
Warmed by that summer night
While those city stars are shining
Down on our streets
And I just can't help from smiling
While those damn stars are shining down
Yeah those stars are shining
Over our city streets

No, I won't be caught moaning
Not when light is still shining down
And me and Johnny
Warmed by that damn summer heat
And I can't stop from just smiling
When those damn stars are shining on
Yeah, those stars are shining
Over our city streets

Can you imagine that?

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  • +2
    General CommentOne of my favorite chorus's of all time. This song is about not letting the world get to u.

    mslvr40on July 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song beyond words. The "oooooooo... so I guess I'm single now." always makes me laugh.
    americanmusicon March 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhh Blanchards in Lower Allston
    Piss Offon March 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. best on the new cd.
    BlackLungFeveron May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is possibly one of the best songs ive ever heard in my entire life...genius
    Dani-the-girlon July 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's just about someone who's having a bad day but it won't bother him cause he doesn't worry about other people
    CFaz23on January 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the line about buying the disc man from the Crackhead.

    The imagery in this song is actually quite rich.
    Bsquared445on October 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentImagine that.

    This and the MMB version of Simmer Down are great chillout songs.
    Vorimeon October 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a chill song.
    i don't know why bd&tkt songs are posted for meanings though because they all pretty much mean what they say.
    Imagine.Thaton November 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's just about being chill!

    this is one of my FAVORITE SONGS EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    all of their songs are like poetry
    bswimr127on April 19, 2010   Link

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