Roman candles that burn in the night
Yeah you are a shining light
You lit a torch in the empty night
Yeah you are a shining light
Yeah you light up my life

You have always been a thorn in the side
But to me you're a shining light
You arrive and the night is alive
Yeah you are a shining light
Yeah you light up my life

We made a connection
A full on chemical reaction
But by dark divine intervention
Yeah you are a shining light
A constellation once seen
Over Royal David's city
An epiphany, you burn so pretty
Yeah you are a shining light

You are a force you are a constant source
Yeah you are a shining light
Incandescent in the darkest night
Yeah you are a shining light
My mortal blood I would sacrifice
For you are my shining light
Sovereign bride of the infinite
Yeah you are a shining light
Yeah you light up my life

We made a connection
A full on chemical reaction
But by dark divine intervention
Yeah you are a shining light
A constellation once seen
Over Royal David's city
An epiphany, you burn so pretty
Yeah you are a shining light

These are the days you often say
There's nothing that we cannot do
Beneath a canopy of stars
I'd shed blood for you
The north star in the firmament
You shine the most bright
I've seen you draped in an electric veil
Shrouded in celestial light

We made a connection
A full on chemical reaction
But by dark divine intervention
Yeah you are a shining light
A constellation once seen
Over Royal David's city
An epiphany, you burn so pretty
Yeah you are a shining light
Yeah you light up my life
Yeah you are a shining light
Yeah you light up my life


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    It is not in any way meant to be about God or religion, it was written for his fiancee Audrey. He one the Ivor Novello songwriting award for this one. It is a love song which uses religious references to show hos devotion to her. That is all.

    deediddumon February 24, 2005   Link
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    Written about Wheeler's then girlfriend Audrey and indeed a wonderful song. Every element is perfect. I always get chills when Charlotte's solo kicks in. Totally majestic.

    PappyHabon November 16, 2016   Link
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    im so sad this song mks me cry!

    satansevilangelon June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    love this song think its pretty self explanatory ASH ROCK!! this is a great song reminds me of a friend...

    demented barbieon June 10, 2002   Link
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    One of the best love songs ever

    IanoDublinon June 22, 2002   Link
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    The "..full on chemical reaction" kinda seems out of place though.

    Doorselfinon October 15, 2002   Link
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    perfect...i love their choice of words to describe light (aka the girl) "a constellation once seen overy royal David's City...an epiphany you burn so pretty" seems like the most gorgeous compliment a girl could ever receive

    crush_maddenon March 16, 2003   Link
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    I don't know if this is right but I heard it was about god and Jesus. "you have always been a thorn in their side, but to me you're a shining light " shows how the whole Jesus aspect is annoying to some people but he thinks he's 'a shining light' "a constellation once seen, over royal david's city an epiphany you burn so pretty yeah, you are a shining light " is about the star at Jesus' birth and the epiphany. "my mortal blood i would sacrifice, for you are a shining light" is about how he would be a marytr if he had to. "I've seen you draped in a electric veil shrouded in celestial light " apparently is his halo and holy glow kinda thing. I can't remember where I heard it but that is upposedly what it's about.

    MaD bAnApPlEon April 16, 2003   Link
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    I don't know if this is right but I heard it was about god and Jesus. "you have always been a thorn in their side, but to me you're a shining light " shows how the whole Jesus aspect is annoying to some people but he thinks he's 'a shining light' "a constellation once seen, over royal david's city an epiphany you burn so pretty yeah, you are a shining light " is about the star at Jesus' birth and the epiphany. "my mortal blood i would sacrifice, for you are a shining light" is about how he would be a marytr if he had to. "I've seen you draped in a electric veil shrouded in celestial light " apparently is his halo and holy glow kinda thing. I can't remember where I heard it but that is upposedly what it's about.

    MaD bAnApPlEon April 16, 2003   Link
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    I absolutely love this song!! I've always thought it was just a beautiful love song, so much effective imagery used in the lyrics to describe the light it's truly gorgeous. I didn't think Tim was particularly religious, he was raised in Northern Ireland so obviously had religious influences but I read in an interview that he wasn't heavily into God. I think he is just comparing the person to Jesus, like Jesus was the most perfect being ever and no-one can compare to Him. I think Tim is saying the person he wrote this song for is as special to him as Jesus is to so many other people, and because he idolises this person he sees them "shrouded in celestial light". To so many people this person is annoying or boring, "A thorn in their side" but to him she is wonderful. I love this, why does no-one write this to me!? Lol.

    electricveilon April 26, 2003   Link

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