Sharing with us what he knows
Shining eyes are big and blue
And all around him water flows
This world to him is new
This world to him is new
To touch a face
To kiss a smile
New eyes see no race
The essence of a child
The essence
He's born to shimmer, he's born to shine
He's born to radiate
He's born to live, he's born to love
But we'll teach him not to hate
True love it is a rock
Smoothed over by a stream
No ticking of a clock
Truly measures what that means
Truly measures what that means
And this thing they call our time
Heard a brilliant woman say
She said you know it's crazy
How I want to try to capture mine
I think I love this woman's way
I think I love this woman's way she shimmers, the way she shines
The way she radiates
The way she lives, the way she loves
The way she never hates
Sometimes I think of all of this that can surround me
I know it all as being mine
But she kisses me and wraps herself around me
She gives me love, she gives me time
And I feel fine I feel fine
But time I cannot change
So here's to looking back
You know I drink a whole bottle of my pride
And I toast to change to keep these demons off my back
Just get these demons off my back
'Cause I want to shimmer, I want to shine
I want to radiate
I want to live, I want to love
I want to try to learn not to hate
Try not to hate
We're born to shimmer, we're born to shine
We're born to radiate
We're born to live, we're born to love
We're born to never hate


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Shimmer Lyrics as written by Shawn Mullins

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    I think its about children being born and how they need to be protected from the horrible things in the world. And how we all want to stay away from the horrible things in this world and we are born to be strong and make a difference

    dont4get2breatheon May 20, 2002   Link
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    This is such a beautiful song, I love it so much. I agree with dont4get2brethe, I think it's about someone having a wife and a new baby boy, and seeing how innocent and beutiful it is, and how sad it is that this baby will have to be exposed to all the horrible things in the world. And it's just about how this guy wants a happy life with his wife and son and wants his son to grow up happy.

    Moonglowon August 17, 2002   Link
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    these lyrics are musically ingenious. im 15 but ya dont have to be very old to figure out that there is a difference between music out there that was just a garage band messing around and then theres the people that write their life on the napkin and here it is folks: shawn mullins.

    wired2thehearton February 26, 2006   Link
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    these lyrics are musically ingenious. im 15 but ya dont have to be very old to figure out that there is a difference between music out there that was just a garage band messing around and then theres the people that write their life on the napkin and here it is folks: shawn mullins.

    wired2thehearton February 26, 2006   Link

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