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Collective Soul - Shine




"Shine" is the debut single by American alternative rock band Collective Soul. It served as the lead single from their 1993–1994 debut album Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid. "Shine" would remain the band's most well known song and a hallmark of 1990s alternative rock.


It became the number one Album Rock Song of 1994, and won a Billboard award for Top Rock Track.[1] The song also reached the top of the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart for eight weeks. The song then went on to peak at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week.


VH1 would later rank "Shine" at number 42 on their list of the "100 Greatest Songs of the '90s".





Lyrics


Give me a word,

Give me a sign.

Show me where to look,

Tell me what will I find?

What will I find?


Lay me on the ground,

Or fly me in the sky.

Show me where to look,

Tell me what will I find?

What will I find?


Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

Whoa, heaven let your light shine down


Love is in the water,

Love is in the air.

Show me where to look,

Tell me will love be there?

Love be there?


Teach me how to speak,

Teach me how to share.

Teach me where to go,

Tell me will love be there?

Love be there?


Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

Whoa, heaven let your light shine down


Give me a word,

Give me a sign.

Show me where to look,

Tell me what will I find?

What will I find?


Lay me on the ground,

Or fly me in the sky.

Show me where to look,

Tell me what will I find?

What will I find?


Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

Whoa, heaven let your light shine down


I'm gonna let it shine

I'm gonna let it shine

Heaven's little light, gonna shine on me

O Hey yeah, hey yeah

Heaven's little light, shine on me


(Shine) Shine on me

(Shine) C'mon and shine

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