Shine

Vanessa Amorosi

About Shine

"Shine" is the third single from Vanessa Amorosi's debut album The Power. After its release in May 2000, this ballad jumped straight into the ARIA charts at #4 position, went Gold two weeks later, and Platinum a one month after that. Vanessa sang "Shine" at the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games 2000, which was broadcast in 80 countries. "Shine" has won the APRA award 2001 for being the most played song on Australian radio in 2000. Vanessa Amorosi performed her hit "Shine" at the 2002 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony in Manchester. The original lyrics to "Shine" were much darker. Mark Holden was responsible for the success of her song "Shine", which Amorosi wrote for a friend from high school who committed suicide. Amorosi says: "Mark changed a line in it. He said the song didn't work, or that one particular line in it didn't work. The line went 'Everyone you see, everyone you know is gonna die' and he didn't like the word 'die'. He thought it was just wrong. We were all sitting around trying to find a substitute, and we were all stuck on the word 'try'. But Mark came up with the idea of changing it to 'shine' and it all came together. 


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2003
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You say that you never had a mum
And nobody needs you
So cry, so cry
You believe that life rolls by 
Just to deceive you
By your time, by your time 
You're getting old 
And the longer you take 
The slower your pain will grow
It will grow, it will grow
You can close your eyes
And hope that when you open them 
You've got a brand new life
Do you find, you can't hide? 

You can give your life
You can lose your soul
You can bang your head
Or you can drown in hole 
Nothing lasts forever
But you can try
Look around you
Everyone you see
Everyone you know
Is going to shine

Grow up and make the best of what you've got
Of what you've got, 
Of what you've got
The days are going by and you're sittin' on your arse 
And you're wondering why, why, why, yeah 

You can give your life, or
You can lose your soul
You can bang your head
Or you can drown in a hole 
Nothing lasts forever
But you can try
Look around you
Everyone you see
Everyone you know 
Is going to shine 

You can bang your head
Or you can drown in a hole 
Nothing lasts forever
But you can try
Look around you
Everyone you see
Everyone you know
Is going to shine 

You say that you never had a mum
And nobody needs you 
So cry, so cry, so cry
You believe that life rolls by just to deceive you
By your time, well by your time 
Your getting old 
And the longer you take the slower you'll pain will grow
It'll grow, it'll grow
You can close your eyes
And hope that when you open them
You've got a brand new life

You can give your life or
You can lose your soul
You can bang your head
Or you can drown in a hole
Nothing lasts forever
But you can try
Look around you
Everyone you see
Everyone you know 
Is going to shine

You can bang your head
Or you can drown in a hole 
Nothing lasts forever
But you can try
Well look around you
Everyone you see
Everyone you know
Is going to shine

Don't, don't, don't, don't you do it

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Vanessa Amorosi

Vanessa Amorosi (born 8 August 1981) is an Australian singer-songwriter and recording artist. Her combined album and single sales have reached over 2 million worldwide. In August 2012 Amorosi announced she was no longer signed to Universal Music. more »

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Written by: VANESSA AMOROSI, MARK HOLDEN, ROBERT PARDE

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