Chris de Burgh - Shine On Lyrics

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Shine on, brighter than the sun,
Live for every moment, before the moment's gone,
We shine on you and me tonight,
Way across the universe, burning like a fire in the night

I was looking at a photograph,
Taken in a garden long before the war,
And out on the lawn,
There were old men and dogs and little children,
All of them gone forever;

There were people by the waterside,
Standing in the same place where I am today,
Nothing has changed, but you know,
That time is moving like a river,
It can only be love forever;

We shine on, brighter than the sun,
Live for every moment, before the moment's gone,
We shine on, you and me tonight,
Way across the universe,
Burning like a fire in the night;

There are those who can never cross,
The space between a father and a son,
When they are young,
We must say all the words that should be spoken,
Before they are lost forever;

And I was looking at a photograph,
Taken from a window way above the world,
We've got to learn,
We must leave here a garden for our children,
When we are gone forever;

We shine on, brighter than the sun,
Live for every moment, before the moment's gone,
We shine on, you and me tonight,
Way across the universe,
Burning like a fire in the night;

Shine on

Leave here a garden for the children,
Leave here a new world,
Leave here a garden for the children,
Leave here a new world,
Leave here a garden,
Leave here a new world,
Leave here a garden for the children,
Leave here a new world

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Where We Will Be Going
  • 2 By My Side
  • 3 Heart of Darkness
  • 4 In Your Eyes
  • 5 Separate Tables
  • 6 Talk to Me
  • 7 Connemara Coast
  • 8 Brother John
  • 9 Shine On
  • 10 A Celebration
  • 11 She Means Everything to Me
  • 12 Making the Perfect Man


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Chris, De Burgh
    album: Track 9 in album Power of Ten
    release date: 1992
    popularity : 51 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 5:02
    Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 0082839718820
    script: Latin