Who Sang Shine? Newsboys

Newsboys Going Public cover art

Some other versions of "Shine"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Michael Blue, Mikal Blue, Kevin Hammond, Angel Taylor
release date: 1994
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock
length: 3:44
remixer: Tom Lord‐Alge
performer: Newsboys
Dull as dirt,
You can't assert
The kinda light that might persuade
A strict dictator to retire
Fire the army,
Teach the poor origami.
The truth is in,
The proof is when you hear your heart start asking
What's my motivation?
And try as you may
There is no way
To explain the kinda change
That'd make an Eskimo renounce fur
That'd make a vegetarian barbecue hamster
Unless you can trace this about-face to a certain Sign

Shine.
Make 'em wonder whatcha got.
Make 'em wish that they were not
On the outside looking bored.
Shine.
Let it shine before all men.
Let em see good works and then
Let em glorify the Lord.

Out of the shaker and onto the plate,
It isn't karma it sure ain't fate
That would make a deadhead sell his van
That would make a schizophrenic turn in his crayons
Oprah freaks
And science geeks
A rationale that shall excuse this strange behavior
When you let it Shine
You will inspire the kind of entire turnaround
That would make a bouncer take ballet
Even bouncers who are unhappy
But out of the glare
With nowhere to turn
You ain't gonna learn it on "What's my line?"

Shine.
Make 'em wonder whatcha got.
Make 'em wish that they were not
On the outside looking bored.
Shine.
Let it shine before all men.
Let em see good works and then
Let em glorify the Lord.

Shine.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Real Good Thing
  • 2 Shine
  • 3 Spirit Thing
  • 4 Let It Rain
  • 5 Going Public
  • 6 Truth and Consequences
  • 7 Lights Out
  • 8 Be Still
  • 9 When You Called My Name
  • 10 Elle G.

  • Album Information
    label: Star Song Communications
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 724382000525
    script: Latin