Shine - Pharrell Williams ft. Gwen Stefani



The Experience: Pharrell and Gwen come together for the lead song for the movie Paddington. The new single Shine bounces along with optimism, a bouncy beat, and a promise of hope. 
Official Video: Waiting

The meaning of Shine is keeping on keeping on. The movie's about a bear, lost in London, gets adopted by the Brown family and named Paddington. He continually gets in trouble and gets things wrong, but he keeps on trying to right wrongs. Shine is about making mistakes, being lost, but trying to be a light to others all the same. You fell? Made mistakes? Tried to help and weren't accepted? Just "look at yourself in the mirror... that's your way home." And "just Shine."

Ask yourself: Have I given up trying to help others? Do I shine for others?


LYRICS:
I was chasing down the days of fear
Chasing down a dream before it disappeared
I was aching to be somewhere new
Your voice was all I heard
I was shaking from a storm in me
Haunted by the spectors that we had to see
Yeah, I wanted to be the melody
Above the noise, above the herd

I was young, not dumb
Just wishing to be blinded
By you, brand new
And we were pilgrims on our way

I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred
Heard a song that made some sense out of the world
Everything I ever lost now has been returned
The most beautiful sound I ever heard

We've got language so we can communicate
Religion so I can love and hate
Music so I can exaggerate my pain
And give it a name
I was young, not dumb
Just wishing to be blinded
By you, brand new
And we were pilgrims on our way

I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred
Heard a song that made some sense out of the world
Everything I ever lost now has been returned
The most beautiful sound I ever heard

We can hear, we can hear
We can hear, ooh

I woke up at the moment when the miracle had come
I get so many things I don't deserve
All the stolen voices may some day be returned
The most beautiful sound I ever heard

And your voices will be heard
And your voices will be heard

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