Shining Light – Song and Lyrics by 10,000 Maniacs


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Shining Light’ by 10,000 Maniacs. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of 10,000 Maniacs or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Something was pulling me
Without knowing what was leading me on:
Your shining light.

In my darkest hour the only way
To bring the dawn was
Your shining light.

But you’re unaware
Your shining light is even on.
Like with a little glance
When you take me by surprise
And I take a chance
And I see it all through your eyes.

Free me from my history
And show me where to draw the line,
By lighting up the mystery,
And you don’t even know that it shines.

I’m not worried now
About flying too close to the sun.
Your shining light.

When December skies are cold,
You know I will always run to
Your shining light.

I won’t abuse it
So please just let it glow behind your smile.
Let me use it,
Let me feel the warmth like a little child

Who understands your glance,
Though it takes me by surprise.
And I take a chance
And I see it all through your eyes
It’s your shining light.

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