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Oh the night makes you a star
And it holds you cold in its arms
You’re the one to whom nobody verses I love you
Unless you say it first
So you lie there holding your breath
And its strange how soon you forget
That you’re like stars
They only show up when it’s dark
Cause they don’t know their worth

And I think you need to stop following misery’s lead
Shine away shine away shine away
Isn’t it time you got over how fragile you are
We’re all waiting
Waiting on your supernova
Cause that’s who you are
And you’ve only begun to shine

There are times when the poets and pornstars align and
You won’t know who to believe in
Well that’s a good time to be leavin’
And the past knocks on your door
And throws stones at your window at 4 in the morning
Well maybe he thinks it’s romantic
He’s crazy but you knew that before

And I think you need to stop following misery’s lead
Shine away Shine away Shine away
Isn’t it time you got over how fragile you are
We’re all waiting
Waiting on your supernova
Cause that’s who you are
And you’ve only begun to shine

Yeah you’ve only begun to shine
Won’t you shine shine shine shine over shadow
Shine shine shine shine over shadow
Shine shine shine shine over

And I think you need to stop following misery’s lead
Shine away Shine away Shine away
Isn’t it time you got over how fragile you are
We’re all waiting
Waiting on your supernova
Cause that’s who you are
And you’ve only begun to shine

Yeah you’ve only begun to shine
Yeah you’ve only begun to shine
Yeah you’ve only begun to shine



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    Esther92Aug 20, 2008 at 7:00 pm
    She's singing to a girl telling her that she needs to get over a guy from her past who's holding her back...
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    UnregisteredMay 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm
    Let go of the past and your inner fears that you place on yourself, that restrain you. Believe in yourself and let the world see how wonderful you really are.
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    UnregisteredMar 25, 2012 at 12:30 am
    It's almost like she's talking to a friend, or someone who dosen't understand their true worth. Who makes mistakes with love over and over and is making themselves miserable. And she's just trying to tell this person how special they are.
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    UnregisteredFeb 16, 2012 at 12:34 am
    This song means that everyone has insecurities, but its time to overcome those insecurities and let your voice be heard time to shine and let the world see you for who you are.
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    BeautifulOneFeb 15, 2009 at 10:15 pm
    I don't think she is telling us that some other guy will makes us worth something. We are already worth something! God made us that way. Why else would he send His Son to die for me if he didn't think I was highly valuable. It is like a precious jewel necklace. If I put it in a drawer, it is still valuable. If I wear it under my shirt, it is still valuable. If I wear it with an open neckline, it is not more or less valuable. It doesn't matter if people can't see it, or they can see it and don't recognize it's worth, it is still valuable because of how it was made. It's value is not dependent on the viewer's eye.

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