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Find it hard to see you in the dark
I looked around, you were beside me
Don't you realize it's hard to dream
Without your helping hand to guide me

This could be the one, girl
If you will be my sun

Shine on
Me, shine on me
Let it shine on
Shine on
All I have to do is let it shine on

Please look about and tell me what you see
All noise and dirt and plastic people
Cause love is clean and ours has been
A bluer shade of jade than black or white is

Take me on a ride, girl
Right there by my side, Oh

Shine on
Shine on me, shine on me
Let it shine on
Shine on
All I have to do is let it shine on

Shine on
Shine on me, shine on you
Let it shine on
Shine on
All I have to do is let it shine on
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  • U
    UnregisteredMay 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm
    I think shine on is about the love between a white man and a black girl during a time when perhaps that wasn't as acceptable as it is now.

    Consider the lyrics...

    "find it hard to see you in the dark... "
    "don't you realize it's hard to dream... "

    These lines are especially telling..

    "... Look about and tell me what you see
    All noise & dirt & plastic(superficial) people
    Cause love is clean & ours has been
    A bluer shade of jade than black or white is.

    Take me on a ride girl.

    All i have to do is let it shine on...

    Another way of saying to everyone else...

    "shine on mutherf***ers! I don't care what you think! "

    An old slang term for a black person was a "shine". It was a
    Derogatory term. Much like the "n" word. Perhaps this is a play
    On words. Only frampton really knows.

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