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- Posted on Aug 24th 2007 2:00PM by Jessica Freundel
'Shine,' David Gray
From 1993's 'A Century Ends'
My husband and I have a long-running argument about the meaning behind this beautiful song by David Gray. (And you're welcome to listen and write in to agree with me -- because I'm right.) He thinks this song is about a couple breaking up so that the singer can go off and become famous. I believe it's about a couple leaving their hometown to follow their dreams together.
His argument is summed up by the first lines of the song: "I can see it in your eyes/What I know in my heart is true/That our love it has faded/Like the summer run through." Compelling stuff, I agree, but the chorus is what makes me correct: "Take my hand/We're gonna go where we can shine." We, my friends, as in together. Just listen to the song -- you'll agree.
Regardless of who is right, the acoustic-guitar driven ballad is lovely. And every time I hear it, Gray's gentle vocals and touching lyrics transport me to that lonely beach, where in the mist a couple contemplate their future.
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