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Collective Soul — Shine
Album: Hints, Allegations, & Things Left Unsaid
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7

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Total ratings: 755









Released: 1994
Length: 5:05
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Give me a word, give me a sign
Show me where to look
Tell me what will I find?
What will I find?

Lay me on the ground - Or fly me in the sky
Show me where to look,
Tell me what will I find?
What will I find?

(Yeah)
(Yeah)
(Yeah)
Whoa, heaven let your light shine down
Whoa, heaven let your light shine down
Whoa, heaven let your light shine down
Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

Love is in the water - Love is in the air
Show me where to look,
Tell me will love be there?
Will love be there?

Teach me how to speak
Teach me how to share
Teach me where to go,
Tell me will love be there?
Love be there?

(Yeah)
(Yeah)
(Yeah)
Whoa, heaven let your light shine down
Whoa, heaven let your light shine down
Whoa, heaven let your light shine down
Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

Give me a word, give me a sign
Show me where to look
Tell me what will I find?
What will I find?

Lay me on the ground - Or fly me in the sky
Show me where to look,
Tell me what will I find?
What will I find?

(Yeah)
(Yeah)
(Yeah)
Whoa, heaven let your light shine down
Whoa, heaven let your light shine down
Whoa, heaven let your light shine down
Whoa, heaven let your light shine down

I'm gonna let it shine
I'm gonna let it shine
Heaven, let your light shine on me
Oh, yeah, yeah
Heaven, let your light shine on me
(Shine) Shine on me, yeah
(Shine) C'mon and shine
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 Raechel wrote:

Love!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czirN42RKFY
 
Nice share, and somewhere along the line, BillG's added it to the mix, much to my ears' enjoyment!

Long Live RP!!
 Raechel wrote:

Love!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czirN42RKFY
 Not bad, but I  love this .




 dischuckin wrote:
i love this album. it never fails to pick me up. but this song was overplayed on the radio
 
Well, I guess it was overplayed on the radio 20 years ago.
i love this album. it never fails to pick me up. but this song was overplayed on the radio
All good but the Drum Machine!
 Raechel wrote:

Love!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czirN42RKFY

 
Dolly does it pretty well! 
 lizardking wrote:
Context changes ratings, for instance I'd give this song a 6 except that it reminds me of my senior year of high school, and those fond memories bumps this up to an 8 for me.

Dolly Parton does this? That I've got to hear! 
 
Love!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czirN42RKFY
I've seen these guys twice. and consider it a bona-fide blessing that they get played on RP; they are truly special!
Context changes ratings, for instance I'd give this song a 6 except that it reminds me of my senior year of high school, and those fond memories bumps this up to an 8 for me.

Dolly Parton does this? That I've got to hear! 
This song is a milestone in my life.... wonderful group!
 
 adib wrote:
Half of me is thinking "standard", "formulaic" - would be about a 5...
But then the grungy guitar kicks in, and it's an 8!  {#Bananajam}

The cliched/repetitive elements (especially towards the end) drop it back to a 7, but still pretty good.

 
It's an "8" for me. 

Saw Keith Richards at the Paramount in Seattle, January 1993.

Collective Soul opened up. Great Show. 
Cool man!
Half of me is thinking "standard", "formulaic" - would be about a 5...
But then the grungy guitar kicks in, and it's an 8!  {#Bananajam}

The cliched/repetitive elements (especially towards the end) drop it back to a 7, but still pretty good.
 Typesbad wrote:
I like the Dolly Parton version.  
No, seriously, I do.

 
I can't hear this anymore without thinking of her cover. Not that that's a bad thing. I like both!
Crunchy says Bill. 
I remember playing this album every Friday night for several months back in the late 90s in a bit of a social routine. I moved away, but those friends and I recently reunited at a Collective Soul concert in New Hampshire. It's good to hear them once in a while, and I look forward to catching up with those people again in another while. 
 Typesbad wrote:
I like the Dolly Parton version.  
No, seriously, I do.

 
Well, that cover is on the RP playlist, and although this is not a Dolly Parton fan board, I highly recommend her cover of Billy Joel's "Traveling Prayer" from The Grass is Blue.
I like the Dolly Parton version.  
No, seriously, I do.
GAAAAARBAAAGE
 Grammarcop wrote:
If you're only going to watch one six-second version of this song, this is the one to watch:

https://vine.co/v/Og7QDjdB6l3

Who knew a woodcock was so musical?

 
That was a funny video!
Kudos to you, for working the word woodcock into a pertinent musical comment. Well done!
Damn that song rocks.
If you're only going to watch one six-second version of this song, this is the one to watch:

https://vine.co/v/Og7QDjdB6l3

Who knew a woodcock was so musical?
 laup wrote:

I agree , it's still on the fm rolling playlist

 
many of us do not listen to FM all that much and so appreciate Bill tossing this and a few others in here
Great cover of this on Dolly Parton's Little Sparrow.
Contrived and boring.
 Isobel wrote:
I rate this as low as possible not because it's a bad song but because, dear god, haven't we heard it enough?? 

 
I agree , it's still on the fm rolling playlist
Always loved this song, including the Dolly Parton version Bill plays some times. Also notable that this is the song that "Smashing Young Man" Billy Corgan thought sounded too much like Drown.
 Isobel wrote:
I rate this as low as possible not because it's a bad song but because, dear god, haven't we heard it enough?? 
 
Well, I for one have never heard this before. Its a, rocking, 8. 
 Isobel wrote:
I rate this as low as possible not because it's a bad song but because, dear god, haven't we heard it enough?? 
 
I rate it as low as possible because we've heard it way too much and because yes, it is a horrible song. The lead singer easily has one of the worst voices in recorded music, the lyrics are drivel, and the pace is boring. {#Stop}
 WonderLizard wrote:

Lovely anecdote. Thanks.
  Thanks for reming me why Mondays suck. Great story, Good writing and visualization, made feel as if I were there with you.


thx Bill....good to rock alittle nn a a mid-Saturday  as  the snow flies past my window.
I rate this as low as possible not because it's a bad song but because, dear god, haven't we heard it enough?? 
 Byronape wrote:
Oh fantastic memories...

My grandparents used to have a little cabin by a river.  My best friend and I used to hang out there sometimes in the summer.  One weekend we spent the entire time listening to this album and Dr. Dre's Chronic back to back.  When one album would end, we'd switch the disk and play the other, again and again.  If we got bored, we walked the 1.5 miles down the road to a small store to get some munchies and drinks and walk back.  At night, we built a fire and just talked well into the night about girls, our lives, girls, school, girls, and sometimes even girls.  We had everything all worked out, too bad we forgot it all come Monday.

My grandparents sold that land back before my grandfather died.  Someday I'd like to have something like that to share with my (hypothetical at this point) kids and grandkids.  We had some great times there and I really miss the place and the friendship we had.   
 
Lovely anecdote. Thanks.
....... yeah
Malibu nights, tangerine dreams,
lalalala Lo-la.

Edit for more content: I first heard this song on the Woodstock 94 live album, and liked it way better than the single I heard later. It really benefits from a human drummer.
The Buddhist band.{#Meditate}
 Gel is awesome, as is The World I know

lemmoth wrote:

They are actually a really solid live band with a number of really good tunes besides this.  I particularly like Gel, December and the World I Know.

 


i'm not too churchy, but always thought this band rocked. big hook on this one.
one of my most favourite groups
Too bad they didn't use a real drummer...but still, Yeah!
Hints, Allegations, & Things Left Unsaid:

Ooops. I already said too much. :-) 
Yeah.
fit for purpose - thought guitar sounded like Smashing Pumpkins - like it anyway
I'd like to take this moment and thank Bill for developing the PSD button.
this song is hugely underrated :/ YEAH
quite nicely riffed for '94.


Make it stop
YES!  Oh, YES!  Now and forever, Let It SHINE!  Heaven Let Your Light Shine Down...
—-YEAH!
Oh fantastic memories...

My grandparents used to have a little cabin by a river.  My best friend and I used to hang out there sometimes in the summer.  One weekend we spent the entire time listening to this album and Dr. Dre's Chronic back to back.  When one album would end, we'd switch the disk and play the other, again and again.  If we got bored, we walked the 1.5 miles down the road to a small store to get some munchies and drinks and walk back.  At night, we built a fire and just talked well into the night about girls, our lives, girls, school, girls, and sometimes even girls.  We had everything all worked out, too bad we forgot it all come Monday.

My grandparents sold that land back before my grandfather died.  Someday I'd like to have something like that to share with my (hypothetical at this point) kids and grandkids.  We had some great times there and I really miss the place and the friendship we had.   
 marc1980 wrote:

Really solid live!!  I remember seeing them in Vancouver at UBC for Edgefest '97 along with Our Lady Peace, Tea Party, I Mother Earth, and Silverchair.
 
Wow, great lineup!  I would have loved to have been there.

Wait, no Skinny Puppy ? 
Great band.  Lots of good music over the years.  Distinctive sound and solid lyrics. (!yeah!)

Love the guitar break — that's about 90 seconds too short. 
Well, this certainly brings back memories.

Oh, and I also like the Dolly Parton cover.  Really interesting! 
I agree. But I haven't heard this version in a long time, and I think they do a great interpretation. Thumbs up for both Dolly and Collective Soul. 

 
ronniegirl wrote:
I actually really like the Dolly Parton version.  Sheepish.
 


I actually really like the Dolly Parton version.  Sheepish.
 lemmoth wrote:

They are actually a really solid live band with a number of really good tunes besides this.  I particularly like Gel, December and the World I Know.

 
Really solid live!!  I remember seeing them in Vancouver at UBC for Edgefest '97 along with Our Lady Peace, Tea Party, I Mother Earth, and Silverchair.

 daveshel4 wrote:


They have a greatest hits CD?  I was just thinking about how this was one of the better one-hit wonders.  I didn't realize they had any other "hits."
 
They are actually a really solid live band with a number of really good tunes besides this.  I particularly like Gel, December and the World I Know.

 nalle wrote:

RT - having a good time I hope?
 
 

Yes, I am having a very good time here in my hotel room!  I hope all is going well for you...

love this song...


This throws me back to 1994 to my great road trip around the US (20K miles in 3.5 months it was, I think). This song played constantly on the different radio stations along with the song from "the Lion King".
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...
 
RT - having a good time I hope?
 
 Decoy wrote:
song rarely played, here at least.  Looks to be a few years in between playing...or at least that is what is suggested by the song comments.  It could just not be noted, but I find that highly unlikely.  I am OK with hearing it, I like some of their other stuff.  Nice greatest Hits CD they have.
 

They have a greatest hits CD?  I was just thinking about how this was one of the better one-hit wonders.  I didn't realize they had any other "hits."


This song is soooo good for the ears...


Shiny! WOOOT! Been a while!

This disk, as well as about $2k worth of other cds was stolen about 7 years ago.  I really miss this CD. 
hahah, nice segue from that silly cover of Tomorrow Never Knows!  it is shining, indeed!
Really diggin' this one . 7.
 More_Cowbell wrote:
Yeah!
 
I was always amused by how they repeatedly punch in that sound bite (or "sample") of the singer saying "yeah", at the breaks.  Good tune.


song rarely played, here at least.  Looks to be a few years in between playing...or at least that is what is suggested by the song comments.  It could just not be noted, but I find that highly unlikely.  I am OK with hearing it, I like some of their other stuff.  Nice greatest Hits CD they have.


Remember this well...  I may have this CD tucked away somewhere...  this is great stuff...

 
Yeah!
The song is good, but the production is lacking. There's a huge gap in the frequency content somewhere between 5kHz and 12kHz. This simulates the feeling of listening to music while having a severe cold, with clogged nose and ears. {#Fever}


Never thought these guys were much good, but they were one of those bands that never really made me switch stations.
Some songs are good for turning up loud and playing air guitar to and were never meant to be erudite commentaries or musical masterpieces - this is one of them. Just fun to listen to (IMHO)
I think this song is underrated :)
Sure, it\'s not a great song (I gave it a 7), but it\'s a great example of what a good garage band can do. I think that, as they\'ve developed Collective Soul developed a better and better sound, but there was less and less substance behind it. This song reminds me of when it was the other way around for them....
:frustrated:
Good, but don\'t play it too frequently or the memories from the 15 times a day period in the mid 90s will come back.
No, please! Get rid of this song ASAP...
Originally Posted by soulspin: :frustrated:
<---- what she said... this is just no good. plain and simple. no. good. :(
I think I\'d like to continue to put years between me and this tune, and even then, to hear it only once in a blue :moon:
:frustrated:
Can anyone else hear George Martin in this? Great tune.
I gotta find that acoustic version of this song and upload it. It\'s tres cool :cool:
Like this song alot, but I will admit, I like Dolly Partons version a little bit better. pbm 8^)