Shine On

 

The sunrise is sweatin' up my eyes

Burnin' the curtains to blue skies

That alarm clock is clappin' time to rise

 

My mattress is lumpy on my bones

Rattlin' my thinkin' and wrinklin' my nose

That front door feels miles from home

Rise on, shinin' on, shine on

 

            Shinin' on to another day

            Shinin' on ain't no better way

            Shinin' on ev'ry breath I take

            Shinin' on, shinin' on, shine on

 

Workin' ev'ry day in a hole

Deeper in debt and dirty blind as a mole

I'm goin' crazy here stayin' broke, lawd

Rise on, Shinin' on, shine on

 

The telephone is hell-on-a-string

You can call up the world, but some things just don't ring

Hold on, on hold 'til spring, lawd

Rise on, shinin' on, shine on

 

            Shinin' on to another day

            Shinin' on ain't no better way

            Shinin' on ev'ry breath I take

            Shinin' on, shinin' on, shine on

 

(Repeat Chorus)

 

 

                                                                        Malcolm Holcombe

                                                                        © l993, Purple Girl Music/BMI