Shine

I wrote Shine thinking about two people falling in love.  Actually Wendy & I falling in love.

 

and the beauty of Mirandola, the Italian from the 1400’s & his  "Dignity of Man".

 

Now before you shut me down because I’m getting all fancy classroomy on you let me explain. Mirandola eloquently wrote his Oration with big words and high thoughts but you can see the awesome Dignity of Man in this  little love song w/ horses and planets and a kitchen...

 

A  man meets beautiful woman & says his love for her is like a stallion chasing a mare across the prairies; like a planet chasing a star across the heavens;

if she will just let him love her she will shine like them…

 

And they fall in love.

 

 but then reality hits...

He can’t live up to this fantastic life he has dreamed of.

 

 but then he realizes… 

More beautiful than a stallion chasing a mare across the prairies;

More beautiful than a planet chasing a star across the heavens;

He, little ole he…can dance with this beautiful lady across the kitchen.

 

There is literally nothing more beautiful in the universe than a man and a woman dancing across the kitchen.…wow.

 

Way more beautiful than any car.

Way more beautiful than any house.

Way more beautiful than any job.

 

A man & woman dancing across the kitchen.

 

So officially the song is called "Shine" but you and I know it should be called "The Dignity of Man".


Here's to letting our dignity shine.

Click here to hear "Shine"

Lyrics:
 

Sam is a stallion. Mary is a mare.
They chase each other across the prairie.
Mary thinks that Sam is a super stud.
He thinks she’s a hot little filly.
I’ll be your stallion.
You be my mare.
And we’ll chase each other across the prairie.
And I will give you lots of love and you'll shine

Peter is a planet. Sally is a star.
They chase each other cross the sky.
She thinks that he is the center of the universe.
He thinks she’s the sparkle in his eye.
I’ll be your planet.
You be my star.
And we’ll chase each other across the sky.
And I will give you lots of love and you'll shine

but
I can't run like a stallion
I can't give you the stars above
but I can give you lots of love and I can make you smile

so
I’ll be your man. You be my woman.
we’ll chase each other across the kitchen
And I will give you lots of love and you'll shine


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