Shine
Rue du Soleil Lyrics


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Shine, shine, shine, shine, shine, shine
Time, time, time, time, time, time

Have you ever felt the fire within yourself?
Desire you believe is your life's destiny
Still you will ignore the mirror in your soul
Because you realize it takes sacrifice, for your time to shine
Shine, shine, shine, shine
It's your time to shine

Be stronger than the [vague-?], before your real fate
Don't lose your faith within, it's your only path to win
Don't be afraid to show, the beauty of your soul
Break free your rays of sun, it's your time to shine

Your time to shine
Time, time, time, time
Your time to shine

Always dream about, where I wanna be
Nothing else prepares, never losing hope
In a world so full, of sorrow and despair
I know I could still, survive

For your time to shine
Shine, shine, shine, shine
It's your time to shine

Shine, shine, shine, shine
Your time to shine
Time, time, time, time
Your time to shine





It's your time to shine
It's your time to shine

Overall Meaning

The song "Shine" by Rue du Soleil is an inspirational anthem about realizing and embracing one's true potential. The repeated use of the word "shine" underscores the importance of not hiding one's light, or inner greatness, from the world. The song begins by asking if the listener has felt the fire within themselves, the desire to achieve their life's destiny, but then acknowledges that often we ignore our own potential out of fear, or because we believe it will require too much sacrifice. However, the chorus encourages us to ignore these doubts and instead focus on the fact that it is our time to shine.


The second verse builds on this message, urging us to be strong in the face of adversity and to hold onto our faith. The beauty of our soul should not be hidden, but instead we should break free and let our "rays of sun" shine out into the world. The final section of the song is a personal reflection on the singer's own dreams and hopes, and reinforces the idea that we must believe in ourselves even in a world so full of darkness and despair.


Overall, "Shine" is a powerful and uplifting reminder that we all possess the ability to achieve greatness, and that it is up to us to embrace our potential and let our light shine.


Line by Line Meaning

Shine, shine, shine, shine, shine, shine
Encouraging someone to shine in their own unique way, without holding back their potential


Time, time, time, time, time, time
Emphasizing the importance of time and how it should be used to achieve one's dreams


Have you ever felt the fire within yourself?
Asking if someone has ever felt a strong passion or desire within themselves


Desire you believe is your life's destiny
Acknowledging that this passion or desire may be what someone feels destined to do in life


Still you will ignore the mirror in your soul
Despite this desire, someone may still avoid looking within themselves and facing their true feelings


Because you realize it takes sacrifice, for your time to shine
Recognizing that achieving one's dreams often involves making sacrifices and putting in effort


It's your time to shine
Reiterating that now is the moment for someone to step out and shine


Be stronger than the [vague-?], before your real fate
Encouraging someone to overcome obstacles or challenges that may prevent them from fulfilling their true destiny


Don't lose your faith within, it's your only path to win
Advising someone not to lose faith in themselves, as self-confidence is necessary for success


Don't be afraid to show, the beauty of your soul
Urging someone to express their unique qualities and talents to the world without fear of judgment or rejection


Break free your rays of sun, it's your time to shine
Encouraging someone to let their positive energy and potential shine forth without reservation


Always dream about, where I wanna be
Acknowledging the importance of having dreams and aspirations for the future


Nothing else prepares, never losing hope
Emphasizing that hope is an essential ingredient in achieving one's goals


In a world so full, of sorrow and despair
Recognizing that the world can be a difficult and challenging place


I know I could still, survive
Expressing confidence in one's own strength and ability to withstand adversity


It's your time to shine
Repeating the song's central message that now is the time for someone to shine and achieve their potential




Writer(s): Eddie Chacon, Josh Deutsch, Rafael A Hernandez

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