Shine
Trey Anastasio Lyrics


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You know, all of you know, to grow
What to be on
And so, follow below
You are what you lean on
Come out of the cold, and drift
In still water

Ooh
And the light shines on
What we all ride on
When the day's come and gone
You know we all ride on

Lines figure the ground
You surf, and it's real
To soar over and down
To bend, and to breathe on

Ooh
And the light shines on
What we all ride on
And when the day's come and gone
You know we all ride on

Through water when, beyond falling
With sounds of bells all ringing out
We'll ride on
Slipped over the blue lining
Springs alive to circle down

Ooh
And the light shines on
What we all ride on
And when the day's come and gone
You know we all ride on

And the light shines on
What we all ride on




And when the day's come and gone
You know we all shine on

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Trey Anastasio's song Shine seem to talk about the journey of growth and finding what one can lean on in life. The beginning of the song suggests that in order to grow, one needs to learn what to be and what to lean on. This seems to be a message of self-discovery and finding what works for oneself in order to live an enriched life. The lines "Come out of the cold, and drift in still water" suggest that finding this peace and clarity is possible through letting go of resistance and allowing oneself to flow with the currents of life.


The chorus of the song emphasizes the importance of the light that shines on everything we ride on in life. This could be seen as a metaphor for the forces that guide us on our journey and make life possible. The repetition of "you know we all ride on" seems to suggest that despite individual differences, everyone is connected and going through similar human experiences.


The second half of the song seems to delve into the concept of surrender and letting go. The line "through water when, beyond falling" suggests that there are times when we need to fall and surrender to the flow of life. The use of the phrase "bells all ringing out" could symbolize a spiritual awakening or higher consciousness.


Overall, Trey Anastasio's song Shine seems to be a message of hope and resilience, emphasizing the importance of finding what works for oneself and surrendering to the journey of life.


Line by Line Meaning

You know, all of you know, to grow
You are aware of what it takes to develop and improve oneself


What to be on
What direction to follow in life


And so, follow below
Therefore, follow those who have already laid the path for you


You are what you lean on
Your beliefs and values shape you into who you are


Come out of the cold, and drift
Abandon your hesitations and immerse yourself in a relaxing state of mind


In still water
Calmness that can be found in peace


And the light shines on
Hope and optimism illuminates our path


What we all ride on
Our collective journey through life


When the day's come and gone
Despite the fleeting nature of time


Lines figure the ground
Our circumstances shape our reality


You surf, and it's real
The experience of life is authentic


To soar over and down
The highs and lows of life


To bend, and to breathe on
The ability to adapt and keep moving forward


Through water when, beyond falling
Navigating through difficult times when things seem impossible


With sounds of bells all ringing out
A call to action and seizing the moment


We'll ride on
Enduring whatever challenges we may face


Slipped over the blue lining
A shift in perspective or mindset that changes everything


Springs alive to circle down
A renewed energy to start fresh


And when the day's come and gone
Despite the fleeting nature of time


You know we all ride on
Our collective journey through life continues


And the light shines on
Hope and optimism illuminates our path


You know we all shine on
We all have the potential to make a difference and impact the world




Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Brendan O'Brien, Ernest J Anastasio

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Comments from YouTube:

@christopherfouche6735

This is one of my “happy to be alive “ songs. Thanks Trey.

@1212dutchgirl

It is an amazing song, even if it was during his "dark" days, the lyrics, the video make me smile. Time to let go of the past and appreciate that Trey is at the top of his game!!! Seeing him 2 weeks ago live in Tahoe was an amazing experience and sometimes you gotta go through the bad shit to realize what you are missing, apparently he did cuz he was on fire!!!!!!!!!!!

@suzannev2015

All this^^

@nasheedmoiz

Keep shining Trey!

@basilrose

It's like Trey's doing a call and response with John Lennon's 'We All Shine On' and it's frickin' awesome! <3

@devinianschramm5507

I’ve heard this song in a mall store somewhere moons back and randomly found it just recently while browsing some record chart archives from 2005-06. Very rocking tune!!

@scottplumer3668

Currently down with disease, this video brought tears to my eyes. Can't wait to get back out there with all my friends. All 20,000 of them!

@tommytutone2584

Those first 2 dancing ladies were amazing. Could have watched them dance all day.

@jeffreymargreiter3285

Yay trey, always putting me in a great mood

@OnChordAcademy

Great song. I'm a huge Phish fan. It's interesting to see how many phans don't seem willing to allow the man to diversify his music. Keep an open mind! There isn't only one great genre of music, and music isn't a zero sum game.

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