• Newsboys - Shine Lyrics

    From the album Going Public

    Dull as dirt
    You can't assert the kind of light
    That might persuade
    A strict dictator to retire
    Fire the army
    Teach the poor origami
    The truth is in
    The proof is when
    You hear your heart
    Start asking, "What's my motivation?"

    And try as you may, there isn't a way
    To explain the kind of change
    That would make an Eskimo renounce fur
    That would make a vegetarian barbecue hamster
    Unless you can trace this about face
    To a certain sign...

    Make 'em wonder what you've got
    Make 'em wish that they were not
    On the outside looking bored
    Let it shine before all men
    Let 'em see good works and then
    Let 'em glorify the Lord

    Out of the shaker and onto the plate
    It isn't Karma
    It sure ain't fate
    That would make a Deadhead sell his van
    That would make a schizophrenic turn in his crayon
    Oprah freaks and science seeks a rationale
    That shall excuse this strange behavior

    When you let it shine
    You will inspire
    The kind of entire turnaround
    That would make a bouncer take ballet
    (Even bouncers who aren't happy)
    But out of the glare
    With nowhere to turn
    You ain't gonna learn it on
    "What's My Line?"