Chris Whitley
Something Shines

LOOK OUT SISTER -
WHO WILL BE RELEASED?
A LATENT SAVIOR GRADUALLY DECEASED
BUT YOU'RE NO STRANGER
AND OFTEN COME TO MIND
WHEN I'M WATCHING THE RAIN FALL
WONDERING WHAT MAKES IT SHINE?
SEEMS LIKE IT,
I WENT BACK WHERE THE CRIMINAL
SAVED THE DAY
SO MUCH WRECKAGE AROUND HERE
ALWAYS SOME PRICE TO PAY
BUT I FOUND A FRAGMENT OF A THING
YOU LEFT BEHIND
I WAS LEFT WONDERING -
WONDER WHAT MAKE IT SHINE?
IT SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING SHINES
IT DO
SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING SHINES
I'M JUST A PEDDLER HUSTLING THE STREET
BLIND TO JEWELS
BEGGING AT MY FEET
BUT SHE GOT THE DIAMOND
ENGAGED UPON HER SPINE,
WHILE I'M IN HER SHADOW
WONDERING WHAT MAKES IT SHINE?
SEEMS LIKE IT
SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING SHINES.

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