Spirit Shine (from The Gray Race) | Discography | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995
Quote of the day: "The sheltering sky was to be my everlasting lullaby." - The Island
Spirit Shine
Details
Written by: Greg Graffin, Brian Baker
Released in: 1995
Lyrics
Got your own interpretation of these lyrics? Scroll down and share it!
<p>Shed a tear for the criminal,
Give him something to believe.
Light a fire for the miserable,
Give the darkness some meaning.

Closed wounds harbor pestilence
When you lick them from within,
Charity has a redolence,
Chastity cannot rescind.

Spirit shine, it's a sign
Of a troubled mind. (tortured mind)
Spirit shine all the time
Can render you blind.

You can take it all to heart or throw it all away.
You can call it just a lark or live your life that way.
You can give until you're dry and sucked of all your gleam.
You can fake another cry and compromise your dream.

Spirit shine, it's a sign
Of a tortured mind.
Spirit shine all the time
Can render you blind.

Cling tight to the parable,
Let it dominate your life.
Create a God who's infallible,
Give your leader some respite.

Closed wounds harbor pestilence
When you lick them from within,
Rosy smiles lose their radiance
When you take it on the chin.

Spirit shine, it's a sign
Of a tortured mind.
Spirit shine all the time
Can render you blind.

Tabs
No tabs have been added yet
You need to be logged in to add tabs. Login now.
Versions
Version Length Release Catalog ID Country Format Year
Album version
2:11 The Gray Race 6996-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:11 The Gray Race 6996-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:11 The Gray Race 6996-1 United States 12" 2010
2:11 The Gray Race 6996-2 Europe CD 2008
2:11 The Gray Race 88697101822 Germany CD 2007
Show 24 more
Not specified
2:11 The Gray Race DRA 483652 9 Germany CD 1996
2:11 The Gray Race A2 82870 United States CD 1996
2:11 The Gray Race 82870-2 | D 111751 United States CD 1996
2:11 The Gray Race 82870-2 United States CD 1996
2:11 The Gray Race 82870-2 United States CD 1996
Show 4 more
Info from 'The Answer'
No information found
Add a song interpretation
Interpretations can be personal and do not have to be consistent with the song writer's original intention. Please use (good) arguments so others can understand your view on this song. Simply saying you agree with someone else is not considered an interpretation and those posts will therefore be deleted. Any other discussions can be continued in our forum.
Song interpretations (5)
uniform
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
08/12/2006 at 03:30
Anonymous
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
06/30/2005 at 21:52
Nichtsnutz722
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
07/17/2004 at 02:27
Jwhite_tx
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
07/17/2004 at 02:27
Bad Aeronuts
Guest
Guest

Location: Global Citizen
07/17/2004 at 02:26
Search discography
Top discography contributors