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Shine On - Jet

Shine On

Shine On
rock alternative indie alternative rock Jet


"Shine On" is a song by Australian rock band Jet, and is the seventh track on their second album Shine On. In March 2007, the single was released as the third single from that album in the United Kingdom and Australia. An EP was released to the American iTunes Store in December 2006. The song was written by Nic to comfort his family after his father's death. He is quoted of saying "It was inevitable I would write a song that dealt with all of that, but it was almost too big a subject for me to handle," Nic says. "Then I got a phone call from my mom saying everyone was depressed so I wrote the song through Dad's eyes, what he would say to help everyone through. We recorded it in one take, but it was emotional, very heavy. We couldn't be happier with this album." The title of the song is speculated to be an homage to "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", a similarly-themed song by Pink Floyd, though this has not been confirmed. Similarly, the refrain of "Shine on, for everyone" is reminiscent of "Instant Karma!", a song by John Lennon. The song was featured on the final episode of the television series The O.C. and also in a season final episode of Cold Case. It is also rumoured to be the song played at the funeral of one Robert James Sloan. In a recent interview with Heat magazine, the comedy chathost declared, "I love this song. I would be more than delighted to hear it through my coffin!" The song charted poorly in the UK missing the top 75 altogether and also charted poorly in Australia missing the top 50 altogether. The song failed to chart in the United States but it did chart on the Modern Rock charts at #30.


1. Jet was an alternative rock band which formed in 2001 in Melbourne, Australia. The band consists of Nic Cester (vocals, guitar), Cameron Muncey (guitar, vocals), Mark Wilson (bass) and Chris Cester (drums). They released three albums: "Get Born" (2003), "Shine On" (2006) and "Shaka Rock" (2009). The band has had international hits with the singles "Are You Gonna Be My Girl", "Look What You've Done", "Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is" and "She's A Genius". The band split in March 2012. Show more ...

Shine On - Jet

Please don't cry,
You know I'm leaving here tonight,
Before I go, I want you to know,
There will always be a light.

If the moon had to run away,
And all the stars didn't wanna play,
Don't waste the sun on a rainy day,
The wind will soon blow it all away. (Yeah)

So many times I'd planned
To be much more than who I am,
And If I let you down, I will follow you around,
Until you understand.

If the moon had to run away,
And all the stars didn't wanna play,
Don't waste the sun on a rainy day,
The wind will soon blow it all away. (Yeah, oh yeah)

When the days all feel the same,
Don't feel the cold or wind or rain:
Everything will be okay,
We will meet again one day.

And I will shine on for everyone.

So please don't cry,
Although I leave you here this night,
Where I go, how far I don't know,
I will always be your light

If the moon had to run away,
And all the stars didn't wanna play,
Don't waste the sun on a rainy day
The wind will soon blow it all away. (Yeah, oh yeah)

When the days all seem the same,
Don't feel the cold or wind or rain,
Everything will be okay,
We will meet again one day.

And I will shine on for everyone,
Shine on for everyone (Aaaaaaaah - aaaaaaaaah)

When the stars all look the same,
Don't feel the cold or wind or rain,
Everything will be okay,
We will meet again one day.

And I will shine on for everyone,
Shine on for everyone.



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