When She Shines

Written September 1999

Tab D, capo 5

WHENSH~2

I’m never gonna be your boyfriend, & I don’t know if I’d make a good friend,
so maybe I’ll just join the fan club, if you show me where to sign up,
+++ when you shine, it’s alright with me..

this world is full of things that don’t work, and if you don’t believe me, ask her,
like that gift on Christmas morning, the one that fell apart by evening,
+++ when you shine, it’s so good to see..
+++ but she’s so free and I’m so caught in the middle now,
+++ she’s so out there, & I’m still stuck here,
+++ but, when she shines, it’s alright with me…

this town is full of big-game hunters,
and everybody wants to bag her,
but it’s clear to me that that’s not my call,
don’t want nobody’s head on my wall,
+++ when she shines, that’s enough for me..
+++ but she’s so wild and I’m so house-trained,
+++ she’s a roaming child, and I’m so left-brained,
+++ but, when she shines, it’s alright with me..
+++ but she’s so free and I’m so caught in the middle now,
+++ she’s so out there, & I’m still stuck here,
+++ but, when she shines, it’s alright, &
+++ she’s so loose and I’m so uptight,
+++ she’s living proof and a sight for sore eyes,
+++ ‘cause, when she shines, it’s alright,
+++ when she shines, it’s alright,
+++ when she shines, it’s alright, with me…

EXTRA (final) VERSE:
so don’t let anybody claim you,
classify, define or tame you,
you’re not anybody’s new world,
they’ll never plant a flag on you, girl…
(edited out of the recorded version, to shorten the song)

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