Newsboys / Collective Soul - Shine

Posted On: Tuesday - July 7th 2020 8:11PM MST
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Things got pretty hectic for a couple of days, Peak Stupidity readers. Now, since before Independence Day, it's been almost enough time to where I'm losing the number of ideas for posts out of my head. Most will come back, and others I've saved pictures for to remind me (oh, on a slip of paper, you say? Yeah, I keep losing those.)

We'll get back to business tomorrow, but for today, this one song came out of one rabbit hole I was going down on youtube recently. I had to wait to be sure this was the Christian Rock song I remember from long ago or not until the chorus, which is pretty nice. This is not to be confused with the same-named song by the band Collective Soul, whom we've featured twice with December and Smashing Young Man.

This one brings back some good memories, somewhat related to the latest youtube comment for the video shown here.
Any other evangelicals who remember sitting in the back of their parents minivan listening to this as a kid?
That almost hit the nail on the head, but it wasn't exactly like that. I'll not put anymore details here for the usual reasons.

Besides a great tune, this song has got some great lyrics too, now that I just read them all:
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 crayons.
I read up on Shine by The Newsboys and noted that this song is from way back in 1994. It was almost a decade later that I refer to with this memory. I heard some good Christian rock in the early/mid '00s, but I still maintain that it's not fit to be good church music, at least not during the service.

Make 'em wonder whatcha 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.
I'd like to get more into this way of thinking/feeling, but do I just ignore everything that's going on in the country and the world? That seems the only way to have this kind of attitude and shine as in the song. If we all do, then doesn't the world go to hell, not allowing anyone to shine any longer?

OK, enough of that ... if you've got the Collective Soul song in your head, here's their song, likely more commonly known by "Whoa-oh-oh-oh, heaven, let your light shine down":

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