Lyrics > Ben Lee – Burn To Shine

Writers: Benjamin Michael Lee
Published: Universal Music Publishing Group
Release: Best Men (FILM, US)
Transcribed: Pop Catastrophe
Notes: This song features Jim Keltner, Jon Brion, Money Mark, Russell Simins and Greg Cohen and was produced by T-Bone Burnett. This version was recorded specially for the feature film Best Men. Text in RED is incorrect or missing.
You called me early one morning voice breaking
And said you were glad I was home
You were lying there flat on your back
Getting drunk, playing guitar alone

And you said
She was leaving the very next day
You told me that you were a broken man
And all I could think of to say was

You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine

It doesn’t get easy, get empty, get older
And realize we actually die
You’re filled up with fear and the question persists
That you just may be living a lie

And lonely is awful
But loving is torture
And it seems that we just never learn

When you get out of that fight
Causing pain as your skin starts to wither and burn

And all of the time we are chasing a feeling
Illusive and rare art its best
And somewhere inside is a vision of angels
That say “oh, this is just a test”

But I heard you crying out
“It’s all too hard”
As you beat your tired fists on the street

[unknown line]
You’ve never been closer to being so whole and complete

You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine
You got to burn to shine

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