All rights reserved.Billboard is part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. 'Shine a Light',\rfrom 'Exile on Main St.'\r\r(c)\u0026(p) 1972 Rolling Stones/Virgin Records\r\rSaw you stretched out in room Ten O Nine\rWith a smile on your face and a tear right in your eye\rCouldn't see to get a line on you\rMy sweet honey love\r\rBerber jewlry jangling down the street\rMake you shut your eyes at every woman that you meet\rCouldn't not seem to get a high on you\rMy sweet honey love\r\rMay the good lord shine a light on you\rMake every song your favourite tune\rMay the good lord shine a light on you\rWarm like the evening sun\r\rWell, you're drunk in the alley, baby\rWith your clothes all torn\rAnd your late night friends\rLeave you in the cold grey dawn\rJust seemed too many flies on you\rI just can't brush them off\r\rAngels beating all their wings in time\rWith smiles on their faces\rAnd a gleam right in their eyes\rThought I heard one sigh for you\rCome on up, come on up, now\rCome on up, now\r\rMay the good lord shine a light on you\rMake every song you sing your favourite tune\rMay the good lord shine a light on you\rWarm like the evening sun Could not seem to get a high on you Elton John also performed the song live for 'Peace One Day' on 21 September 2012, and is a well-known Stones fan. A daily briefing on what matters in the music industry, Bad Bunny Makes Inaugural BBMAs Performance Debut of 'Yo Perreo Sola' | Billboard News, John Legend Dedicates ‘Never Break’ BBMAs Performance to Wife Chrissy Teigen | Billboard News, Demi Lovato Shares Emotional Music Video for ‘Commander In Chief’: Watch, The 12 Can't Miss Moments From the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, Thomas Rhett Wants You to 'Be a Light' Amid Coronavirus Darkness With Star-Studded New Song, Are Cardi B & Offset Back On? "We weren’t supposed to release this now, but I really felt like the song needed to come out today. “Don’t hide in the dark, you were born to shine /In a world full of hate, be a light,” sings Rhett in the first chorus, followed by solo lines from his guest stars. Thomas Rhett recruited country powerhouse performers Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban to "Be a Light" for their timely Billboard Hot 100 hit, which landed at No.  Also performing on the song are back-up singers Clydie King, Joe Greene, Venetta Fields and Jesse Kirkland. With a smile on your face and a tear right in your eye I heard it plain as day, I could hear 'em sing, I'm trying to find the way, Somebody shine a light, show me the way Make it through the night to the break of day. The song was also featured in the 3rd episode season 6 of Californication "Dead Rockstars" performed by Tim Minchin (aka Atticus Fetch in the series). This final version featured Jagger on vocals, Stones producer Jimmy Miller on drums instead of Starr, and Mick Taylor on electric guitar and bass guitar. Although credited to usual Stones writers Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Shine a Light" was largely a Mick Jagger-Leon Russell composition. Following revisions by Jagger, it was recorded again in July 1970 as "Shine a Light." Saw you stretched out in room Ten O Nine. Jagger claims visits to Preston's local church inspired the gospel influences apparent on the final recording while Richards was absent from these sessions. "Shine a Light" first entered the Stones' setlist during the 1995 leg of the Voodoo Lounge Tour, and live performances of the song from this period were included on the 1995 album Stripped and its 2016 edition Totally Stripped. Learn how and when to remove this template message, More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shine_a_Light_(Rolling_Stones_song)&oldid=978825165, Articles needing additional references from September 2017, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 September 2020, at 04:29. In a world overshadowed by the darkness of coronavirus, check out the bright lyrics below. Published on Mar 16, 2008. There are quite a few things I played bass on. However, the song was shelved until 1993, when it finally surfaced as a bonus track on the 24K gold re-release by DCC Compact Classics (DCC Compact Classics GZS 1049).. Although credited to usual Stones writers Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Shine a Light" was largely a Mick Jagger-Leon Russell composition.