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Shining Star
Song

Shining Star

Earth Wind and Fire
Album:
Thats the Way of the World

Song Meaning and Background of Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire


Produced by Maurice White, "Shining Star" was written by White, Larry Dunn, and Philip Bailey.

While the band was recording That's the Way of the World at Caribou Ranch, Maurice White had the idea for the song while out on a nighttime stroll. Looking up at the starry sky gave him inspiration, and he shared his thoughts for the song with the other band members.


The song "Shining Star" from Earth, Wind & Fire's album That's the Way of the World was released as a single by Columbia Records in January 1975. The song became their first single to top both charts (and the only one to top the former) as it climbed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Billboard Hot Soul Songs chart.


Lyrics of Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire


Yeah, hey

When you wish upon a star

Your dreams will take you very far, yeah

But when you wish upon a dream

Life ain't always what it seems, oh yeah

What'd you see on a night so clear

In the sky so very dear

 

You're a shining star, no matter who you are

Shining bright to see what you could truly be

What you could truly be

 

Shining star come into view

Shine its watchful light on you, yeah

Gives you strength to carry on

Make your body big and strong

Born a man child of the sun

Saw my work had just begun

Yeah, found I had to stand alone

Bless it now I've got my own oh yeah

 

So, if you find yourself in need

Why don't you listen to these words of heed

Be a giant or grain of sand

Words of Wisdom: Yes I can

 

You're a shining star, no matter who you are

Shining bright to see what you can truly be

You're a shining star, no matter who you are

Shining bright to see what you can truly be

You're a shining star, no matter who you are

Shining bright to see what you can truly be

 

Shining star for you to see, what your life can truly be

Shining star for you to see, what your life can truly be

Shining star for you to see, what your life can truly be

Release Date

1975

Songwriter/s

Maurice White, Larry Dunn, Philip Bailey

Producer/s

Maurice White, Larry Dunn, Philip Bailey

Label/s

Columbia

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