Bonnie Raitt - Silver Lining Lyrics




Take this silver lining
Keep it in your own
Sweet head
And shine it when the night is
Burning red
Shine it in the twilight
Shine it on the cold, cold ground
Shine it till these walls
Come tumbling down

We were born with our eyes wide open
So alive with wild hope now
Can you tell me why
Time after time they drag you down
Down in the darkest deep
Fools and their madness all around
Know that the light don't sleep

Step into the silence
Take it in your own
Two hands
And sprinkle it like diamonds
All across these lands
Blaze it in the morning
Wear it like an iron skin
Only things worth living for are
Innocence and magic, amen

We were born with our eyes wide open
So alive with wild hope now
Can you tell me why
Time after time they drag you down
Down in the darkest deep
Fools and their madness all around
Know that the light don't sleep

Woah, wooah

We were born with our eyes wide open
So alive with wild hope now
Can you tell me why
Time after time they drag you down
Down in the talk so cheap
Fools and their madness all around
Know that the light don't sleep
Know that the light don't sleep

Time after time
They drag you down
Down in the darkness deep
Fools in their madness all around
Know that the light don't sleep
Know that the light don't sleep





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  1. TwoTickets100

    Bonnie Raitt is a national treasure. She has the most unique stage persona in the business. Her tempo, her pauses, her twists on the recorded versions, all make for a unique style, incomparable to every other performer. The reason this is so, is because Bonnie is a genius, with incredible skills. It is too bad that we place other artists on pedestals higher than Bonnie's. Hers should be the apotheosis that we all look up to. I cannot get enough of this song. It compares to the greatest caramel chew I ever had. The cream in the middle is so luscious that you think that heaven has come to you--and you want the taste to last forever. Well, I could listen to this song on a continuous loop and if it was the only song in the world, I would not be disappointed.

  2. Ellen McIntyre

    So beautiful- lyrics, rhythm, voice- what a woman! Happy Birthday, Bonnie! 💞

  3. Dennis Ebeling

    Bonnie Raitt and the core band she has could make any song reverberate with innocence and magic. The lady has so much soul inside and out, I think it seeps from her heart through her pores and blossoms into song.

  4. Sheila Barron

    Ms.Bonnie and band just Amazing ✌️♥️

  5. Fiona Phillips

    Lyric and ethereal... No need to say more!

  6. kevin bevil

    This is now my go-to version....cuts so deep.

  7. Fiona Phillips

    Awe inspiring

  8. luke

    Classic.

  9. Bob H

    Can anyone identify that neat guitar effect George Marinelli is using?

  10. Kjestine Czech

    Looove it! Just love it! :*

  11. Curtis Ray Smith

    Even better than the studio version of this track. Absolutely brilliant!!! Bonnie is simply the best . . . .

  12. Ian Steele

    Written by David Gray
    Brilliant!!!!
    Nice to see Jon Cleary on Keys (what a talent)

  13. Daniel G

    So this is what an adult comment section looks like.

  14. Scott Strick

    epic melodic tune....! gotta follow her on slide on my guitar

  15. mapav

    Flawless...

  16. sredtail

    Heal me with a slow song that tells it like IT really IS !  Thank You Bonnie. 

    lisdejong

    +sredtail she always does...

  17. Patrick Riparetti

    Heh there patrick.  Hope you are loving your first week in Chile

  18. Manolian

    My fave tune of hers, awesomeness of a song , and her singing, like velvet & honey.

  19. Karen Snider

    this is soo wonderful.

  20. Sebastián Martinez

    Hermoso!!

  21. Robert Warren

    deep in your soul is the only place you can sing like this and the band make it a mesmerising performance

  22. Robert Warren

    deep in your soul is the only place you can sing like this and the band make it a mesmerising performance

  23. Maye McDonald

    Merry Christmas from a true fan, I have always admired your work and I will until the day I die. Peace Bonnie.Hugs too.

  24. Bladestrummer

    A stella year. Bonnie was and always is absolutely brilliant. Yes performing Awaken and Turn of the Century. One of the hottest years in recent Swiss history. Perfect lake ambience. Seems like a dream, ten very fast years...

  25. jm1mchp

    Bonnie is so wonderful. I've loved her since I saw her in the early seventies in Minneapolis. A grand master she is, and God bless her spirit, and her rendition of that spirit into song. Bonnie is magnificent, in everything she does. Namaste Ms Raitt. You are a wonder in this world. (And, give John Prine a hug for me next time you see him. He is a kindred spirit to all of us). Namaste, Bonnie. I love you.

  26. Steven Rosberg

    Just realize that this song was written and performed by David Grey!
    But Bonnie takes the song and makes it hers!

    city zen

    as usual; no one sings like our Bonnie!

  27. Steven Rosberg

    I just fell in love....... Again!

  28. 矯正中

    Exellent!!

  29. Martin Smith

    Innocence and Magic; AMEN!!

  30. Hazeleyes1711

    Awesome, thank you!

  31. G Hale

    I have such respect for talent like yours! I have loved your sound forever!! I remember in the 70s.... keep em comin Bonnie! We will still be listenin! <3

  32. LordAzai

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE upload hear me lord and real man from this festival, i love them songs too :)

  33. moses wapshot

    It's gonna be a private party. I don't want to see a face I haven't sat on. - attrib. to Bonnie Raitt

  34. bruzmob1

    Bonnie's the best.

  35. RichardFeynmanRules

    What a song! What lyrics! What an amazing big heart and soul. We are all blessed by her presence. Thanks for this fabulous post.

  36. runthemachine

    Ugh.... she just JERKS the tears from my helpless eyes.

    Seeing her is one of the bestest braggin' rights I own. My daughter too... it was magic.

  37. Kandy Castillo

    Silver Lining She sings with a message... BEAUTIFUL..... she rocks

  38. SeasonedSouls

    written by david Gray.. what an honor to have her do your song...wow

  39. Matambale

    open them again

  40. CarolinaBeachcomber

    This one gets to me, the voice, and the melody, and the echoing lyrics....

  41. buzz834

    @zelmanzelman Thank You!

  42. Zel Fairorth

    Great! Great! Great! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  43. mikescruffy1

    so very nice great video sitting back kind of song she's a great talent she always was

  44. Zrnho Correy

    What a beautiful! song! my friend, and my comment on your video is working to thank god ;) and your video is running perfect too! 1000*****stars!! for you.