Shinedown - Burning Bright Lyrics




I feel like there is no need for conversation
Some questions are better left without a reason
And I would rather reveal myself than my situation
Now and then I consider my hesitation
The more the light shines through me
I pretend to close my eyes
The more the dark consumes me
I pretend I'm burning, burning bright

I wonder if the things I did were just to be different
To spare myself from the constant shame of my existence
And I would surely redeem myself in my desperation
Here and now I'll express my situation

[CHORUS (2)]

There's nothing ever wrong but nothing's ever right
Such a cruel contradiction
I know I crossed the line, it's not easy to define
I'm born to indecision
There's always something new, some path I'm supposed to choose
With no particular rhyme or reason

[CHORUS (2)]





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Shinedown Burning Bright Comments
  1. Darlene Spradling

    I've never heard a bad Shinedown song! I miss preforming this song with one of the many bands I've been in

  2. Caden_Stonell

    Everyone's lives are like big angel trees.. We can have those times of flourishment that make our trees strong. We also have the times where our trees are uprooted and worn, but as long as we stand strong and believe in our selves our trees can never truly be withered. Only then does our tree begin to grow and be everlasting.

    Just a little words of courage

  3. boowh1

    I like that the guy actually sings

  4. Leah Maloy

    🎶🎶2020 && this is still 🔥🔥🔥🎶🎶

  5. Shannan Teegarden

    I am so sorry to have been so disrespectful to you people that were on the other side and the stand ins love you and I ain't sure has to put up with me thank I ain't sorry or mean what I day I just hope when I get over being mad and I ain't afraid to go any time I just wish I knew how to help

  6. Shannan Teegarden

    No armor I ain't to ensure I cant help but I believe I can maybe someday say I been there

  7. LordBaneThePlayer

    Sounds like a Zombie Track.

  8. garrison0532082

    Back before they sold out for airplay. This album was really, really good.

  9. Chris Fehling

    Been listening and loving their music for 15 years now, still my favorite song of the many great ones they've put out...
    Even better in acoustic.

  10. Rural Rules

    Who’s Rocking Their Soul to This in 2020.

  11. Q Tē

    😏TaDa🎈

  12. Q Tē

    to tied and over stupid 💩

  13. I luvv Rock and Roll69

    Love , love, LOVE these guys......such God given talent and so much more happier with their gifts in my life....huge thanks to you all ....

  14. Starr Haffner

    One of the most underrated groups of all time. Brett is a lyrical genius, and his voice is one of the very BEST ever. I can feel his pain, his love, his anguish, triumph, he is one of the GREATS...OH the guys in the band are fantastic also. Sorry don't want to leave any of them out. Keep on ROCKIN!!!!!!!

  15. Raphaelson III

    Never heard of this band before.. just floating around YouTube an this caught my attention, i like it the lyricist an the beat is smooth

  16. Trisha McCarty

    I discovered shinedowm opening for bands and actually fell in love with this group. Shinedowm is awesome! Four times live.

  17. Alexis Pilkington

    💟Love the lyrical paradoxes, so beautifully written. Touches my soul deeply. Life is so trying and this song moves that very existence💟

  18. Christopher Green

    This and words as weapons by Seether is two of my favorite

  19. boowh1

    Dudes a good singer

  20. Techstorm2065

    Damn I forget this one, looked up fly from the inside and this popped up too. Brings me back about a decade and a half.

  21. Michael Brooks

    When depression consumes me I pretend I'm burning bright.

  22. Nick G

    Here in 2020

  23. Beverly Rossman

    I like them all ready out of the world

  24. Beverly Rossman

    Started to listen January 2020

  25. Douglas foster

    The vocal performance on this song is top notch

  26. AnotherMage Guy

    20 20 and still going strong

  27. Dwayne St John

    Not a huge shinedown fan but this to me has to be there best song and album

  28. Jason Jewell

    2020 1ST OF THE NEW YEAR ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS!!

  29. Jack Daniels

    Dope ass song I love it.

  30. Stephanie Richard

    🤘💯⚡⚡

  31. Stephanie Richard

    I feel like there is no need for conversation

  32. jimmy beese

    not sure what years damm good so real if you can see it you have to open mind

  33. Rusty Halo

    I attended a concert a few years ago with my fiance's ashes. I didn't get to go with him while he was alive but I kept my promise and went to see Shinedown with him. He introduced me to them and I am forever changed, and grateful. Rest in peace J. Love you

  34. Rebecca Tepe

    I love Shinedown

  35. Larry Slone

    One the Greatest Underrated Bands of all music genres

  36. Q Tē

    🤔
    🙈🔫

  37. Cowboy Whitman

    I know you're secret and seethers and i should expose ur asses right now

  38. AnotherMage Guy

    This is my own doing, so there's no reason getting upset...

  39. D.J. GUIBAL moore

    Fuck France

  40. MR K.

    I truly believe any song from Shinedown could be #1

  41. White Lightning

    This is my dads favorite song from Shinedown. We just found out he has Stage 4 terminal colon and liver cancer!! 😢😢🙏🏻

  42. Adam B

    Who's listening in 407569 ?

  43. Kelen Moore

    Yall listen to the acoustic version it is 20X better

  44. Joyce Bickelhaupt

    i was stupid enough ti be LIEVE THAT i had some good friends, it turnded out that if I WASN'T WILLING TO GIVE UP THE PUSSY , i was no lonGER -er welcome by these ;FRIENDAS NOW THAT MY HUSBAND WAS GONE IT WAS A FREE FOR ALL ON j jOYC EMY SO CALLED FRIENDS!!did not care that I WAS HOMELESS ALL THEY WANTED WAS PUSSY, SORRY BUT YOU FRIENDS WILL NEVER GET NOTTHING FROM ME YOU CAN FDUCK OFF YOU WERE never my friend!!

  45. Wampwamp12

    I got a awesome story about this song. This is not only the song that got me into Shinedown not only my fav Shinedown song but one of my fav songs of all time. I’ve seen Shinedown live 8 times and never once have they sang this song live. I’ve seen them perform every song i love by them but this one. Anyways this past March I won a contest to see a live intimate session with them and they took questions from the audience. Zack came up me and my question was “are you guys taking song requests for today”? He laughed and said “no” and walked back on the stage with Brent. I then said to both of them my story how I’ve seen them live a bunch and they never sang my fav song burning bright live. Well Bret looked at Zack
    And boom they sung it live just for me... amazing

  46. BIG DADDY BANGZ

    I wonder if the things I did were jus, to be different ... To spare myself the constant shame of my existence!.... Theres' nothin ever right, but nothings ever wrong... such a cruel contradiction! I know I crossed the line..its easy to divide!

  47. Lovingevery minuteofit69

    Shinedown....my god , some of the most heartfelt , truthful , lyrics that you know came from deep ,deep inside a place that you only wish to hold a place within...

  48. Azrael Skylyn

    Still listening - November 2019.

    This song and many other Shinedown songs got me through many rough times & struggles - mentally/emotionally, long long time ago.

    Dave Weidman

    Love this song and Shinedown is one of my favorite bands. Rock on loudly

  49. Yvette Russie

    This is so me. OMG! I love this, but my life has changed. Jesus has changed my life. I feel so blessed now that I am truly burning bright in the Lord.
    This guy Nathan E. Wheeler was my inspiration. His testimonial is amazing.
    Go here for truth. Www.facebook.com/truthmefree
    And www.facebook.com/yeshuaofficial

  50. Janes Brewer

    October Burn🎥😜🎥

  51. caleb 11_

    Still listening in October 2019

    Gleison Ferreira

    26.11.29

  52. Rose Jones

    No need for conversation



    My hesitation


    💛💫❤🖤

    Burning Bright🌠

  53. Kasper Hoo

    Best Shinedown song ever recorded hands down

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  54. Jacob Kiser

    Well my fellow friends let's believe we are with the heart of the band, never less believe that. Brothers and sisters.

  55. HE- -RU

    One of the GREATEST band's hands down!!!!

  56. Alexander Navarro

    Ived listen to this music over and over i think we all knew what his saying burning bright...

  57. Gaminess Gaming

    When i was younger i would always fall asleep to this song

  58. Eryn Rose

    Still listening

  59. Tim Burton

    My favorite song ever..back too 15 or so. Perpose still lost in translation how do you become a man with no example

  60. Q Tē

    too much pain & harm

  61. Heretic0221

    I feel like there's no need for conversation

  62. Mechelle Mefford

    Ill always be burning bright...find me again Love! You know who you are! But until then, keep fighting for us!

  63. Thomas Moweryjr

    There's no need for conversation. Shut the hell up Shinedown is playing.... lol

    100% Pecker wood

    Shit 💩 my innerds out to this shit hear sailor fart poofing and flappin the farter cheeks beat n bruised fuckin red 🔴 ya filthy child molesting predator prick pervert fuck what 😦 you brain dead there captain duh fuckin reet

  64. Z71_Son

    The new shit can never compare to the first album.

  65. Trailblazer 278

    Wicked beauty! If you don't know what it takes to sing w him, consider yourself lucky. You don't want to be there. To everyone who has, I hope this can lift you the way it does me.

  66. Dylan Finn

    Most underrated Shinedown song

  67. Kenny P

    This song was so unique for it's time. Crazy it's been 16 yrs since this was released as a single.

  68. Dorian Cowan

    Goddamn keep the rock alive

  69. Jacob Senske

    When God is working in your life, humble yourself. And be prepared for when things shift the other way. When times are tough, remember who you are, and find the strength to carry on. All in all, it's a mundane and grey existence at times, but you make it what you can. You learn to smile when it hurts, and you keep the dark times in the back of your mind while you laugh because in a moment, it can be gone. And you'll be ready.

    Stop talking about it.. Stop whining.. Stop trying to explain why.. Just be present.

    Have some faith... Hell, You can even close your eyes..
    And when it gets bad... Burn Bright, motherfucker.

  70. Gaminess Gaming

    Love this song

  71. Kimbra Lentz

    Im back again 2019 July

  72. Blue Mage

    I find it easier to sing along when all the lyrics are typed out, don't mind me :P




    I feel like there is no need for conversation
    Some questions are better left without a reason
    And I would rather reveal myself than my situation
    Now and then I consider, my hesitation

    The more the light shines through me
    I pretend to close my eyes
    The more the dark consumes me
    I pretend I'm burning, burning bright

    I wonder if the things I did were just to be different
    To spare myself of the constant shame of my existence
    And I would surely redeem myself in my desperation
    Here and now I'll express, my situation

    The more the light shines through me
    I pretend to close my eyes
    The more the dark consumes me
    I pretend I'm burning bright

    The more the light shines through me
    I pretend to close my eyes
    The more the dark consumes me
    I pretend I'm burning

    There's nothing ever wrong but nothing's ever right
    Such a cruel contradiction
    I know I cross the lines its not easy to define
    I'm born to indecision
    There's always something new some path I'm supposed to choose
    With no particular rhyme or reason

    The more the light shines through me
    I pretend to close my eyes
    The more the dark consumes me
    I pretend I'm burning bright

    The more the light shines through me
    I pretend to close my eyes
    The more the dark consumes me
    I pretend I'm burning


    I feel like there is no need for conversation

  73. Thomas Moweryjr

    11:30pm and you said it brother. Nothing's ever right but nothing's ever wrong such a cruel contradiction. I feel like there's no need for conversation when I'm drunk like this lol happy 4th everyone

  74. David Sweis

    First time I heard this song I was in a dark place in my life I closed my eyes and I was burning bright

  75. jack septiceye

    This song is a real fav of mine.it won me to shinedown. The lyrics and music is awesome

  76. Michael Pierce

    some questions are better left without a reason (what a quote)

    Chelsea Shay

    What does it mean exactly? I understand it but seems like it can mean a few different things idk

  77. Ashlee Nail

    His voice gives me chills😍😊

  78. aenance N

    He just a great singer

  79. Brian Boliaris

    This song is how my life is

  80. Big D Liquor

    It's like 2005 I'm in 4th grade. I just came inside from skateboarding outside in the summer day. In my room I'm sitting on the floor playing with my army guys or putting shit together with my mixed up box of Legos I got at a garage sale. Meanwhile my little gray boom box CD player is on Flint's Banana 101.5 is playing this on the radio along with Green Days new album American Idiot, Right Here Waiting by Staind, Poem by Taproot, Happy by Mudvayne, Get Stoned by Hinder, and Sooner or Later by Breaking Benjamin.

  81. nolyn bonner

    this is amazing

  82. Dalton Hubbard

    This has got to be the most underrated Shinedown song!

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    Jason Jewell

    @batman dude yeah we know you are shit. Thanks!!!

  83. Tiara Brown

    Second favorite song from Shinedown🤘🤘🤘🤘

  84. Jennifer Callahan STUDENT

    me too because i get though the day with listening this song.

  85. Dallas Nateweyes

    First here

  86. Melanie Head

    great song, great music, great singer, better lyrics

  87. Spiderd Essenburgh

    Shinedown a god send they know addiction and I'm a person who is in recovery and I'm 30 days clean and sober I'm pretty proud of that

  88. Joe King

    Who is *burning bright* in 2019?! 😎🎶🎶

    ethan dorst

    me nigga

    Dat Morbid Emo

    Lol meh tooo
    I love this song
    Shinedown is Awesome

  89. scepta101

    Bands with the quality of Shinedown are the reason I’m confused why rock has such little mainstream popularity

  90. southern hot mess

    Wow that's all I have to say about that ....

  91. valerie bayless

    My dad love shinedown song's and me.

  92. Mrs.

    I feel this today. Thanks Shinedown youre a great band

  93. Jessica Blankenship

    My shit!! 🤘😤

  94. Moist Flapjack

    That chorus is so good👏