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The Invisible Man cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album The Invisible Man
Released 2001
Format CD
Length 4:28
Label Matador Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel
The Invisible Man track listing
  1. "The Boy With The Hammer In The Paper Bag"
  2. "Can You See?"
  3. "Christian Science Reading Room"
  4. "Sleep"
  5. "To The Sea"
  6. "Shine"
  7. "Steve I Always Knew"
  8. "Bitterness"
  9. "Anything"
  10. "Without You"
  11. "The Global Sweep Of Human History"
  12. "Seeing Eye Dog"
  13. "Proclaim Your Joy"

"Shine" is the 6th song on Mark Eitzel's 7th album, 2001's The Invisible Man.


I wanna win a costume prize just so I can look you in the eyes
and you'll finally see me as really 'someone'
and not just as another heart that's always busy being broken
but I know the only costume prize I'll win
is if I go as The Invisible Man

You could be a whispering ghost that floats like spilt milk
You could be a rubber frown that only knows how to bend
You could be one of the faces of the sirens that delight
in pulling hope from the lips of those who can't afford to pretend
You play dress-up but you always wear the same clothes
and I feel like a fool if I try and strike a pose
and I already have a brilliant disguise -
I wanna shine a light in your eyes

You spent so much time trying to find a mask so ugly that
no one would ever ask about your life story
The one that you put in under my bed
before you decided you'd be happy living as one of the living dead
The enemy takes many different forms
and some wanna thrill you with his charms
but I don't wanna wear no scary disguise
I wanna shine a light in your eyes


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