Shine A Light

Songfacts®:

  • This way-out-there rocker finds Liam Gallagher repeatedly inviting the listener to "Come on, shine a light," before imploring him or her to "Universalise, la-alise, oh-alise." If you're unsure how to 'universalise' our linguistic expert informs us that the word is a verb meaning to make universal or to make common across all cases.
  • The song's rhythm came from the band jamming over Captain Beefheart's "Mirror Man."
  • Iggy Pop fans will note the similarities of the song's riff to the one on The Stooges "1969."

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