Shine (Single)

by Joe Buchanan

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A brand new Chanukah song about being fearless, free, and bright.


by Joe Buchanan

Too many times we’re afraid to be
Who we are for the world to see
We don’t want to stand out
Don’t want to sing out loud

Sometimes we don’t want to invite hate
Oh hey, that’s a terrible way
To live your life
You don’t need to hide

Shine your light out but just don’t put it out
You’re a beautiful light and you’re crazy bright

Many years ago, those Macabees
Took back the temple for you and me
So we could be free
To pray in peace

So don’t worry none with your Kippah on
Light your light and leave it on
For the world to see
You were born to be free


Hillel was right. It’s a growing light
If I am not for myself, who will be for me
And if I’m only for me then who am I
And if not now, then when?
L’Takein Olam b’malchut Shaddai
We’re gonna rock this world with truth and light
Be a shining star. That’s what you are.

Copyright © Joe Buchanan – 2015


released December 6, 2015
Copyright (c) 2015 Joe Buchanan
Featuring Lior Ben Hur
Produced by Saul Kaye
Joe Buchanan: Vocals, Guitar
Saul Kaye: Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Kyle May: Drums
Mixed by Jamieson Durr
Mastered by Ken Lee



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Joe Buchanan Houston, Texas

A native Texan, Joe brings his Americana acoustic-rock style to Judaism with a sound that is fearless, close up, and engaging. A seeker most of his life, he converted and found what he was looking for. Now he seeks to inspire others with songs of freedom, strength, and hope. This is music for all of us. ... more

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