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"Shine" is a song written and recorded by Michael Conor. It was uploaded on his SoundCloud as well as its music video over his YouTube channel on June 16, 2017.


The music video was produced by Legit Paper Entertainment, capturing shots of Michael in Lomond and Glencairn, Ohio.[1][2] It included insight on his life growing up, lyrically and in the music video.


I've always been Mr. "Imma get it" so optimistic
The opposition saying drop it when I shot and missed it
As far as confidence in me ain’t a part that isn't
I was always taught I gotta leave the things I started finished

I know I got a different fantasy
But understand that God has a better plan for me
So mom, I promise I ain't hurrying out
There ain't a thing you need to worry about
See I'm gonna make you proud

I'm slowly living the life I envisioned
I always been a small kid with the highest ambitions
I used to fight with you and really I wanted attention
Yes I wrong, but don't we all have our imperfections

We need to know that
Sometimes I paint it what it really seems
Some other things we tend to say what we really mean
I may be just a fraction of all the people trying to find themselves
That's why I gotta ask if this is really me

You know it's like this love/hate, thing that the world has with success
It deals with people who you started your life off with and what success does to them
People look at you strange and sayin' you changed, like you worked that hard to stay the same
Like you're doing all of these things for a reason

How come people hate when I get some
I'm from the same place that they came from
Think it's my fault that you gave up
So don't ask me if you can take some
That's fake son, and I shouldn't
Why you mad that I live and learn
What you expect from me in return
When you're the one that told me I couldn't

Said I'm trying to find where my heart is
Trying to find where my heart is
Everybody so heartless, man I've been trying my hardest
It seems like I'm so close to my dream like I see everything that I ever wanted
I wonder if it's all real life
It don't feel right

We ain't even on the same page
Trying to find my own way
Make my own lane, have the game changed
What will happen if I play the game the same way
They said stop when I barely started
But I got my eyes on that line and I ain't
Slowing down because I was so certain
In the end it's so worth it

And this life seems so perfect
With the fame and all the shine
I've been stuck inside this moment
And I got one chance to make it mine
Gotta make sure I own it
There's just some things you can't rewind
Feel like everybody want it
They just don't wanna take the time

Music Video


Michael Conor ~ Shine (Official Music Video)


  1. Michael Conor (@MichaelConor). Twitter. June 16, 2017.
  2. "Michael Conor - Shine". June 16, 2017.
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