WHEN WE SHINE

The Song that started it all…

HERE’S WHAT A SONG CAN DO…

The music video above, highlights the Arts4Change 10-day experience and the song that was written and recorded with the participants in Pune, India in April, 2016. The pictures and the many faces you see here celebrate our workshop and the beautiful, healing stories that were expressed through multi-media. Here you can witness the unity we felt creating this art together.

After that epic event, the song, When We Shine, has since traveled around the world and has been translated into multiple languages, including Hindi, Maharashtra, Malagasi, Myanmar, Cantonese, Swahili, French and more.

On World Thinking Day, February 22nd, 2017, the World Association of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides (WAGGGS) with over 10 million members in 150 countries, in partnership with When We Shine Foundation, launched a Music Video Challenge using our song. We received 56 music videos submissions sung and performed by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides from around the world, countries that included Brazil, Cambodia, Syria, Egypt, Denmark, Greece, Japan, Nigeria, Ireland, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Portugal, India, the UK and the USA!

In each of their music videos expressed through dances and singing, these young women showed their shared courage and desire to belong to something greater than themselves. By making their music videos, some with great challenge, even danger, they displayed their passion to be a part of a better world, they creatively made visible their support for this international organization for women leaders, WAGGGS.

When WE Shine Foundation was born out of the inspiration from these events, recognizing this universal desire to belong to something greater than ourselves. When one person allows the world to see the fullness of their heart and soul, it gives permission to us all! We are here to show the world what’s possible When WE Shine!

When We Shine

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When We Shine  Lyrics

La la la la la la, la la la la la la, la la la la la la la

Verse 1

I used to live like I was guarded, I felt discarded, and so half-hearted.

Let go of every dream I started, I was afraid to be brave.

And then one day I broke the ceiling, the sky revealing, this love I’m

feeling,

Now my whole world is reeling with all this joy I can’t contain.

La la la la la la, la la la la la la, la la la la la la la

Pre-Chorus

When you see me dancing, when you hear me sing

There’s a voice inside me, I will let it ring

When the world sings along, we belong,

We are strong, we are free.

When the whole world sings along, we belong,

We are strong, We are free.

Chorus 2X

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine, When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine

Verse 2

Birds of a feather flock together, despite the weather, friends forever,

I’ll be here for you whenever you need a rainbow in your cloud.

La la la la, la la la la, la la la la, la

Pre-Chorus

And when I see you dancing, when I hear you sing

There’s a voice inside you, let it ring

When the world sings along, we belong,

We are strong, we are free.

When the world sings along, we belong,

We are strong, we are free.

Chorus 2X

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine, When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine

Rap

You are Amazing, You are brilliant, you are bright

Anything is possible when true friends unite!

The world needs love and care and joy

For every girl and for every boy

Be kind, considerate, respectful and true

Because what goes around comes around right back to you

Every little light, that’s yours and mine,

Gonna let it shine, gonna let it shine, gonna let it shine!

Chorus 4X

When We Shine, (The World is Love)

When We Shine, (The World is Love)

When We Shine (The World is Love)

When We Shine, (The World is Love)

(“Shine” or “Be the Light”) Spoken in different languages)

(The World is Love, The World is Love, The World is Love)

 

©2016 Melinda Caroll Music Productions. All Rights Reserved. ASCAP. 

When We Shine, was written by Melinda Caroll and participants of Sangam World Centre’s #Arts4Change2016