From the recordings unplugged and Nothing but Ballads

Mark Clay co-write the lyrics to this song with me and here he is doing an unplugged and unique version of it.

Lyrics

She Shines song by Kelly Pettit
Lyrics by Kelly Pettit and Mark Clay
Verses
She had a long hard windy road
But she never let it show
And I know it’s hard
If you didn’t know her well
I don’t think you could tell
She fell so far
And even though it may be raining
She ain’t complaining.

CHORUS
Even when her knees are shakin’
Even if the dawn ain’t breakin’
She shines all the time
Even when her heart is broken
Even if her pains unspoken
She shines, she shines


Verses
She threw her heart to an unjust man
Spent years left off his plan
‘Til she ran away
And sometimes when she’s got to be down
You’ll never see her frown
She’ll smile and say
It’s another sunny day
So fire away!

CHORUS
Even when her knees are shakin’
Even if the dawn ain’t breakin’
She shines all the time
Even when her heart is broken
Even if her pains unspoken
She shines, she shines

And even though it may be raining
She ain’t complaining.

Mandolin Solo

CHORUS
Even when her knees are shakin’
Even if the dawn ain’t breakin’
She shines all the time
Even when her heart is broken
Even if her pains unspoken
She shines, she shines

Even when her life is crumbling
Even when she’s daunt and stumbling
She shines all the time

Even when she feels like crying
Even when she’s sick of trying
She shines, she shines