Jon Anderson is easily one of the most renouned and influential artists of the past fifty years, and showed us some solid, solid geek cred with his amazing one-man story album Olias of Sunhillow in 1976 on Atlantic Records, among other astonishing works. He was born October 25, 1944, so that makes him 79 years old.

And at 79, he produces something amazing like Shine On.

It’s the second track from his new album True, his first since 2019’s 1000 Hands: Chapter One. Anderson has always had a soft spot for metaphysical concepts and fantasy presentation, and Shine On is as solid an example of this almost spiritual light of truth lyrical approach as anything he’s ever done. True is scheduled for release on August 23, 2024. Here’s the track list for the rest of the album:

  • True Messenger
  • Shine On
  • Counties and Countries
  • Build Me An Ocean
  • Still a Friend
  • Make It Right
  • Realization Part Two
  • Once Upon A Dream
  • Thank God

The Band Members

BAND MEMBERS: Jon Anderson: Vocals Richie Castellano – Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals Andy Ascolese – Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals Andy Graziano – Guitar, Vocals Christopher Clark – Keyboards Robert Kipp – Hammond Organ, Vocals Ann Marie Nacchio – Additional Vocals

The Lyrics

Shine on
Shine on
Shine on

Spirit dance, this experience
Waking up into a breaking world
Spirit changing, lost in the atmosphere
Into a world of letting go

Take me to this world of energy
Wake me up before I fly away
Away this craziness, open the skyway
Open the skyway

Shine on
To you, emotion love
Shine on
To a world I’m dreaming of
Shine on
Take a ticket to believe in everything
Take a ticket to believe in everyone
Shine on
Never underestimate
Shine on
Power of the universe,
Universal love
Shine on

Power of the universe, universal love
Power of the universe
To get a ticket, a one way go around
Destination: to the great unknown
Just take a look, and be the spirit time
You just gotta give it love
Love time (give it)
Love time (give it)
Love time (give it)
Love time (give it)

“Beautiful surrender”

Shine on
To the true emotion love
Shine on
To a world we’re letting go
Shine on
“You be the satellite, I’ll be the signal of
Change”

Shine on
Never underestimate
Shine on
Power of the universe, universal love
Shine on
“You be the satellite, I’ll wash away all the
Pain,
Wash away the pain”

We are the dream, the dream we are
Dreaming, so long
You are the dream, the dream you are
Shine, be the sunlight
Yes you are
Shine

In this world, there’s a better love
To begin this life again
In this world, full of promises

Shine on
To the universal love
Shine on
To the world we’re dreaming of
“You be the satellite, I’ll be the signal of
Change”

Shine on
Never underestimate
Shine on
The power of the universe, universal love
Shine on
“You be the satellite, I’ll wash away the pain”
Shine on…..shine on…..

Gene Turnbow
Gene Turnbow

President of Krypton Media Group, Inc., radio personality and station manager of SCIFI.radio. Part writer, part animator, part musician, part illustrator, part programmer, part entrepreneur – all geek.