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Premiere: Ryan Adams: “Shine Through the Dark” MP3 Stream

Live From Nowhere Near You: Volume Two out July 19

Jul 12, 2011 Bookmark and Share


As we reported last week, Josh Homme, Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst, Ryan Adams, Daniel Johnston, Mike Watt, The Strokes, Sleater-Kinney, Pearl Jam, Gang of Four, Modest Mouse, The Shins, Wilco, The Decemberists, Spoon, and many other artists have donated rare and unreleased songs to the three-disc compilation, Live From Nowhere Near You: Volume Two.

The hulking, 64-track release will raise funds to benefit the homeless youth organization Outside In. Kevin Moyer spearheaded the compilation and explains that the inspiration for the release came to him after seeing an excellent street musician best a mediocre "professional" band: "I was outside a venue after a show waiting on friends and sat down with an amazing street musician. He was better than the band we had just seen and all of these 'music fans' were leaving the show with their $20 t-shirt merch purchases tucked under their arms and not paying any attention to this guy playing at their feet for free."

You can pre-order the compilation now from Greyday Records and it drops in stores on July 19. Get more information about the comp on its Facebook page. Today, we're happy to host the premiere stream of Ryan Adams' donated tune, "Shine Through the Dark." The sparse tune has never been released and only performed one or twice live. It was recorded by Adams post-meltdown, while lying in bed with the flu. "The first track I wrote after my retirement," says Adams. You can see a photograph of the folk song's lyrics to the right. Stream "Shine" via the SoundCloud, below:

Ryan Adams: Shine Through the Dark by Under the Radar magazine



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ken d
July 14th 2011
4:19pm

great song! nice to see ryan back to what I think he does best - simple seemingly off the cuff masterpieces.

Shine through the dark

Capo 5th fret

Intro
A(open and hammer on 5th string)
Then quickly walk up F# and G# bass on 1st string

A
Whatever happened to the old me
A Whatever happened to us
A Whatever it was it doesn’t matter now
F# bass on 1st
Those day went speeding by
A left us in the dust
F# bass on 1st string           A
Cars on empty it rattles and rusts


What ever misses is permanent

A red white stain or a scar

It wants to know if you flip the negative

Knew who I was

And even before

I even knew

Now just look who we are


              D         *    A
And these wheels turn fast
              D         *      A
And these wheels turn Bright
D                   *                    A
Reflecting every blurry moon long goes shining
*              *        A                    
Shining through the dark of the night

Shining through the dark of the night

You know that house I want to buy

I want to buy it for you

The walls are made out of the wishes I made

When I close my eyes

And I’m lying here with to you


Whatever missies is everything

My feet are sore and blue

Everything I ever said I did before

Was just to get me here

Get me here next to you


And these wheels turn fast

these wheels turn bright

Reflecting every moon that goes shining

Shining through the dark of the night

And these wheels turn fast

these wheels turn bright

Reflecting every moon that goes shining

Shining through the dark of the night

Shining through the dark of the night

Shining through the dark of the night