Shane Hines

Shane Hines

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandRockAcoustic

Blending aggressive arrangements with hook-filled melodies, Shane Hines has found a way to get inside listeners heads -- for good. The music surprises, sometimes shocks, and moves you to new places.

Biography

My relationship with Shane Hines began when I was pulled out from underneath the bed and placed at his feet. I hadn't been played for months and was excited to be in the hands of an active singer-songwriter. Our friendship together started off slow but I took a liking to how he approached each song with a passionate urgency that begged listeners to turn in their seats and listen.

The more time we spent together, I began to realize that his talent for hauntingly sweet melodies was well complimented by insightfully brave and honest lyrics. As his trusty acoustic guitar, I did the best I could to provide lush chord voicings and softly spoken fingerpicking passages. When we hit the road, I was right there in the back seat along side jugs of water, a few books, and some CD's by artists such as B.B. King and the Beatles.

With each strum, a small hole began to wear away in the top of my body and as our tour schedule expanded, Shane Hines was literally breaking through in all parts of the country. Local and regional success took us from Boston to Tennessee, where my case was run over at an outdoor house concert, while national touring grabbed the attention of USA Today. An international tour found us playing at Abbey Road Studios and eventually caught the ear of artist representatives from Orange Amplifiers and Gibson Guitars. This led to the day our family finally expanded and I met my brother, J-45.

The new acoustic in the family started coming along for the ride and I found I was being replaced at some of the best writing houses in Nashville writing songs with Lori McKenna, Jim Lauderdale, Cory Batten and other amazing writers. In fact, the new guitar was exclusively played on the upcoming album "All the Quiet, All the Chaos". On recent tours with indie breakout artist Corey Smith, I've found myself staying off to the side of the stage. However, I don't mind. After being a part of the show for so many years, I can now sit back and enjoy what everyone has been listening to all this time; a singer songwriter that writes from the heart and sings from the soul.

Lyrics

Way Up

Written By: Shane Hines

Here comes the shine, the glow
Here comes happy followed by the hollow
There goes all the wine

And when tomorrow comes
I’ll dive into the numb
Question who I am and what I’ve become
Like a sweet soul suicide

I do this all the time

I go way up again
Way up again
Way up and then down

I go way up again
Way up again
Way up and then down

My head doctors say
Take your meds twice a day
Forgive yourself and maybe meditate
Then you will find your way

And still then nothing’s changed

I go way up again
Way up again
Way up and then down

I go way up again
Way up again
Way up and then down

I go higher than high and then I come crashing down

Here comes the shine, the glow

Way up again
Way up again
Way up and then down

I go way up again
Way up again
Way up and then down

We Can Never Be

Written By: Shane Hines

We Can Never Be

I left you there
I regret that now
Cause I never said
How I felt out loud

How you changed my life
How you made me proud
To be alive
For the first time in a while

Cause baby its me
I always run
This is a habit hard won
You are perfect to me
And that’s the problem

See I would still be there
If you weren’t the one
Can’t you see that we can never be

I remember the night
That we fell in love
Watching over city lights
From the hillside above

How you played with your hair
How gentle your touch
How the September rain
Swirled around us

Cause baby its me
I always run
This is a habit hard won
You are perfect to me
And that’s the problem

See I would still be there
If you weren’t the one
Can’t you see that we can never be

Sometimes I get so proud
Think I’v got it all worked out
But in quiet of the night
When I’ve got no band-aid by my side
I weep, I drink, I cry I cry
Cause I never thought this is what my life would look like

I left you there
I regret that now

Cause baby its me
I always run
This is a habit hard won
You are perfect to me
And that’s the problem

See I would still be there
If you weren’t the one
Can’t you see that we can never be

What A Beautiful Day

Written By: Shane Hines

I tried to find myself in my past
Instead I found a mind full of chaos
With bullets firin' as words and lyin'
I found a river of wine
I watched you drink, and hoped you’d drown hoped you’d sink
Then everything would be right
Well I got what I wished for then I walked through my heart’s door
And tried not to step on a mine

What a beautiful day
The kind that only God could make
I watched them shovel dirt on your grave
Punch drunk and dazed
What a beautiful day
As I watched myself watch you float away
I stroked my sadness and embraced my rage
And like an old friend I asked them to stay
What a beautiful day

So I put my faith in the bible you see
And I got down every day on my knees
And prayed and prayed but figured out one day
That Jesus was asleep
Was this my answer was this my proof
Of his being created by me and you
I want to think different
But I believe in God not religion
And this is what I know to be true

What a beautiful day
The kind that only God could make
I watched them shovel dirt on your grave
Punch drunk and dazed
What a beautiful day
As I watched myself watch you float away
I stroked my sadness and embraced my rage
And like an old friend I asked them to stay
What a beautiful day

What I think about now
Is that your missin’ out
And you will never know how
She changed my life
Now I made her my wife
And I’m gonna scream it out loud
Cause she’s nothing like you
Man she’s kind and she’s true
And she loves me in spite of being like you
Now we’ve got two kids and I won’t do what you did
So this is goodbye to you

What a beautiful day
The kind that only God could make
I watched them shovel dirt on your grave
Punch drunk and dazed
What a beautiful day
As I watched myself watch you float away
I stroked my sadness and embraced my rage
And like a good friend I asked them to stay
What a beautiful day
What a beautiful day

Three Days Later Tonight

Written By: Shane Hines/Tony Lopacinski

Three Days Later Tonight

Drivin’ through Kentucky, the Bluegrass Highway

To the beat of my wipers, through the pouring rain

But man I haven’t seen her – in three long days

So I ain’t stopping now baby - I’m on my way

Well talkin’ on the phone, it beats nothing I guess

But in our last conversation, I wasn’t at my best

Everything I meant to say, just stayed in my head

All the things I love about you, that always go unsaid

But now it’s three days later

& I’m right here by your side

Falling in love all over

Under the Georgia sky

I’m caught up in this moment

So hang on tight

‘Cause baby it’s three days – later tonight

Now here I am again, on the endless Highway

The scenery is different, another show to play

The sun is even shining, but it can’t light my way

It’s the love you put behind me, givin’ strength

- to this dream I chase

But now it’s three days later

& I’m right here by your side

Falling in love all over

Under the Georgia sky

I’m caught up in this moment

So hang on tight

‘Cause baby it’s three days – later tonight

And this absence makes me fonder…

So tonight - we’ll make up for the wasted time

‘Cause now it’s three days later

& I’m right here by your side

Falling in love all over

Under the Georgia sky

Still caught up in this moment

Still hanging on tight

‘Cause baby it’s three days –

& I know it’s just been three days – but later tonight…

Yeah later tonight

Choices

Written By: Shane Hines/Sally Barris

Stuck in this one bedroom apartment

Stucco walls and florescent light

Staring at your picture

Wishin’ I was home to tuck you in tonight

Son I’ve made some mistakes

I’d take ‘em back but it’s too late

I hope one day you’ll understand

You don’t have to learn everything the hard way

So don’t get behind the wheel if you drink too much

Learn the difference between lust and love

Always stand up when something’s worth fallin’ for

Don’t lie and don’t cheat to get your way through life

Know when to back down know when to fight

Keep your promises so your word’s always true

Son you think you’re makin’ choices but the choices are makin’ you

I don’t have all the answers

But i’m doing the best i can

I know how you live every moment

is what’s making you into a better man

So don’t get behind the wheel if you drink too much

Learn the difference between lust and love

Always stand up when something’s worth fallin’ for

Don’t lie and don’t cheat to get your way through life

Know when to back down know when to fight

Keep your promises so your word’s always true

Son you think you’re makin’ choices but the choices are makin’ you

I’m telling myself what i’m telling you

and it matters what you say but it means more what you do

So don’t get behind the wheel if you drink too much

Learn the difference between lust and love

Always stand up when something’s worth fallin’ for

Don’t lie and don’t cheat to get your way through life

Know when to back down know when to fight

Keep your promises so your word’s always true

Son you think you’re makin’ choices

And you are makin’ choices but the choices are makin’ you

Nobody Tells You Anything

Written By: Shane Hines

when you wake in the mornin’

who knows what the day brings

sorrow comes on without warnin’

and she spreads her wings

you either rise or you give up

on changing who you are to who you wanna be

cause it’s hard to admit what is and what once was

and not to live in the space between

nobody tells you love is gonna come and go

nobody tells you god is someone you’ll never know

nobody tells you friends will take the other side

nobody tells you scars are usually on the inside

nobody tells you wars inside will always rage

nobody tells you that you can’t outrun heartbreak

nobody tells you why you have to know the pain

of watching someone you love suffer and slip away

yeah nobody, nobody tells you anything

when you wake in the mornin’

who knows what the day brings

happiness comes on without warnin’

and she spreads her wings

nobody tells you bout watching the sunrise

nobody tells you how good it feels after you cry

nobody tells you bout staying up all night with friends

nobody tells bout the first snow of the season

nobody tells you pain eventually goes away

nobody tells you the best things can never be explained

nobody tells you how a heart ripped and torn

knows nothing but joy when your child is born

yeah nobody, nobody tells you anything

nobody believes that no matter how hard you try

the one thing that we cannot control is time

In Return

Written By: Shane Hines/Cory Batten

If I run will you chase

Would you build your life and home

In some far off distant place

If I dream wild and the whole world laughs

Would you tell me they’re the crazy ones

And stand beside your crazy man

In return you will know

two strong arms to hold you when then world feels so cold

When your young when you’re old

One hand familiar and steady to hold

If I fly too high and lose control

Would you get me back on course and lead me gently home

If I fall and break and bleed

When I’m punching at the air will you still be there for me

In return you will know

two strong arms to hold you when then world feels so cold

When your young when you’re old

One hand familiar and steady to hold

Will you take my breath till I take my last

my last…

In return you will know

Two strong arms to hold you when then world feels so cold

When your young when you’re old

One hand familiar and steady to hold

Discography

The Glory Journal - 2009
Satellite Go Boom - 2007
Zoe - 2005