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"Shining Star" is the fourth track from Bebe Rexha's debut studio album Expectations.

Background Edit

"Shining Star" sees Bebe telling a gender-reverses Sk8er Boi-esque story of a bad woman and the good man that loves her for all her flaws despite being a mess. It features Latin guitar grooves, subtle yet energetic drums and fiesty hand claps.

The song can be seen as a riposte from the man to the album's single "I'm a Mess".

Lyrics Edit

[Intro: Bebe Rexha & Producer]
Do it again, ready, yeah, one more time?
Yeah
And keep going, and keep going like this this this thing
Yaaas
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, whatever, it'll be double long
That's hot, let me hear it back

[Verse 1]
She was a bad girl, he was a good boy
She played with fire while he played inside the ring
She gets so selfish and he was selfless
He played by books, she never liked to play it safe

[Pre-Chorus]
But he fell in love with her fucked up ways
With her drunken days, yeah, he still stayed
Yeah, he fell in love with her twisted dreams
And all in between, and he'd still sing

[Chorus]
Baby, you're a shining star
I like you just like you are
Baby, you're a shining star
I like you just like you are

[Verse 2]
Head underwater, no one could save her
She played with death, she held her breath, she liked the pain
Her world was crumbling, but she did nothing
She numbed herself so she would never feel a thing

[Pre-Chorus]
But he fell in love with her fucked up ways
With her drunken days, yeah, he still stayed
Yeah, he fell in love with her twisted dreams
And all in between, and he'd still sing

[Chorus]
Baby, you're a shining star
I like you just like you are
Baby, you're a shining star
I like you just like you are

[Post-Chorus]
You know you'll always be my baby, don't cry
You know your crazy doesn't phase me, no lie
'Cause baby, you're a shining star
I like you just like you are

[Outro Instrumental]