Lyrics for Show Them The Way

by Dave Stewart And Stevie Nicks

LYRICS FOR Show Them The Way

Please God, show ’em the way
Please God, on this day
Spirits all given the strength
Peace can come if you really want it
I had a fragile dream in a gray house in the Hamptons
I’d been there before, singing songs and doing benefits
I was in a room alone putting on my makeup
Like so many things that come to me
The dress came across the persian carpet
As I fell into the dress, a thought came to me
Into my heart, I have a dream
And a door opened
I turned to face the music
I was ready for the Kennedys
I don’t know if it was 1960 or 1963
Everything was timeless, even me
I wasn’t old, I wasn’t young, I was just part of their dream
A shadow walked with me down the hall, it was Martin Luther King
All in shadow, all before me, overwhelmed by destiny
Someone said, “Sing us a song, there’s a piano” and handed me a drink
The room was full of hope
A song would set them free
And I said, please God, show ’em the way
Please God, on this day
Spirits all given the strength
Peace can come if you really want it
I sat at the piano, stared out of the shadows
I sang the words, “I have a dream”
He wasn’t my old friend John
I didn’t know him then but he smiled at me
And I sang these words
Whatever it takes
Whatever it takes to be free
No, I didnt know these men
But they knew me
It was all symbolic, nothing was as it seemed
They all left us in a single shot but they didn’t take the dream
They were there in that house
Discussing the future and drinking champagne
I was just a piano player
The voice, part of their dream
I was 35 or maybe I was 15
It was just another night in the presence of Martin Luther King
I was just a dreamer, I was ready for the Kennedys
And I said, please God, show ’em the way
Please God, on this day
Light the fire, start it over, tell the world about the dream
Start it up and make it real
Please God, show him the way
Please God, show her the way
Please God, show them the way
Please God
Back in the room where it all began
My heart began to heal, I believe it
I remember the beauty of the Hamptons
Shadows playing in the sun
A voice said, “The dream is not over”
“No, the dream has just begun”
I spun around to see another shadow
Slipping through the door
My eyes opened wide, what is this all for?
And the shadow said, “Don’t forget it, don’t forget”
“What we were fighting for, don’t forget it”
And I said, please God, show ’em the way (it’s just another night)
Please God, on this day (Martin Luther King)
Spirits all given the strength (sing us a song)
Peace can come if you fight for it (don’t forget it)
Think we’re just in time to say (ooh, and said, oh said)
Please God, show ’em the way (all in shadow)
Please God, on this day (all before me)
Spirits all given the strength
Peace can come if you fight for it
Think we’re just in time to say this
Set them free
Room was full of hope
Please God, show ’em the way (I believe it)
Please God, on this day (don’t forget it)
Spirits all given the strength (don’t forget what we were fighting for)
Think we’re just in time to say
Peace can come if you fight for it
Peace can come if you try harder
Peace can come, ooh, if you really want it
The dream
Don’t forget it
Please God
Show them the way