This song is a homage to singer Jeff Buckley. In a Rolling Stone interview, Legend said: "I had this really interesting whispering vibrato. It sounded so intimate and spiritual and ethereal, and it reminded me of Jeff a bit. I think I can sing with just about anybody, but he's one of the few singers who truly intimidates me. He's one of the best I've ever heard."
Nikki from Chicago, IlJohn Legend started the "Show Me Campaign" after being motivated and inspired by Jeffrey Sachs' book "The End of Poverty". JThe song "Show Me" charts a conversation with God about the State of the world and the individual's place in it. The simple things form the founding principles for the "Show Me Campaign" which was launched as a platform to contribute to the betterment of the world.
The mission of the "Show Me Campaign" is to fight economic and spiritual poverty through fostering sustainable development (personal, social, educational, economic) at the individual, family and small community levels. The Show Me Campaign is a grassroot movement that engages all of its participants as agents of transformative change from the bottom up.
The Show Me Campaign operates from a basic principle of thoughtful action versus mere words and calls on all of us to commit to making a difference in this world. We see power of individuals working in concert toward tangible ends and believe that we all have responsibilities to address the issues that imperil our collective human future.