Lenka wrote this song with the American singer/songwriter Jason Reeves, who is a frequent Colbie Caillat collaborator. In a Songfacts interview with Jason Reeves
, he explained how "The Show" came together. Said Reeves: "We wrote that song together in LA, actually. We got set up by our publisher, Sony, and I never met her but I had heard a couple of her songs before we got together to write. And I just loved her voice. There's something really unique about how she sings. That was the first song we wrote, and sometimes it happens that way. But that's one of my favorite songs I've ever co-written with somebody. And I guess sometimes it doesn't work when you just meet a stranger and write a song, but sometimes it can work very well."