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
"Show Them The Way" was inspired by a dream Stevie Nicks had in St. Charles, Illinois, ahead of the 2008 election. The rock icon dreamt she'd been invited to perform at a political benefit attended by some iconic mid-20th-century figures. She recalled to The Los Angeles Times
that Martin Luther King, Jr. led her by the arm into a ballroom where she found the Kennedy brothers seated, waiting for her, along with John Lewis.
The dream was so vivid that Nicks wrote a poem the next day based on her reverie and put it to music the day after that.