Show Me The Way
by Styx

Album: Edge of the Century (1990)
Charted: 3

Songfacts®:

  • Originally written by Dennis DeYoung as a prayer during a self-described crisis of faith, this song later became identified with the first Gulf War. It went all the way to #3 on the charts and gave Styx the rare distinction of having Top 10 charted singles in three different decades ('70s, '80s, '90s). >>
    Suggestion credit:
    TJ - Titusville, GA
  • After the September 11 attacks, this song was remixed to include dialog relating to events of that day. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    aaron - Seward, AK
  • The video was directed by Michael Bay, who went on to become one of the top dogs in Hollywood, known for his work on the Transformers franchise.

Comments: 6

  • George from Tampa, FlMusic Director Chris Taylor from radio station WAVA-FM in Washington, D.C. remixed the "Desert Sheild Mix" (also known as the "Desert Storm Mix"). A&M Records then made it available to radio stations who wanted to play it. That particular version's never been commercially available.
  • Cheryle from Columbus, Oh@Paul, "John" refers to original drummer/founding member John Panozzo, who died July 16, 1996 at the age of 47. On the album, the song is dedicated to Chuck Panozzo, John's twin brother, who suggested the name change of the song, from "Roll Me Away" to "Show Me the Way."
  • Paul from Quincy, MiHe dedicated this song to "John" when Styx did a live concert in Chicago, anyone know who John is ?
  • Farrah from Elon, NcThis is like one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.
  • Dave from Easton, PaI just saw Dennis DeYoung in concert in Feb, 2009. He sings this song acapella and dedicates it to all the members of the U.S. Armed forces. That it has no musical instruments in it makes it very dramatic and stunning.
  • Craig from Henderson, NvThis song is one of the few songs that are inspirational to me. Artists need to start making songs like these nowadays. I do have to man up and say that I did cry the first couple times I heard this song.
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