Album: On The Third Day (1973)
Charted: 12 53
  • She cried to the Southern wind
    About a love that was sure to end
    Every dream in her heart was gone
    Heading for a showdown

    Bad dreamer, what's your name?
    Looks like we're riding on the same train
    Looks as though there'll be more pain
    There's gonna be a showdown.

    And it's raining, all over the world
    it's raining, all over the world
    Tonight, the longest night

    She came to me like a friend
    She blew in on the Southern wind
    Now my heart is turned to stone again
    There's gonna be a showdown

    Save me, oh save me
    It's unreal, the suffering
    There's gonna be a showdown

    And it's raining, all over the world
    Raining, all over the world
    Tonight, the longest night

    Raining, raining
    raining, raining

    Raining, all over the world
    Raining, all over the world
    The longest night

    And it's raining, all over the world
    Raining, all over the world
    Tonight, the longest night

    You gotta save me, girl
    Well, I'm ready for saving
    I'm a fool for you
    Ya know I'm ready, yeah
    come on and save me

    Can't you feel what you're doing to me, now?
    I'm on the run again
    Gotta save me Writer/s: Jeff Lynne
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Nash from CaliforniaWhere was the showdown music video for ELO filmed?
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 7, 1974, the Electric Light Orchestra performed "Showdown" on the NBC-TV late night musical/variety program 'The Midnight Special'...
    At the time "Showdown" was between appearances on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart...
    It first entered the Top 100 on November 25th, 1973 for an 11 week stay, peaking at #53...
    Then three years later on August 1st, 1976 it re-entered the Top 100, this time it spent 7 weeks on the chart and reached #59...
    Between 1973 and 1986 the British group had twenty-six records on the Top 100 chart; seven made the Top 10 with their biggest hit being "Don't Bring Me Down", it peaked at #4 {for 2 weeks} on September 2nd, 1979...
    One of their seven Top 10 records was a duet with Olivia Newton-John, "Xanadu", it peaked at #8 {for 2 weeks} on October 5th, 1980...
    May God bless and watch over Ms. Newton-John*...
    * Per: http://www.oldiesmusic.com/news.htm {June 3rd, 2017}
    Olivia Newton-John has been forced to postpone all concerts for the month of June as the back pain which had been attributed to sciatica, turned out to be a recurrence of her breast cancer that has now metastasized to the sacrum. The announcement was made Tuesday (May 30th, 2017). The 68 year-old had postponed her May concerts nearly a month ago. Olivia will complete a course of photon radiation therapy and undergo natural wellness therapies.
  • Oola from Sac, CaI am sure I'm the only person that feels this way, but this song makes me so sad. It reminds me of someone's dead dreams. I refuse to believe it's a song about a breakup. It's something a lot heavier than that. I can hardly ever listen to Showdown and not get entirely choked up.
  • Kayla from Lufkin, TxThis song is so badass. It makes me want to go start a fight.
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