Show Them The Way

Album: single release only (2020)
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  • Please God, show 'em the way
    Please God, on this day
    Spirits all given the strength
    Peace can come if you really want it

    I had a fragile dream in a gray house in the Hamptons
    I'd been there before, singing songs and doing benefits
    Was in a room alone putting on my makeup
    Like so many things that come to me
    The dress came across the Persian carpet
    As I fell into the dress, a thought came to me
    Into my heart, I have a dream
    And a door opened
    I turned to face the music
    I was ready for the Kennedy's

    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
    All in shadow, all before me, overwhelmed by
    Destiny, someone said, "Sing us a song
    There's a piano" and handed me a drink
    The room was full of hope, a song would set them free

    And I said
    Please God, show 'em the way
    Please God, on this day
    Spirits all given the strength
    Peace can come if you really want it

    I sat at the piano, stared out of the shadows
    I sang the words, "I have a dream"
    He wasn't my old friend John, I didn't know him then
    But he smiled at me, and I sang these words
    Whatever it takes
    Whatever it takes to be free
    No, I didn't know these men
    But they knew me
    It was all symbolic, nothing was as it seemed
    They all left us in a single shot but they didn't take the dream
    They were there in that house, discussing the future
    And drinking champagne, I was just a piano player
    The voice, part of their dream
    I was thirty five and maybe I was fifteen
    It was just another night in the presence of Martin Luther King
    I was just a dreamer, I was ready for the Kennedy's

    And I said
    Please God, show 'em the way
    Please God, on this day
    Light the fire, start it over
    Tell the world about the dream
    Start it up and make it real

    Please God
    Show him the way
    Please God
    Show her the way
    Please God
    Show them the way
    Please God

    Back in the room where it all began
    My heart began to heal, I believe it
    I remember the beauty of the Hamptons
    Shadows playing in the sun
    A voice said, "The dream is not over, no
    The dream has just begun"
    I spun around to see another shadow
    Slipping through the door
    And my eyes opened wide, "What is this all for?"
    And the shadow said, "Don't forget it, don't forget
    What we were fighting for, don't forget it"

    And I said
    Please God, show 'em the way
    (It's just another night)
    Please God, on this day
    (Martin Luther King)
    Spirits all given the strength
    (Sing us a song)
    Peace can come if you fight for it
    (Don't forget it)
    Think we're just in time to say
    (Ooh, and said, oh said)
    Please God, show 'em the way
    (All in shadow)
    Please God, on this day
    (All before me)
    Spirits all given the strength
    Peace can come if you fight for it
    Think we're just in time to say this
    Set them free
    Room was full of hope

    Please God, show 'em the way
    (I believe it)
    Please God, on this day
    (Don't forget it)
    Spirits all given the strength
    (Don't forget what
    We were fighting for)
    Think we're just in time to say
    Peace can come if you fight for it
    Peace can come if you try harder
    Peace can come, ooh, if you really want it

    The dream
    Don't forget it, please God
    Show them the way

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