You Showed Me

Album: The Turtles Present The Battle Of The Bands (1968)
Charted: 6
  • You showed me how to do
    Exactly what you do
    How I fell in love with you
    Oh, oh, oh, it's true
    Oh, oh, I love you

    You showed me how to say
    Exactly what you say
    In that very special way
    Oh, oh, oh, it's true
    You fell for me too

    And when I tried it
    I could see you fall
    And I decided
    It's not a trip at all

    You taught it to me too
    Exactly what you do
    And now you love me too
    Oh, oh, oh, it's true
    We're in love we too

    Na na na na na na
    Na na na na na
    Na na na na na
    Oh oh oh oh oh
    We're in love we two
    We two

    You showed me how to do
    Exactly what you do
    How I fell in love with you
    (You...)

    Showed me how to say
    Exactly what you say
    In that very special way
    (You...)

    Taught it to me too
    Exactly what you do
    And now you love me too
    Now you love me too

    [repeat to fade] Writer/s: GENE CLARK, JIM MCGUINN
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 29th 1968, the Turtles' "You Showed Me" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on April 25th, 1969 it peaked at #6 (for 1 week) and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    In 1991 Salt-N-Pepa so-so sample covered version reached #15 on the United Kingdom's Singles chart...
    The Turtles' record that preceded it on the Top 100 was "Elenore", and it also peaked at #6 and also spent 12 weeks on the Top 100.
  • Martin from Fresno, CaBeautiful song. I agree with Guy.
  • Jesse from Madison, WiA very nice early recording that featured the then-oh-so-futuristic Moog Synthesizer. One of the very few tunes to use a blatantly electronic sounding setting on the synth too, in those days. At the time, and through most of the '70s, if you weren't an accepted "synthesizer using band" like Yes or ELP, the producers carefully treated the synth to not be so obvious. In this tune, it can't be mistaken for or questioned to be anything else. The dual square-wave setting is all electronic. That, coupled with the characteristically strong songwriting of the band, is why I so much LOVE this song. Along with "Sound Asleep", this is their best in my eyes.
  • Leigh from Santa Monica, CaThis song is an ethereal gem. They don't get much better. This is what happened, when you mix Roger McGuinn & Gene Clark...Godspeed

  • Joycemorrison from Phhaha yea "delightful" is the word! simple lyrics, catch beat... gives me the last song syndrome. =)
  • Guy from Woodinville, WaOne of those delightful mid-60s Turtles songs. Right up there with the Rascals when it comes to feel-good songs!
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