Stevie Nicks Show Them The Way

Show Them The Way Lyrics By Stevie Nicks

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 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
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 Kennedys

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


“Show Them The Way” was reportedly inspired by a dream Nicks had before the 2008 presidential election involving Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, Bobby Kennedy, and John Lewis. Dave Grohl plays drums on the song and it was produced by Greg Kurstin. “This song really is a prayer. This song is a prayer for people to unite. A prayer for people to get together,” Nicks said in a recent interview with Associated Press.