Show Me
John Legend Lyrics


Oh oh
I realize as I lay down to sleep, we haven't spoke in weeks
So many things that I'd like to know...
Come have a talk with me
I need a sign, something I can see
Why all the mystery?
I try not to fall for make-believe, but what is reality?

Where do we go, what do we know?
Life has to have a meaning
Show me the light, show me the way
Show that you're listening
Show me, that you love me
Show me that you walk with me
Hopefully, just above me, heaven's watchin over me

Guess it's funny how I say thanks to you for all you've given me
Sometimes the price of what you gave to me,
I can't stop questioning
Oh God of love, peace, and mercy, why so much suffering?
I pray for the world, it gets worse to me
Wonder if you're listening

When people go, why do they go?
Why don't you choose me?
But someday I'll know that I'm gonna go
I hope you're waiting for me

Show me that you love me
Show me that you walk with me
Hopefully, just above me
Heaven's watching over me
Oh

Show me, oh oh, show me

Maybe we'll talk some other night
Right now I'll take it easy
Won't spend my time waiting to die
Enjoy the life I'm living

Show me that you love me
Show me that you walk with me
Hopefully, just above me, heaven's watching over me
Oh

Show me that you love me
Show me that you walk with me
Hopefully, just above me, heaven's watching over me
Oh

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Written by: ESTELLE SWARAY, JOHN LEGEND, RAPHAEL SAADIQ, ROBERT BACON

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Jen Jen

I realized as I lay down to sleep
We haven't spoke in weeks
So many things that I'd like to know
Come have a talk with me
I need a sign, something I can see
Why all the mystery?
I try not to fall for make believe
But what is reality?
Where do we go? What do we know?
Life has to have a meaning
Show me the light, show me the way
Show that you're listening
Show me that you love me
Show me that you walk with me
Hopefully just above me
Heaven's watching over me
Guess it's funny how I say thanks to you
For all you've given me
Sometimes the price of what you gave to me
I cant stop questioning
Oh, God of love, peace and mercy
Why so much suffering?
I pray for the world, it gets worse to me
I wonder if you're listening
When people go, why do they go?
Why don't you choose me?
Someday I know I'm gonna go
I hope you're waiting for me
Show me that you love me
Show me that you walk with me
Hopefully just above me
Heaven's watching over me
Show me
Show me
Maybe well talk some other night
Right now I'll take it easy
Won't spend my time waiting to die
Enjoy the life I'm living
Show me that you love me
Show me that you walk with me
Hopefully just above me
Heaven's watching over me
Show me that you love me
Show me that you walk with me
Hopefully just above me
Heaven's watching over me


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Nick Buxton

Beautiful song. This is the letter they found on the boys' bodies when they were found in the wheel bay of the plane:

Excellencies, Messrs. members and officials of Europe,

We have the honorable pleasure and the great confidence in you to write this letter to speak to you about the objective of our journey and the suffering of us, the children and young people of Africa.

But first of all, we present to you life's most delicious, charming and respected greetings. To this effect, be our support and our assistance. You are for us, in Africa, those to whom it is necessary to request relief. We implore you, for the love of your continent, for the feeling that you have towards your people and especially for the affinity and love that you have for your children whom you love for a lifetime. Furthermore, for the love and meekness of our creator God the omnipotent one who gave you all the good experiences, wealth and ability to well construct and well organize your continent to become the most beautiful one and most admirable among the others.

Messrs. members and officials of Europe, we call out for your solidarity and your kindness for the relief of Africa. Do help us, we suffer enormously in Africa, we have problems and some shortcomings regarding the rights of the child.

In terms of problems, we have war, disease, malnutrition, etc. As for the rights of the child in Africa, and especially in Guinea, we have too many schools but a great lack of education and training. Only in the private schools can one have a good education and good training, but it takes a great sum of money. Now, our parents are poor and it is necessary for them to feed us. Furthermore, we have no sports schools where we could practice soccer, basketball or tennis.

This is the reason, we, African children and youth, ask you to create a big efficient organization for Africa to allow us to progress.

Therefore, if you see that we have sacrificed ourselves and risked our lives, this is because we suffer too much in Africa and that we need you to fight against poverty and to put an end to the war in Africa. Nevertheless, we want to learn, and we ask you to help us in Africa learn to be like you.

Finally, we appeal to you to excuse us very, very much for daring to write this letter to you, the great personages to whom we owe much respect. And do not forget it is to you whom we must lament about the weakness of our abilities in Africa.

Written by two Guinean children, Yaguine Koita and Fodรฉ Tounkara.



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Casper van Helvoirt

Little unfortunate that John Legend is known by most people for his 'All of meeeeee', which isn't a bad song on it's own, but just doesn't show what John's capable of. This song, Show Me, makes me question my own perspective I have on the world, and if I should change it a bit. Be more humble, be more grateful, work harder for what I want to reach... It just lets me think...

BALL Africa - Femi Adefeso

He has too many masterpieces

Casper van Helvoirt

@Luqman Hafidh thank you for sharing your story!

Luqman Hafidh

It was a long time ago... i was still student. I didnt know what this song mean or portray, apart from i see part of my home old town... but i felt like it meant something, i couldnt tell what it is... i loved watching this. Today i came across his name on the internet, i started searching for this song and it landed me here.... if had known whatbis showed i would jave given him an award. Despite how drastically the town has changed over time, the lives of people overbthe islands havent changed a bit (may be to some few of them). Now i quite understand why many youth desired to go abroad by whatever means possible to them. Its risky yeah, they didnt have much of a choice....

This song somehow made me feel how miserable one can be cause of poverty. Imagine your great grand parents, your grand parents, parents living the same miserable poverty life, and you had to experience the very same thing.... i feel like shouting or screaming butbthat wouldnt change a thing....

I remember every bit oh how ugly and scrony streets we used to play, stinky sewage water everywhere, plus the shadowy house made of mud, wirh roofs made of dry palm or coconut tree leaves... though we found happiness in different ways, but still i never wish my children to have gone the same very thing....

This song is just reminding me of who i was and how the life i gone through.... it just reminds me of those memory.... was just a child.... i would have given him award for this

HuntingForBeauty

I AGREE. Omg, three of his older songs is up there in the top songs ever made. Seriously. Show me, Slow Dance (almost even possibly better than show me) and then ordinary people. โค they hit deeper.

Ame Scott

I agree, but think it's even sadder that he's known by many for his wife's twitter wars & bullying scandals

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Lucian M

Still pierces the heart every time. Blessings to all the young ones struggling to survive. May your ray of hope see the sunrise ๐Ÿ’–

N. J.

All time favorite John Legend song. Warm melody, his vibrato throughout this is just incredible, and the lyrics are beautiful and moving.

Lucian M

John Legendโ€‹ at his graceful, emotional, heart-wrenching best. Makes me cry every time.

Sarah Godin

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