Show Me The Way

Dennis DeYoung

©1990 Grand Illusion Music (ASCAP)

 

Every night I say a prayer

In the hopes that there's a heaven

But every day I'm more confused

As the saints turn into sinners

All the heroes and legends I knew as a child

Have fallen to idols of clay

And I feel this empty place inside

So afraid that I've lost my faith

 

Show me the way, show me the way

Take me tonight to the river and wash my illusions away

Please show me the way

 

And as I slowly drift to sleep

For a moment dreams are sacred

I close my eyes and know there's peace

In a world so filled with hatred

Then I wake up each morning and turn on the news

To find we've so far to go

And I keep on hoping for a sign

So afraid I just won't know

 

Show me the way, show me the way

Bring me tonight to the mountain and take my confusion away

And show me the way

 

And if I see a light, should I believe

Tell me how will I know

 

Show me the way, show me the way

Take me tonight to the river and wash my illusions away

 

Show me the way, show me the way

Give me the strength and the courage

To believe that I'll get there some day

And please show me the way

 

And every night I say a prayer

In hopes that there's a heaven

About the song:

Show Me The Way became a top ten hit with some assistance from Chris Taylor, a music director at WAVA in Washington DC. Chris mixed in sound clips from a Congressional discussion about the 1991 Gulf War.
Read Chris' story about the Show Me The Way war mix.
Listen to an audio sample of the war mix:      Windows Media sound clip    Real Player sound clip

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