“Show Them The Way” by Stevie Nicks

“Show Them the Way” is said to have been inspired by a real-life dream Stevie had where she saw various political leaders including John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis and Bobby Kennedy. The singer describes the dream vividly throughout the song.

Stevie Nicks recalls the dream was about finding herself in a grey house where she had performed in before. In the dream, she was getting ready to perform some songs for the Kennedy’s, the family of the late president and other dignitaries. She goes on to express how she was not certain of the time in the dream since all these now-dead people were alive in her dream, and she didn’t feel either old or young. The singer further stated how Martin Luther King walked her down the hall and how she was asked to sing and play the piano to a room filled with hope.

The words she sang in the dream was a plea for God to show these leaders the way. As the song progresses, the writer observes that in the dream it seemed like all these past great leaders knew her and were still discussing and planning the welfare of their people. The song ends with a voice which tells her not to forget the dreams of these people nor the peaceful cause for which they were fighting for.

Stevie Nicks talks about “Show Them The Way”

According to Stevie, she began writing this song in 2008 as a poem. She has referred to this song as a “a prayer” for the United States as well as a “prayer for our world”.

Stevie Nicks on "Show Them The Way"

Quick Facts

Greg Kurstin and Stevie Nicks wrote and produced the song, releasing it as a single on October 9, 2020. By the way, Kurstin is one of the brains behind Adele’s hit song “Hello“.

“Show Them The Way” holds the distinction of being Stevie’s first song to be released in 2020. It also is her first new material in six years.

This powerful track features Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Foo Fighters fame on drums.

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