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Stevie Nicks: Show Them The Way – Dave Grohl-kollaboráció Cameron Crowe klipjével

2020. október 9., 17:45

A Fleetwood Mac-énekesnő Stevie Nicks a sztárproducer Greg Kurstin társaságában írta és rögzítette hat év után érkezett új szólódalát, melyben Dave Grohl dobol (aki Nicksszel 2013-ban a Sound City Players szupergrupp lemezén és turnéján, Kurstinnel pedig a Foo Fighters legutóbbi 2017-es Concrete And Gold albumán dolgozott együtt), a videoklipet pedig az idén húszéves Majdnem híres rockfilm Oscar-díjas forgatókönyvíró-rendezője, Cameron Crowe készítette.

A modern kori amerikai történelemre és politikára reflektáló, Martin Luther King és a néhai Kennedy fivérek, John F. Kennedy és Bobby Kennedy nevét konkrétan is említő dal alapjául felhasznált verset még a 2008-as elnökválasztási kampány idején az énekesnő egy álma ihlette, majd idővel zenei körítést is kapott, de csak most a 2020-as választás idején lett belőle végleges stúdiófelvétel (melyen a dobos Grohl és a multiinstrumentalista Kurstin mellett a Eurythmics-gitáros Dave Stevart is ott penget) – Cameron Crowe szavazásra buzdító klipjében pedig a merényletek áldozatául esett fenti politikusok mellett további történelmi figurák és tüntetések képei is feltűnnek. Abban a bizonyos álomban az énekesnő zongoristaként volt jelen egy politikusokkal teli jótékonysági rendezvényen, így a dalból stílszerűen egy zongorás minimálverzió is készült.

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 grey 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

A bejegyzés megtekintése az Instagramon

The year was 2008… I was in St Charles, Illinois. It was cold, snowing~ and it was winter~ February. I was there to edit a concert film. It’s like making a record. You go to the studio everyday~ come home~ sit down with your dog – and turn on the tv. It was the Democratic Primaries. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were fighting over who would be the candidate for President. I started watching the documentaries being aired from the late 50’s up to the present. Mostly the fight for civil rights – The dreams of John Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Bobby Kennedy and John Lewis ~ and all the hidden figures that surrounded them. I was hypnotized. This went on for two months. One night I had a dream. A dream that was so real that I was pretty sure it had happened. It was a cinematic story. It had a beginning, a middle and an end. Every detail, every color, every smile ~ was there. I started writing the story the moment my eyes opened. I was invited to a party~ to play piano and sing a few songs. It was a benefit. There were political people there. It felt~ really important. I was just the piano player, the voice, part of their dream. I wrote the poem the next day~ and the music the day after that. I never recorded it until now. I felt that this was its time, its reason. I understood what it meant then and what it means now~ Please God, show them the way~ Please God, on this day. Spirits all, give them the strength. Peace can come if you really want it. I think we’re just in time to save it. I hope that this song and its words will be seen as a prayer ~ a prayer for our country ~ a prayer for our world. I love you always, Stevie Nicks “Show Them The Way” is out now — All proceeds from the record will benefit @musicares. Link in bio.

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