Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Words are so easy to say, oh ah yeah



Timeslip moment again...

Can it really be twenty years since possibly the most remixed song in dance music history (in a league with The Source ft Candi Staton You Got The Love and Sister Sledge We Are Family) first entered the UK charts?!

I bet Miss Robin S never realised at the time what a massive hit she had on her hands with Show Me Love. Nor, most probably, did she realise she would never have another song in the Top 10...



Heartbreaks and promises
I've had more than my share
I'm tired of giving my love
And getting nowhere, nowhere

What I need is somebody
Who really cares
I really need a lover
A lover that wants to be there

It's been so long
Since I touched a wanting hand
I can't put my love on the line
That I hope you'll understand

So baby if you want me
You've got to show me love
Words are so easy to say, oh ah yeah
You've got to show me love

I'm tired of getting caught up
In those one night affairs
What I really need is somebody
Who will always be there

Don't you promise me the world
All that I've already heard
This time around for me baby
Actions speak louder than words

If you're looking for devotion, talk to me
Come with your heart in your hand
Because my love is guaranteed

So baby if you want me
You've got to show me love
Words are so easy to say, oh ah yeah
You've got to show me love

Show me, show me baby
You've got to give it to me
Give it to me, give it to me, yeah
I don't want no fakes, don't want no phoney
I need your love

Show me, show me, show me baby
Give it to me, give it to me
I am not a toy, I'm not a play thang
You've got to understand

If you're looking for devotion, talk to me
Come with your heart in your hand
Because my love is guaranteed
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah


The original is still the best.

Robin S at AllMusic

4 comments:

  1. And like so often happens to the songs that remain massive hits years after they first came out, "Show Me Love" did not manage to crack the UK top 5. Still sounds good today...

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    1. And as so often happens with one-hit wonders, she only ever gets gigs that revolve around her singing "that hit". I can't imagine Stacy Lattisaw gets hired without having to sing "Jump To The Beat", or that Anita Ward can go anywhere without people chanting "ding-dong-ding-it"... Jx

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  2. isn't it 20 years since everything happened?

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    1. March 1993: the Waco siege, bombings in Bombay, Calcutta and Warrington, "Howard's End" and "Unforgiven" winning all the Oscars and the deaths of Billy Eckstine, Helen Hayes and Brandon Lee...Jx

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