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Peter Frampton - "Show Me the Way" - Live On Guitar Center Sessions 2011




Originally released in June 1975 as the lead single from his fourth studio album Frampton, "Show Me the Way" gained popularity after being recorded live and released in February 1976 as the lead single from his live album Frampton Comes Alive! The song reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming his biggest hit until "I'm in You" in 1977.


Frampton went on tour in 2011 with The Frampton Comes Alive 35th Anniversary Tour that showcased and followed exactly the songs on the play list for the original tour from 1976, recorded for the famous Frampton Comes Alive! The concerts each night started with the prerecorded thump of a microphone being turned on, familiar to many fans of the album, followed by the recorded voice of Jerry Pompili saying, "If there was ever a musician that was an honorary member of San Francisco society, Mr. Peter Frampton ...", and then the crowd goes wild. He played the album song for song for 69 locations between 15 June 2011, and 22 October 2011, throughout the US.


On 11 June 2011, Frampton performed a live set for "Guitar Center Sessions" on DirecTV. The episode included an interview with program host Nic Harcourt.





Lyrics


I wonder how you're feeling

There's ringing in my ears

And no one to relate to except the sea

Who can I believe in?

I'm kneeling on the floor

There has to be a force

Who do I phone?

The stars are out and shining

But all I really want to know


Oh won't you show me the way

I want you show me the way


Well, I can see no reason,

You living on your nerves

When someone drops a cup and I submerge

I'm swimming in a circle,

I feel I'm going down


There has to be a fool

To play my part

Someone thought of healing,

But all I really want to know


Oh won't you show me the way

I want you show me the way

I want you day after day


I wonder if I'm dreaming

I feel so unashamed

I can't believe this is happening to me

I watch you when you're sleeping

And then I want to take your love


Oh won't you show me the way

Oh won't you show me the way

I want you day after day

I want you day after day

Oh won't you show me the way

I want you day after day




Songwriters: Peter Kenneth Frampton

Show Me the Way lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group