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Shower the People
by James Taylor

“shower the people we love, with love”

So very often, we hold back, not expressing ourselves and fearful of rejection if we actually express our feelings openly and honestly to  people we care about. We feel vulnerable and exposed to speak from the heart. Being stoic and silent is considered to be strength by some, even though it is actually a weakness based on insecurity.
We expect that the ones we care about will just know that we care – even if nothing is ever said.

James Taylor was often the soundtrack to my life with his messages of  sharing and caring, warmth, friendship,  love and happiness.

 

 

A consummate composer and songwriter and virtuoso guitarist – James Taylor, being the perennial optimist, and an all round nice guy sings of compassion and the warmth of sharing our love and real feelings  with people we care about.
To let go past hurts, to not fear rejection, to simply …

“shower the people we love, with love”

The uplifting lyrics from a really nice guy suggests you to drop that mask, to let go the foolish pride and embrace your humanity with love and sharing that love – like a sunshower on the people you care about.

“You can play the game and you can act out the part
Though you know it wasn’t written for you
But tell me, how can you stand there with your broken heart
Ashamed of playing the fool
One thing can lead to another; it doesn’t take any sacrifice
Oh, father and mother, sister and brother
If it feels nice, don’t think twice

Just shower the people you love, with love
Show them the way that you feel
Things are gonna work out fine if you only will
Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way you feel
Things are gonna be much better if you only will

You can run but you cannot hide
This is widely known
And what you plan to do with your foolish pride
When you’re all by yourself alone
Once you tell somebody the way that you feel
You can feel it beginning to ease
I think it’s true what they say about the squeaky wheel
Always getting the grease.

Better to shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel
Things are gonna be just fine if you only will
Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel
Things are gonna be much better if you only will

Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel
[ “Shower the People”  – Lyrics & Music composed by: James Taylor ]

This brilliant song  “Shower the People” is the opening track on James Taylor’s 1976 album In the Pocket. The song reached #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S. that fall, remaining in the Top 40 for eight weeks.

Now, watch the videos:


 James Taylor performing “Shower the People” at the Colonial Theater in Boston, MA in 1988. This is from a VHS that was released in 1991 entitled James Taylor in Concert. “Shower the People”, written by James Taylor, from In the Pocket, released in 1976.


Dixie Chicks  performing  “Shower the People” at the MusicCares tribute to James Taylor 

 


This one of those YouTube Lyrics-over-pretty-pictures videos – quite pleasant and you can  hear the song while you follow the lyrics.

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