Song Stories: Show Me

By Matthew Mayfield

Song Stories: Show Me

This was the last one I wrote for the record.  It’s essentially a song about fear - no matter how irrational and out of hand it gets at times.  I was reading a book about codependency as I wrote this one and I think some of those thoughts and ideas spilled out onto the page without me being completely aware of it.  Giving love has never been a problem for me, but receiving it is an entirely different story.  We all have a hesitancy to fully expose ourselves, which tends to stem from the classic “if you truly knew me, you wouldn’t actually love me” complex.  We can’t fix one another, nor can we save anyone from themselves.  That concept has riddled me my whole life and has consistently left me with my face on the floor surrounded by question marks.  I think “Show Me” is simply a plea for someone to see it ALL and truly love and fully accept the good, the bad, and the ugly no matter the cost.  It doesn’t come naturally to most of us, but the need to give ourselves and others a little grace is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle.  For me personally, it’s one of the many steps towards finding the freedom and peace I desperately search for.  Why not sing about it?