"Shower The People" as written by and James Taylor....
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

You'll feel better right away
Don't take much to do
Sell you pride
They say in every life
They say the rain must fall
Just like pouring rain
Make it rain
Make it rain
Love, love, love is sunshine.
Oh yes
Make it rain
Love, love, love is sunshine
Yeah, all right
Everybody, everybody
Shower the people you love with love


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  • +3
    General Commentlife is too short to be an asshole.

    so, for fuck's sake, be nice!
    roger wilcoon May 14, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentwhy is there only one comment for this amazing song?

    great message, its alot deeper than this but its basically: you'll never be hurt if you don't show how much you truely care for the people in your life, or the ones you want in your life. but at the same time you'll never know if you could've loved them better, or loved them at all... personally i can relate to that message...
    Bliskon December 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyes, why just a few entries? =) (perhaps it's just that james taylor belong to a different generation.. but i'm glad that i discovered it, along with leonard cohen.)

    i was introduced to this song by a terrific folk singer here - noel cabangon and the plaintive words struck me. I usually have a hard time memorizing lyrics but i got this in just a few listenings...

    well said on the comments above...
    altecon February 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love James Taylor. One of his best songs, with a great message to gowith it. After listening to this I feel like doing just what the song says.
    Shower the people...............
    djCalpeon February 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love James Taylor. One of his best songs, with a great message to gowith it. After listening to this I feel like doing just what the song says.
    Shower the people...............
    djCalpeon February 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love all his songs it's his voice it's so soothing love it!It should put any body in a bad mood in a better one.
    Chrissysongloveron November 28, 2011   Link

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