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Show Me

from 4​-​SONGS by Roger Seldon



Show Me. Originally an instrumental song, the Cello picked up the melody in my head beautifully. The words came later. Show Me is a reflection on corporal punishment and my time in boarding school in Durban, South Africa. Weekdays were torture with the dream of weekend surf sessions a constant companion. The last chorus represents the brighter future that came to be and an attempt to forgive, a recognition that some of those in authority were, perhaps, also just caught up in an abhorrent system they could not change.


Roger Seldon
1997/circa 1994

Show me the way
Fighting all the time
Kind of wish it was all mine.

Lead on the day
Laughing all the time
As we're stepping out of line.

The punishment that waits
At the end of the week
For me.

Yes , you! My friend,
We will be there at the end
Of the corridor of hate
And life...

The promises that wait
At the end of the week
For me.

Yes , you! My friend,
We will be there at the end
Dropping into
Another life...


from 4​-​SONGS, released September 22, 2006


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Roger Seldon British Columbia

South AfriCanadian independent songwriter.
Now settled on Vancouver Island, Roger Seldon was raised in South Africa before travelling widely, playing music, and just playing. He has recorded tracks in various locations, such as Cape Town, Johannesburg and Vancouver.
Like a swallow in reverse he travels annually to Zululand where he is a regular feature each winter on the South Coast music scene.
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