Music Challenge #47: “Show Me What I’m Looking For” by Carolina Liar

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In the meantime, I will endeavour to keep the prompt going until a new host is found. Please remember, the Music Challenge alternates with Dylan’s First Line Friday.

Cheers, Sarah (aka weejars)


For this week I’ve chosen the song “Show Me What I’m Looking For” by Swedish-American rock band Carolina Liar. The song was a hit in 2009, particularly in Ireland where it rose up the Irish Singles Chart to number six. The song was also a radio hit on several stations in the UK and US. The song was written in only twenty minutes, and the vocals used on the final track were the first attempt; recorded in a bedroom. The song is “sunny and poppy” and a style of rock music for anyone.

Use “Show Me What I’m Looking For” as an inspiration for any form of creative expression (including, but not limited to: short stories, poems, lyrics, artwork, and photography).

Alternatively, if you are a musician, use this as an opportunity to showcase your work.

If you need a helping hand to get started, here are a few questions to reflect on…

  • What do the band’s lyrcis inspire in you?
  • Do you feel comforted or hopeful?
  • Do you hate the song or like it?
  • What do you think the song’s message is?

Lyrics: “Show Me What I’m Looking For” by Carolina Liar

Wait, I’m wrong
Should have done better than this
Please, I’ll be strong
I’m finding it hard to resist
So show me what I’m looking for

Save me, I’m lost
Oh lord, I’ve been waiting for you
I’ll pay any cost
Save me from being confused
Show me what I’m looking for
Show me what I’m looking for, oh lord

Don’t let go
I’ve wanted this far too long
Mistakes become regrets
I’ve learned to love abuse
Please show me what I’m looking for

Save me, I’m lost
Oh lord, I’ve been waiting for you
I’ll pay any cost
Save me from being confused
Show me what I’m looking for
Show me what I’m looking for, oh lord

Show me what I’m looking for
Show me what I’m looking for
Show me what I’m looking for

Save me, I’m lost
Oh lord, I’ve been waiting for you
I’ll pay any cost
Just save me from being confused

Wait, I’m wrong
I can’t do better than this
I’ll pay any cost
Save me from being confused

Show me what I’m looking for
Show me what I’m looking for
Show me what I’m looking for
Show me what I’m looking for, oh lord

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