A gentle spell clocking in at just over a minute, Show Me Love is a soft summoning of both peace and passion. With a minimalistic, a cappella structure, the Gainesville band places a razor-sharp focus on lead singer Nicole Miglis’ angelic voice. The song in turn becomes a brilliantly poetic incantation:
“Don’t let me show cruelty
Though I may make mistakes,
Don’t let me show ugliness
Though I know I can hate,
And don’t let me show evil
Though it might be all I take.”
Indeed, Miglis refuses all of these crass casualties and instead chooses love.
“Show me love, show me love, show me love.”
Her hypnotic conjuring is followed by yet another gentle plea:
“Don’t let me think weakly
Though I know that I can break,
Keep me away from apathy
While I am still awake,
And don’t let me think too long
Of the one I’m bound to face.”
Again, Miglis calls for love, and the listener is inspired to do the same. Over and over again, love is placed above all transgressions. The song transcends into hymn, a hymn preaching positivity. Amen.
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