Agape / Showing Me

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Key

from Candor / Released as a Single

2023

Showing Me’ originally began life as an instrumental demo track called ‘Agape‘. I was writing a lot of sad-sounding music at the time (2021) and I intentionally wanted to compose something that sounded the opposite. I was not certain that Agape fit the bill, but I did like the the beat as it was inspired by a lot of melodic house I was into at that time.

In 2022, I began the vocal project for Key, wherein I was purposefully putting together an album of lyrical songs from my pas repertoire. ‘Agape’ was originally slated for a different side project, but I randomly pulled it out one day and tried to see if I could hash out a melody for it. I was able to come up with something and the natural progression from there was to write lyrics. That is something I do rarely, but I had a lot of inspiration to draw upon.

In 2022 my marriage fell apart and I had written some songs to that subject matter (which are also on Candor). But at the end of the year, I had met someone very special and who epitomized the opposite of what I was experiencing up to that point. So the lyrics are very mush inspired by these new feelings and ‘Showing Me’ is very much a love song.

Being in love with someone is of course the underlying idea behind the lyrics. But one notices that the words ‘I love you’ are no where in the song. They are certainly implied — but the dialog of the song stops just short of saying it. One of things I have noticed in beginning a new relationship (after several bad ones) is that a person can be in love with love, and that can often work against you. One can miss feeling love so much that they make mistakes. So the lyrics never say ‘I love you’ because of the fear of that. But at the same time, the person is absolutely feeling it, and they are looking for the perfect moment when everything is right and the fear is gone, where they can be comfortably vulnerable to say the words.

Showing Me was released as a single on Valentine’s Day 2023, but the album version is a different mix.

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Agape (Demo)

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The original demo track Showing Me was based on.

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Showing Me (Extended Club Mix)

KEY

This version is structurally the same as Agape, but with the full production and vocals.

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Showing Me (Club EDIT)

Key

Single-length version of the song, intended for ‘radio play’ (if such a thing were possible).

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Showing Me (Club Instrumental)

Key

Based on the Club Edit, but a shorter edit.

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Showing Me (Atmos Mix)

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Synth and acapella version.

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Showing Me (Tribalpella)

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Just the beats.

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Showing Me (Album Version)

Key

Slightly different mix based on the Club Edit for the Candor album.

Credits

written, produced and arranged by Key. ©2023 Woof Boom Productions.

Lyrics

In my life
I've been blind
To the sights that surround us
Trying to find
The inner light
To shine the way through
Looking within
I know I've been
The one who sacrificed too much
But now I begin to see

Look across the sea
The horizon showing me
Possibilities that could be
Realized so easily
See beyond the sky
No need to question why
The place for you and I
Is where it's always been
and so I...
(Love you, I Love you)

Whenever I
Look into your eyes
I feel elation
And if I try
I know I'll get by
You give me reasons
You've shown me joy
To fill the void
And I want it forever
I begin to see
A new way

Look inside of me
And your heart will see
Possibilities that could be
Realized so easily
I look into your eyes
No need to question why
The place for us
Is where it's always been
and so I...

I look at you and see
You eyes are showing me
Possibilities that could be
Realized so easily
See beyond the sky
No need to question why
the place for you and I
Is where it's always been
and so I...

Look inside of me
And your heart will see
Possibilities that could be
Realized so easily
I look into your eyes
No need to question why
The place for us
Is where it's always been
and so I...