I downloaded “Show Me What I’m Looking For” (any U2 similarities are purely coincidental?) by Carolina Liar a few months ago for free on iTunes, but didn’t pay much attention to what it said until I heard it on a preview for the Time Traveler’s Wife yesterday.

While the verdict is out on any intentional Christian meaning, I don’t think it matters. The lyrics are pure Gospel, and even the video, depicting the singer in his best v-neck tee wandering forlorn through Atlantic City, seems to suggest this man gets his inability to fix things for himself.

The last chorus, where he turns the opening line “should have done better than this” into “I can’t do better than this” says it all…

Oh, and it’s really catchy. Enjoy.

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

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…oh lord