"Just 'Cos You Got The Power" as written by Michael Burston, Philip Campbell, Ian Kilmister and Philip John Taylor....
Just 'Cos You Got The Power

You might be a financial wizard,
With a sack of loot,
All I see is a slimy lizard,
With an expensive suit,
Go on and run your corporation,
Go and kiss some ass,
You might buy half of the nation,
But you can't buy class

You bastards think it's funny,
Lyin' and thieving all your life,
Think all there is is money,
Got your future strapped up tight,
Just 'Cos You Got The Power,
That don't mean you got the right

You can take my fingers babe,
You can take my eyes,
You can take my past and future,
It won't make you wise,
You can have me thrown in jail,
You can steal my booze,
You can even read my mail,
Step on my blue suede shoes,

You bastards must be clever,
Got it mapped out in black and whit,
But don't forget you'll never,
Get a dog to walk upright,
Just 'Cos You Got The Power,
That don't mean you got the right

Go on out make another deal,
Feed your big fat face,
Go on out and cop a feel,
Get on somebody's case,
You surely would be satisfied,
If you could have it all,
But time ain't on your side,
You're going to the wall

You think that life's all dollars,
Greed and lust and spite,
But I wasn't born to follow,
Like to get my sleep at night,
Just 'Cos You Got The Power,
That don't mean you got the right


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"Just Cos You Got the Power" as written by Philip Campbell Michael Burston

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  • +1
    Song MeaningIt`s about fat rich fuckers ripping YOU off,right now!
    ssirrahon February 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThere are several errors in the lyrics. It should read:
    You might be a financial wizard,
    With a sack of loot.
    But all I see is a slimy lizard,
    With an expensive suit.
    Go on and run your corporation,
    Go on and kick some ass.
    You can buy off half the nation,
    But you can't buy class.

    You bastards think it's funny,
    Lying and thieving all your life.
    Think all there is is money,
    Got your future wrapped up tight.
    But just 'cos you got the power,
    That don't mean you got the right.

    You can take my fingers babe,
    You can take my eyes.
    You can take my past and future,
    It won't make you wise.
    You can have me thrown in jail,
    You can steal my booze.
    You can even steal my mail,
    Step on my blue suede shoes,

    You bastards must be clever,
    Got it mapped out in black and white.
    But just remember you can never,
    Teach a dog to stand upright.
    And just 'cos you got the power,
    That don't mean you got the right.

    Go on out make another deal,
    Feed your big fat face.
    Go on out and cop a feel,
    Get on somebody's case.
    You surely could be satisfied,
    If you could get it all.
    But time ain't on your side,
    You're going to the wall.

    You think that life's just dollars,
    Lined with greed and lust and spite.
    But I wasn't born to follow,
    Like to get my sleep at night.
    Just 'cos you got the power,
    That don't mean you got the right.
    Warharton July 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionTo correct myself on the first verse:
    You might be a financial wizard,
    With a sack of loot.
    But all I see is a slimy lizard,
    With an expensive suit.
    Go on and run your corporation,
    Go on and kiss some ass.
    You can buy off half the nation,
    But you can't buy class.
    Warharton July 09, 2012   Link

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