"Power" as written by and A. Griffiths R. Orzabal....
Last years rivals share their blood
Sailor sworn to secrecy
Ride the waves and stem the flood
The tides of endless enmity
Power now is all the rage
Sons and daughters of the gun
Hungry babies come of age
Phasers switched and set to stun
Power now, power how, power wow!
Here's power
If you're seeking power . . .
Doctor held you tight and torn
Boy he was a lucky man
Out of you the future born
Slight of foot and sight of hand
Douse the candle, dim the light
Focus not on fire or flame
Don't believe that might is right
Your soul can turn you just the same
Power now, power how, power wow !
If you're seeking power - here's power
Power now, power how, power wow !
If you're seeking power - here's power
If you take my breath away
The whole damn thing will turn and return
Redefined, rearranged, rearranged
And till my dying the day
I guess I'll have to burn just to learn
This the time, this the place
To show a human face
Dressed to kill we guessed you might
Friend or foe or family
We'll sacrifice the Virgin white
Her death will be the life of me
Power now is all the rage
Don't excuse it use it well
Keep the lion in his cage
Free from hunger, free from hell
Power now, power how, power wow !
If you're seeking power - here's power!

Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Power" as written by Roland Orzabal Alan Lionel Griffiths

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentThis song gives the secret to empowerment -- and encourages using it wisely.

    One aspect of so-called "ghosts" is that they seem able to decide who sees them and who does not. This power--the ability to choose to be "invisible" (e.g. to let one's ability to manipulate a situation go unnoticed and not attract any attention)--is at the center of POWER.

    Hence, we see the singer suggesting that until his "dying" day (e.g. the day he becomes a full-on "ghost") that he'll have to burn just to learn:

    "this the time...this the place...
    to show a human face"

    In other words, he has to keep studying until he learns how to present his ideas with, as an agent of change in certain situations. This is the magician's credo of "Your power comes from what you conceal."

    There is strong encouragement in the song that once someone gains this insight, there's a lot of important work to do on being sure about your notions of right and wrong:

    "don't believe that might is right
    your soul can turn you just the same"

    Which echoes the spider-man theme of "with great power, comes great responsibility."
    seattlesqueon April 18, 2003   Link

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