"Raw Power" as written by and Iggy/williamson Pop....
Dance to the beat of the livin dead
Lose sleep, baby, and stay away from bed
Raw power is sure to come a-runnin' to you
If you're alone and you got no fear
So am I baby let's move on out of here
Raw power is sure to come a-runnin' to you
Raw power got a magic touch
Raw power is much too much
Happiness is guaranteed
It was made for you and me
Raw power, honey, just won't quit
Raw power, I can feel it
Raw power, it can't be beat
Poppin' eyes and flashin' feet
Don't you try, don't you try to tell me what to do
Everybody always tryin to tell me what to do

Look in the eyes of a savage girl
Fall deep in love in the underworld
Raw power is sure to come a-runnin' to you
If you're alone and you got the shakes
So am I, baby and I got what it takes
Raw power is sure to come a-runnin' to you
Raw power got a healin' hand
Raw power can destroy a man
Raw power, it's more than soul
Got a son called rock and roll
Raw power, honey, just won't quit
Raw power, I can feel it
Raw power, honey, can't be beat
Get down, baby and a kiss my feet
Everybody always tryin' to tell me what to do
Don't you try, don't you try to tell me what to do
Everybody always tryin' to tell me what to do
Don't you try, don't you try to tell me what to do

Raw power has got no place to go
Raw power, honey, it don't want to know
Raw power is a guaranteed O.D
Raw power is laughin' at you and me

This is what I wanna know
Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?
Oh, honey, feel it
Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?
Can you feel it?
Raw power
Raw power
Raw power
Raw power
Can you feel it?
Feel it
Raw power
Raw power
Raw power
Raw power
Raw power
Raw power
Can you feel it, baby?


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"Raw Power" as written by James Williamson James Osterberg

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    General CommentI think this song pretty much explains what Iggy was doing. He did his own thing despite what anyone said or thought about his music and he had a lot of "raw power."
    Duielon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about not just what Iggy was doing, but what Iggy was embracing and trying to bring to people.

    Rock and fucking roll.

    Every line directly describes what raw rock'n'roll is and should be. It's sensory overload, it's ecstacy, it's love and death.

    I'm listening to the song right now and god dammit I love it.
    bignickonthedrumon September 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRaw Power!

    Nothing else!
    hsinavaon December 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRaw power... you think he actually meant manic depression?

    cause i can feel it exactly right now - how he did.
    pacoganjon April 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentraw power is what i think he is talking about, he was going through a heroin addiction at the time. Actually in the heat of it. Great song nonetheless
    weevilson October 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentedit to above, i meant **powder**
    weevilson October 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah kinda sounds like a drug addiction
    a pure high
    the father of rock and roll
    koolkittieson December 08, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe lyrics can be interpreted as describing a psychological frame of mind.
    Sleep deprivation can indeed bring, if enduring, psychological changes, like shallow but wild emotions, like those of a child. And child regression can heal a man (if you understand what's happening) by resolving deeply buried knots, or permanently destroy it.
    carlo10708on May 06, 2014   Link

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