"Powerman" as written by and Raymond Douglas Davies....
I know a man, he's a powerful man
He's got the people in his power
In the palm of his hand.
He started at the bottom and he worked his way up
Now he's never going to stop
Until he reaches the top.
It's the same old story, it's the same old dream,
It's power man, power man, and all that it can bring.
If you want your money, you better stand in the line
'cause you'll only end up picking up nickels and dimes.
You call him names and he sits and grins
'cause everybody else is just a sucker to him.
And he's got my money, but I've got my faith
And powerman, powerman, I'll never be your slave.
It's the same old story, it's the same old game
It's power man, power man, driving me insane
People tried to conquer the world Napoleon and Genghis Khan
Hitler tried and Mussolini too
Powerman don't need to fight, powerman don't need no guns
Powerman got money on his side
Well I'm not rich and I'm not free
But I've got my girl and she got me
He's got my money and my publishing rights
But I've got my girl and I'm alright
And she got me going, and she keeps me sane
But powerman, powerman, got money on the brain
It's the same old story it's the same old game
Powerman, powerman driving me insane

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"Powerman" as written by Raymond Douglas Davies

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    General CommentThanks Wes Anderson for put this song in The Darjeeling Limited. Awesome.
    jexxicaon April 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI heard that this song was about the greedy music executives. Which makes sense if you look at the lyrics. Powerman is the record label executives
    MaxZorinon April 05, 2010   Link
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    General Commentit's about powerman obviously and the democracy deception. it's about our society almost ever man fighting for power, but in our days we do it in the name of money, not of war. it's the same old story, it's the same old game, only a few new rules applied. for us people to survive we must obey powermans laws, but ultimatley we're fighting for love, so we will never be his slave, though it may appear as such for him. only people powerman regards as enemies are other powermen in his way of powering.

    i love this song, because it tells the truth without dealing with aliens, nazi flying saucers, illuminati and other bs, whoever powerman is, he is evil, he's a jerk and he is very very dumb for constructing this "smart" way of living that distracts himself from being a human being.

    love kinks, love wes anderson=perfect combination!
    askillon June 27, 2010   Link

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