"The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat)" as written by and Wayne/drozd Coyne....
(You've got the power in there, waving your wand in the air

Time after time those fanatical minds try to rule all the world
Telling us all it's them who's in charge of it all
I've got a tricked out magic stick that will make them all fall
We've got the power now, motherfuckers, that's where it belongs

You've got that right
(Power in there)
You know that it's
(Wand in the air)

They've got their weapons to solve all their questions, they don't know what it's for
('Cause they don't know what it's for)
Why can't they see it's not power, just greed, to just want more and more?
(Just want more and more)
I got a plan and it's here in my hand but it's all made of rights
We're the enforcers, the sorcerer's orphans, and we know why we fight
(And we know why we fight)

You've got that right
(You've got the power in there)
(Waving your wand in the air)

(You've got the power in there)
(You've got the power in there)
(You've got the power in there)
(Waving your wand in the air)

You've got that right
You know that it's


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"The Wand" as written by Steven Drozd Wayne Coyne

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  • +2
    General CommentThere's an article where Wayne Coyne goes through all the songs on the forthcoming album, and this is the relevant part of what he has to say on this track:

    "The idea of a magic wand and magic powers occurred to me while watching a homeless guy in Oklahoma City. He was, I believe, Vietnamese, and had a cool looking wizardly beard and mustache and he carried a long stick, which he used as a kind of cane-weapon. And one day I saw him fighting an "imagined" enemy and the long stick became (as best I could tell) a kind of magic wand that made his invisible foe retreat. I mean... it seemed to give him a confidence that allowed him to defeat his hallucinations...and at first I thought "how sad...he believes this old stick is saving him"... but the more I thought about it, the more I envied him in a way...for the evil manifestations of his mind he invented a sparkling sorcerer's baton to lead his psychic revolution...yes!!...

    And so we delved into a kind of radical protest rock mentality...We sing, "We got the power now, motherfuckers, that's where it belongs", but I believe it's cosmically empowering - not actually empowering. In the song, we rail against the greedy, corrupt evil beings who are in control and trying to enslave us... But our rebellion is simply to fight back - we have no solutions."


    So yeah, it's kind of a protest song, but it's simultaneously making the point that protest songs don't really offer solutions, and they might be therapeutic to people writing or listening to them, but they can't really change things in and of themselves.
    destroyalltacoson March 13, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIts clearly a protest song about the elite of the world. The Flaming Lips have been very anti big government.
    Sawdoffshotgunon January 23, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"We got the power now, motherfuckers!"

    A political song, no doubt
    Aoshieon January 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have to agree and say that this is a protest song...whatever it is I LOVE IT!! and yes the base riff is the sweetest part
    mz_eshaon July 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWe got the power! Totally politically motivated isn't it obvious!
    bijay75on September 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts clearly a protest song about the elite of the world. The Flaming Lips have been very anti big government.
    Sawdoffshotgunon January 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like "I got a plan and it's here in my hand" no idea about the second part.
    Spider6333on February 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmmm, not sure about this one. I think its one of those "power to the people" type songs. Wayne, might have been talking about "them" being our Bush Government. Who f'in knows! What does W.A.N.D. Stand for? Thats what i wanna know.
    FurryPlaneton March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't heard this song yet, but maybe W.A.N.D. doesn't stand for anything. Like, the Incubus Cd entitled "S.C.I.E.N.C.E.", they just felt like putting periods inbetween the letters. Plus, it looks like they use the word WAND in there.
    kkrrissttinnaaon March 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentW.A.N.D. stands for "(The) Will Always Negates Defeat".
    jfrancison March 05, 2006   Link

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