"The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (With All Your Power)" as written by and Wayne/drozd Coyne....
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya

Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
If you could blow up the world with the flick of a switch
Would you do it?
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
If you could make everybody poor just so you could be rich
Would you do it?
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
If you could watch everybody work while you just lay on your back
Would you do it?
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
If you could take all the love without giving any back
Would you do it?
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
And so we cannot know ourselves or what we'd really do

With all your power
With all your power
With all your power
What would you do?

With all your power
With all your power
With all your power
What would you do?

If you could make your own money and then give it to everybody
Would you do it?
No no no no no no no no no
If you knew all the answers and could give it to the masses
Would you do it?
No, no, no, no, no, no, are you crazy?
It's a very dangerous thing to do exactly what you want
Because you cannot know yourself or what you'd really do

With all your power
With all your power
With all your power
What would you do?

Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya

Ah (ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya)
Ah (ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya)
Ah (Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya)
Ah (ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya
Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya ya)

With all your power
With all your power
With all your power
What would you do?

With all your power
With all your power
With all your power
What would you do?

With all your power
With all your power
With all your power
What would you do?


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"The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song" as written by Remy Smith Joseph Cartagena

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    General CommentHas everyone heard the same song? I have to agree with feedthegoldfish, the song is about society, not the top 5%... "You cannot know yourself or what we'd really do". (Just look at Jamiroquai!) It's about the fact that good intentions don't always last - of course they should, but unfortunately human nature is egoistic and lazy... So all the more reason to admire the fewpeople who actually DO something.
    thihihion June 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wish this song was called "With All Your Power".

    "Yeah Yeah Yeah Song" is so lame.
    MeAndOnlyMeon June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool song
    chazzwadeon February 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a great song. Haven't listened to the rest of the album much yet, but this is an awesome opener.
    electricityscapeon March 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is instantly my fav of the album so far. That cool voice solo wayne takes in the middle is really cool
    loaferon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell I think it's about the top 5% of American who own all the wealth, knowledge and power. So this song showcases the decisions in their lives and how they react to them
    Yanakuon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Yanaku. This song is about those who are in power that don't really help society but themselves. My favorite line is:

    "And so we cannot know ourselves
    Or what we'd really do..."

    "With all your power..."

    It makes me think? What kind of potential could the world have if all the people that had all the resources shared it with the less fortunate...and I'm not talking about philanthropists...
    wow, what a life!!
    GrungyBeatleon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is basically saying, you can have the power to do something, so if you use it will you do it for your own gain, or would you help others, people who really need it?

    "It's a dangerous thing to do exactly what you want because you cannot know yourself or what you'd really do" i think might mean that, you don't know what you'd do until you get to use your powers.

    basically, selfish or selfless, your choice.

    thats my take on this song anyways.

    ace song!!!
    Shezzaon April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta feel good song
    beardon April 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you're all thinking a bit too small. I don't think it's about the top 5% in particular and their decisions. I think the song is in criticism of all the people who say "Everybody should just to this" when talking about politics or something but don't actually bother to inact change. They complain about this and that, but what would they actually do if they had some power?

    A liberal can preach all he wants that if he were rich he'd share all his money, but if he actually had the money, would he? A conservative can say he'd make abortions illegal if he could, but if given the opportunity and the right amount of power, would he? It's impossible to tell when you're not in that situation how you would act.

    And just because you think something's right, no matter how strongly you believe it, it might not turn out how you think:

    "Are you crazy?
    It's a very dangerous thing to do exactly what you want"

    So, yes it's about people who aren't helping society, but those people...are society. And while that sentence on its own doesn't make any sense, hopefully the rest of this did.
    freethegoldfishon April 18, 2006   Link

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