"Circle of Power" as written by and Kim A. Thayil Hiro Yamamoto....
The day will finally come in _____
Cause we have conquered a kingdom
And a place of rage
Covered with assholes

Well here we live
To see their fear and their trembling words
Of a _____
A pretty(?), pretty(?) blank name on the list
An "x" for every accomplished deed.

Ol' big bad ass circle of power's comin' to getcha!

(lots of screaming, mumbling)

(spoken)
Not necessarily dumb, but just uh...beautiful...beautiful...
(/spoken)

Well it's the circle of power
And it's all
It's all the same
Ah the circle, spinning the circle of power
And it's under different names

Oh the circle of power
It's all the same
The circle of power

Music: Thayil
Lyrics: Yamamoto


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"Circle of Power" as written by Kim A. Thayil Hiro Yamamoto

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    General Commentpretty sure thats hiro on vocals
    dirt388on January 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpretty sure thats hiro on vocals
    dirt388on January 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthilariously bad vocals
    stogieon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the vocals. They're brilliant.
    IceNerveshatteron November 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHIRO YAMAMOTO BABY! as for the lyrics, i'm not sure, sounds like it could be somewhat political, about really stupid rednecks in power

    Cause we have conquered a kingdom
    And a place of rage
    Covered with assholes
    They belong there

    this seems to fit my theory
    decryptoron December 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is just a fun, jokey punk song. In particular, the way Hiro sings lyrics like, "Ol' big bad ass circle of power's comin' to getcha!" makes me draw that conclusion. Soundgarden were trying a lot of different things during this time, getting their footing and figuring out what worked for them and what didn't. This was just their way of having some fun while in the studio.
    F2B&Gon July 15, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationa general rant on authoritarianism. makes sense because soundgarden's home country is the u.s.

    though, it seems like more of a joke song.
    ALT1EXon September 22, 2014   Link
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    General CommentWorst vocals. Ever.
    Thunderbolton September 09, 2008   Link

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