"Powerplay" as written by and Joao Donato De Oliveira/ferreira Neto....
May it be a star?
A shining gem cut from the purest of heart
To light the way out of the shadows and dark

A fraction of dream
A memory to shine forevermore
To enlighten like a beacon light in the night

In the dark of night
New beam of light
To guide and light the way in the dark
Feelings of supremacy
I feel my rage unchained

Make my song ring through air
Make it shine like the stars in the night
As I give it to all of you
Make my song known to all
As I shove my song right down to your throat
And I give you what you deserve

What is a star?
An image wrought by those who could care less
Projection of their sick misguided brains

What became a song?
Simplicity bled in the altar of stars
And forever I shall mourn for it's fate


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    My InterpretationIt's satirizing pop music.

    "What is a star? / An image wrought by those who could care less / Projection of their sick misguided brains" - Pop stars are heavily commercialized by stuffy people in business suits trying to make money.

    "What became a song? / Simplicity bled in the altar of stars / And forever I shall mourn for it's fate" - Whatever true artistic talent the pop star had is replaced by carefully marketed simplicity crafted to appeal to the biggest mainstream audience possible. That seems like a reason to mourn.

    "Make my song known to all / As I shove my song right down to your throat" - This carefully-manufactured mainstream product is forced on us in TV (American Idol, advertisements, etc.) and radio ("Top 40" stations) incessantly.

    "And I give you what you deserve" - We aren't getting what we want, but what we deserve. We get "pop music" because the mainstream keeps supporting it.

    All the references to "light, beacon light, etc." - Pop stars are supposedly to be held up as some kind of exceptional role models or sexy heartthrobs, but that's really just an illusion heaped upon the mainstream over and over.
    MetalPoweron February 07, 2013   Link

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