"Power and Control" as written by Steve Angello and Marina Diamandis....
Power
And control

Give a little, get a lot
That’s just how you are with love
Give a little, get a lot
Yeah, you may be good-looking but you’re not a piece of art

Power, control
I’m gonna make you fall
Power, control
I’m gonna make you fall

Women and men, we are the same
But love will always be game
We give and take a little more
Eternal game of tug and war

Think you’re funny, think you’re smart
Think you’re gonna break my heart
Think you’re funny, think you’re smart
Yeah, you may be good-looking but you’re not a piece of art

Power, control
I’m gonna make you fall
Power, control
I’m gonna make you fall

Women and men, we are the same
But love will always be a game
A human vulnerability
Doesn't mean that I am weak

That I am weak
I am weak
I am weak
I am weak
Weak

Weak (ah-ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah)
Weak (ah-ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah)
Weak (ah-ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah)
Weak (ah-ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah)

Power, control
I’m gonna make you fall
Power, control
I’m gonna make you fall

Women and men, we are the same
But love will always be a game
We give and take a little more
Eternal game of tug and war

Power, control
I’m gonna make you fall
Power, control
I’m gonna make you fall
I’m gonna make you fall

We give and take a little more
‘Cause all my life I’ve been controlled
You can’t have peace without a war
Without a war
Without a war


Lyrics submitted by thrwmyhrtawy., edited by Mellow_Harsher, kayyrenae, nijichama, renttboy

"Power & Control" as written by Steve Angello Marina Lambrini Diamandis

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  • +5
    Lyric CorrectionWomen and men we are the same
    But love will always be a game
    We give and take a little more
    Eternal game of tug and war

    and then

    Women and men we are the same
    A human vulnerability
    Doesn't mean that I am weak
    That I am weak

    I'm not sure why everyone keeps getting those lyrics wrong, I got it on the first listen, haha! Anyway, I love this song. Possibly my favorite off the album.
    Delighteaon May 05, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation'Yeah you may be good looking but you're not a piece of art' means a lot to me, as it could just be seen as they're not stunning, but also a piece of art is often interesting and challenges the norms, so it could also mean that the person is attractive in a conventional way, but not in a way that makes your jaw drop. It could also, however, mean that the person is only looks. A piece of art you often have to study or consider before you realise the true meaning or message, so to be a piece of art you would have to have a substance and not be stunning at first glance, but interesting to look at until you realise the beauty.
    alidaroseon August 05, 2015   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionWomen and men we are the same,
    But love, but love must be a game,
    We even take (?) a little more
    And turn a ____ talking war (?)
    Cobehnon April 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionWomen and men we are the same,
    But love, but love must be a game
    We give and take a little more
    Eternal game of tug and war

    I love how powerful Marina sounds in this song! One of my new favorites off of Electra Heart.
    Serenityaerison May 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationA sexist relationship, where they fight for power in the relationship?

    My first thoughts thing!
    akikoroidon March 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think Marina is tired of being taken advantage of, dropped, used, or neglected. The man doesnt contribute to the relationship as much and thinks he's hot stuff. So she has become so tired of being treated unjustly in love, so this time around, SHE wants to be the one in control of things, to make sure she doesn't get hurt.
    eliseclairon June 08, 2013   Link

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