"The Power of Equality" as written by Anthony Kiedis, Chad Smith, Michael 'flea' Balzary and John Frusciante....
I've got a soul that can not sleep
At night when something just ain't right
Blood red, but without sight
Exploding egos in the night
Mix like sticks of dynamite
Red black or white, this is my fight
Come on courage, let's be heard
Turn feelings into words
American equality has always been sour
An attitude I would like to devour
My name is peace, this is my hour
Can I get just a little bit of power

The power of equality
Is not yet what it ought to be
It fills me up like a hollow tree
The power of equality

Right or wrong, my song is strong
You don't like it, get along
Say what I want, do what I can
Death to the message of the Ku Klux Klan
I don't buy supremacy
Media chief, you menance me
The people you say cause all the crime
Wake up motherfucker and smell the slime
Blackest anger, whitest fear
Can you hear me, am I clear
My name is peace, this is my hour
Can I get just a little bit of power

The power of equality
Is not yet what it ought to be
It fills me up like a hollow tree
The power of equality

I've got tapes
I've got c.d.'s
I've got my Public Enemy
My lilly white ass is tickled pink
When I listen to the music that makes me think
Not another motherfuckin' politician
Doin' nothin' but something for his own ambition
Never touch the sound we make
Soul sacred love, vows that we take
To create straight what is true
Yo he's with me and what I do
My name is peace, this my hour
Can I get just a little bit of power

The power of equality
Is not yet what it ought to be
It fills me up like a hollow tree
The power of equality

Madder than a motherfucker, lick my finger
Can't forget, cause the memory lingers
Count 'em off quick, little piccadilly sickness
Take me to the hick, eat my thickness
I've got a welt from the Bible belt
Dealing with the hand that I've been dealt
Sitting in the grip of a killing fist
Giving up blood just to exist
Rub me wrong and I get pissed
No I can not get to this
People in pain, I do not dig it
Change of brain for Mr. Bigot
Little brother do you hear me
Have a heart oh come get near me
Misery is not my friend
But I'll break before I bend
What I see is insanity
Whatever happened to humanity


Lyrics submitted by shut, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"The Power of Equality" as written by John Anthony Frusciante Michael Balzary

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  • +3
    General CommentEhhemmm. The intro is,
    "Hey batta batta hey batta hey batta batta
    Hey batta batta hey batta hey batta batta
    Hey batta batta hey batta hey batta batta
    hey batta batta hey batta batta...SWING!" =]
    nicolelovesrhcpon February 05, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"I've got a welt/From the Bible Belt"...see Shallow Be Thy Game.

    About injustice, but I think it's also about how the narrator feels personally guilty about injustice, because they're part of the culture that caused it..."my lilly white ass" etc.
    malachiteon April 15, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMore SJW horsecrap from some loser liberals.

    Oh yes, the big bad KKK, who killed less people (mostly rapists and criminals) in 167 years, than blacks killed whites in the first 3 months of 2017...

    But, yep, lets pretend all the races are equal, what a joke.
    RealMeaning4U2on May 30, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPeople are all equal no matter what race, religion, sex or whatever. It's so stupid just to hate someone because they're "different".
    King Nothingon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rocks, I 1st heard it when i was doin' American History fo ma GCSE's and we were doin' about the struggle that the black americans had to go thru to get equality, and this song is about how they still aint got it 'American equality
    Has always been sour' but how people did change their opinions towards them.
    1000_bongson March 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Guys a leftie! (socialist) Im delighted.
    Cinnamon__Spideron April 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song now if only everyone could learn from it!!! thats what this world needs right now
    iamyouaremeon June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentu know what's really stupid but kinda funny? i always thought anthony was saying "my name is beast, this is my hour." ok yeah im stupid lol
    apacherosepeacockon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song rocks!!!
    chilis*ruleon April 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh, I have grown to love this song. I especially love how it sounds when it hits the chorus, the music... almost like a meltdown of some kind. And, yeah, the message seems pretty obvious. Is fun.
    xmakesherflyxon July 28, 2007   Link

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