Through endless Asia, through the fields of Cathay
Or enslaved in a pebble-dash grave with a kid on the way
If you're far over Africa on the wings of youth
Or if you're down in some satellite town and there's nothing you can do
Just give me, give me, give me the power
I wanna make them believe
Give me, give me, give me the power
Although I'm just the common breed
You might live in a screen kiss
It's a glamorous dream
Or belong to a world that's gone
It's the English disease
But give me, give me the power
I wanna make them believe
Give, give me, give me the power
Although I'm just the common breed
Give me, give me, give me the power
I gonna make them believe
Give me, give me, give me the power
And I'll make them believe


Lyrics submitted by 3ssence, edited by WiseOldGuy, Mellow_Harsher, ninegua

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  • +5
    General Comment

    No way, this song is not an arrogant statement at all. It's about how just because you're less privileged than others it doesn't mean you're set for life as a lamb. Realising your ability is a beautiful thing not arrogant!

    "Enslaved in a pebble-dash grave" refers to a mundane suburban existence many remain in for life.

    "You might live in a screen kiss" refers to the first seeds of escapism forming through romanticising about a more exotic life.

    "And I'll make them bleed" refers to the helplessness some people feel at the mercy of other, stronger individuals.

    "Belong to a world that's gone - it's the English disease" I believe refers to outgrowing a way of life that's been upheld within the family for generations.

    Love this track so much....

    lateleighon December 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I think it's about wanting to get away from your suburban life, "some satellite town and there's nothing you can do", some do it by dreaming about different life ,or by living in there mind in a "different world".

    You can go out and live the life you always dreamed about , or you can stay in the "old world" of english traditions... "You might live in a screen kiss, it's a glamorous dream Or belong to a world that's gone, it's the English disease"

    but that's just how I see it...

    nor1989on November 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    "The Power" refers to the individual's power to escape the mundanity imposed by a safe but dull suburban existence.

    pcb1000on January 27, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Not sure I really get the, uh, point of this song.

    Zealon December 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    No shit, it's about power. What's the point of the song?

    Zealon March 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Ugh.. this song sounds like something you'd hear on a Bible-belt AM radio station.

    I'm sure it has nothing to do with religion, though.

    ManiacalLaughteron October 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i reckon it's written for the listeners of the song.

    UNIGONNALIVEFOREVERon November 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song is about a sense of powerlessness towards the discontents around the world.

    The song is pretty self-explanatory - Brett saw a lot of people suffering around the world. The verses describe tragedies like death, poverty, lack of freedom, no hope in ones' real lives. He wanted to help them get out of the situation, but he lacked the power to do so.

    iamasimplemanon June 14, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    The correct lyrics as below:

    Through endless Asia, through the fields of Cathay Or enslaved in pebble-dash grave with a kid on the way If you're far over Africa on the wings of youth Or if you're down in some satellite town and there's nothing you can do

    Just give me, give me, give me the power And I'll make them bleed Give me, give me the power (Although I'm just the common breed)

    You might live in a screen kiss, it's a glamorous dream Or belong to a world that's gone, it's the English disease

    But give me, give me the power And I'll make them bleed Give, give me, give me the power (Although I'm just the common breed)

    WiseOldGuyon July 16, 2022   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    The correct lyrics as below:

    Through endless Asia, through the fields of Cathay Or enslaved in pebble-dash grave with a kid on the way If you're far over Africa on the wings of youth Or if you're down in some satellite town and there's nothing you can do

    Just give me, give me, give me the power And I'll make them bleed Give me, give me the power (Although I'm just the common breed)

    You might live in a screen kiss, it's a glamorous dream Or belong to a world that's gone, it's the English disease

    But give me, give me the power And I'll make them bleed Give, give me, give me the power (Although I'm just the common breed)

    WiseOldGuyon July 16, 2022   Link

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