I shut your eyes and I fed you lies
I'm up inside, now I cannot hide
Those burns on your skin
And the stains on your grin
I took your pain
Now you're dropped again

I can't feel the way you want me to
I'll use you, abuse you, conveniently lose you
I can't feel the way you want me to
It's just my power tool

Who takes your hand
Who makes you dance
Who's in your pants
Your lover, player, president

I can't feel the way you want me to
I'll use you, abuse you, conveniently lose you
I can't feel the way you want me to
It's just my power tool

You lose, don't confuse, what I say
I took you, then threw you away
You're through, don't misconstrue, what I said
All I wanted was just a little head

I can't feel the way you want me to
I'll use you, abuse you
I'll use you, confuse you
I can't feel the way you want me to
It's just my power tool


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Power Tool Lyrics as written by Hector Grazani Carlos Aguilar

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    No, Max wrote it regarding the way he felt about groupies and women at the time. He used them because he had so much pain inside, then he'd leave them for someplace else and never speak to them again. He wrote this because part of him felt bad for it and another part wanted to understand why it felt good.

    forsakenkalikaon October 29, 2004   Link
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    this song is about someone loving you and you are only with them for the sex....kinda weird but it's a good song

    leader of loserson May 02, 2002   Link
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    kinda like me and my ex, well other way around

    lotuson June 19, 2002   Link
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    i heard that this was about the monica lewinsky scandal....makes sense when you think about it.

    revmaggoton May 03, 2003   Link

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