I want power, because it feels good.
I want power - I'll wash America with blood.
I want power: a clear blue light in the sky.
I feel power, running through my veins and out my eyes
And into empty, godforsaken minds without reality.
I feel power. I feel a sacrifice.
I am dead to right or wrong.

I want power, just like our father knew.
I want power, I'll put my hands in you.
I want power, though the earth is lost and spinning.
I feel power, buried in the ground where twenty million
Died like heroes stealing this same power that I'm feeling.
I feel power. I feel a sacrifice.
Now my blood is feeling clean.
And I feel the power burning like a spear inside of me.
I feel good. I feel right.
I feel a sacrifice.

Lyrics submitted by jt, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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  • +2
    General CommentThis follows right from the song "Children of God" as a celebration of vitality and the opportunity to be conscious of being alive. There should be no shame or fear or pain in having that existence; we should feel this kind of power in every moment.

    While Children of God is more directly a recognition of that power being granted from god (i.e. the universe; I think it credits a creator being only metaphorically), this is more Nietzschean approach where that strength comes from within as a will to power.
    EldritchPallon April 19, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe rise to power of someone ruthless, who would/will sacrifice many lives to gain it, sans morals; Perhaps a dictator?
    Cynothoglyson April 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about power and how intoxicating it is. Like a drug which removes your senses of reality and morality.
    IslesFan39on March 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsn’t there a connection with the Gulf War? The line “I'll wash America with blood”... It’s also from the same year – 1991. Anyway, it’s the best song on White Light.
    slow pulse boyon July 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt could also be the singers own desire for power, via negativity/ depression, grandiosity and so on.
    nghon September 06, 2008   Link

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