Kanye West - Power Lyrics

Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy cover art
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I'm living' in that 21st century
Doing something mean to it
Do it better than anybody you ever seen do it
Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it
I guess every superhero need his theme music

No one man should have all that power
The clock's ticking', I just count the hours
Stop tripping', I'm tripping' off the power
(21st century schizoid man)

The system broken, the schools closed, the prisons open
We ain't got nothing' to lose, ma' ****a', we rolling
Huh? Ma'****a', we rolling'
With some light-skinned girls and some Kelly Rowlands
In this white man's world, we the ones chosen
So goodnight, cruel world, I see you in the mornin'
Huh? I see you in the mornin'
This is way too much, I need a moment

No one man should have all that power
The clock's tickin', I just count the hours
Stop trippin' I'm trippin' off the power
'Til then, **** that, the world's ours

And then they say (hey) and then they say
And then they say (hey) and then they say
And then they say (hey) and then they say (21st century schizoid man)

**** S-N-L and the whole cast
Tell 'em Yeezy said they can kiss my whole ***
More specifically, they can kiss my ***-hole
I'm an *******? You *****s got jokes
You short-minded *****s thoughts is Napoleon
My furs is Mongolian, my ice brought the goldies in
Now I embody every characteristic of the egotistic
He knows, he so, ****in' gifted
I just needed time alone, with my own thoughts
Got treasures in my mind but couldn't open up my own vault
My childlike creativity, purity and honesty
Is honestly being crowded by these grown thoughts
Reality is catchin' up with me
Takin' my inner child, I'm fighting for its custody
With these responsibilities that they entrusted me
As I look down at my dia-mond-encrusted piece
Thinkin', no one man should have all that power
The clock's tickin', I just count the hours
Stop trippin', I'm trippin' off the powder
'Til then, **** that, the world's ours

And then they say (hey) and then they say
And then they say (hey) and then they say
And then they say (hey) and then they say (21st century schizoid man)

Holy, powers, Austin, Powers
Lost in translation with a whole ****in' nation
They say "How was the abomination of Obama's nation?"
Well that's a pretty bad way to start the conversation
At the end of day, goddammit I'm killin' this ****
I know damn well y'all feelin' this ****
I don't need your *****, ***** I'm on my own ****
I ain't gotta power trip, who you goin' home with?
How 'Ye doin? I'm survivin'
I was drinkin' earlier, now I'm drivin'
Where the bad *****es, huh? Where ya hidin'
I got the power, make yo' life so exciting (so exciting)

Now this would be a beautiful death
Jumping out the window
Letting everything go
Letting everything go

Now this would be a beautiful death
Jumping out the window
Letting everything go
Letting everything go

Now this would be a beautiful death
Jumping out the window
Letting everything go
Letting everything go

You got the power to let power go?
(21st century schizoid man)
Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Dark Fantasy
  • 2 Gorgeous
  • 3 Power
  • 4 All of the Lights (interlude)
  • 5 All of the Lights
  • 6 Monster
  • 7 So Appalled
  • 8 Devil in a New Dress
  • 9 Runaway
  • 10 Hell of a Life
  • 11 Blame Game
  • 12 Lost in the World
  • 13 Who Will Survive in America
  • 14 See Me Now


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Jeff Bhasker, Kanye West, Robert Fripp, Ian Mcdonald, Greg Lake, Nathan Perez, Michael Giles, Peter Sinfield, Malik Yusef Jones, Larry Griffin, Francois Bernheim, Gerard Bergman, Mike Dean, Jean Pierre Lang
    album: Track 3 in album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    release date: 2010-11-22
    popularity : 103 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop
    styles: Pop Rap
    length: 4:53
    producer: Kanye West and Symbolyc One
    mixer: Manny Marroquin
    engineer: Brent Kolatalo and Ken Lewis
    recorded by: Andrew Dawson, Anthony Kilhoffer and Mike Dean
    additional producer: Jeff Bhasker, Mike Dean and Andrew Dawson
    keyboard: Jeff Bhasker
    other vocals: Alvin Fields and Ken Lewis
    cello: Chris Chorney
    additional: Dwele
    handclaps: Ian Allen, Chris Soper, Uri Djemal and Wilson Christopher
    bass & keyboard & guitar: Mike Dean
    assistant mixer: Erik Madrid and Christian Plata
    writer: Kanye West, Andwele Gardner, Boris Bergman, François Bernheim, Mike Dean, Jeff Bhasker, Ken Lewis, Jean-Pierre Lang, Symbolyc One
    Album Information
    label: Roc‐A‐Fella Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin