Power Lyrics

Kanye West


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Larry Griffin, Boris Bergman, Francois Pierre Camille Bernheim, Jean-Pierre Lang, Mike Dean, Robert Fripp, Rex Giles Michael, Gregory Lake, Ian Richard Mcdonald, Peter John Sinfield, Kanye West, Jeff Bhasker
album: Track 1 in album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
release date: 2010-11-22
popularity : 33 users have visited this page.
length: 4:52
engineer: Ken Lewis, Brent Kolatalo
handclaps: Chris Soper, Wilson Christopher, Uri Djemal, Ian Allen
keyboard: Jeff Bhasker, Mike Dean
bass: Mike Dean
guitar: Mike Dean
cello: Chris Chorney
assistant mix: Erik Madrid, Christian Plata
mix: Manny Marroquin
producer: Symbolyc One, Kanye West
additional producer: Mike Dean, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dawson
recording: Andrew Dawson, Mike Dean, Anthony Kilhoffer
other vocals: Alvin Fields, Ken Lewis
additional vocal: Dwele

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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

  • 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