Powerless (Say What You Want) Lyrics

Nelly Furtado


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Gerald Eaton, Brian West, Nelly Furtado, Malcolm Mclaren, Trevor Horn, A Dudley
album: Track 5 in album Folklore
release date: 2003-11-24
popularity : 549 users have visited this page.
length: 3:53
slide guitar: Mike Elizondo
acoustic guitar: James Bryan
harmonium: Track & Field
electric guitar: Brian West
banjo: Steve Carnelli
mandolin: Steve Carnelli
mix: Brad Haehnel
producer: Nelly Furtado, Track & Field
lyricist: Nelly Furtado
composer: Nelly Furtado, Gerald Eaton, Trevor Horn, Brian West, Anne Dudley, Malcolm McLaren

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Paint my face in your magazines
Make it look whiter than it seems
Paint me over with your dreams
Shove away my ethnicity

Burn every notion that I may have a flame inside to fight
And say just what is on my mind
Without offending your might

'Cause this life is too short to live it just for you
But when you feel so powerless what are you gonna do
So say what you want, say what you want

I saw her face outside today
Weather worn, looking all the rage
They took her passion and her gaze and made a poster
Now it's moccasins we sport
We take the culture and contort
Perhaps only to distort what we are hiding

'Cause this life is too short to live it just for you
But when you feel so powerless what are you gonna do
But say what you want, say what you want, say, say

Hey you, the are the one outside, are you ever gonna get in, get in
Hey you, the one that don't fit in, how ya, how ya gonna get in
Hey you, the one outside, are you ever gonna get in with your
Broken teeth, broken jaw, broken mojo

Yeah, this life is too short to live it just for you
But when you feel so powerless, what are you gonna do

'Cause this life is too short to live it just for you
But when you feel so powerless, what are you gonna do
'Cause this life is too short to live it just for you
But when you feel so powerless, what are you gonna do

Say what you want, life is too short
Say what you want,
Say what you want, gonna do
Say what you want,
Say what you want, feel powerless
Say what you want to
Say say say, do what you wanna do
Life is too short, just for you
Feel powerless, gonna do

Track Listing

  • 1 One-Trick Pony
  • 2 Powerless (Say What You Want)
  • 3 Explode
  • 4 Try
  • 5 Fresh Off the Boat
  • 6 Força
  • 7 The Grass Is Green
  • 8 Picture Perfect
  • 9 Saturdays
  • 10 Build You Up
  • 11 Island of Wonder
  • 12 Childhood Dreams
  • 13 Try (acoustic version)