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A Powerful Thing

A Powerful Thing lyrics

A Powerful Thing

Mick:
When i was a toddler
Daddy took the strap
And said, "i'm gonna teach you, son
How not to grow up like a sap"

And every time he whacked me
This message came across
Don't ever be an employee
Always be the boss

And, walker, can't you tell?
I learned my lesson well

When i say dance,
Watch 'em dance
When i say stop,
See them stop
When i say sing,
Hear them sing
Power is a wonderful thing


Mr. Walker:
Yes, boss, i agree
You certainly overpower me.

Mick:
When i say laugh,

Mick:
Hear 'em laugh
When i say weep,
Watch 'em weep
When i want noise,
Bells will ring.

Both:
Power is a beautiful thing:

Mick:
Take rita, for example,
She made all the magazines
'Cause when lindy landed home
From france
She kissed him first,
But not by chance
I staged that happy circumstance
The first of many brilliant routines

Mr. Walker:
Now i know what humility means

Mick:
So, if i smile, say hello
But if i'm bored, off you go
If i say jump, up you'll spring
'Cause i've got power

Mr. Walker:
You've got power

Mick:
Lots of power

Mr. Walker:
Tons of power

Both:
And power is a powerful thing.

Mick:
Take you, for example
You're an honest man...

Mr. Walker:
I guess

Mick:
But when i say lie

Mr. Walker:
I lie

Mick:
When i say cheat

Mr. Walker:
I cheat

Mick:
When i say steal

Mr. Walker:
I steal

Mick:
And what do you say?

Mr. Walker:
Yes!

Mick:
Say it again.

Mr. Walker:
Yes!

Mick:
Louder please!

Mr. Walker:
Yes ... Mick:
So here's the deal
Good old sport
I'm the star you support

Mick:
If i'm mad you'll feel my sting

Mr. Walker:
I'll kneel down and kiss your ring

Mick:
'Cause you're the subject
And i'm the king

Mr. Walker:
But power corrupts

Mick:
So, i'm corruptible

Mr. Walker:
Power destroys

Mick:
But i'm indestructible

Both:
It's a fact that
Power is a powerful thing!

Mick:
Walker, sit down.

Scene: on the dance floor

Last Update: December, 22nd 2013


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