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Power Play

This song is by Steppenwolf and appears on the album Monster (1969).

What gives you the right hey you
To stand there and tell me what to do

Tell me who gave you the power

To stop me from livin' like I do
Remember if you plan to stay

Those who give can take away

Don't bite the hand that feeds you

Just one time I'd like to be somewhere where
None of your clever lies fill the air

I'm tired of your frozen smile and your voice of tin

Just might all gang up on you

Turn the knob and do you in

Remember if you plan to stay

Those who give can take away

Don't bite the hand that feeds you

This never ending power play

Is grinding us like giant millstones
"Tween Jealous greed and vicious hate
But it can't be our only fate

It's time we got our heads together

And let'em know that we're awake

Those in the dark, you know they're no longer blind
They're breakin' from your strangle hold on their minds

Those that can see don't need no one to cross the street
Be careful who you're pushin' round

They just might find you obsolete

Remember if you plan to stay

Those who give can take away

Don't bite the hand that feeds you

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