Day 134, Song 154

Arcade Fire, Mavis Staples

I Give You Power

Arcade Fire is a Canadian rock band. Their fifth album, Everything Now, will be released on July 28. Mavis Staples is a rhythm and blues and gospel singer, actress, and civil rights activist. Her most recent album is Livin' on a High Note.

This song was released hours before the inauguration of Donald Trump. Upon its release, Arcade Fire issued a brief statement: β€œIt's never been more important that we stick together and take care of each other.”

Lyrics

I give you power, over me I give you power, but now I gotta be free I give you power, but now I say I give you power, I can take it away I can take it away Woo! I give you power I give you power Over me Over me I give you power I give you power But now I gotta be free But I gotta be free I give you power I give you power But now I say But now I say I give you power I give you power I can take it away I can take it away I can take it away Watch me Take it away Watch me I can take it away Watch me Take it away Watch the night I give you power I give you power Over me Over me I give you power I give you power But now I gotta be free But I gotta be free I give you power I give you power But now I say But now I say I give you power I give you power I can take it away I can take it away I can take it away I give you power, over me I give you power, but I gotta be free (gotta be free) I give you power, now I say I can't watch you take it away Woo! I give you power I give you power Over me Over me I give you power I give you power But now I gotta be free I gotta be free I give you power I give you power But now I say But now I say I give you power I give you power I can take it away I can take it away I can take it away Well, oooooh, oooh Oooooh, oooh I give you power (power) Where do you think it all comes from? Huh? Who gives you power? (Power) Where do you think it all comes from? I give you power I can take it all away I can take it away Watch me Take it away Watch me Take it away Watch me now Take it away Watch me