More Power

Album: C'mon You Know (2022)
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  • Liam Gallagher seemingly directed "More Power" at his brother and former Oasis bandmate, Noel. The warring siblings have been embroiled in a public feud since Oasis split in 2009. Because Noel owns the Oasis masters, Liam feels controlled by his brother, and here he wishes for more power. "It's dedicated to Noel," he told Chris Moyles on Radio X. "Yeah, it's a naughty little tune, but it's lovely."
  • Speaking to Mojo magazine, Liam denied wishing for more control. "It's just a song. I don't want more power," he said. "I know who I am, I'm very happy with what I'm about. It was probably directed at someone else. Maybe they want more power? I don't know."

    "I'm happy for other people to dig into them, get your spade out, but for me a song is a song," Liam added. "I don't overthink it. If it sounds good and I sound good when I sing it then it's all right with me."
  • The song opens with a children's choir singing the main refrain in a similar vein to The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want." Then Liam addresses his parents individually.

    Mother, Mother
    I'll admit that I was angry for too long
    Oh I wish I had more power


    Father, Father
    I can see so many things now that you're gone
    Oh I wish I had more power


    The Gallaghers' alcoholic father, Tommy, beat both Noel and his older brother Paul regularly, but never laid a finger on Liam. In 1982, their mother Peggy left Tommy and raised her three sons alone as a single mother.

    "'Mother I admit I was angry for too long.' I don't know what that's about," Liam shrugged to Mojo. "I mean I suppose I am less angry than I was, but then again what's anger? It's Passion. One day I'm chilled, the next day I'm angry. It depends on what I've had for dinner. Depends on the weather."
  • Liam Gallagher co-wrote "More Power" with Andrew Wyatt, who worked on the singer's two previous solo albums. He recorded it for his third solo record, C'mon You Know. Gallagher reportedly took the title from a catchphrase regularly deployed by Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling.
  • Wyatt co-produced the track with Emile Haynie. The two Americans also helmed the C'mon You Know track "Diamond In The Dark."
  • Vampire Weekend singer Ezra Koenig played bass on the song. He contributed to six C'mon You Know tracks in total.

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