The full band wrote this song, but the lyric was written by lead singer Rik Emmett, who told Songfacts
: "I wrote it about myself as a 9-year-old with a transistor radio, and then I changed the pronouns to 'she' and 'her.' If there hadn't been a John Sebastian 'Do You Believe in Magic?
' and a Pete Townshend 'Won't Get Fooled Again
, 'Magic Power' might not have ever been born."