Nina Cried Power

Album: Nina Cried Power (2018)
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  • It's not the wakin', it's the risin'
    It is the groundin' of a foot uncompromisin'
    It's not forgoin' of the lie
    It's not the openin' of eyes
    It's not the wakin', it's the risin'

    It's not the shade we should be cast in
    It's the light and it's the obstacle that casts it
    It's the heat that drives the light
    It's the fire it ignites
    It's not the wakin', it's the risin'

    It's not the song, it is the singin'
    It's the heaven of the human spirit ringin'
    It is the bringin' of the line
    It is the bearin' of the lie
    It's not the wakin', it's the risin'

    And I could cry power (power)
    Power (power)
    Power, Lord
    Nina cried power
    Billie cried power
    Mavis cried power

    And I could cry power (power)
    Power (power)
    Power, Lord
    Curtis cried power
    Patti cried power
    Nina cried power

    It's not the war but what's behind it
    Lord, the fear of foul men is mere assignment
    And everythin' that we're denied by keepin' the divide
    It's not the wakin', it's the risin'

    And I could cry power (power)
    Power (power)
    Power, Lord
    Nina cried power
    Lennon cried power
    James Brown cried power

    And I could cry power
    Power (power)
    Power (power)
    Power, Lord
    B.B. cried power
    Joni cried power
    Nina cried power

    And I could cry power
    Power has been cried by those stronger than me
    Straight into the face that tells you to rattle your chains
    If you love bein' free

    Ah, Lord, I could cry power (power)
    'Cause power is my love and my righteous to me
    James Brown cried power
    Seeger cried power
    Woman cried power
    Yeah ah, power
    James cried power
    Millie cried power
    Kenny cried power
    Billie, power
    Dylan, power
    Woody, power
    Nina cried power Writer/s: Andrew Hozier-Byrne
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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