Kanye West, “Power” Live On Saturday Night Live, New Second Verse (Live MP3 + Lyrics)

3 Oct

This is a better second verse than the original. And the original was fire.

MP3 and image via PDS. Vidoes of the performances at Rap Radar. Lyrics are where you expect them to be.

Lyrics:

I’m livin’ in the 21st century
Doin’ something mean to it
Do it better than anybody you ever seen do it
Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it
I guess every superhero need his theme music

No one man should have all that power
The clock’s tickin’, I just count the hours
Stop trippin’, I’m trippin’ off the power
(21st century schizoid man)

The system broken, the schools closed, the prisons open
We ain’t got nothin’ to lose, everybody, we rollin’
Huh? Everybody, we rollin’
With some light-skinned girls and some Kelly Rowlands
In this white man’s world, we the ones chosen
So goodnight, cruel world, I see you in the mornin’
Huh? I see you in the mornin’
This is way too much, I need a moment

No one man should have all that power
The clock’s tickin’, I just count the hours
Stop trippin’, I’m trippin’ off the power
‘Til then, bump that, the world’s ours

(21st century schizoid man)

The brown hero, live from Ground Zero
Machine gun flow, made her get a Ross Perot
And this is disestablishmentarianism
With my night goggles on, got military vision
And it’s still a very Christian way to think about livin’
When you prayin’ for freedom ’cause your mind been in prison
‘Cause they tryin’ to control every single big decision
You ain’t effin’ the system, then why the eff is you livin’?
Look, dawg, you can cop whatever suits you on
Three-piece, cuff links and the accoutrements
They been feedin’ us ish without the nutrients
So I’m back with another hit to let the truth be known
And your boy still fresh with the Gucci on
Them Italians sure know how to make what the moodies want
And they really can’t take what Doobie on
But I be on the same thing ’til you prove me wrong

Ay ay ay, no one man should have all that power
The clock’s tickin’, I just count the hours
Stop trippin’, I’m trippin’ off the power
‘Til then, bump that, the world’s ours

And they say
And then they (21st century schizoid man)

Colin, Powers, Austin, Powers
Lost in translation with a whole effin’ nation
They say I was the obamanation of Obama’s nation
Well, that’s a pretty bad way to start the conversation
At the end of day, God, I’m killin’ this
I know damn well y’all feelin’ this
I don’t need yo’ … baby, I’m on my own
I ain’t gotta power trip, who you goin’ home with?
How ‘Ye doin’? I’m survivin’
I was drinkin’ earlier, now I’m drivin’
Where the bad … huh? Where ya hidin’?
I got the power, make yo’ life so excitin’

(So excitin’, so excitin’, suicidin’, suicidin’)

I got the power, make yo’ life so excitin’
I got the power, make yo’ life so excitin’

Now this would be a beautiful death
Jumpin’ out the window
Lettin’ everything go
Lettin’ everything go

N-now-now this would be a beautiful death
Jumpin’ out the window
Lettin’ everything go
Lettin’ everything go

N-now-now-now-now this would be a beautiful death
Jumpin’ out the window
Lettin’ everything go
Lettin’ everything go

(21st century schizoid man)

2 Responses to “Kanye West, “Power” Live On Saturday Night Live, New Second Verse (Live MP3 + Lyrics)”

  1. Jay March 15, 2011 at 12:14 PM #

    The cleaned up verison is much better. I won’t feel like i was mind-raped after hearing it.

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