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power struggle

from dog years by Teddy Quinn

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barry connelly from the aliens may have had something to do with this song but i don't think that's his buchla in the loop. i know tony did the bass and drums and i played the piano but neither of us remember exactly how it all happened. the words may have had something to do with a time when the big transformer got hit and knocked out all the lights. i wanted to keep an idea alive, of "power to the people" and "people have the power", as there is so much (mis)use of power directed against people lately.

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there's a power struggle going on
and it won't let up until the power's down
power down power down
the shock of thunder is shaking the walls like
standing under a mighty waterfall
power down power down
the power lines are drawn in the sand but the real
power is in your hands
it's the only power it's the power of love and it runs
like a current through your soul through us all
energy emerging energy surging energy energy
come on baby come on now
come on baby come on now
lay down your money lay down the law lay down your
arms and lay me down in a field of green
in shades of a dream in the shallow stream i see your
eyes looking back at me
and we danced through the night of the blackout and we
slept in the shadows at dawn
yes we danced through the night of the blackout and
when we awoke
the powers that be were gone and the power was on
there's a power struggle going on and it won't let up
until the power's on
power down until the power's on power down until the
power's on
energy energy energy energy

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from dog years, released October 1, 2005

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Teddy Quinn Joshua Tree, California

Ted aka Teddy Quinn, a singer, songwriter, artist, activist, journalist in Joshua Tree, California, helped foster the burgeoning Hi Desert Music community at places like Beatnik Cafe, Joshua Tree Saloon, Pappy & Harriets, Radio Free Joshua Tree & Rancho de la Luna, since the early 90s, helping to define the sound associated with this Bohemian outpost in the Mojave. TBA: An autobiodocart film! ... more

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