Patti Smith – People Have The Power

I was dreamin’ in my dreamin’
Of an aspect bright and fair
And my sleepin’ it was broken
But my dream it lingered near

In the form of shinin’ valleys
Where the pure air recognized
Oh, and my senses newly opened
And I awakened to the cry

That the people have the power
To redeem the work of fools
Upon the meek the graces shower
It’s decreed the people rule

People have the power
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power

Vengeful aspects became a suspect
And bending low as if to hear
And the armies ceased advancin’
Because the people had their ear

And the shepherds and the soldiers
Lay beneath among the stars
Exchanging visions and layin’ arms
To waste in the dust

In the form of shinin’ valleys
Where the pure air recognized
And my senses newly opened
And I awakened to the cry

People have the power
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power

Where there were deserts, I saw fountains
Like cream the waters rise
And we strolled there together
With none to laugh or criticize

And the leopard and the lamb
Lay together truly bound
I was hopin’ in my hopin’
To recall what I had found

I was dreamin’ in my dreamin’
God knows a purer view
As I lay down into my sleepin’
And I commit my dream to you

People have the power
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power

The power to dream, to rule
To wrestle the earth from fools
It’s decreed the people rule
It’s decreed the people rule

Listen, I believe everything we dream
Can come to pass through our union
We can turn the world around
We can turn the earth’s revolution

We have the power
People have the power
People have the power
People have the power

The power to dream, to rule
To wrestle the earth from fools
It’s decreed the people rule
It’s decreed the people rule

We have the power
We have the power
People have the power
We have the power

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