Mr Power

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Recorded by: The Pleasure Seekers
Written by: Patti Quatro/Suzi Quatro/Arlene Quatro

“MR. POWER” REPRESENTS AN INTROSPECTIVE DEPARTURE IN WRITING FOR THE PLEASURE SEEKERS, FORETELLING THE CRADLE DIRECTION, AS THEY STARTED HEAVILY WRITING ORIGINAL MATERIAL WITH RELEVANT LYRICS THAT HAD SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THE SOCIETY OF THEIR ERA. FEATURING A VOCAL DUET WITH SUZI AND PATTI, AND A VERY DIFFERENT, SIMPLISTIC, ALMOST ORIENTAL FEEL, THE BAND PLAYED THIS SONG IN BOTH BANDS. WRITTEN TOWARD THE END OF PLEASURE SEEKER DAYS, THE TUNE IS MEANT TO REPRESENT AN ANALOGY OF HUMAN BEINGS TO BIRDS, IN BEHAVIOUR PATTERNS, A CROWD MENTALITY, AND THE BASER HUMAN INSTINCTS TO FEEL SAFE AND FOLLOW A CROWD, WHETHER RIGHT OR WRONG. THE BIRDS REPRESENT THE DIFFERENT RACES/RELIGIONS/BELIEF SYSTEMS (ALBEIT WHATEVER OUR DIFFERENCES ARE AS HUMAN BEINGS), AND THE CONSTANT REGURGITATION OF SOCIETY’S ISSUES THAT DRAW THEM IN……THE NEVERENDING CYCLE OF “FERTILIZING” THE NEXT GENERATION TO CONTINUE WITH THE “STALE BREAD”…..SEEMINGLY NEVER GETTING ISSUES RESOLVED, MANY EXISTENT SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME .

Lyrics

STALE BREAD, OUT THE WINDOW IT GOES
TO FEED ALL THE HUNGRY BILLS
DOVES, NIGHTINGALES, BLACKBIRDS AND CROWS
DESCEND, THEN NIBBLE THEIR FILL

THEY COME ONE BY ONE, BUT NEVER
WOULD THEY EVER ATTEMPT IT ALONE
A FLOCK OF THEM DINING, ACCEPTING THE LURE
PARADISE FOOD, BUT UNKNOWN

THEY’LL RETURN SOME DAY A BIT BRAVER WITH TIME
TO SATISFY HUNGER, THEY’LL TOIL
BUT UNTIL THEY DO, THEIR LIES THE FOOD
NOW FERTILIZER FOR THE SOIL