Nina Cried Power
Hozier Lyrics


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

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Written by: Andrew Hozier-Byrne

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Frank Tiemens

@D Jackson organising that does not impact the systems of power can be easily dismissed. Only when you disrupt the status quo are those in power forced to take notice.

You seem to assume I'm advocating for violence, when I'm actually advocating for civil disobedience.

Are you advocating against violence? The violence of the status quo? The economic violence of intentional disemployment, evictions during a global pandemic, and police brutality, the most obvious form of violence imaginable?

Do you know how the protests became 'riots' in the first place? Police interference. Every protest was peaceful unless the overly militarized police stepped in. Almost violence perpetrated by them, again. The only 'violence' by protesters mentioned was throwing back teargas canisters thrown by police.

People have tried to deal with the crimes and violence of police and our economic system in a legal way for a very long time. When effective forms of protests are illegal, you will have to choose:

Do you favour violence by the oppressor? Or do you favour the fight against oppression?

Right now, you're choosing the former, because of your simplistic and incomplete view of morality by entirely substituting it for legality.



Latoya

LYRICS

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



Bobby Common

@billiey giles I well aware its about virtue signaling by people unable to think critically and assess reality.

They all talk of equality, I might aswell, as the male I am, give a talk on childbirth!

Im so sick of all these equality indoctrinated idiots

Every, single, one of them are empty heads, how can you say you're for equality then stare blankly at me when I ask your opinion on positional goods, conscientious effort or whether it was Descartes,Rawls, Plato or Marx who had the best view of genuine equality.

In short, im tired of you all being so confused while patting yourselves on the back for how good you all are. Lol



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belle

I'm studying African American Musical Heritage right now, and this song is shaking me, It's, stylistically, as protest song, a fight song, whose genres date all the way back to the 1600s. He calls out characters throughout history who have fought for freedom while shackled, working closely with MAVIS STAPLES, a gospel singer who worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights era. This is more than just a soulful blues song. This is a massive thank you to those who fought endlessly and diligently for what they believed in.

Jaiden Merrill

That’s absolutely beautiful. ❤️

Majesty Sol

That's cool to know!

Carla Martins

"It's not the song, it is the singing
It's the heaven of the human spirit ringing"

Pro Adam

@Carla Martins a

Marcia B.

Epic lyrics

Illinois Has Entered The Chat

Ok boomer

Carla Martins

@robert eurich thank you for clarifying it :)

robert eurich

Love that line but it's heaven of the human spirit.

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LifeOnMars

"Power has been cried by those stronger than me, straight into the face of those who tell you to rattle your chains if you like being free."

#BlackLivesMatter

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