Delilah's Power
Ike & Tina Turner Lyrics


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Samson and Delilah they made it known that a man is weak
For a woman's thrown use your power like Delilah
Even Samson couldn't deny Delilah's power.
You know god made man all muscles and strength
But what he gave to woman no man can resist
Use your power like Delilah even Samson couldn't deny
Delilah's power yeah I'm talking about.
Delilah's power I said Delilah's power
Delilah's power Delilah's power use your powers like Delilah.
Even Samson couldn't deny Delilah's power.
King of the jungle the lion he roars but the lioness calmly
Soothes his soul use your powers like Delilah
Even Samson couldn't deny Delilah's power.

Delilah's power I said Delilah's power

Think you can do without a woman well I don't think you can.
Cause in every land there's a woman for every man.
Use your powers like Delilah even Samson couldn't deny




Delilah's power
Delilah's power I said Delilah's power

Overall Meaning

The song "Delilah's Power" by Ike & Tina Turner is a powerful message regarding the strength and influence that women possess. The lyrics encourage women to recognize and utilize their power, pointing out that even the mighty Samson was no match for Delilah's power. The song suggests that women have a unique ability to exert their influence, and that men cannot resist the charms of a woman who knows how to use her power.


The lyrics make reference to the story of Samson and Delilah from the Bible, in which Delilah uses her beauty and seduction to discover the secret of Samson's strength and ultimately betray him to his enemies. The song suggests that women can use similar methods to gain power and control in their lives. It also acknowledges the important role that women play in society, emphasizing that men cannot do without them.


The message of the song is powerful and empowering, encouraging women to embrace their strength and influence. It also serves as a reminder to men that women should be respected and valued for their power and contributions to society.


Line by Line Meaning

Samson and Delilah they made it known that a man is weak
The biblical story of Samson and Delilah highlights how men can be vulnerable to women's power.


For a woman's thrown use your power like Delilah
To rise to a position of power usually held for men, women should use their own form of power, like Delilah did to Samson.


Even Samson couldn't deny Delilah's power.
Samson, known for his physical strength, couldn't resist Delilah's influence and manipulation.


You know god made man all muscles and strength
Men are often associated with physical strength, while women are not given the same recognition for their own strengths.


But what he gave to woman no man can resist
God gave women a power that men cannot resist, though it may not be physical strength.


Use your power like Delilah even Samson couldn't deny
Women should use their own form of power to get what they want, like Delilah did, so powerful that even Samson couldn't resist.


Delilah's power yeah I'm talking about.
The song focuses on Delilah's power and how women can use their own power to achieve success.


King of the jungle the lion he roars but the lioness calmly Soothes his soul use your powers like Delilah
Even the most dominant male, like a lion, can be calmed and influenced by a female, using their unique power, just like Delilah did to Samson.


Think you can do without a woman well I don't think you can.
The song suggests that men need women and their power to be successful, and cannot survive on their own without them.


Cause in every land there's a woman for every man.
In every culture and society, there are women who can use their power to influence men and help them to achieve success.


Use your powers like Delilah even Samson couldn't deny Delilah's power
The song reiterates the importance for women to use their own unique power, drawing comparison to Delilah's level of influence over even the strongest man, Samson.


Delilah's power I said Delilah's power
Once again, the focus is on Delilah's power and how women should emulate her to achieve success in their own ways.


Delilah's power Delilah's power use your powers like Delilah.
The chorus repeats the message to encourage women to use their own power, like Delilah did, to be successful in their own right.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: TINA TURNER

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