From the recording People Have the Power

Karen Allen sings People Have the Power, an up-tempo modern rock remake of Patti Smith's anthemic song. The remake is super-charged with energy and a message for our time!
People Have the Power (2020) features the voice of Karen Allen, Ken Stringfellow (keys, guitar), Andy Park (guitar), Ammed Solomon (drums), and Dallas Craft (bass). People Have the Power (2020) was produced and mixed by Ken Stringfellow, engineered by Eddie Ashworth, and mastered by Frankie Siragusa. People Have the Power first appeared on Dream of Life released in 1988 by rock icon, poet and acclaimed author Patti Smith.

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Album Name: (Single)
Artist Name: Karen Allen
Song Name: People Have the Power
Copyright: license #1439451271 (HFA)
ISRC: QZCFR2000013
Writer: Patti Smith
Producer: Ken Stringfellow
Engineer: Eddie Ashworth
Mastering Engineer: Frankie Siragusa
Publisher: BMG GOLD SONGS OBO STARTIUM MUSIC, BMG GOLD SONGS OBO DRUSE MUSIC

Lyrics

People Have the Power by Patti Smith
I was dreaming in my dreaming
Of an aspect bright and fair
And my sleeping it was broken
But my dream it lingered near
In the form of shining valleys
Where the pure air recognized
And my senses newly opened
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
The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power
The people have the power
Vengeful aspects became suspect
And bending low as if to hear
And the armies ceased advancing
Because the people had their ear
And the shepherds and the soldiers
Lay beneath the stars
Exchanging visions
And laying arms
To waste in the dust
In the form of shining valleys
Where the pure air recognized
And my senses newly opened
I awakened to the cry
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 hoping in my hoping
To recall what I had found
I was dreaming in my dreaming
God knows a purer view
As I surrender to my sleeping
I commit my dream to you
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 hoping in my hoping
To recall what I had found
I was dreaming in my dreaming
God knows a purer view
As I surrender to my sleeping
I commit my dream to you
The power to dream to rule
To wrestle the world from fools
It' s decreed the people rule
It' s decreed the people rule
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