Lyrics > Lorenzo St. DuBois – Love Power

Lyrics: Herb Hartig
Music: Norman Blagman
Published: [unknown]
Release: The Producers: The Original Soundtrack Recording (LP, US)
Transcribed: Pop Catastrophe
Notes: This song was covered by Yo La Tengo with Jon Spencer [LYRICS] at Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, US on 16 December 2001.
Love power
I’m talking ’bout love power
The power of a sweet flower is gonna rule the earth
And there’ll be a great rebirth

Love is the flower that is fine
When I’m walkin’ with my darlin’ and we’re holding hands
And life is fine, ’cause she understands
A walking down the sunny street
Givin’ pretty flowers to the people that we meet

And I give a flower to the big fat cop
He takes his club and he beats me up
I give a flower to the garbage man
He stuffs my girl in the garbage can
And I give it to the landlord when the rent comes ’round
He throws it in the toilet and he flush it down
It goes into the sewer with the yuck running through her
And it runs into the river that we drink
Hey world, you stink!

Uh, Uh

Ah, man it’s later than you think, uh
Girl you got just one more chance, mmm
Come on baby, while I dance

Love, love power
I’m talking ’bout love power
The power of a little flower
You don’t think ’bout no little flowers
Oh no, all you think about is guns
If everybody in the world today had a flower instead of a gun
There would be no wars
There would be one big smell-in

Just the flowers
Hey, man, a flower
A flower
What you do to my flower, man?
Hurt it, like everything else
Everything else