The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song

(With All Your Power)


Wayne's Notes from the Album:

"Steven had been recording in a separate vocal booth on his computer and I walked by and heard the crazy grouped vocals doing the 'yeah yeah yeah' part and I was immediately hooked. This is one of those songs that points the finger at the pettiness of those in power but also points the finger back at ourselves - what would YOU do? Power in the hands of the inexperienced (which is what we would be) is very dangerous..."


(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
If you could blow up the world
With the flick of a switch
Would you do it?
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
If you could make everybody poor
Just so you could be rich
Would you do it?
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
If you could watch everybody work
While you just lay on your back
Would you do it?
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
If you could take all the love
Without giving any back
Would you do it?
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

And so we cannot know ourselves
Or what we'd really do
With all your power
With all your power
With all your power
What would you do?
With all your power (with all your power)
With all your power (with all your power)
With all your power (with all your power)
What would you do? (what would you do?)

(No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no)
If you could make your own money
And then give it to everybody
Would you do it?
(No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no)
If you knew all the answers
And could give it to the masses
Would you do it?
(No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no)
Are you crazy? (are you crazy?)
It's a very dangerous thing to do exactly what you want

Because you cannot know yourself
Or what you'd really do
With all your power
With all your power
With all your power
What would you do?

With all your power (with all your power)
With all your power (with all your power)
With all your power (with all your power)
What would you do?
With all your power (with all your power)
With all your power (with all your power)
With all your power (with all your power)
What would you do?
With all your power (with all your power)
With all your power (with all your power)
With all your power (with all your power)
What would you do?



Alternate Versions

The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (Long Version)

A version of the song with an extended chorus, running an additional 31 seconds from the album mix.


The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (Chicken Fried Hoedown Protest Rally)

A loose acoustic version; Wayne's quote: "Done in 3 or 4 takes, overdubbing hand claps and hootin' and hollerin' to make it sound like an authentic drunken sing along...??"


The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (In Anatropous Reflex)

A slow piano version, performed for broadcast on NPR's World Cafe April 21, 2006. Wayne's quote: "A surprisingly sober re-take. Steven masterfully makes over the chordal coloring."


The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (Live)

A live version from September 17, 2006.


Live

Live, "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song" became an extended sing-along, with Wayne encouraging the audience to shout, "yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!" at the top of their lungs to each slow verse, leading into the proper song. The backing video features a close-up of a mouth saying "yeah" in a speech bubble in several different languages.

 

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