James Blake - Power On Lyrics




I thought I might be better dead, but I was wrong
I thought everything could fade, but I was wrong
I thought I'd never find my place, but I was wrong
And where I least wanted to look, it came along

I thought sex was at my pace, but I was wrong
I thought it mattered more I'd say, but I was wrong
I thought you were second place to every song
I thought you'd overstayed your welcome
I was wrong, power on, power on

Have you ever coexisted (Power on)
So easily?
Let's go home and talk shit about everyone
Let's go home, finally

Will the waters ever still? That's what I want
And with every inhalation I'm further up
'Til I can only see the outline of the storm
From space I can see that I was wrong
Power on, power on
Power on
Power on
Power on

I thought I'd always have my way to come along
I thought the table'd still be laid, but you were strong (You were strong)
I thought that I could hide my face, but I was wrong
And where I least want you to look, you carry on, carry on

I thought sex was at my pace, but I was wrong
I thought it mattered more I'd say, but I was wrong
I thought you were second place to every song
I thought you'd overstayed your welcome
I was wrong, power on, power on

Have you ever coexisted (Power on)
So easily?
(Power on)
Let's go home and talk shit about everyone
(Power on)
Let's go home, finally

Drop the pen on the mood that you're in
Drop the pen on the mood that you're in
Drop the pen on the mood that you're in
Drop the pen on the mood that you're in
If it feels like a home
Power on, power on
If it feels like a home
Power on, power on, power on
If it feels like a home
Power on, power on, power on
Power, power on
Power on, power on, power on
If it feels like a home
Power on





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James Blake Power On Comments
  1. Emmanuel Gapud

    I can hear how dry his lips are.

  2. musicalman1995

    This is the best song he’s made, coming from his weakest album.

  3. Chris Gabele

    That finale of the song, so good

  4. Sibusiso Sibeko

    STILL DOPE!

  5. Chiara Luchetti

    I’ve never “coexisted so easily” but now i know that i can and i will. Thank you James :)

  6. T. Hawk.

    This man figured out what it's like to understand he is in love with a woman that he knows is in love with him, & not be the fool anymore!

  7. CaptainKronkers

    This song and album are adorable.

  8. Rossella Marino

    This one reminds me of The Knife

    Gabriel Amorim

    Reminds me "from off to on"

    Robert Halvarsson

    @Gabriel Amorim The rolling bassline is very reminiscene of Heartbeats, maybe even partially sampled.

  9. Julia Christ

    This is one of the best songs I have ever heard. This one is one of the "reasons to stay alive" ;-)

  10. Devin Holt

    Second best off the album. This is my jam

    Heather Sinn

    Whats the first one you like?

  11. Carolina W

    I thought I might be better dead but I was wrong
    I thought everything could fade but I was wrong
    I thought I'd never found my place but I was wrong
    And where I least wanted to look, it came along

    I thought sex was at my pace, but I was wrong
    I thought it mattered what I say, but I was wrong
    I thought you were second place to every song
    I thought you'd overstayed your welcome, I was wrong
    Power on, power on

    Have you ever coexisted (power on)
    So easily?
    Let's go home and talk shit about everyone
    Let's go home, finally

    Will the waters ever still? That's what I want
    And with every inhalation, I'm further up
    'Til I can only see the outline of the storm
    From space, I can see that I was wrong
    Power on, power on
    Power on
    Power on
    Power on

    I thought I'd always have my way to come along
    I thought the table'd still be late, but you were strong (you were strong)
    I thought that I could hide my face but I was wrong (I was wrong)
    And where I least want you to look, you carry on, carry on

    I thought sex was at my pace but I was wrong
    I thought it mattered what I say, but I was wrong
    I thought you were second place to every song
    I thought you'd overstayed your welcome, I was wrong
    Power on, power on

    Have you ever coexisted (power on)
    So easily?
    (Power on)
    Let's go home and talk shit about everyone
    (Power on)
    Let's go home, finally

    Drop the pin on the mood that you're in
    Drop the pin on the mood that you're in
    Drop the pin on the mood that you're in
    Drop the pin on the mood that you're in

    If it feels like a home
    Power on, power on
    If it feels like a home
    Power on, power on
    Power on
    If it feels like a home
    Power on, power on
    Power on
    Power, power on
    Power on
    Power on
    Power on
    If it feels like a home
    Power on

  12. chloeburbunk 17

    Makes me depressed about a ex I never had....

  13. ChristinasWorld

    I knew this fella was cool and all but "let's go home and talk shit about everyone" is about the best damn lyric of the year.

  14. L I

    i dont know why, but james always reminded me of egon schieler but from music. pure genius

  15. claudia

    LYRICS
    I thought I might be better dead but I was wrong
    I thought everything could fade but I was wrong
    I thought I'd never found my place but I was wrong
    And where I least wanted to look, it came along

    I thought sex was at my pace, but I was wrong
    I thought it mattered what I say, but I was wrong
    I thought you were second place to every song
    I thought you'd overstayed your welcome, I was wrong
    Power on, power on

    Have you ever coexisted (power on)
    So easily?
    Let's go home and talk shit about everyone
    Let's go home, finally

    Will the waters ever still? That's what I want
    And with every inhalation, I'm further up
    'Til I can only see the outline of the storm
    From space, I can see that I was wrong
    Power on, power on
    Power on
    Power on
    Power on

    I thought I'd always have my way, you'd come along
    I thought the table'd still be laid, but you were strong (you were strong)
    I thought that I could hide my face but I was wrong (I was wrong)
    And where I least want you to look, you carry on, carry on

    I thought sex was at my pace but I was wrong
    I thought it mattered what I say, but I was wrong
    I thought you were second place to every song
    I thought you'd overstayed your welcome, I was wrong
    Power on, power on

    Have you ever coexisted (power on)
    So easily?
    (Power on)
    Let's go home and talk shit about everyone
    (Power on)
    Let's go home, finally

    Drop the pin on the mood that you're in
    Drop the pin on the mood that you're in
    Drop the pin on the mood that you're in
    Drop the pin on the mood that you're in

    If it feels like a home
    Power on, power on
    If it feels like a home
    Power on, power on
    Power on
    If it feels like a home
    Power on, power on
    Power on
    Power, power on
    Power on
    Power on
    Power on
    If it feels like a home
    Power on

    Matthew Gilmore

    It's actually "I thought I'd always have my way, you'd come along / I thought the table'd still be laid, but you were strong"

    claudia

    @Matthew Gilmore thank u

  16. Emmanuel Gapud

    I got sudden Tom Rosenthal vibes.

  17. whatever x

    Why are there so few comments?

  18. Mary Dragonee

    “and where i least want you to look, you carry on” YALL IM GONNA CRY WHY IS THAT SO SWEET UGH SHE ACCEPTED HIM FULLY WITH ALL HIS DEMONS *YALL IM SOBBING*

    gluegunassault2010

    It's "and where I least wanted to look, you came along". He's saying he found love in the last place he thought he would find it.

    The whole song is about how unpredictable life ends up being and how we should push through whatever bullshit has us down at the moment because there's no telling what's behind the next door. And that's part of the beauty of life.

  19. Gabriel Valente Ferrão

    Not sure how I feel about the Chocolate Rain vibes on this one.... 🤔

    love parry

    😅😂😂

  20. Taichi Ro

    such a beautiful song!

  21. happy mood2

    Great tunes to me

  22. jipdhqdiqh

    have you ever coexisted so easily?

  23. Saaman Sei

    DOPE, Thanks for this album James, pure ears's orgasme !

  24. LucibelleSuppafly !

    Thanks....

  25. katiejoneslove

    Such a positive cathartic overcoming lyric. Underrated.

    GloriousLiar

    This is how I feel..

  26. M J

    ‘Drop a pin on the mood that you’re in’ 😍😍

  27. (Silicon) Valley Girl

    Cannot get enough of this man! He uses his voice as an instrument and it's so powerful and euphoric.

  28. Alberto Chavez

    HE JUST REINVENTED HIMSELF WITH THIS NEW ALBUM, MY FAVORITE OF THE YEAR SO FAR! CAN'T STOP LISTENING!

  29. Bolosy Ba

    don't hide your beautiful face, James !

  30. Keyera Logan

    This is INSANE I LOVE YOU JAMES

  31. tatyanya Hayes

    This man is on an entirely new level

  32. Bay Area Omg

    how tf does this only have 3 comments

    edit: 1 week later and only 15 more, what a shame

  33. MITYA music

    I couldn't resist and made a cover. Thank you!

  34. Noah Bird

    Drop the pen on the mood that you're in? Edit: hotline

  35. Mus de Mango

    my hero, he has superpowers

  36. Micidonal

    What a beautiful song

  37. Eric Jon

    Please make a video for this dad

  38. JP Soares

    such a great sound and atmosphere!

  39. Jace Johnson

    0:46 - 1:06

    mallory carmon

    The absolute best goosebumps

    Darion Demyers

    What is that synth? I need to figure it out

    Richard Weldon

    Darion Demyers He builds most of his synths from scratch from waveforms and oscillators, check this out should really help you to replicate his sound- https://reverbmachine.com/blog/james-blake-synth-sounds

  40. Voyagers Revenge

    Listened to this while my plane was taking flight. I got chills... Power On.

  41. Stan ezen

    This was amazing

  42. Violet Whalen

    This song is amazing💟

  43. S P

    The dumb jivetalk and the ah ah near the end nearly spoil a good song

    P33

    NOOOOO I love the ah ah ah so much

    MET_

    I'm torn too about the end of the song

    Chris Cullen

    James is transitioning to a trap rapper.. its gonna be epic

  44. mallory carmon

    Just beautiful...he constantly gives me a reason to fall for his music. Pure genius and soul satisfying. Been a fan since day one, yearsss and will always remain