"Remote Control" as written by Michael Louis Diamond, Adam Horovitz and Adam Nathaniel Yauch....
Well, Things get hectic quick
From the satellite dish to your joy stick
It's the night of the living cable box
Wires coming up from around the block
Remote control to change the station
But that won't change your situation
Have you seen what I mean
I'm the little gnome that's in your dreams
So I say this rhyme built by design
To take you beyond space and time
Said who is the man making diamonds out of coal
The man pushing buttons on remote control

Re-mote, control
Remote control

Until your back's up against the wall
You never know yourself that much at all
So you've got to share your love with a friend
That's all that you've got left in the end
Living in this city of pure confusion
People mislead by their own illusion
All this action, no satisfaction
We're all linked together like a chain reaction
Play or fold, love is bold
What is the future that will unfold?
Some like it hot, others like it cold
But we all want to hold the remote control

Re-mote, control
Re-mote, control
Re-mote, control
Re-mote, control

Things get hectic quick
All of the sudden I'm in the thick
Too much drama all around
Distractions booming in sensurround
Like a rainy day's Earth won't sit still
Sliding on down a hill
Sometimes life seems to stall
But never be ungrateful y'all
So I got a little something for your pay per view
Like Don King I've got the crazy hair do
We've got cameras on Mars on space patrol
Controlled on Earth by remote control


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"Remote Control" as written by Adam Nathaniel Yauch Adam Horovitz

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  • +1
    General Commentwho's voice is that in the beginning........"BOOM......ya dee world messed up"........=T.......but this is my favorite song off this cd......*thumbs up*
    VinDigitalon July 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs this the song on the CD where if you rewind past 0:00, it has a weird hidden track?
    Riffs>Soloson February 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite Beastie Boys song ever...but I really doubt it means anything...just kind of the technological sci/fi style they use on some of their 90s albums.
    nemton June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its about pay TV. And how eventually people try to steal your cable and your friends keep asking to come over and when they're there, they fight for the remote control.
    Lester_91on September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEverybody wants the remote. Everyone wants to drive & be in control.
    kanoe13on June 15, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI love this song i like when he says like "don king i got a crazy hair do" i love that Part i love this song
    dp9241loveron June 02, 2011   Link

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