"Under Control" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
I don't want to waste your time,
I don't want to waste your time.
I just want to say
I've got to say,
We worked hard, darlin'
We don't have no control
We're under control

I don't want to do it your way,
I don't want to do it your way.
I don't want to give it to you, your way.
I don't want to know

I don't want to change your mind,
I don't want to change the world.
I just want to watch it go by.
I just want to watch you go by.
We were young, darlin'
We don't have no control
We're out of control

I don't want to do it your way,
I don't want to do it your way.
I don't want to give it to you, your way.
I don't want to know

I don't want to change your mind,
I don't want to waste your time.
I just want to know your alright.
I've got to know your alright;
You are young, darlin'
For now, but not for long
Under control


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"Under Control" as written by Julian Casablancas

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  • +11
    General CommentABout a relationship that kind of run its course, regardless of who wanted it to - young love that wasn't supposed to workout. He's not happy about it, but he's not bitter. He just wishes her well. Not enough songs like this.
    gilbagon April 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment...a fuckin' masterpiece...
    Strung Out Againon January 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI want them to play this song on my wedding day. in uhhh about 10 yrs from now.
    appletreeon February 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperfectly said gilbag.
    danny_Horneyon April 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dotn think it could be better discribed other than gilbags meaning!!!! exactly what i was thinking good work gilbag!!!!
    sensismoker420on October 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song alot.
    a_transienton November 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of by being w a girl getting fucked up out of control but still under control. Thinking that what ur doing is wrong but really its no worse than what anyone else does.....Make sense???
    PeeWeeon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentevery second of this song is great. i love the way julian expresses himself by usin his cool ass voice, he sings like hes all calm but at the same time kinda depressed
    keevon November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Julian's voice in this. It's such a great song and a really good eplanation by gilbag. There really aren't enough songs like this by the strokes.
    Whatsername1251on January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me think about past relationships.
    Once in a while, a tear comes down my face,while i listen 2 that song.I can't wait 'n'til they go on tour L8
    THIS year!Yipee yayy do! I'm such a nerd!(jk)
    UP'n' OUTTIES!
    ThestrokesLuVeRon April 30, 2005   Link

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