"Control" as written by Jeremy Green and Jason King....
This burden's not a heavy one
But I assure you, it's present
This burden's not a heavy one
But I assure you, it is present

You say that you're in control
You say that you are
I can't think of a time
When you looked less alive
You said, "Wait until light, my dear"
Just wait until light
One more day will go by
Maybe today you should try
Look past the mirror and find
Look past the mirror
That there's something inside
Something more to your life
My words won't heal you now
My words won't heal
It is you who decides
It is you who decides

This burden's not a heavy one
But I assure you, it's present
This burden's not a heavy one
I assure you

Believe that you are just fine
Believe that you are
You'll feel so alive
You'll feel so alive
Be what you are now (be what you are)
Be what you are
Do not keep it inside
That hate will not subside
Be what you are now (be what you are)
Be what you are
Do not keep it inside
That hate will not subside

It's you, decide
It's you, decide

So alive
So alive

This burden's not a heavy one
But I assure, I assure you
This burden's not a heavy one
Not a heavy one
Not a heavy one.


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"Control" as written by Wade Macneil Dallas Green

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    General CommentI reckon this song is about being yourself. And being completely real, not what anyone else wants you to be.

    Basically it's saying. Give up the crappy covers and fronts, and be exactly who you want to be, and be damn proud of it too. Otherwise you'll only end up hating yourself for being a fake.
    ("Be what you are
    Do not keep it inside
    That hate will not subside")

    "Believe that you are
    You'll feel so alive"

    Is basically saying. Believe that your doing the right thing, and you'll feel bloody great that you are completely comfortable with yourself.

    "Look past the mirror and find
    Look past the mirror
    That there's something inside
    Something more to your life"

    This pretty much saying. You have to look past your outer appearance as it would appear in a mirror, and realise there's more to life than pretending to be something you're not, for attention or just to fit in.
    Super7flyon December 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmaybe a bit too obvious, but maybe its about putting on a front? Someone is acting totally not them and pretending to be something they're not and its getting out of control

    Look past the mirror
    That there's something inside
    Something more to your life

    Maybe this is saying that who that person really is isnt as bad as they may think ?

    And someone close to this person that can see what they are doing is trying to help them out and be like i know this isnt you, just be you. They can see that pretending to be someone else is hurting and ruining this person. And they're saying look ive done everything i can, this is up to you, only you can change you back to who you really are.

    This burden's not a heavy one
    But I assure you, it's present
    This burden's not a heavy one
    But I assure you, it is present

    this so called 'burden' could be the one of tryign to help this person be who they really are. maybe it just reminds me of a friend of mine who just changed all of a sudden and tryign to be loyal to them and help them be who they really are again is a burden but saying that its not a heavy one is because this person does mean so much to you and u WANT to help them ?

    meh just a theory i thought i'd share i have more on this theory but i dont wanna bore you all so there is my mini version ^_^
    *Serenity*on August 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionIf you know anyone who lives with anxiety, panic disorder or depression, PLEASE sing this to them.

    You will make them feel so alive.
    midnightparadeon September 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeems to point at some anti-social girl. Talking about how a girl who could have possibly got hurt and is feeling down and out, possibly suicidal. I really couldn't tell you. I could see it have a possible drug refrence. such as addiction. i just find a couple meanings behind the song im going after, someone help me out here.
    Adidasx007on June 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i fell like u it could have multiple meanings, and the drug addiction may not be far off since theyve dedicated a whole other song to drugs. as for the song its awsome. its deffinatly seems to be about an internal conflict of somesort
    schnouzzeron June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its a split-meaning song about individualism, racism, and realtionships:

    "be what you are now, do not keep it inside, the hate will not subside" - being what you want, despite the fact that you wont be accepted, and never will be

    "this burden's not a heavy one, but I assure you it's present" - about being of a culture/race, and how it can be seen as a burden because of prejudice, racism etc.

    the rest is about the other meanings the other people touched on above me
    suicide_samuraion September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about inner conflict...about denial, of trying to convince yourself your in control of something when its really just a big mess. but mostly about the inner conflict..you can't have peace and love people if you don't have inner peace or even love yourself. you can't be something your not.
    bleeding_mascaraxon November 26, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    I think that this song is maybe George/Dallas talking to a friend who has a drug problem and that it's up to them if they want to quit or not. George/Dallas can't make up their mind, the choice has to come from within them.

    You say that you're in control. You say that you are = The person is in that stage when they say they are in control of their drug habit and they're trying to convince everyone else that they are too

    I can't think of a time when you looked less alive = Prolonged drug use makes you look terrible.

    You said, "Wait until light, my dear", just wait until light. One more day will go by = The person is putting off giving up the drugs...I'll just have one more hit/spliff/whatever, I'll give it up tomorrow

    Look past the mirror, that there's something inside, something more to your life = George/Dallas is telling them that there's pretty much more to life that getting high

    My words won't heal you now. It is you who decides = Pretty self-explanatory. George/Dallas is saying that it's up to the person to choose to get off the drugs and that nothing they say will help

    Believe that you are just fine = Just keep on deluding yourself into thinking you're ok like this

    That hate will not subside = The pain you feel inside won't go away by taking drugs

    So anyway, that's my thoughts. Feel free to tell me I'm talking a load of shit though!

    Harry_Manbackon January 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNah thats pretty much what i was going to say verbatim... seems a little too obvious though, meh.
    MCThursdayon January 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awesome.....i think its about a girl that depends on a friend or drugs to make her problems better, thats probably why they sat my words wont heal you now it is you who decides.....they have done all they could but its up to that person to fix their own problems and re-assure themselves
    berties_madnesson February 06, 2005   Link

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