"Standing In The Way Of Control" as written by and Nathan Howdeshell Hannah Blilie....
Your back's against the wall
There's no-one home to call
You're forgetting who you are
You can't stop crying
It's part not giving in
And part trusting your friends
You do it all again
And I'm not lying

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Standing in the way of control
You live your life
Survive the only way that you know

I'm doing this for you
Because it's easier to lose
And it's hard to face the truth
When you think you're dying
It's part not giving in
And part trusting your friends
You do it all again
But you don't stop trying

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

[x4]
Because Standing in the way of control
You live your life

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Standing in the way of control
We live our lives
Because we're standing in the way of control
We will live our lives
Because we're standing in the way of control
We live our lives
Because we're standing in the way of control
We will live our lives

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Your back's against the wall
There's no-one home to call
You're forgetting who you are
You can't stop crying
It's part not giving in
And part trusting your friends
You do it all again
You don't stop trying

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Standing in the way of control
Survive the only way that you know


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"Standing in the Way of Control" as written by Mary Beth Patterson Hannah Blilie

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    General Commentbeth ditto rocks
    moomiteon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWikipedia says: "The band's breakthrough song "Standing in the Way of Control" was written by Ditto as a response to her government's decision to deny gays the right to marriage in the US. "Nobody in the States was that surprised or shocked by what Bush did, but it made everyone I know feel helpless and cheated," Beth says. "I wrote the chorus to try and encourage people not to give up. It's a scary time for civil rights, but I really believe the only way to survive is to stick together and keep fighting.""

    Interesting, eh?
    missmeon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat I love about this song is that its intentional meaning is not obvious so people can relate to it in many ways. It's intentional meaning however is about gay marriage, this song is almost answering back to Bush's decision on gay marriage. Correct me if I'm wrong but I also get this feeling is about hope from thius song. As in, you have to stay together and keep on fighting for that right...
    saureeon January 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti never knew this song was about gay rights? i always took it as about when you are under the influence of drugs/alchohol, and you are "losing who you are", "can't stop crying"... i thought it was illustrating how we are hindering the control we have over our own selves when we get f*cked up and how we live our lives anyway and continue to do drugs and have no control.
    And it's hard to face the truth
    When you think you're dying
    It's part not giving in
    And part trusting your friends

    ^ i thought those lines kind of talk about how people get messed up on drugs so they don't have to deal with problems and you still don't stop doing drugs and you just trust your friends who tell you to do them.

    but i think i probably just associate it this too much with Skins, you know?
    cause now that i analyze it again, it definitely makes sense about the gays fighting for rights.

    i'm just going to say it can have a double meaning!!!!
    breathingclicheon April 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is an amazing song...can't believe no one's commented on it yet!
    missmeon February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwicked
    SofiaOon February 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPity this has forever been associated with drunk trashy teenagers, in the UK at least.
    Kraliaon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYea kool song. The soulwax nite version for the show Skins is pretty awesome too. It just reminds me of that show now.
    JimBobon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love doing the "Woah...oooohhh....ohhhhhh..." bit.

    It's awesome.

    I dislike their newer single, though. Not as catchy.
    PrincessLyron March 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti was expecting like 157 comments! Woah, I'm shocked! Haha, nah this song is immense to dance too. :D

    soulwax version for skins is best though
    ihaveapenon March 12, 2007   Link

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