"Song 4 Mutya (Out Of Control)" as written by Karen Ann Poole, Thomas Charles Findlay, Andy Cato, Arto Lindsay, Peter Scherer, Tim Hutton and Mutya Buena....
(Out of control)

You're gone now, I feel fine
17 months, yeah I feel fine
What about you? I betcha been cryin'
I bet ya been goin' around town lyin'

I'm drivin' fast, I feel so fine
I got Prince singin' Hot Thing to me
I know every line
So I pulled up to the red light
Sittin' here in my car
I looked up to my right, and there you are
Sat there with some new girl, what is this?
(Don't panic, panic, Mutya don't drive erratic)
That's who has replaced me, what a diss
(Don't panic, panic, don't act too manic, manic)

It's a sure fine way to ruin my day
Just as soon as I'm on top of my life, there you are again
But don't react now, you can't go back now
Don't panic, panic, Mutya, just look ahead now

Let's cut to it, my girl for lunch
I was feelin' on top of the world
And I just got a hunch

That you were sat behind my back
Didn't need to turn 'round
I felt sick at the thought
You're laughing loud

Sat there with some new girl, what is this?
(Don't panic, panic, Mutya don't drive erratic)
That's who has replaced me, what a diss
(Don't panic, panic, don't act too manic, manic)

It's a sure fine way to ruin my day
Just as soon as I'm on top of my life, there you are again
But don't react now, you can't go back now
Don't panic, panic, Mutya, just look ahead now

(Out of control)

It's a sure fine way to ruin my day
Just as soon as I'm on top of my life, there you are again
But don't react now, you can't go back now
Don't panic, panic, Mutya, just look ahead now


Lyrics submitted by Seewa

"Song 4 Mutya" as written by Andy Cocup Mutya Buena

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    General CommentI think the song is about running into an ex 17 months after the break up, and the feelings of bitterness and resentment and insecurity that come from seeing him. I get the impression he underminded her throughout their relationship, and seeing him when she's "on top of her life" makes her revert to feeling useless and worthless again. That's why she's telling herself to not worry or panic by his presence and to keep looking ahead and do her thing. She won't let him hold her back anymore or let her feel bad about herself.
    ColdChipson June 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!

    Can I just suggest some minor corrections - the chorus actually says "don't panic, panic MUTYA, just look ahead now" and "THAT'S who has replaced me..."

    and "I was feeling ON TOP OF the world and I just got a hunch"
    noisecaton June 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had a feeling it was Mutya, but I wasn't sure on the pronounciation of it, haha.

    I'll update it once SongMeanings.net gives me the edit button back.
    Seewaon August 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts a song about a girl who has broken up with a guy and she sees him with someone else, She describes how she feels - "replaced". Maybe she regrets the breakup if she left him or if he left her she is probably angry/jealous.

    I think the singer sounds like one of the sugababes. I thought it was one of their songs when i first heard it.
    Urm...on October 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, that's because she was, Urm... . Then she got the boot or somethin'. Song's possibly about Mutya's replacement.
    drjayphdon November 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think there's another side to this song, especially visible in the reference to "17 months" - that's a LONG time when you think about it, almost a year and a half. She was hit very hard by the breakup, and it's taken her a long time to get over it ("just as soon as I'm on top of my life") and has in part gotten over it by convincing herself that it must have hit the guy just as hard, if not harder ("I bet you've been crying, I bet you've been going around town lying"). The fact she repeats the line "I feel fine" sounds like it's an attempt to convince herself, rather than a simple statement of fact.

    When she sees that he's moved on she realises that the relationship always meant more to her than it did to him, and that she's still hung up on him. It's not so much anything to do with him specifically that's getting to her, as the fact she's not as strong as she thought she was, and he's just the catalyst for that. The closeout is a weird mix of trepidation, as she realises this about herself, and optimism, as she sees that the fact she finally recognises it is going to give her the strength she's been lacking all along.


    As for the idea that the song is a diss on Amelle Berrabah, while I'm happy to believe that it's not the core intention of the song, the irony can hardly have been lost on Mutya or Groove Armada while they were recording it...
    stygimolochon November 19, 2010   Link

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