"Lose Control" as written by Aaron James Babcock, Collin Rigsby, Timothy Ryan Skipper and Jared Keith Rigsby....
I cast no shadow on the grave,
No one knows my name.
I ride the winds of seven seas,
Gone before the rain.
I am both friend and enemy,
An object of disdain.

Livin' it up in the down and out,
I roll with the foxes and hunt with the hounds.

Yeah! I feel it in my bones,
Like a rolling stone.
An enemy unknown,
I lose control.
I feel it in my bones,
Like a rolling stone.
You'll never find me on the high ground.
I lose control.

I draw disaster from the vein,
Like fire in the sky.
I am the bandage and the pain,
The father of the fires.
I stand alone when none remain,
A creature of the night.

I've got you in ,but there's no way out.
I roll with the foxes and hunt with the hounds.

Yeah! I feel it in my bones,
Like a rolling stone.
An enemy unknown,
I lose control.
I feel it in my bones,
Like a rolling stone.
You'll never find me on the high ground.
I lose control.

I am the death that makes your life seem good.
I am the pain that brings you close to God.
I am the prophet warning of the flood.
I am the answer you misunderstood.
I am the answer that you misunderstand.
I do the evil that an honest man can't.
I live in the shadows that the enemy casts.
I have no future and I have no past.

Livin' in the down and out

Livin' it up in the down and out,
I roll with the foxes and hunt with the hounds,
I've got you in,but there's no way out,
Get on your feet when you hear that sound!

Yeah! I feel it in my bones,
Like a rolling stone.
An enemy unknown,
I lose control.
I feel it in my bones,
Like a rolling stone.
You'll never find me on the high ground.
I lose control.

You'll never find me on the high ground,
I lose control!
You'll never find me on the high ground,
I lose control!


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"Lose Control" as written by Collin Rigsby Aaron James Babcock

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentI think this is from the perspective of the rotten experiences in life where people say "why did this person die? Or why did this have to happen? God, that was rotten of you to let my friend die of cancer."
    Here, House of Heroes explains that these bad experiences may be painful and awful but they are good at the same time because people would not learn the lessons they needed to learn before them. Not to say that God does that to anyone on purpose. But, when these things happen, God is always there to use it to make the person stronger. The lines:
    "I am the death that makes your life seem good
    I am the pain that brings you close to God
    I am the prophet warning of the flood
    I am the answer you misunderstood

    I am the answer that you misunderstand
    I do the evil that an honest man can't
    I live in shadows that the enemy casts
    I have no future and I have no past"

    Really captures that essence. I think House of Heroes personified the bad experiences to be like someone who goes around under the disguise of being evil and bad but doing good by bring one closer to God or making your life seem good. It is weird, yet brilliant and I truly believe that House of Heroes really hit the spot!
    pcaspian1on October 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "I run with the foxes..." not roll.
    This song is amazing.
    Desired Usernameon December 07, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm not entirely sure,
    but I THINK this song is supposed to be about SIN.
    i.e.
    "I am the answer that you misunderstand
    I do the evil that an honest man can't
    I live in shadows that the enemy casts
    I have no future and I have no past"
    as for "run with the foxes and hunt with the hounds',
    that's talking about how sin makes you both the victim and the enemy.
    moriah226on May 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI asked Tim Skipper (the lead singer) at a show what it was about and he said that they were trying to write a song to get in the Incredible Hulk soundtrack. He wasn't joking. So there you go.
    contra11mundumon June 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI've always thought of this song as being about Christians who haven't completely submitted to God. Like the term 'riding the fence'. They have one foot in the world, and one foot in the church. 'I roll with the foxes and hunt with the hounds' is like my favorite line ever. :D
    TheOrchestraPlaysOnon July 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about addictions and how they ruin your life and the affect they have on you.
    1girlrevalutionon October 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think everyone's missed on this one so far. The speaker in this song is War itself. War can be "both both friend and enemy, an object of disdain," it's the "pain that brings us close to God," it is the "bandage and the bane," it's the "answer that we misunderstand," it "does the evil that an honest man can't," etc. etc.

    Plus it's something that we can't control. It accompanies both the hunters (hounds) and the hunted (foxes). Once war has "cut us in," so to speak, there's no way out but to fight. Lines referencing the high ground also conjure up images of battle and conflict.
    TheACchillinon May 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI personally think that this song is about a prophet. There's a saying that goes 'A prophet is never welcomed in their home town.' and I believe that this phrase would best sum up the comparisons in this song. Several prophets and people in revolutionaries in history often rejected and seen as the enemy because they challenge the current system and bring about a much needed change.
    LezliJadeon June 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written for the Incredible Hulk. But as they are Christians, obviously the themes of sin creep into their writing whether it's intended to or not.

    Taking the lyrics word for wor, literally and at face value it is very easy to see that it is the Incredible Hulk. Lose control, feel it in my bones, etc etc.

    But it also has the theme of an insidious evil that is a part of every human being that sometimes takes over and we can't control. Both meanings express a dislike for the terrible nature that takes over and is sometimes incontrollable and expess a desire for freedom from it.
    elleldeeon September 05, 2012   Link

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