"Control" as written by and N....
They send me away to find them a fortune
A chest filled with diamonds and gold
The house was awake, the shadows and monsters
The hallways, they echoed and groaned

I sat alone, in bed till the morning
I'm crying, "They're coming for me"
And I tried to hold these secrets inside me
My mind's like a deadly disease

I'm bigger than my body
I'm colder than this home
I'm meaner than my demons
I'm bigger than these bones

And all the kids cried out, "Please stop, you're scaring me"
I can't help this awful energy
God damn right, you should be scared of me
Who is in control?

I paced around for hours on empty
I jumped at the slightest of sounds
And I couldn't stand the person inside me
I turned all the mirrors around

I'm bigger than my body
I'm colder than this home
I'm meaner than my demons
I'm bigger than these bones

And all the kids cried out, "Please stop, you're scaring me"
I can't help this awful energy
God damn right, you should be scared of me
Who is in control?

I'm well acquainted with villains that live in my head
They beg me to write them so they'll never die when I'm dead
And I've grown familiar with villains that live in my head
They beg me to write them so I'll never die when I'm dead

I'm bigger than my body
I'm colder than this home
I'm meaner than my demons
I'm bigger than these bones

And all the kids cried out, "Please stop, you're scaring me"
I can't help this awful energy
God damn right, you should be scared of me
Who is in control?

And all the kids cried out, "Please stop, you're scaring me"
I can't help this awful energy
God damn right, you should be scared of me
Who is in control?


Lyrics submitted by KiraKira, edited by pocketcups, stiles1048

"Control" as written by Timothy Joliffe Bran Ashley Frangipane

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI think it's about her bipolar, because it reminds me of my own. people find mental illness really hard to understand, especially when it involves risky or out of control behaviours, it scares them. I like this song most because she doesn't paint herself as the pure victim - it's kind of an empowering song, about not being ashamed of it and about not being defined by it. For me, anyway.
    iholdheron August 30, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel some serious Jessica Jones vibes, especially with the line "Who is in control?"
    LordJaeger6277on April 06, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis reminds me of The Yellow Wallpaper.
    stiles1048on September 01, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI, personally, believe this song is about a person with multiple personality disorder.

    In the lines "I can't help this awful energy" and "God damn right, you should be scared of me" it seems as if there are multiple 'people' speaking, with one being meaner, and the other try in counteract the more negative voice.

    For the line,"Who is in control?" The person singing is questioning which 'person' is actually controlling themself.

    Lastly, in these four lines, "I'm well acquainted with villains that live in my head, they beg me to write them so they'll never die when I'm dead. And I've grown familiar with villains that live in my head, they beg me to write them so I'll never die when I'm dead." The person is (possibly) keeping a sort of journal, or diary, that they write about this other personality. It may be that they are 'Immortalized' by being written down, and telling others about the 'Demons'. This especially rings with the "So I'll never die when I'm dead" as the person is talking about themself.

    Well, that's just a theory. A song theory!
    (Game theory reference aside, don't take this as the 'real' interpretation of the song, I'm merely a bored 12 year old, interpreting a song I like.)

    :)
    Catlover5299on December 07, 2016   Link

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