"Out Of Control" as written by and Bernard (gb 2)/rowlands Sumner....
Out of control
Out of control
Out of control

Sometimes I fell that I misunderstood
The rivers run and deep right through my thought
Your naked body lying on the ground
You always get me up when I'm down

And it always seems we're runnin' out of time,
We're out of control
Out of control
Out of control

Maybe I'm just scared of losin' you
Or maybe it's the things you make me do
It seems to me we both should hang around
And raise the population of this town

And it always seems we're runnin' out of time,
We're out of control
Out of control
We're out of control
Out of control

But it doesn't mean we're too far down the line
We're out of control
Out of control

The record player keeps on turning round
It could be stuck or maybe it's a sound
All the time I should be there with you
But maybe I'm just searchin' for the truth
Or maybe I'm just searchin' for the truth

And it always seems we're running out of time.
We're out of control
Out of control
We're out of control
Out of control

But it doesn't mean we're too far down the line
We're out of control
Out of control
We're out of control
Out of control

Could be that I'm just losing my touch
Or maybe you think my mustache is too much
Satellite is out of control
But you and I are brothers of the soul
And you and I will come in from the cold

Out of control, out of control
We're out of control
Out of control


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"Out of Control" as written by Thomas Owen Mostyn Rowlands Bernard (gb 2) Sumner

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    General Commentmaybe its just about drugs. well okay, maybe not, but great to listen to while on drugs.
    pillhead18on March 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song to dance to.
    My flatmate and I were listening to it the other day, and I've gone "Hey, Anne, I'm out of control!" and then turned around to leave the room and walked straight into the wall - god it was funny.
    Arianrhodon June 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentCan't help but dance to this song with all the lights turned low and a black light glowing. Mmm, it's such an enticing song.

    "We're outta control"
    noxiousbohemianon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYou guys are both ^ ^ retarded. This is called "Song Meanings" not "OMG leik let mE tell U a story about this one time me N my frend wre lisning to tis song!@!!!1"

    So anyway, If someone REALLY wants to hear what this song is about, here is my interpretation.

    Young.... love..... passion. If you see the video, it shows a commercialized communist revolution/love story which really ends up being a commercial. That commercial is blended into a real riot/revolution. Mostly featuring young people.

    I'm imagining a young man who feels passionately about two things, his love and his 'purpose' perhaps a political party or something. And he is constantly torn between the application of his energy towards her "All this time I should be there with you." but he rationalizes this effort by thinking he's making a better country for the two of them.

    The most confusing lyric in this song:
    "It could be that I'm losing my touch,
    or maybe you think my moustache is too much."

    Shows that she's falling out of love with him because he can't give up his 'purpose.' The mustache reference is to Che, the leader of Cuba's communist revolution.

    Satellite is out of control is probably a reference to Earth as it satellites around the Sun. (The main character is unhappy with the direction the world is going.)

    Brothers of the sun is a term used to describe man, regardless of sex. (We're both humans) And the cold reference may be in relation to getting back to nature and not denying truths of life. (Communist philisophical thought.)

    Great song too.
    jpwild240on March 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthear hear pillhead!!

    This song just flicks a switch in my head that seems to make me v.v.v horny :-s
    FranzFanon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm like 99% sure the guy singing in this song is the lead singer of New Order. awesome collaboration
    mightymouseon April 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat rhythm... This song really means Out Of Control XD
    FoRevEr_SPooNeron January 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe video is pretty good... with Rosario Dawson and all..
    hellboy006on June 02, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaningjpwild240 has some great ideas about the potential meaning of the song, but I think he/she may have gone too deep into it. Bernard Sumner of New Order fame was the vocalist and he has said repeatedly that he never puts much thought into his lyrics, preferring to let his muse just take over and whatever comes out is what comes out.

    However, the youth thing is definitely a part of it, and may also explain the "moustache" bit. If you search for really old pictures of Bernard Sumner near the beginning of Joy Division (probably before they were called Joy Division), you'll eventually find pictures of him at the age of 18 sporting a really rather silly-looking moustache. In an FHM interview, he was asked about his moustache:

    Q: "And there was a 'tache at one point, wasn't there?"

    A: "Who f--king told you that? No, this is the new me... I'm going to admit to it. The thing is, I looked very young when I was 18 and they wouldn't let me in pubs. They wouldn't even let me in youth clubs. So, yes, I did have a bum-fluff moustache - one of those that don't quite meet in the middle because you haven't got enough testosterone running through your body. It looked like Noel's eyebrows, only on the lips."
    andrewdrinkeron June 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it sums up a topsy turvy passionate relationship, possibly one which starts quick and could end fast but they both don't necessarily want that. the video I see as being a reflection of their partnership in that maybe they both feel society disapproves their partnership or they are fighting to keep together due to negative pressures from others. theres an us against them vibe to it certainly, I think the political theme was just a canvas to display a message about 2 people.
    classifiedm10on January 22, 2013   Link

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