"Uncontrollable Urge" as written by and Mark Allen Mothersbaugh....
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Got an urge, got a surge and it's outta control
Got an urge I want to purge
'Cause I'm losing control

Uncontrollable urge I want to tell you all about it
Got an uncontrollable urge let me, scream and shout it

(He's got an uncontrollable urge)
I've got an uncontrollable urge
(He's got an uncontrollable urge)
I've got an uncontrollable

It's got style, it's got class
So strong, I can't let it pass I gotta tell you all about it
I gotta scream and shout it

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Got an urge, got a surge and it's outta control now
Got an urge I want to purge 'cause I'm losing con-trol
Uncontrollable urge I want to tell you all about it
Got an uncontrollable urge let me, scream and shout it

That's right

(He's got an uncontrollable urge)
I've got an uncontrollable urge
(He's got an uncontrollable urge)
I've got an uncontrollable

It's got style, it's got class
So strong, I can't let it pass I gotta tell you all about it
I gotta scream and shout it

I got an uncontrollable urge I want to tell you all about it
An uncontrollable urge make me scream and shout
And I say yeah
(He's says yeah)
And I say yeah, yeah
(He says yeah, yeah)
And I say yeah
(Yeah)
And I say yeah,yeah
(Yeah, yeah)

And I say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah


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"Uncontrollable Urge" as written by Mark Mothersbaugh

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  • +2
    General CommentI just heard this song used in a car commercial..... I wonder if they realized the song is about masturbation?
    wingedfeetxcon April 13, 2005   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThe song has a double entendre. Devo joked about sex a lot, but it's also heavily about social anxiety and paranoia, not just sex/masturbation
    Zaireekoidon August 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYea Yea yea yea yea yea yea yea yea yea YEAH!
    Superhero#5on June 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI enjoy that although he spends a lot of time telling us he has to tell us about his uncontrollable urge, at no point does he actually tell us.
    Dubious Meriton March 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe "neng neng neng" noises during the post-chorus are awesome.
    Dogplatteron December 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN
    hiddenarton October 30, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is a tribute to the beatles, and the very best Paul McCartney has to offer the world.

    She loves me yeah, yeah, yeah.

    An uncontrollable urge, got to tell you all about it.

    Its what de-evolution is all about. The quintessential DeEvo.

    And frankly, for a car ad (mentioned in another post), or any ad, how much more apt could it be ?
    A song about the core drive of so much human activity - libido, lust, randiness, and wanking or sex - one of the staples of devo material.

    And so much more listenable than the McCartney/Beatles drivel.... (she loves me) yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, ye-ye-ye-YEAH !
    EliotRosewateron July 01, 2012   Link

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