"I Don't Want Control of You" as written by and Norman George Blake....
I don't want control of you
Doesn't matter to me
The very heart and soul of you
Are places I wanna see

Everyday I look in a different face
Feelings getting stronger with every embrace

I don't want a world of pain
Staring at every tear
Don't want this love to stay the same
Growing with every year

Everyday I look in a different face
Feelings getting stronger with every embrace

Tired of situations
That mean nothing to me
You've been an inspirational figure for me

Everyday I look in a different face
Feelings getting stronger with every embrace

I don't want control of you
Doesn't matter to me
I want this love to stay the same
Growing with every year

Everyday I look in a different face
Feelings getting stronger with every embrace


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"I Don't Want Control of You" as written by Norman George Blake

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    General Commentthis song is pretty straightforward so i don't think it's necessary to comment on the lyrics. but i do think it's necessary to comment on how no one has commented on any teenage fanclub songs. that's outrageous. you all suck.
    myopinionisafacton January 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentand i agree with u!
    Rinnyon July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually about Normans daughter Rowan..

    Crackin' tune.
    dallan73on July 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSome corrections on the lyrics:

    I don't want a world of pain
    DESPAIR in every tear


    The line is always:

    DON'T want this love to stay the same
    GROW with every year
    joishon December 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTeenage Fanclub's most beautiful song. It describes the way I feel about my relationships with people, particularly with significant others.
    LittleMascaraon June 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning of this song is so obvious...except it isn't. When Norman Blake wrote it, he said it was about his then-wife. But these days when he plays it in concerts he says it's about his daughter, who was born around the time of the song. So apparently all of us were wrong then--or Norman's wisely decided to honor someone who's still in his life.
    newmendifanon June 27, 2014   Link

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