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Poe — Control
Album: Haunted
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Released: 2000
Length: 5:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Don't, you mess,
With a little girl's dream.
'Cause she's liable to grow up,
Mean.

Surprise you to find that I'm laughing?
You thought that you'd find me in tears.
You thought I'd be crawling,
The walls like a tiny mosquito,
And trembling in fear.

Well, you may be king for the moment,
But I am a queen understand,
And I've got your pawns and your bishops and,
Castles,
All inside the palm of my hand.

While you were looking the other way,
While you had your eyes closed.
While you were licking your lips,
'Cause I was miserable.
While you were selling your soul.
While you were tearing a hole,
In me.
I was taking control.
Now I have taken control. (I have... control...)
Now I have taken control. (I have... control...)
Now I have taken control.
Control...

This is beginning to feel good,
Watching you squirm in your shoes,
A small bead of sweat on your brow,
And a growl in your belly,
You're scared to let through.
You thought you could keep me from loving,
You thought you could feed on my soul.
But while you were busy destroying my life,
What was half in me has become whole.

While you were looking the other way.
While you had your eyes closed.
While you were licking your lips,
'Cause I was miserable.
While you were selling your soul.
While you were tearing a hole,
In me.
I was taking control
Now I have taken control. (I have... control...)
Now I have taken control. (I have... control...)
Now I have taken control.
Control...

So this is how it feels,
To breathe in the summer air.
To feel the sand between my toes,
And love inside my ear.

All those things, you taught me to fear,
I've got them in my garden now and,
You're not welcome here.

Come here.

Come a little bit closer...
Let me look at you.
I gave you the benefit of the doubt it's true,
But keep in mind my darling,
Not every saint is a fool!

(Don't)
While you were looking the other way, (you mess)
While you had your eyes closed. (with me)
While you were licking your lips,
'Cause I was miserable.
(Don't)
While you were selling your soul (you mess)
While you were tearing a hole,
In me.
(I was taking control)
Now I have taken control. (I was taking control)
Now I have taken control. (control)
Control...
(Control)
Control...
Don't you mess with me.

''(Spoken)''
This cannot be all that there is to life,
Because, in our confrontation, with,
An enormous and cold, universe.
There is something comical, to the idea
That we can really enforce our will, on humanity.
Power, corrupts.

It's your world, do with it what you want!
No, that's not the way to do it.
Power...That's not the way to do it.
Paradox
No
It's your world
No
It's your world
No
It's your world
NO!

Control it! Control it!

(This is scaring me...

I live at the end of a 5 and 1/2 minute hallway
I live at the end of a 5 and 1/2 minute hallway)

At the end of it all lies of course the final phenomenon of deterioration
Entropy
Which is a predictable deterioration when the creative energy ceases...
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19 years and still kickin’!
 mdnzs wrote:
Doesn't it sounds like Garbage? 💭
 

Yes.....or Shiny Toy Guns
Doesn't it sounds like Garbage? 💭
 Steely_D wrote:
I tell people it's as creative as Kate Bush, but as ballsy as Chrissie Hynde. 

 
Now I will too!  Nice description.
Much of her album Haunted ties in with her brother Mark Z. Danielweski's brilliant novel House of Leaves.
I can only imagine the sonic landscapes she would have kept creating had she not been so royally and completely screwed by her record company. So sad :(
Sure wish she'd record solo again!
 stegokitty wrote:
Creepy cool.

 
True that. This concept album beautifylly escorts the listener through some deep, dank and damn impressive sonic poetry. 
Best. Album. Ever. 

(Mic drop) 
Poe, please call, our children miss you!
 
This album comes out swinging; the first three tracks blend together as a great set.
Just love this whole album.
Funny how she sounds a bit like Curve here. I like both, so that's all good :)
I tell people it's as creative as Kate Bush, but as ballsy as Chrissie Hynde. 
How about some John Coltrane Bill, listening to this makes me want less sugar, Garbage and unfulfilled women
Can never hear enough Poe on RP. Or all the other fem vocal selects we get here. 
 maboleth wrote:
Reminds a bit of Garbage. It's great!

 
Yes a bit Garbage, Tori Amos and Aimee Mann.  Nice groove!
                   Ad Lip my dear
I don't know much about history and entropy
   And, if I'd  be the one next time around.
      
I bought this CD the week it came out in stores in 2000. First time I ever heard Poe, it was "Trigger Happy Jack", and I've been hooked ever since! Guess for now I'll have to hear her sing with Conjure One.... 
Reminds a bit of Garbage. It's great!
Stunningly brilliant record. Wish she could've made more. Flawless front to back.
Poe! Yeah! {#Bananajam}
Brilliant. {#Bananapiano}
Never heard this before. Striking and catchy. 
Creepy cool.
First time hearing this track.  Nice.  {#Cheers}
Could be Garbage...
 glen1n1m wrote:
Squashed, her 'quiet voice' is exactly as loud as her 'loud voice'.  Over compressed, poor mastering.

 
All true, but still a good tune.
I don't hear Laurie Anderson in this.

Looks like there's only one Laurie Anderson song on RP. {#Cry} Let X=X

aspicer wrote:
The very beginning made me think it was going to be Laurie Anderson...which got me thinking, RP could definitely could play more LA - I don't recall ever hearing her actually? Hmm...??  

AND...I just scared the hell out of myself to see I wrote the same comment on last listen...YIKES!  Ok POE must have plagiarized on this one!

 



The very beginning made me think it was going to be Laurie Anderson...which got me thinking, RP could definitely could play more LA - I don't recall ever hearing her actually? Hmm...??  

AND...I just scared the hell out of myself to see I wrote the same comment on last listen...YIKES!  Ok POE must have plagiarized on this one!
I thought I would hold onto my remarks but it looks like I headed right to the same place again......There,  Now please leave it on this time...{#Doh}
The first 30 seconds sounded just like Laurie Anderson....really like this tune. 
God, she's good.
Great set Bill. Beck--> Poe--> Porcupine Tree.

(While I have your attention, please fix the Wiki link. It takes us to the Edgar Allan variety rather than the Anne Danielewski variety, which is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe_(singer))    
Miss me some Poe. POE! WHERE ARE YOU?!
 TJS wrote:
Haunted is a desert island CD for me.  I've tried really hard to get sick of this CD in the 12 years that I've owned it, but I"ve been unsuccessful.
 
That. {#Arrowu}
Man, I wish I could give this a 15.
She wants control?  Why, yes ma'am; I am at your service ... just keep singing.
I agree. This is a must have, must keep album. Were I ever to lose it I would have to immediately find it again. This whole album helped me deal with the loss of my mother. I can't begin to explain it but... it spoke volumes to me at the time.
Haunted is a desert island CD for me.  I've tried really hard to get sick of this CD in the 12 years that I've owned it, but I"ve been unsuccessful.
Too noisy! {#Hand}
Awe struck
This 51 year old says: 'After owning this disc for 7 years, Still a frackin' awesome album.'
 (former member) wrote:

Absolutely.
I tell people it's as creative as Kate Bush, but as ballsy as Chrissie Hynde. 
 
love it, dmax (& miss you)
you're right on with this. 
 gregr79 wrote:
There  - Now don't lose your head again.
 
 

{#Lol}
Still a 10.  I love Poe.

This fits fine.


Unique rockin' sound. I'll buy it. 
This album is amazing, start to finish. Flawless. Love Poe! Helps me get into "feisty chick" mode, which is always fun. :)
Tell them!  This rocks!
 dmax wrote:

Absolutely.
I tell people it's as creative as Kate Bush, but as ballsy as Chrissie Hynde. 
 
bumping !  only on RP!  {#Wave}
 sporkster wrote:
Yay! Poe two days in a row. Now if she could just get around to releasing a new album, I'd be REALLY happy!{#Tongue}
 
Her last album was so intense that I expect it took a hell of a lot out of her, emotionially, so I wouldn't hold my breath for the next one, though like you I surely look forward to it. Hey, Poe, you can take me for a ride anyday {#Hearteyes}

There  - Now don't lose your head again.
 


Yay! Poe two days in a row. Now if she could just get around to releasing a new album, I'd be REALLY happy!{#Tongue}
 malvey254 wrote:

Buy this album now.  It's great beginning to end. 
 
Absolutely.
I tell people it's as creative as Kate Bush, but as ballsy as Chrissie Hynde. 
Squashed, her 'quiet voice' is exactly as loud as her 'loud voice'.  Over compressed, poor mastering.
They claim soon for a new set of tunes. Soon.
 mrandrew wrote:
Wow, I've never heard this track.  I didnt know there was a second Poe album.  I remember buying her first album about 1000 years ago because of the song "Angry Johnny," and finding that I liked other tracks more.  Interesting stuff!
 
Buy this album now.  It's great beginning to end. 
I'm afraid of Poe, but I like her anyway.
Wow, I've never heard this track.  I didnt know there was a second Poe album.  I remember buying her first album about 1000 years ago because of the song "Angry Johnny," and finding that I liked other tracks more.  Interesting stuff!
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, all these damn hands on my face!
Yep, kind of more than I can say or write type of song.....

(esp. the Steven Hawking part....)

I generally keep the website open even though I have a Windows Media Player.  And I find myself checking out artists constantly. 

 sheeelaaa wrote:
Had to log in to see who this was!  very nice!!!
 


My hope is that she has been secretly recording material for the last decade while she waits out the record company contract from hell.
Had to log in to see who this was!  very nice!!!
This album is in my top 10 "unearthed gems" list.  Few people I know have heard of Poe, but when I let the interested among them borrow this CD, they are impressed.  The songwriting and performance are excellent and the production is highly innovative.  What a waste that someone like Alanis Morissette experienced a level of popularity that could have (I'll say it: should have) been reserved for Poe and Tracy Bonham.


She REALLY needs to make a new album yesterday. The music biz needs more like her, these two albums are not nearly enough.


This entire record is awesome. LOVE it.
Wow.  Intense lyrics.  I'll have to send them to my ex-wife.  bwahahaha

 kingfish2004 wrote:

Very strong almost sexual sound to it and I like it!
Dark or not this lady has found something very good

 
Almost sexual...?

i'm a shmoe for poe
Holy cow, I can't believe it's been 10 years since this came out. I still love it. Really wish she'd get that record company thing sorted.
I like this CD. She sounds like she is channeling Joni Mitchell a bit a the beginning of this song.....{#Music}

A friend of mine bought me this CD for my birthday — I've come to think it was an excellent gift!
 
Nice... Very nice
Such a powerful voice. 
 LaurentianD wrote:
The end of this song always gets me as too true.

Control.
Your world do with it what you want.
No.
That is not the way to do it.
No.
Control.
No.
All with a toddler in the background laughing a free spirited, uncontrolled laugh of glee.
No.
That is not the way to do it.

The price of civilization.
 
That's the voice of Poe's late father, for whom Poe produced this CD, which is thus highly moving. Had me blubbing at the end and I very rarely cry.

Poe?
 mikexican wrote:
Love this song, and pretty much everything she does. When can we have NEW Poe? Awesome.
 
Looks like she's appearing with Donovan in LA on Friday (3/19).

Poe will perform at the David Lynch Foundation Presents: Donovan & Friends

March 19, 2010 at 7:30pm – El Rey Theater Legendary folk-rock-pop troubadour DONOVAN (Mellow Yellow, Sunshine Superman, Epistle to Dippy, There is a Mountain, Wear Your Love Like Heaven, Hurdy Gurdy Man, etc.) isl headlining a benefit concert. Organized by David Lynch Foundation

Love this song, and pretty much everything she does. When can we have NEW Poe? Awesome.
Yeah! Great GET OUT OF MY LIFE song.


Hmmm, take control of this. No. Really.
Yum!
The end of this song always gets me as too true.

Control.
Your world do with it what you want.
No.
That is not the way to do it.
No.
Control.
No.
All with a toddler in the background laughing a free spirited, uncontrolled laugh of glee.
No.
That is not the way to do it.

The price of civilization.
 hellokitty98 wrote:
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananasplit}
 

{#Bounce}

Very strong almost sexual sound to it and I like it!
Dark or not this lady has found something very good

{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananasplit}
POE, you ain't that hot
The more of her stuff I hear, the more i like it. Thanks, Bill.
Great big sound, big voice, and a very interesting and ironic quote at the end. Ms Poe has gained another fan based on what I've heard on RP in recent months. 9 from the Nottingham jury.
Poe rockin'!  I can dig it! 
 Stefen wrote:
FYI:    The "Artist Website" link takes you to the Wikipedia entry for Edgar Allan Poe.

 
And the difference is.......??

Oh man. I love this tune on so many levels. Vocals, Song Writing, Music, Production. A solid 9  Very Cooooooool!!!

love her!  {#Whipit}
 Stefen wrote:
FYI:    The "Artist Website" link takes you to the Wikipedia entry for Edgar Allan Poe.

 

Try: https://www.realpoe.com/music/music.html
FYI:    The "Artist Website" link takes you to the Wikipedia entry for Edgar Allan Poe.

 shakitten wrote:


Almost a (no offense, guys!) masculine, predatory vibe with a vulnerable female undertone. Not many chicks can pull this off.
 

ding ding {#Whipit}
Wow, I didn't know how much I liked this until I cranked up the volume without even know I was doing it. Niiice groove.
LOVE the music she makes, LOVE the eyes in the photo below, WOW is that really her?  What an interesting set of feline portals! and it would figure, (and I mean that in a very very good way) because 1) cats are the supreme beings of contemplation and present a pure wedding of physicality and grace melded with sculpted muscles and agile minds, and 2) the eyes are the windows of the soul, as the ancient Greeks said...
GO POE! 

 geez, you say like theres something wrong with that?...{#Stupid}, it's got a beat, and you can dance to it, vertically or horizontally....{#Yes}
Pure auditory SEX, at least from a guys point of view.
 


Pure auditory SEX, at least from a guys point of view.
poe sounds dark and what not but when i saw her live, she was dancing through the crowd during the song dolphin and she smiled through the whole concert and was so energetic it was infectious... LOVE HER!!!
gjeeg wrote:
masterful genius women musician wizards
Is this the coolest description of an artist ever?
gjeeg wrote:
Where do masterful genius women musician wizards like Poe COME FROM ??
A creative; albeit DARK, place, m'friend.
Where do masterful genius women musician wizards like Poe COME FROM ??
sounds like darkness :skull:
Yeah...you can take control.... :motor:
nigelr wrote:
BEWARE! Passive Aggressive!
I was thinking more like Aggressive Aggressive!
BEWARE! Passive Aggressive!
shakitten wrote:
Poe is awesome. Period.
Crissy Hinde- Poe ?
Another "victim" turning control freak. OCD is next.
love this
This is just kind of boring and unengaging i think.
I'd play this song loud when I am really mad! Love Poe!
Fredrikson wrote:
yes i wouldn't be surprised if this appeals to fans of avril lavigne-like "punk rawk"
Gag! Avril Lavigne is a brat. I can't deal with her at all. Now Poe, OTOH, is awesome. Great songwriting, great music, and she goes emotionally where not many female artists can go. Almost a (no offense, guys!) masculine, predatory vibe with a vulnerable female undertone. Not many chicks can pull this off. Avril is just a punk. Period.
mattt wrote:
Don't you mean "House of Leaves"? :smile: -mt-
Touche
Pop. Angst. Meh. Better cuts to be heard.
Nice tune, too! She has an interesting voice! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
bokey wrote:
Why did I never hear of this awesome chic until I started listening to RP?
...'cause you didn't listen to RP until ... you lost Control? :ask: Love Poe!
Fredrikson wrote:
yes i wouldn't be surprised if this appeals to fans of avril lavigne-like "punk rawk"
Dude, looks like we like a lot of the same stuff (based on your picks). One man's Avril Lavigne (sp?) is another man's Patti Smith, I guess....