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David Bowie — No Control
Album: Outside
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6.2

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Total ratings: 48









Released: 1995
Length: 4:23
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Stay away from the future
Back away from the light
It's all deranged - no control

Sit tight in your corner
Don't tell God your plans
It's all deranged
No control

If I could control tomorrow's haze
The darkened shore wouldn't bother me
If I can't control the web we weave
My life will be lost in the fallen leaves

Every single move's uncertain
Don't tell God your plans
It's all deranged
No control

I should live my life on bended knee
If I can't control my destiny
You've gotta have a scheme
You've gotta have a plan
In the world of today, for tomorrow's man

No control

Stay away from the future
Don't tell God your plans
It's all deranged
No control

Forbidden words, deafen me
In memory, no control
See how far a sinful man
Burns his tracks, his bloody robes
You've gotta have a scheme
You've gotta have a plan
In the world of today, for tomorrow's man

I should live my life on bended knee
If I can't control my destiny
No control I can't believe I've no control
It's all deranged

I can't believe I've no control
It's all deranged
Deranged
Deranged
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I don't know for how long a time I carried an "earworm" of this song around with me, but it was quite some. It is rather amazing how eclectic Bowie gets...changes (->stupid tune) allright. If you like this I could imagine you'd like "it's no game" from "scary monsters" as well. An LP that, although I did possess it when I was young (90s), I couldn't hear at that time for I did not understand it (Except for ashes to ashes, my alltime favorite besides rock n roll suicide...dunno really though, so many great songs).
I started out with good intentions. I wanted to like David Bowie. But in all these years I have never ever ever heard him singing a good song. It is beginning to dawn on me that no amount of being subversive or sharing my first name is going to make him make good music.
You are a good person, and your opinions are valid. However, I give this song a 1, a firm 1, and nothing but a 1. That's my opinion, not yours, and I like you and your opinion. It's just wrong.
I have this album. Its really amazing. Its a concept album not unlike early Genesis, but with a Nine Inch Nails edge. The album cover art and accompanying text, story-telling really, are a conceptual masterpiece. I highly recommend this album.