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Take Control

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"Take Control"
Take Control cover
Album track by Weezer
Album Maladroit
Released May 14, 2002
Recorded December 2001
Length 3:05
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 601
COR# 282
Producer(s) Weezer, Rod Cervera, Chad Bamford
Status Released
Live debut May 20, 2001 in St. Louis, MO
Last played July 30, 2002 in Nashville, TN
Maladroit track listing
"Keep Fishin'"
(3)
"Take Control"
(4)
"Death and Destruction"
(5)
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"American Gigolo"
(RC# 600)
"Take Control"
(RC# 601)
"I Can't Tell You"
(RC# 602)

"Take Control" is the fourth song on Maladroit.

Appearances

Overview

"Take Control" was first recorded by the band in 2001 during the DC Demos, and again at the BBC Sessions a few weeks later. Its original incarnation was a bit more mellow, but became much heavier during the Maladroit sessions. Brian Bell was a fan of the song, and mentioned in interviews that it should have been a single. Like many of the album's songs, Rivers Cuomo double-tracked the crunchy guitar solo.

Known recordings

Performer(s) Title Filename Date of recording Recording location Length Appeared on Notes
Weezer Take Control WEEZER-2001-05-27-Take_Control_282.mp3 May 27, 2001 Monster Island Studios, Washington, D.C 3:29 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Take Control June 13, 2001 BBC Studios, London, England 3:18 The Evening Session with Steve Lamacq Radio broadcast, bootlegged by fans
Weezer Take Control WEEZER-2001-12-28_05Take_Control_282.mp3 December 28, 2001 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 2:58 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Take Control WEEZER-2002-01-02_07Take_Control_282.mp3 January 2, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:11 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Take Control WEEZER-2002-01-03_03Take_Control_282.mp3 January 3, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:09 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Take Control WEEZER-2002-01-04_07Take_Control_282.mp3 January 4, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:08 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Take Control WEEZER-2002-01-05_01Take_Control_282.mp3 January 5, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:08 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Take Control WEEZER-2002-01-06_06Take_Control_282.mp3 January 6, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:04 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Take Control WEEZER-2002-01-08_04Take_Control_282.mp3 January 8, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:09 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Take Control WEEZER-2002-01-12_04Take_Control_282.mp3 January 12, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:11 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Take Control WEEZER-2002-01-15_Take Control.mp3 January 15, 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:10 Released on weezer.com
Weezer Take Control 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:06 Songs from the Forthcoming "Maladroit" BJM #11946
Weezer Take Control 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:06 Songs from the Forthcoming "Maladroit" LIGHTING HILL/11982
Weezer Take Control 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:05 Songs from the Forthcoming "Maladroit" LIGHTNING HILL 12020
Weezer Take Control 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:06 Maladroit (unmastered German promo)
Weezer Take Control 2002 Cello Studios, Los Angeles, CA 3:05 Maladroit
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Personnel

Lyrics

Oh-oh

Leave me now
Show me how

And I won't be ashamed
Of the things we once made
And I won't be comin' back
Round here no more, yo

Lead and try
Tell me why

And I won't let you down
Drag your name all over town
And I won't be comin' back
Round here no more

Yo, everyone
Everyone
Everyone I know (Everyone I know)
Take control

(Yeah, uh uh uh)

And I won't let you down
Drag your name all over town
And I won't be comin' back
Round here no more

Yo, everyone
Everyone
Everyone I know (Everyone I know)
Take control

Woah-oh
Woah-oh
Woah-oh

See also