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
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.

Personnel

Lyrics

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

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
Take control

See also