Control Lyrics by Janet Jackson


Janet Jackson Lyrics

Control Lyrics
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[Spoken intro:]
This is a story about control
My control
Control of what I say
Control of what I do
And this time I'm gonna do it my way (my way)
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do
Are we ready?
I am
'Cause it's all about control (control)
And I've got lots of it)
When I was 17 I did what people told me, uhh!
Did what my father said, and let my mother mold me
But that was long ago


I'm in
Control
Never gonna stop
Control
To get what I want
Control
I like to have a lot
Control
Now I'm all grown up

First time I fell in love, I didn't know what hit me
So young and so naive, I thought it would be easy
Now I know I got to take

Control
Now I've got a lot, ow!
Control
To get what I want
Control
I'm never gonna stop
Control
Now I'm all grown up

Jam, ooh ooh
Rebel, that's right
I'm on my own, I'll call my own shots
Thank you

Got my own mind
I wanna make my own decisions
When it has to do with my life, my life
I wanna be the one in control

So let me take you by the hand, and lead you in this dance
Control
It's what I got, because I took a chance
I don't wanna rule the world, just wanna run my life
Ooh
So make your life a little easier
When you get the chance just take

Control, ooh ooh
Now I've got a lot, ooh
Control
To get what I want, ow!
Control
I'm never gonna stop
Control
Now I'm all grown up, ooh!

Free at last
Out here on my own
Ooh ooh ooh yeah, eee


Now control this, uhh
Control
That's right
Control
Career moves
Control
I do what's right for me
Control
And me wants to groove
Is that okay?
Yeah!
Ooh, control

I've got my own mind
Ooh baby
Yeah yeah, yeah yeah
I've got my own mind
Wanna make my own decisions
When it has to do with my life
I wanna be the one in control

Hop to it
I'm in control, and I love it, hahaha, that's right

Control
Now I've got a lot
Control
Now I'm all grown up, ahh!
I'm in control
Uhh
I'm in control
Ahh
I'm in control
Uhh
Don't make me lose it
Control

Control Info:

• James Harris III, Terry Lewis, & Janet Jackson share writing credits on the song. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produced the track

• The music video was directed by Mary Lambert

• The spoken intro of 'Control' was sampled by Kylie Minogue in her 1991 song 'Too Much of a Good Thing'

• The single was released on October 21, 1986, certified gold by the RIAA, peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the Hot Dance Club Play charts




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