David Bowie - No Control Lyrics




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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  1. Abc

    im just here cause spongebob

  2. artlee

    spongebob? bitch?

  3. Mark Junior Scully

    This song makes me think about... oh wait a minute!

  4. Kooky Lou

    Friend: can I copy your h.w
    Me:yeah but try to not make It noticable
    Friend: no control but SpongeBob

    Wholesome GoodBoy

    Dude they didn’t copy it, literally they got his permission to use it

    Kooky Lou

    @Wholesome GoodBoy lol I know he rewrote it.

  5. Harley Jackson

    No fish knows the future...

    Kittyroo V.

    Not a single shark or soul...

    Garrett Eulett

    @Kittyroo V. its all deranged...

    artlee

    Garrett Eulett no control....

    Harley Jackson

    You know what would be funny? If somewhere in the YouTube comments, we manage to find the whole play transcribed.

  6. Tom Wilson

    a means to an end ,, JOY DIVISION,, even nicholas pegg missed that aspect ,,

  7. Lalas181

    Outside was the first Bowie album I listened to in its entirety, and if Diamond Dogs didn't exist it'd be my first favorite Bowie album. But ya know what? I'm glad they used it in the Spongebob musical. It made my year better, and now more people who otherwise wouldn't have ever even thought about the album have been prompted to give it a try. I can conceptually understand why it was contributed with necessary lyric changes to the Spongebob musical because of the whole end of the world theme fitting this song perfectly, despite the fact that Spongebob and Outside is possibly the strangest combination of things you could put together. It's like chocolate-covered oranges. You hear about it and think "Holy shit, this is gonna be the worst thing I've ever consumed", but then you consume it, and yeah it's weird but it's also fantastic.

  8. That Random Cardcaptor

    I'm glad David Bowie was able to implement his song into the SB Musical. Even if he had to change some lyrics to it.

    It's still a nice bop in its original format and I enjoy the lyrics in the original version too. Both versions are good.

    Great for any fan of David Bowie.

    Millz Skillz

    That Random Cardcaptor omg u ruined it. There was a comment that said this song makes me think about nothing then one under that says this song makes me think about everything and now ur dum comment is in the middle of them 🙄

  9. DeepFried Pickles

    This song makes me think about neverything

  10. A Simpleton :I

    Someone needs to mash this up with the version from the Spongebob Musical.

  11. Yan Ashes

    i mean, the song its difficult, because this albums rounds around a mini fiction about a new bowie character: the detective Nathan Adler, chasing a murder named "The minotaur" inside the lore of the album, its the moment when the detective drive mad, and lost control of himself and his lies, i interpreted as the songs where the murder is revealed sighly that is indeed the detective.

  12. Benjamin Gassel

    This song makes me think about something

  13. Throwback Channel

    Spongebob brought me here! I can’t believe this is a real song! I like the Spongebob version better.

  14. superdeluxesmell

    Sounds like Scott Walker.

  15. Mellow Elephant

    We have assumed control, you prick

  16. Mellow Elephant

    LOL @ 1:17 'that, us a zinger from gitlerr very bowls'

  17. Mellow Elephant

    Does a vinyl ecen exist of this song? What would that even soubd to look want more look like?

  18. Procommenter

    Neighbors fucking neighbors propagates neighbors, Jim Nabors be-
    lieved before he committed to a he-man to man-handle his oily anal
    needs in a deranged way, divorced from a tall wife's nurturing love.

  19. Dennis Rieger

    A great song and an amazing album! But the «If I could control tomorrowʼs haze»-part (1:16) was...well...«inspired» by the first lines of The Doorsʼ «Crystal Ship», wasnʼt it? Itʼs so obvious.

  20. Federico Limousin

    Great song

  21. Stefania Partini

    Questo album è magnifico.E' un vero peccato che sia stato così sottovalutato...

  22. Ciocan Flavius

    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

    Swervin' Mervin

    The end is in our future
    Evidence has come to light
    It's all deranged - no control
    Sit tight in your corner
    No point in making plans
    It's all deranged
    No control


    The science is clear
    I'm afraid it's true

    The end's really here
    , there's nothing we can do
    And if I read these numbers right

    Our time is up
    tomorrow night!

    Time runs out tomorrow
    Terror in our final hours
    It's all deranged
    No control

    Lava will flow and we'll burn when it does

    Just ashes and smoke
    where me money once was
    There's gotta be a scheme
    There's gotta be a plan
    I think we should run
    while we still can


    While we... No control!

    Stay away from the future
    No point in making plans
    It's all deranged
    No control

    Everyone's so scared and sad
    Just one volcano, that's not so bad
    Until Bikini Bottom's gone
    Let's all keep calm and carry on
    Ahhh!

    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!

    AAAAAAAHHHH!!!
    AAAAAAAHHHH!!!
    AAAAAAAHHHH!!!


    ;)

  23. Heck Off Mate

    This just in...

  24. Le Epic Gamer

    Lava will flow and will burn when it does

    Jeremy The Tiger

    Just ashes and smoke where me money once was

    DocJones1010

    @Jeremy The Tiger There's gotta be a sceme. There's gotta be a plan.

    Jeremy The Tiger

    I think we should run while we still can.

    Squidward Tentacles

    @DocJones1010 I think we should run...while we still can!

  25. Radish

    Oh I understand now

  26. 2D's blue-ty shorts

    I know why you're here, and me too.

  27. pokemonmanic3595

    *AHHHHHHHHH!*

    *tick* *tock*

    *AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!*


    *tick* *tock*


    *AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH*

    Anathex Adventurer

    (stands up from the splits) Patrick!

  28. Cheese Gamer639

    So... Spongebob killed Baby Grace??

    Lalas181

    I am shocked, appalled and ashamed that I didn't think of this joke first. Well done, and how dare you.

  29. Skry Sage

    This song makes me think about something

  30. wowpokemon100

    I love how one comment says 'This song makes me think about everything' and another says 'This song makes me think about nothing'.

    Casual Pickles

    And this comment is right above both of those lmao

    Morporkshortman

    Then another says "this makes me think of Spongebob"

  31. Je Ne Sais Quoi

    I'm here bc I like David Bowie

  32. Hailey Solis

    I'm laughing that all 14 other comments are about this being in SB the musical

    J Belanger

    Okay but you have to admit it's pretty fucking cool lmao

    DeepFried Pickles

    Spongebob musical is pretty lit tho

    usermania

    Well the SB Musical is really awesome though. Just saying.

    Allison Little

    Okay but so is yours tho

  33. The Adventures In England

    This was re-elected for The SpongeBob Musical!

    Bill Zypher

    "Re-elected"

    The Adventures In England

    Bill Zypher I meant re-made, sorry, autocorrecting is stupid on my device.

  34. Ethan Gregory

    i shall honor thy god

  35. Jordan Goldberg

    here bc of the spongebob musical lol

  36. Hannah Bailey

    Anyone here after finding out they used this song (with different lyrics) in the Spongebob Musical??

    Digital Unity

    Feels weird that a SpongeBob musical just changed words to a Bowie song.

    Ike Studios

    @Digital Unity these were the originals lyrics of the song, Tom Kitt edited it (with David Bowie) down to what it is now :)

    Joao’s World

    Mr. C just look up spongebob musical no control its pretty good even if it is almost the same song

    Morporkshortman

    No wonder this one instantly blew me away!!

    Harley Jackson

    In the off Broadway version, it's almost identical. The televised Broadway version changes the song completely so it can better reflect the situation and give the ensemble more parts. All three versions are awesome.

  37. Teddy Leitner

    This song makes me think about the third song in the Spongebob Squarepants Musical

    WillWrambles

    Because it is.

    Teddy Leitner

    Thax I know, I was making fun of comments that say “this song makes me think about ___”

    randomness928

    Tedoomsi that’s a very specific type of comment that most people won’t probably immediately recognize. That’s a joke that you need a lot of prior information to understand.

    Wewser Lethal Dude

    randomness928 Yeah, but that doesn’t necessarily detract from the joke.

  38. musicalphantom204

    I liked that David was able to use this song for the upcoming Broadway show of the musical "Spongebob Squarepants the Musical" before he passed away. May he RIP.

    lolabel

    We just saw Spongebob this week, and it was so great to see this song performed in it!!

    Amber Price but it’s her daughter

    You do know that he didn’t make this song for spongebob the musical,right?

  39. El Char

    This song makes me think about nothing

    Ethan Gregory

    do you like this song?

    Yan Ashes

    i mean, the song its difficult, because this albums rounds around a mini fiction about a new bowie character: the detective Nathan Adler, chasing a murder named "The minotaur" inside the lore of the albums, its the moment when the detective drive mad, and lost control of himself and his lies, i interpreted as the songs where the murder is revealed sighly that is indeed the detective.

    laurora

    I love how right under this comment someone said "This song makes me think about everything"

  40. viva la sophie

    This song makes me think about everything