""Lose Control""
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Released September 25, 2006
Length 4:49
Producers Dave Fortman
Label Wind-up Records
"Like You" "Lose Control" "The Only One"

"Lose Control" is a song on Evanescence's second studio album, The Open Door.

Background[edit | edit source]

The song was written by Amy Lee and Terry Balsamo. According to Lee, the guitars played by Balsamo on the song are a "Portishead influence."[1]

This is what Amy had to say about the song in a interview with a Italian magazine in 2006:[2]

“Lose Control” is less easy to explain. You know, when it comes to Evanescence I become really fussy and obsessive: I have to have control of everything, even the smallest details… I’m a “control freak”! I like to evaluate every single decision within the band. Sometimes I behave like this even in my private life and in this song I express, on the contrary, the desire to be less apprehensive and more “loose”, to let things go on their own, sometimes… to not always have the responsibility of everything.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

You don't remember my name
I don't really care
Can we play the game your way?
Can I really lose control?

Just once in my life
I think it'd be nice
Just to lose control, just once [With all the pretty flowers]
In the dust

Mary had a lamb
His eyes black as coal
If we play very quiet, my lamb
Mary never has to know

Just once in my life
I think it'd be nice
Just to lose control, just once

If I cut you down to a thing I can use
I fear there will be nothing good left of you

Ah, ah
Ah, ah
Ah, ah
Ah, ah

[Just, to lose control, just once]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Bottomley, C. (September 18, 2006). "Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs"VH1. Archived from the original on October 16, 2006. 
  2. Mora, Angelo (September 2006). "Tre Metri Sopra il Cielo" (in Italian). Rock Sound 100 (60): 37.

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