Self Control

Raf

About Self Control

"Self Control" is a song by Italian singer Raf, released in 1984. It was written by Giancarlo Bigazzi, Steve Piccolo and Raf. The song was covered the same year by American singer Laura Branigan. Her version first hit no. 1 in Germany on June 15, 1984. Raf's version first hit no. 1 in Italy on June 23, 1984. Both versions of the song were popular across Europe during much of the summer of 1984 and were the most successful single of the year in Switzerland. Branigan's version peaked at no. 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and also went to no. 2 on the dance chart. The song has become one of the defining songs of the 1980s, with a number of remakes recorded each year. Notable covers include Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin in 1993, a hit dance remake by Branigan in 2004 and two 2006 versions that hit the Top 5 in various European enclaves, by Danish dance group Infernal and Spanish singer Soraya Arnelas. 


Year:
2008
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Oh the night is my world
City life, painted girls
In the day nothing matters
It's the nighttime that flatters

In the night no control
Through the wall something breakin'
Wearin' white as you're walkin'
Down the streets of my soul

You take my self, you take my self control
You got me livin' only for the night
Before the morning comes the story's told
You take my self, you take my self control

Another night another day goes by
I never stop myself to wonder why
You're makin' me forget to play my role
You take my self you take my self control

I I live among the creatures of the night
I haven't got the will to try and fight
Against a new tomorrow
So I guess I'll just believe it that tomorrow never comes again

Night I'm livin' in a moment of a dream
I know that life is not as it would seem
I must believe in something
So I make myself believe it that this night will never go

Oh oh oh 
Oh oh oh 
Oh oh oh 
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh 
Oh oh oh 

Oh the night is my world
City life, painted girls
In the day nothing matters
It's the nighttime that flatters

Oh the night is my world (you take my self, you take my self control)
City lights, painted girls (you got me livin' only for the night)
In the day nothing matters (before the morning comes the story's told)
It's the nighttime that flatters (you take my self, you take my self control)

I said I I live among the creatures of the night (you take my self, you take my self control)
I haven't got the will to try and fight (you take my self, you take my self control)
Against a new tomorrow (you take my self, you take my self control)
So I guess I just believe it that tomorrow never knows (you take my self, you take my self control)

Oh oh oh 
Oh oh oh 
Oh oh oh 
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh (you take my self, you take my)
Oh oh oh (you take my self, you take my)
Oh oh oh (you take my self, you take my)
Oh oh oh (you take my self, you take my)
Oh oh oh (you take my self, you take my self control)
Oh oh oh (you take my self, you take my self control)
Oh oh oh (you take my self, you take my self control)
Oh oh oh (you take my self, you take my self control)
Oh oh oh (you take my self, you take my self control)
Oh oh oh (you take my self, you take my self control)
Oh oh oh (you take my self, you take my self control)

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Written by: Gaetano Bigazzi, Raffaele Riefoli, Stephen Vincent Piccolo

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