Take Control

Amerie

About Take Control

"Take Control" is a song by American singer Amerie from her third studio album, Because I Love It (2007). It was released as the album's lead single on October 17, 2006. The song was written by Cee-Lo Green, Mike Caren, and Amerie, and was produced by Caren, with additional production handled by Cee-Lo, Amerie, and Len Nicholson. "Take Control" contains excerpts from the 1970 song "Jimmy, Renda-se" by Brazilian musician Tom Zé, and elements of the 1980 song "You Make My Dreams" by Hall & Oates.  


Year:
2013
5:25
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Hey
Wait a minute
Hey

I said, baby
I love the way that you hold me
And you touch me like you know me
See, I don't want nobody else
And I, I'm 'bout to offer all I can give him
'Cause I'm a slave to his rhythm
I said, I just can't help myself

'Cause, baby, I love ya
And I trust ya
You don't have to worry 'bout nothing
Oh, I'm alive right now; look at me
And I want ya
No, I need ya
And I'll do anything to please ya
I just want you to take control of me (take control)

[Chorus:]
I said, hey (hey)
Show me how you want it now
(Do you) like it when I take it down?
I got everything
And anything you need, I wanna bring it to you, baby
Hey (hey)
Come a little closer now
(Don't stop) Wanna go another round
You got everything
And anything I need, want you to bring it to me, baby

Take control of me (Take control of me)
Take control of me (Take control of me)
Take control of me (Take control of me)
Take control

I said, baby
I got to tell you how much I love it
The way you kiss my neck in public
I try my best not to blush
Even when an argument comes around
You take the time to break it down
And you're never, ever in a rush
(Never, never, never, ever, never, never!)

And I'm scared, and I'm nervous
Trying is always worth it
Oh, I'm alive right now; look at me
And I want him, I need him
I'll find him, I'll forgive him, I'll feed him
(Oh) I just want you to take control of me (take control)

[Chorus]

Take control of me (Take control of me)
Take control of me (Take control of me)
Take control of me (Take control of me)
Take control

[Bridge:]
Now, if you feel what I feel, come and take control of me
Don't you mind how you feelin'; just take control of me
'Cause you got my soul on fire, and I feel just fine
You got what I need
Na, na, na, na
(Na, na, na, na, hey, hey, hey) hey, hey, hey!
(Na, na, na, na, hey, hey, hey)

I said, hey (hey)
Show me how you want it now (Show me how you want it)
(Do you) like it when I take it down?
I got everything
And anything you need, I wanna bring it to you, baby (oh)
Hey (hey)
Come a little closer now (Come a little closer)
(Don't stop) Wanna go another round
You got everything
And anything I need, want you to bring it to me, baby

Take control of me (Take control of me)
Take control of me (lost to me)
Take control of me (Take control of me)
Why don't you come a little closer?

Hey!

(Na, na, na, na, hey, hey, hey)
(Na, na, na, na, hey, hey, hey)

Hey, hey, hey!

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Amerie

Amerie Mi Marie Rogers (born January 12, 1981), known professionally as Amerie or Ameriie, is an American recording artist, record producer, and actress. She debuted in 2002 with the album All I Have, primarily co-written and produced by Rich Harrison, and was well received in the urban market. In 2005, Amerie released her biggest hit to date, "1 Thing", the lead single from her second album, Touch, which garnered her crossover recognition and earned two Grammy Award nominations. Her third album, Because I Love It, achieved moderate international success in 2007, although it was not released in North America, and she subsequently left her label Columbia Records. Amerie released her fourth studio album, In Love & War, in 2009, her first album under Island … more »

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Written by: Thomas Callaway, Sara Allen, Daryl Hall, John Oates, Amerie Rogers, Tom Ze, Mike Caren

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, Editora e Importadora Musical Fermata do Brasil Ltda., BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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11 facts about this song

Song Composition
"Take Control" by Amerie is known for its drums and horns with a heavy funk emphasis, straying slightly from the singer's signature go-go sound.
Album Inclusion
The song is a part of Amerie's third studio album, "Because I Love It," which released in 2007.
Song Production
"Take Control" was produced by Cee-Lo Green and Mike Caren - a contrast from Amerie's usual preference of working with producer Rich Harrison.
Chart Performance
The track reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart and number 66 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
Cultural Influence
In addition to being released as a single, "Take Control" was also featured in the soccer video game FIFA 08, expanding its reach to a different audience.
Composition Influence
Some parts of the song were inspired by styles of 1960s and 1970s folk, soul, and rock - showing Amerie's love for varied music genres.
Critical Reception
The song was generally received with positive reviews from critics, praising its retro rhythm and Amerie's powerful vocals.
Music Video
The music video directed by Scott Franklin got up to 2 million views on YouTube, highlighting the song's popularity among fans.
Collaborative Achievement
The song's release marked the first significant collaboration between Amerie and Cee-Lo, broadening her musical repertoire.
Award Nominations
"Take Control" was nominated for the Best Female Video at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in Japan.
Release Success
Despite encountering a lukewarm reception in the U.S., the song did reasonably well in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom, where Amerie has a significant fanbase.

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