Controller Lyrics

Oingo Boingo


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Danny Elfman
album: Track 8 in album Only a Lad
release date: 1981-6-19
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 3:24
baritone saxophone: Leon Schneiderman
bass: Kerry Hatch
trombone: Richard Gibbs
keyboard: Richard Gibbs
guitar: Danny Elfman, Steve Bartek
tenor saxophone: Sam "Sluggo" Phipps
trumpet: Dale Turner
drums: Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez
horn arranger: Steve Bartek
mastering: George Marino
producer: Oingo Boingo, Peter Solley
vocal: Kerry Hatch
lead vocals: Danny Elfman

Cover Art


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There's someone knockin' on my door
There's someone knockin' on my door
I think they're looking for me
I think they're looking for me
Pretend there ain't nobody home
Don't make a sound, don't even move
Don't give them nothing to see
I think they're looking for me

I got to run
I got to run
I got to run
I got to run
I got to run

There's someone crawling in my yard
There's someone creeping on my roof
There's someone tapping my phone
I feel it deep in my bones
They want to probe my intuition
They want to find out what I know
Why don't they leave me alone
Why don't they leave me alone

I got to run
I got to run
I got to run
Might be the catcher
Or the controller
Can't be too careful
I take precautions
They're very clever
I got to run

Faceless surgeons armed with razors
Cut out our imagination

(Repeat first verse)

(repeat chorus)

Faceless surgeons armed with razors
Cut out our imagination
It's a strange thing
Deadly reason
Razors cut with such precision
Probing deep without detection
Razors never lie
But it's all right

I think they're looking for me
I think they're looking for me
I think they're looking for me
I think they're looking for meeeeeeeeeee


Track Listing

  • 1 Little Girls
  • 2 Perfect System
  • 3 On the Outside
  • 4 Capitalism
  • 5 You Really Got Me
  • 6 Only a Lad
  • 7 What You See
  • 8 Controller
  • 9 Imposter
  • 10 Nasty Habits