Take Control
Weezer Lyrics


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Leave me now
Show me how
And I won't be ashamed of the things we once made
And I won't be comin' back 'round here no more, no

Leave and try
Tell me why
And I won't let you down
Drag your name all over town
And I won't be comin' back 'round here no more

Yo, everyone, everyone
Everyone I know (everyone I know)
Take control

And I won't let you down, drag your name all over town
And I won't be comin' back 'round here no more

Yo, everyone, everyone
Everyone I know (everyone I know)
Take control
Whoa hoooo




Whoa hoooo
Whoa hoooo

Overall Meaning

In Weezer's song "Take Control," the lyrics convey a message of empowerment and self-determination. The repeated refrain of "take control" urges the listener to assert their agency and take charge of their own life. The verses display a sense of determination to move forward and leave behind the past, despite any potential shame or regret. The singer is determined to not let anyone bring them down or ruin their reputation, and they are willing to cut ties and move on to ensure that.


The lyrics also hint at a sense of frustration with those who might try to hold the singer back. They urge these individuals to "leave" and to explain why they are doing so, indicating a desire for closure and understanding. The repeated line of "drag your name all over town" suggests that the singer will not allow anyone to hurt them or defame their name. Ultimately, the song encourages listeners to take control of their own lives, stand up for themselves, and not be afraid to walk away from toxic situations.


Line by Line Meaning

Leave me now
Please depart from my life abruptly


Show me how
Demonstrate to me the proper way to part ways


And I won't be ashamed of the things we once made
I refuse to feel embarrassed about our shared history


And I won't be comin' back 'round here no more, no
I have decided to permanently sever all ties to this location


Leave and try
Please exit and attempt to repair our relationship elsewhere


Tell me why
Please explain your reasons for seeking to depart from me


And I won't let you down
I promise to support and uplift you


Drag your name all over town
Publically tarnish your reputation


Yo, everyone, everyone
Attention, everyone


Everyone I know (everyone I know)
Every person in my social circle


Take control
Seize the reins of your life and assume command


And I won't be comin' back 'round here no more
I have decided to permanently sever all ties to this location


Yo, everyone, everyone
Attention, everyone


Everyone I know (everyone I know)
Every person in my social circle


Take control
Seize the reins of your life and assume command


Whoa hoooo
Expressing excitement or joy


Whoa hoooo
Expressing excitement or joy


Whoa hoooo
Expressing excitement or joy




Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Written by: River Cuomo

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