Control

Album: Come Clean (2001)
Charted: 15 68

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about the very intense relationship lead singer Wes Scantlin had with an ex-girlfriend. He couldn't control her and she couldn't control him, which made it very combustible.
  • This was Puddle Of Mudd's first single. It was released on Fred Durst's label, Flawless Records. Scantlin gave one of Durst's bodyguards a demo tape when he got backstage at a Limp Bizkit show, and Durst signed the band when he heard it.
  • Scantlin was arrested in March 2002, after fighting with his girlfriend in a car. In another example of life imitating art, there is a scene in the video of Scantlin and his girlfriend fighting in a car by the side of a highway and never quite making up. Charges were not filed.

Comments: 11

  • Helmslayer from LvEveryone just ignoring the fact he likes his a$$ smacked
  • Cristian from CopenhagenWho is the girl?
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjI just did my research, it IS, in fact the same Brad Stewart from Shinedown.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjIt says in the lyrics that a guy named Brad Stewart helped write this song; does anyone know if this is the same Brad Stewart that used to play bass for Shinedown?
  • Matt from Houston, TxI've stopped watching wrestling since wwe has fired paul london. sorry
  • Blake from Manchester, TnFor WWE fans, this was the theme song for Survivor Series 2001. Quality tune for a quality show.
  • Ben from Gosford, AustraliaApparently he couldn't leave her because the sex was too good. Don't know about anyone else here, but if I was with some woman and that was the only reason she stayed with me, I'd feel pretty used.
  • Myles from Sydney, CanadaYeah, unless they have child-lock on, which my guess would be no seeing as it's only the 2 of them (and YES I do know he has a kid), she would be able to get out. Just saying. And when i listen to this song when my parents are around, I turn it down and think of something to say when the S&M part comes up. XD
  • Will from Mcallen , Txthis song is about his girlfriend and him having s&m sex. just look at the words " i love the way you look at me, i love the way you smack my ass, i love the dirty things you do, when i hhave control of you". self exclamatory
  • Andy from Halifax, EnglandYes, very well noticed, made me chuckle (but only very quietly 2 myself)
    (and i think the idea is that the girlfriend is stranded, rather then the fact that she may be locked in the car)
  • Nick from Paramus, NjDid anyone notice in the video when Wes locks his girl in the car and throws the keys away, the keys actually land in a "puddle" of "mud"?
    Clever.
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