On Our Own

Album: Ghostbusters II Soundtrack (1989)
Charted: 4 2
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  • You want somethin' done?
    You gotta do it yourself
    Ow!
    y'all think this is gonna be another one of those funky joints
    Heart, soul, d-d-dance!

    If I was you, and you were me, you ought a be winning
    If you want something better, you gotta want to keep your all
    'Cause I believe, so much do we, they know we're not kidding
    If you feel the same as me, girl, you gotta learn to take the fall

    Now I find out that nothing is given
    Don't know where the cards may fall
    All I know is that we gotta get it
    We've gotta make it on our own

    Well I guess we're gonna have to take control
    (On our own)
    If it's up to us, we've got to take it home
    (On our own)

    Can't you see that all we need to be a go-getter
    Gotta make your own decisions, gotta go for what ya know
    There comes a time in our lives, you want to be bigger
    Gotta keep, keep on pushing, you gotta learn to take control, yeah

    Well I guess we're gonna have to take control
    (On our own)
    If it's up to us, we've got to take it home
    Gotta, gotta, take it home, gotta, gotta, gotta take it home (on our own)

    Heart, soul, d-d-dance!

    Too hot to handle, too cold to hold
    They're called Ghostbusters and they're in control
    Had 'em throwin' a party for a bunch of children
    While all the while, the slime was under the building
    So they packed up the crew, got a grip came quick
    Grabbed the proton packs on their backs, and they split
    To battle out Vigo, the master of evil
    Try to battle my boys? That's not legal

    (Oh we oh) They're in control
    (Oh we oh) why why ya know it
    I said they're in control
    (Oh we oh) why why ya know it
    (Oh we oh) why why ya know it

    Well I guess we're gonna have to take control
    Gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta (on our own)
    If it's up to us, we've got to take it home
    Too hot to handle, too cold to hold, they're called Ghostbusters and they're in control
    (on our own)

    Well I guess we're gonna have to take control
    Gotta, gotta, take it home, gotta, gotta take it home (on our own)
    If it's up to us, we've got to take it home
    Gotta, gotta, take it home, gotta, gotta, gotta take it home (on our own)

    (Oh we oh) OW!
    (Oh we oh) why why ya know it
    (Oh we oh) Uh!
    (Oh we oh) why why ya know it

    Well I guess we're gonna have to take control Writer/s: ANTONIO REID, DARYL SIMMONS, KENNETH BABYFACE EDMONDS
    Publisher: O/B/O CAPASSO, Roba Music Verlag GMBH, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
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Comments: 4

  • Markantney from BiloxeMay 2015,

    The "SongFacts" indicate he left the group (New Edition) in 1996; he originally left (with minimal success at first) in 1986 and he was more "asked" to leave; than it was him choosing to leave.

    But this song and his 2nd solo album, "Don't Be Cruel" were major hits. He was The Man for 3 solid years off that album.
  • Aaron from Calhoun, GaGreat song. I like it better than the theme to the first movie.
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiWhenever I see the Ghostbusters episode of Diffrent stokes,I have the urge to sing this song.To Hot to Handle,to cold to hold they're the Ghostbusters in Control... I love this song.
  • Mike from Cincinnati, OhBobby Brown actually had a small acting role in Ghostbusters 2.
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