Control Yourself

April 29, 2010 0 By archshrk

Another post stolen from Woot.com (because I am anything but original). This is a cover of MGMT’s Kids which, by the way, has two very weird videos. Not it’s kind of sad but I found this version much better than the original. I think what makes this version apeal to me (besides the family-friendly video) is how much it reminds me of Talking Heads – don’t know why. But I have to agree with the folks over at CollegeHumor.com – “It’s good, but I can’t help but feel like one more ukulele would have made it great.”

The Ooks of Hazard (aka Seven Ukulele Band).
Not to be confused with the Ukes Of Hazard who are equally good.


You were a child
Crawling on your knees toward it
Making momma so proud,
But your voice is too loud

We like to watch you laughing,
You pick the insects off plants
No time to think of consequences

[Chorus:]
Control yourself
Take only what you need from it
A family of trees wanted
To be haunted

[Repeat chorus]

The water is warm
But it?s sending me shivers
A baby is born
Crying out for attention

The memories fade
Like looking through a fogged mirror
Decision to decisions are made
And not bought,
But I thought this wouldn?t hurt a lot.
I guess not

[Chorus x2]