The Clash Complete Control Lyrics

They said release ‘Remote Control’

But we didn’t want it on the label

They said, “Fly to Amsterdam”

The people laughed but the press went mad

Ooh ooh ooh someone’s really smart

Ooh ooh ooh complete control, that’s a laugh

On the last tour my mates couldn’t get in

I’d open up the back door but they’d get run out again

At every hotel we was met by the Law

Come for the party – come to make sure!

Ooh ooh ooh have we done something wrong?

Ooh ooh ooh complete control, even over this song

They said we’d be artistically free

When we signed that bit of paper

They meant let’s make a lotsa mon-ee

An’ worry about it later

Ooh ooh ooh I’ll never understand

Ooh ooh ooh complete control – lemme see your other hand!

All over the news spread fast

They’re dirty, they’re filthy

They ain’t gonna last!

This is Joe Public speaking

I’m controlled in the body, controlled in the mind

Total

C-o-n control – that means you!