Control

from by Allie Chipkin

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lyrics

I have tried to grip the air
but some sunshine always leaks
and I was certain I could keep you here
with those perfect words I was gonna speak

But that’s a control that I’ll never have
Everyone tells me just let it be
but what if I love you uncontrollably?

I have pounded on the rain
as if that might make it cease
though I’ve reasoned with the pain
it refuses to release

That’s a control that I’ll never have
I know I should listen and let it be
but it feels like the love’s controlling me

I let you go because I had to
Restlessly reaching for some hold
but you were never mineto control

There’s a somethin’ that I hate
about all the things I need
I shouldn’t want to be with anybody
who doesn’t want to be with me

That’s a control that I’ll never have
Everyone tells me just let it be
but it feels like the love’s controlling me

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from Honey & Knives, released April 25, 2014
Piano, Vocals- Allie Chipkin. Drums- Kevin O'Connell. Bass-Will Sacks.

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Allie Chipkin Poughkeepsie, New York

A Poughkeepsie native, Allie ventured to The Boston Conservatory after high school to pursue a career in Musical Theater. After several years in Boston Conservatory's BFA program, Allie transferred to Skidmore College where she began writing her own songs. Major influences include Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, John Mayer, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. ... more

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