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Don't Count On Me

by The Controversy

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1.
Two Voices 03:45
Always been a shy kid, Afraid of judging eyes I hid, I hid. Following the shadows at night, Always trying to fit in. As the years went passing by I had enough, grew tired of the dark. Don't wanna pretend anymore I wanna shout and Let it out, howl at the night. Two voices to release Get it out, laugh at the fright Two voices for relief Let it out, howl at the night. Two voices to release Get it out, laugh at the fright Two voices for relief At times I still feel that chill Crawling through my spine, it's caving in. All the walls are closing on me, Don't wanna give in, don't give in. Let it out, howl at the night. Two voices to release Get it out, laugh at the fright Two voices for relief Let it out, howl at the night. Two voices to release Get it out, laugh at the fright Two voices for relief
2.
Walking down the street, Away from where he's no one. Street light on his eyes, Glows the world of Aima. No one will see the truth under the makeup The sequins will shine The queen is back tonight He's the queen, queen of Chinatown Everyone loves Aima at night He's the queen, queen of Chinatown Happiness until the lights go on High heels in his hands, Street lights his last companions. Boys down the street, Shouting him some loving. As the boys' laugh and their hands hunt Aima down Fast the blade goes Aima's life fades away, fades away But he smiles, and, sings He's the queen, queen of Chinatown Everyone loves Aima at night He's the queen, queen of Chinatown Happiness until the lights go out, out, out Always do what you wanna do Always did what he wanted to He's the queen, queen of Chinatown He's the queen, queen of Chinatown
3.
Neon Sign 04:00
Like a neon sign Always in front of me like a neon sign Glowing in front of me like a neon sign Like a neon sign How could I have been so blind for so long, so long You are still in your mind not knowing how come, how come I woke up, I woke up Never asked to be your doll, why did you fool me, fool me? Your need to control the world, won’t let you see you chocked me I woke up, I woke up Like a neon sign How could I have been so blind How could I have been so blind
4.
Tell me something I don't know, Something that I used to know, love. Maybe it was just a dream Undressing me for the sin, love. And all you long, And all you see, And all you do Is for me. You were the air, I burst to breathe, I'm gasping now within. Oh, (And all I wanted) If I could feel, (And all I need) If I could feel, (And all the feelings) I know you want it (You want it) Oh, (And all you wanted) If your eyes could see, (And all you need) If my eyes could see, (And all the feelings) I know you want it (You want it) I know you want it (You want it) Tell me something I don't know, Something that I used to know, love Touch me slowly, breathe me in, Thirty horses gently weep, love. And all you long, And all you see, And all you do Is for me. You were the air, I burst to breathe, I'm gasping now within. Oh, (And all I wanted) If I could feel, (And all I need) If I could feel, (And all the feelings) I know you want it (You want it) Oh, (And all you wanted) If your eyes could see, (And all you need) If my eyes could see, (And all the feelings) I know you want it (You want it) I know you want it (You want it)
5.
Luna 04:11
Luna de fuego sentada en el mar Bella durmiente bañándose en paz Olas de oro son tu cuna Y suave viento tu balanceo Luna que estas tan celosa del sol Que tiñes la noche de carmín Los árboles bailan a tu compás Y las sombras temen tu luz Luna que besas la tierra la tierra que se esconde en mis uñas Recordándome que somos una Me emborrachas de tu luz Me llenas de deseo Me elevas al infinito Luna, lunita, llévame contigo, Luna, lunita, llévame contigo. Mis pies rozan el agua dorada, Mi vestido se hace pesado, Oigo tu llamada. Dejando el mundo atrás, Uniendome con la noche. Estoy de camino, espérame luna de fuego, Hasta el fondo del mar Luna, lunita, llévame contigo, Luna, lunita, llévame contigo, Luna, lunita, llévame contigo.
6.
Fly 03:11
Fly, fly I wanna run, Holding my hands high, Shake it all away. Scream like the devils' sent As I'm a castaway. And like there's no tomorrow, Nor yesterday, Just today. I wanna jump, I wanna play it all the way. And fly Fly I wanna sing Top of my lungs You wanna sing with me? Dance like a mad man As you've always seen me do Roll on the floor Asking for more Don't matter where I go And laugh the loudest, Let them stare, They just don't dare. And fly Fly Don't break me now Don't break me now Don't break me Don't break me now Don't break me now Don't break me I wanna go A thousand places Like never before I wanna live this life, Ride it all the way Never look back Keep running fast No need to catch my breath I'm gonna sing Top of my lungs Come sing with me. And fly Fly
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You Know 03:30
I can explain, Why you’re my everything. You changed my life. You know, you know. I was no one, Lost in my dreams You saved me You know, you know.
9.
I miss that sparkle in your eyes Remember how we used to laugh? Just say you love me again. Was it me that became cold And froze the summer of your soul? Just say you love me again. Please let me in your world once more, I promise that I will be yours Just say you love me again.

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The Controversy invite you on a journey through intricate electronic beats, psychedelic ambiance, and lush pop melodies. Their latest album, "Don't Count On Me," has been named an "electronic art-pop masterpiece" by FourCulture Magazine, KCRW featured their single, "TwoVoices," as Today's Top Tune, and U&I Magazine named "Queen of Chinatown" their #1 Single of the Year. Bandcamp describes the album as "moody pop music that's turning heads." Yahoo! Music, Buzzbands LA, The Deli Magazine, El Periodico, Polari UK and Impose Magazine (amongst many others) have also featured and premiered their work.

The Controversy's sound is influenced by artists like St Vincent, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Miike Snow, Portishead, Radiohead, M83 and Massive Attack. Their music has been described as "seamless mash up of electronica with psychedelic rock; infectious pop songs which merge the melodies of 80's Depeche Mode and OMD with a touch of The Knife and Metronomy."

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released February 10, 2015

All songs written by The Controversy (Thomas Hjorth & Laura Vall)
All songs produced by The Controversy
All songs mixed by The Controversy @ Velvet Mind Productions with additional mixing by Mehdi Hassine
All songs recorded @ Velvet Mind Studios, Silver Lake, CA except "Neon Sign" recorded @ Studio 188, Culver City, CA and "Just Say You Love Me Again" recorded live by Mehdi Hassine @ Musicians Institute Studios, Hollywood, CA
Drums and cello recording for all songs by Mehdi Hassine @ Musicians Institute Studios, Hollywood, CA
Artwork design by Thomas Hjorth
Artwork photography by Mehdi Hassine
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Influenced by David Bowie, Massive Attack, St Vincent, and Radiohead, The Controversy's music is a seamless mash up of electronica with psychedelic rock. Their album, "Don't Count On Me," was been named an "electronic art-pop masterpiece", featured on KCRW and named "Queen of Chinatown" their #1 Single of the year. Bandcamp describes the album as "moody pop music that's turning heads." ... more

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