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December 02, 2011

The Troggs - I Can't Control Myself (1966)

Originally called The Troglodytes, this group came together in 1964 and was signed by The Kinks manager Larry Page in 1965. They’re primarily remembered for their largest hit, “Wild Thing,” that reached the top of the charts in the US and number two in the UK. Their success in the US dwindled due to not touring there until 1968, and in 1969 the band finally called it quits.

This song was first released as a single in 1966 with the B-side “Gonna Make You”. It met some censorship around the globe for its provocative lyrics, but ultimately became a hit for the group.

The Troggs - I Can't Control Myself

The Troggs - I Can't Control Myself (1966)

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Lyrics:

Oh no!

(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)

I can't stand still 'cause you've got me goin'
(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
Your slacks are low and your hips are showin'
(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)

I thank you girl as you're standing there
Your low-cut slacks and your long black hair
I want you going; I want no one else
'Cause when I'm with you I can't control myself

Defenses down and you got me shakin'
(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
You got me so that my nerves are breakin'
(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)

If you knew me like I know you, girl
Your knees would bend and your hair would curl
You make me move, yeah, like no one else
And when I'm with you I can't control myself

I've got this feeling that's inside of me
It makes me think of how things used to be
It makes me feel all right
When I'm with you at night
And we love
And we love

(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)

You fill me so, with this big temptation
(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
This kind of feeling could move a nation
(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)

But I'm ok when I'm here with you
I do the things that you want me to
I do these things for no one else
But when I'm with you I can't control myself

(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
I can't control myself
(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
I can't control myself
(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
I can't control myself, baby
(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)
Ahh!
(Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba ba)…

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