(You Can't) Control Her

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    Debut "L"P "Apples and Sunshine" from the Chicago Indie Rock ensemble known as bully in the hallway...

    "The truly refreshing aspect of Bully is their tendency to stray from the “yawn” music that dominates the indie-charts of today. (Not that there’s anything wrong with the likes of Grizzly Bear or Bon Iver; I just don’t want my entire iTunes library ending up in a sleep playlist.) This Chicago quintet is most definitely punk rock and embraces comparisons to Fugazi and other staples of the genre. Their first LP, Apples and Sunshine, aims to break ground as a fusion of punk to jazz to funk, and serves as a side dish to the outstanding live shows put on by the band for the past two years."

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(You Can’t) Control Her.

You can’t control her…
You can’t bemoan her…

It’s as simple as that, you don’t want to know.

You can’t condone her…
Even if you wrote her…

It’s as simple as that, you don’t want to know.

There’s nothing you owe her…
You can’t take that back now…

It’s as simple as that, you don’t want to know.

These bare…bare...knuckles are bleeding and proud.
I’m fix…fix…fixated with impossible sound,
Wait…wait…wait…Is she watching me now?

Watch…watch…watching as my breath turns to clouds.
As the has…has…been(s) are lining up proud,
Wait…wait…wait…She don’t get me how?


from Apples and Sunshine, released July 18, 2009
Production: bully in the hallway

Music Written By: bully in the hallway

Lyrics By: bully in the hallway

Engineering: Mike Lust at Phantom Manor

Mixing: Mike Lust at Phantom Manor

Mastering: Carl Saff at Saff Mastering


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Bully is a punk band from Chicago, Illinois.

Like all great things, we started as a joke in December of 2006.

If you want to contact us about shows, booking, events or just because you'd like to talk, email us at
bullyinthehallway (at) gmail (dot) com.
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