THE NUMBER

Written by Louis DiBlasi in 1999, Permission is a sadistic staple in the tri-State music scene.
Drunk with power from the first word, “I’M,” the narrator speaks flippantly of domination, explaining how it came to be that the subservient lover’s formerly directionless life now has a sense of purpose.
The song resonates with listeners on both sides of the power dichotomy.

 

Lyrics

I’m gonna tell you when to cut your hair
I’m gonna tell you the clothes you can wear
and I’m gonna tell you the movies to see
before you do anything baby come and see me
cause  “One Rule Supersedes”
you know you need my permission
I’m gonna tell you what to do and say
I’m gonna tell you when you can play
and I’m gonna show you right from wrong
when we make love it better be all night long
cause I’m the one with final say
you know you need my permission