@RocketLanch8- We also had a lilac bush in our house in Pennsylvania, but I think we may have needed a few lessons on pruning and planting lilacs. The vines will definitely take over the place if you don't cut them back once in a while, but you also don't want to cut them completely off at the base and hope they grow back. It won't happen for a long time, if it happens at all.
I'm seriously considering growing dwarf lilacs, if I can find a plant nursery around here that has them. I miss the smell of lilacs when they are in full bloom, but I don't want to plant anything that could make life difficult for the next owner of my property.