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Greatest Hits

18 Oct 2004

Revealing two new tracks from Robbie's new writing partnership with Stephen Duffy, the album gave an indication of his forthcoming material and carried almost all the biggest hits from his previous studio albums.

Having already stacked up 16 top ten singles and five no.1 albums in the UK alone, Robbie managed to shift a colossal 320,000 copies of the album in its first week of release!

As Robbie stepped into a new era, Greatest Hits turned out to be his fastest selling album ever, eclipsing Sing When You're Winning - his previous fastest selling album - by nearly 6,500 copies.

Perplexed at the prospect of releasing a Greatest Hits album, he said: "I rarely, if at all, look back over my career..."

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Robbie Says

Old Before I Die 3:54 Lyrics

Old Before I Die

She's taking me places
I should never have been
She's showing me faces
I should never have seen
Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie I say

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

She's not feeling stable
She's unable to breathe
Her heart's beating faster
So I'll ask her to leave
These are strange days,
We're living in today
Am I straight or gay?

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to see the day
The Pope gets high
I hope I'm old, I hope I'm old,
Before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie, I say, I say, I say

I hope I'm old (I hope I'm old)
Before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die
I hope I'm old
Before, old before I die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Old Before I Die

"This is about my hedonistic period last year, which by now you all know about. It was a very decadent time, in fact it taught me to be a very good ‘decadancer'.

 

 

Lazy Days 3:53 Lyrics

Lazy Days

Lazy days calling to you
Come out to play
The future flies with you
Now you can be sure love is the cure
What we're searching for
Is to have a jolly good time

Crazy days but you'll get me through
And here I'll stay holdin' on to you
Now you can be sure
Our thoughts unpure
Will unlock the door
And we will have a jolly good time

It can happen in any season
We don't need any reason
To sit around and wait
The world can change in a second so
I find the sunshine beckons me
To open up the gate
And dream and dream

Lazy days don't let them get you down
Wear your smile
I don't want to see you frown
Don't let them get you down

It can happen in any season
We don't need any reason
To sit around and wait
The world can change in a second so
I find the sunshine beckons me
To open up the gate
And dream and dream

Then we will have - a jolly good time

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Lazy Days

"This is the second single from the album and it's an anthem about being young. It's basically saying enjoy your youth and don't worry about making mistakes because we all make mistakes - it's part of growing up. That's something I've only just learnt for myself."

 

Angels 4:24 Lyrics

Angels 

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
cos I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong

And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

Repeat Chorus

 

 

Written by Williams/ G Chambers

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Angels

"I'd released three singles and an album which had sold 33,000 copies in three months and I was on the verge of being dropped and then Angels came out and six albums later I'm still here. So without Angels I wouldn't have a career."

 

 

Let Me Entertain You 4:21 Lyrics

Let Me Entertain You

Hell is gone and heaven's here
There's nothing left for you to fear
Shake your arse come over here
Now scream
I'm a burning effigy
Of everything I used to be
You're my rock of empathy, my dear

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Life's too short for you to die
So grab yourself an alibi
Heaven knows your mother lied
Mon cher
Separate your right from wrongs
Come and sing a different song
The kettle's on so don't be long
Mon cher

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Look me up in the yellow pages
I will be your rock of ages
Your see through fads and your crazy phases
Yeah
Little Bo Peep has lost his sheep
He popped a pill and fell asleep
The dew is wet but the grass is sweet my dear

Your mind gets burned
With the habits you've learned
But we're the generation that's got to be heard
You're tired of your teachers and your school's a drag
You're not going to end up like your mum and dad

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

He may be good he may be outta sight
But he can't be here so come around tonight
Here is the place where the feeling grows
You gotta get high before you taste the lows
So come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Let Me Entertain You

"We were round Guy's house watching the Rock ‘n' Roll circus with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and were quite inspired and went upstairs and wrote a Who-esque type song. I'm really proud of the video. Let Me Entertain You is the best video I've ever done I think."

 

 

Millennium 4:05 Lyrics

Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium

Some say that we are players
Some say that we are pawns
But we've been making money
Since they day that we were born
Got to slow down 'cos we're low down

Run around in circles
Live a life of solitude
Till we find ourselves a partner someone to
Relate to
Then we'll slow down
Before we fall down

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Live for liposuction
And detox for your rent
Overdose at Christmas
And give it up for lent

My friends are all so cynical
They refuse to keep the faith
We all enjoy the madness
'Cos we know we're going to fade away

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

We've got stars directing our fate
Millennium
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/L Bricusse/J Barry
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Millennium

"Millennium didn't have a title - there was no (sings) ‘Millennium'. Just a chorus without that bit. We didn't know what to call it but the Millennium was soon to come round, so we called it Millennium."

 

 

 

No Regrets 5:10 Lyrics

No Regrets

Tell me a story
Where we all change
And we'd live our lives together
And not estranged

I didn't lose my mind it was
Mine to give away
Couldn't stay to watch me cry
You didn't have the time
So I softly slip away...

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Sing me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

I know from the outside
We looked good for each other
Felt things were going wrong
When you didn't like my mother

I don't want to hate but that's
All you've left me with
A bitter aftertaste and a fantasy of
How we all could live

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
[We've been told you stay up late]
I know they're still talking
[You're far too short to carry weight]
The demons in your head

[Return the videos they're late]
If I could just stop hating you
[Goodbye]
I'd feel sorry for us instead

Remember the photographs (insane)
The ones where we all laugh (so lame)
We were having the time of our lives
Well thank you it was a real blast

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Write me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

Everything I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time you told me to leave
I just wanted to stay
Every time you looked at me and
Every time you smiled
I felt so vacant you treat me like a child
I loved the way we used to laugh
I loved the way we used to smile
Often I sit down and think of you
For a while
Then it passes me by and I think of
Someone else instead
I guess the love we once had is
Officially dead

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

No Regrets

"With No Regrets, it's a song about feeling the sadness of a certain situation, which was Take That, y'know. And I believe that it encapsulates the overall sadness, it's not bitter, having a go at them like I have done in the past, it was 'I'm sorry for all of us in this situation'."

 

 

Strong 4:58 Lyrics

Strong

My breath smells of a thousand fags
And when I'm drunk I dance like me Dad
I've started to dress a bit like him

Early morning when I wake up
I look like Kiss but without the make-up
And that's a good line to take it to
The bridge

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

My bed's full of takeaways and fantasies
Of easy lays
The pause button's broke on my video

And is this real 'cos I feel fake
Oprah Winfrey, Rikki Lake
Teach me things I don't need to know

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And it's starting to show so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song my song my song

If I did it all again I'd be a nun
The rain was never cold when I was young
I'm still young, we're still young
Life's too short to be afraid
Step inside the sun

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Strong

"Strong was written in a hotel in Koln and I'd developed these very very obsessive fans - I actually was freaked out by these people. Because I was doing my best to avoid them...I just wanted to sit down and let them know that I wasn't being big-headed, I was actually feeling a bit scared, I'm not being rude but you freak me out!"

 

She's The One 4:18 Lyrics

She's The One

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
And if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

We were young we were wrong
We were fine all along
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna play
You'll be so high you'll be flying

Though the sea will be strongI know we'll carry on
Cos if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna say it
You'll be so high you'll be flying

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
Yeah she's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
She's the one

Buy this song Robbie says

She's the One

 "She's The One was a song that meant an awful lot to me when I came out of rehab. I wanted one of those kinds of ballads on my album and I wanted that song to be heard by loads of people...it's a beautiful ballad."

 

 

Rock DJ 4:18 Lyrics

Rock DJ

Me with the floorshow
Kickin' with your torso
Boys getting high
And the girls even more so
Wave your hands if you're not with the man
Can I kick it (yes you can)
I got (funk)
You got (soul)
We got everybody
I've got the gift
Gonna stick it in the goal
It's time to move your body

Babylon back in business
Can I get a witness
Every girl every man
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Singin' in the classes
Music for your masses
Give no head
No backstage passes
Have a proper giggle
I'll be quite polite
But when I rock the mike
I rock the mike (right)
You got no love then you're with the wrong man
It's time to move your body
If you can't get a girl but your best friend can
It's time to move your body

I don't wanna be sleazy
Baby just tease me
Got no family planned
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Pimpin' ain't easy
Most of them fleece me
Every night
Pimpin' ain't easy
But if you're sellin' it
It's alright

Come on
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/K Andrews/N Pigford/E Paris Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd/ Hit and Run Music 2000/ Minder Music

Buy this song Robbie says

Rock DJ

"This song is a party song, that is party songs usually have inane lyrics that mean nothing. Everything else has been, you know, emotional. It's been, I'm sad, or, I need love or, I'm lonely or.... You know, it's not a depressing album, but it has been about sadness, being lonely and being depressed, funnily enough, but done in an upbeat way.

 

I actually just went Ian [Dury], 'will you please send me a rhythm' and then he went, 'Singing in the classes, music for your masses, give no head no backstage passes...'

The video is: I'm doing the ultimate strip tease. Walk into this club and there's all these ladies there and I'm a bit like 'yeah, I'm cool', but check out the DJ, she's dirty. And the DJ 's not giving me anything back to warrant me going, 'look, I'm Robbie Williams', so I start dancing. Then all of a sudden she goes, [mimics look], like that, literally, hah! Like that. What have I gone and done? I've gone and taken my skin off, haven't I, and start doing this ultimate strip tease and then I take pieces of my flesh and throw them into the crowd, and then I get down to my bones: puff! Robbie is gone but he'll be back for the next video."

Kids 4:46 Lyrics

Kids

Me no bubbletious
Me smoke heavy tar
Me be grooving slowly where you are
Notify your next of kin
'Cause you're never coming back
I've been dropping beats since Back in Black

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

You've got a reputation
Well I guess that can be explored
You're dancing with the chairman of the board
Take a ride on my twelve cylinder symphony
But if you got other plans
The purpose of a woman is to love her man

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(Doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love

Come down from the ceiling
I didn't mean to get so high
I couldn't do what I wanted to do
When my lips were dry
You can't just up and leave me
I'm a singer in a band
Well I like drummers baby
You're not my bag

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

I'm an honorary Sean Connery, born '74
There's only one of me
Single-handedly raising the economy
Ain't no chance of the record company dropping me
Press be asking do I care for sodomy
I don't know, yeah, probably
I've been looking for serial monogamy
Not some bird that looks like Billy Connolly
But for now I'm down for ornithology
Grab your binoculars, come follow me

 

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says

Kids

"She [Kylie] asked if we would like to write a song for her. And of course we'd love to. So we started writing this song for Kylie, big massive chorus and then I'm thinking I want this song, this is a Robbie song. So I played it to Kylie, she came down to the studio and she liked it, and we did it there and then. We sang the duet together there and then.

It's kind of sweet, because I really wanted to have her say lots of dirty things to me, but really wasn't brave enough to write the lyric."

 

Supreme 4:18 Lyrics

Supreme

Oh it seemed forever stopped today
All the lonely hearts in London
Caught a plane and flew away
And all the best women are married
All the handsome men are gay
You feel deprived

Yeah are you questioning your size?
Is there a tumour in your humour,
Are there bags under your eyes?
Do you leave dents where you sit,
Are you getting on a bit?
Will you survive
You must survive

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Oh what are you really looking for?
Another partner in your life to
abuse and to adore?
Is it lovey dovey stuff,
Do you need a bit of rough?
Get on your knees

Yeah turn down the love songs that you hear
'Cause you can't avoid the sentiment
That echoes in your ear
Saying love will stop the pain
Saying love will kill the fear
Do you believe
You must believe
When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with (ah)
Got my back up
And now she's screaming
So I've got to turn the track up
Sit back and watch the royalties stack up
I know this girl she likes to switch teams
And I'm a fiend but I'm living for a love supreme

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Come and live a love supreme
Don't let it get you down
Everybody lives for love

Repeat...

Buy this song Robbie says

Supreme

"I was in Switzerland over New Year. I was in this town square for 12.00pm and fireworks go off and it was wonderful and I was sober and it was like the best New Year I've ever had; literally, the best New Year I've ever had. And I'm trying not to drink and there's all this champagne going off. Then all of these mad Euro's start going do do do......... And I'm in the middle of this square watching them all go mad to that stringline, 'I'm having that, I'm having that, it's going in the song'. I'm hoping it's going to have the same sort of reaction in Switzerland or Germany."

 

Let Love Be Your Energy 4:06 Lyrics

Let Love Be Your Energy

Out of a million seeds
Only the strongest one breathes
You made a miracle mother
I'll make a man out of me

Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky?
What did we do wrong, why did it die?
And all the grown ups say 'sorry kids we got no reply'

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

Every tear that you cry
Will be replaced when you die
Why don't you love your brother?
Are you out of your mind?
Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky
What did we do wrong, why did it die
And if you've got no love for me then I'll say goodbye

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me
Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me

Written by R Williams and G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says isn't available
Eternity 5:01 Lyrics

Eternity

Close your eyes so you don't feel them
They don't need to see you cry
I can't promise I will heal you
But if you want to I will try
Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Someone said the truth will out
I believe without a doubt
In you

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

Yesterday when you were walking
You talked about your ma and dad
What they did that made you happy
What they did that made you sad
We sat and watched the sun go down
Then picked a star before we lost
The moon
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity
For eternity

Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I know you'll find your freedom
Eventually

For eternity
For eternity

Written by R. Williams/G. Chambers.
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Buy this song Robbie says

Eternity

"Eternity came off the back of having the most amazing summer, I'd had the best holiday... I found myself with a month off and went and did amazing things with my friends...and it came off the back of that."

 

 

 

The Road to Mandalay 3:18 Lyrics

The Road To Mandalay

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach

What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say

This sombre song would drain the sun
But it won't shine until it's sung

No water running in the stream
The saddest place we've ever seen

Everything I touched was golden
Everything I loved got broken
On the road to Mandalay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

There's nothing left for you to give
The truth is all that you're left with
Twenty paces then at dawn
We will die and be reborn

I like to sleep beneath the trees
Have the universe at one with me
Look down the barrel of a gun
And feel the Moon replace the Sun

Everything we've ever stolen
Has been lost returned or broken
No more dragons left to slay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach
What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say.

Buy this song Robbie says

The Road to Mandalay

"My favourite on the album is probably a song called 'Road To Mandalay'. We started to write, I was doing this French television show and then because we were in France I don't know, I just picked up on French vibes and started singing a French sort of melody. 'Save me from drowning in the sea, beat me up on the beach'. And then it's turned out to be the most, for me, touching song that I've written. 'Everything [I've] ever stolen has been lost, returned or broken, no more dragons left to slay'. It's one of those songs that you go this is really sad, but it's dead positive at the same time."

 

 

Feel 4:22 Lyrics

Feel

Come and hold my hand
I wanna contact the living
Not sure I understand
This role I've been given

I sit and talk to God
And he just laughs at my plans
My head speaks a language
I don't understand

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins
Going to waste

I don't want to die
But I ain't keen on living either
Before I fall in love
I'm preparing to leave her

I scare myself to death
That's why I keep on running
Before I've arrived
I can see myself coming

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins

Going to waste
And I need to feel real love
And a life ever after
I cannot give it up

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
I got too much love
Running through my veins
To go to waste

I just wanna feel real love
In a life ever after
There's a hole in my soul
You can see it in my face
It's a real big place

Come and hold my hand
I want to contact the living

Not sure I understand
This role I've been given
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Feel

"Come and hold my hand/I wanna contact the living"

 

"Most of the vocal we used on the finished thing is from the original demo; I tried to sing it again and I just couldn't sing it as well as I did on that day. I pour my heart out. It's someone who's not really sure of his place in the world and what's going on."

 

Come Undone 3:55 Lyrics

Come Undone

So unimpressed but so in awe
Such a saint but such a whore
So self aware so full of shit
So indecisive so adamant
I'm contemplating thinking about thinking
It's so frustrating just get another drink in
Watch me come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I come undone
I come undone

So rock and roll so corporate suit
So damn ugly, so damn cute
So well trained, so animal
So need your love, so fuck you all

I'm not scared of dying I just don't want to
If I stopped lying I'd just disappoint you
I come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I've come undone

So write another ballad
Mix it on a Wednesday
Sell it on a Thursday
Buy a yacht by Saturday
It's a love song

A love song
Do another interview
Sing a bunch of lies
Tell about celebrities that I despise

And sing love songs
We sing love songs
So sincere
So sincere

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum

I'm your son
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I am scum
Love your son
I am scum
Love your son

You've gotta love my sad song, my love song
My sad song, my love song, my sad song, my love song

 

Written by R Williams/B Ottestad/A Hamilton/ D Pierre
Published by BMG Music Publishing/ Twenty Seven Songs/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Come Undone

"So unimpressed but so in awe' - that's the dichotomy of me. I think it's another one of those songs where I just want to dissect a perception of myself. ‘Because I'm scum and I'm your son' is not to my family. I saw Tupac come out of a courtroom once, and he said ‘you put me down, you say I'm this that or the other, but I'm a product of your environment, and I'm still your son, America.' That touched me. And I am England's son. And I'm not scum, but I've felt like it."

 

 

 

Sexed Up 4:11 Lyrics

Sexed Up

Loose lips sunk ships
I'm getting to grips
With what you said
Know it's not in my head
I lay a bet that I'm ok

Why don't we talk about it
Why do you always doubt that
There could be a better way
It doesn't make me want to stay

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up
That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away

You say we're fatally flawed
When I'm easily bored
Is that okay
Strike me off your list
Make this the last kiss

I'll walk away
Why don't we talk about it
I'm only here don't shout it
Given time we'll forget
Let's pretend we never meet

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away
Screw you I didn't like your taste anyway
I chose you and that's all gone to waste
It's Saturday I'll go out and find another you

Why don't we
Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today

 

Written by R. Williams/G.Chambers.

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing.

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Sexed Up

"There's sort of a grain of truth in that song, y'know, that it was written about an ex, but with all sorts of art and film, things get expanded with inaccuracies and half-truths surrounding everything and that was about an ex but I didn't feel as harshly as those lyrics came out."

 

 

Radio 3:50 Lyrics

Radio

He's chosen my attic
I feel it in the static
He lives in my basement
And I can hardly face it
My performance is easy
I am the god of romance
And in my confusion
I have the right to reign

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

I'm searching for something
Beyond my understanding
Looking for meaning
Where nothing is demanding
There are no surprises
Where nothing is expected
If you offer nothing
Then everyone accepts

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

Ouch

Ouch

Ouch

Radio

Ouch

Ouch ouch

Ouch

Radio

*He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

*Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

*Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

(sung simultaneously)

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio
 

Written by R Williams/S Duffy

Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Radio

"Literally, Radio came about because I was trying to find Axel F but I couldn't find it quickly enough. I wanted to find it before he programmed a drum beat and I didn't, I only got half way through!"

 

Misunderstood 4:01 Lyrics

Misunderstood

I was trying to be misunderstood
But it didn't do me any good
I always seem to start a fight
I'd break my heart to make things right
Let them all fly off

When it comes down it all comes down
And you will not be found
When it's over it's all over
And even if you make a sound

You'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

Trying to be misunderstood
Another product of my childhood
Still I find myself outside
You can't say I haven't tried
Perhaps I tried too hard

No excuses I won't apologise
Or justify your lies
Come and find me tell them to me
Now look me in the eyes

I'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

I can't forgive sorry to say
Don't know you're guilty anyway
Isn't it funny how we don't speak
The language of love?

Written by R. Williams/S. Duffy,
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

Buy this song Robbie says

Misunderstood

"Misunderstood just came out the batch of the songs that we'd done and it's definitely, I'd say, the most sensible song that we've done."

 

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Old Before I Die 3:54 Lyrics

Old Before I Die

She's taking me places
I should never have been
She's showing me faces
I should never have seen
Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie I say

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

She's not feeling stable
She's unable to breathe
Her heart's beating faster
So I'll ask her to leave
These are strange days,
We're living in today
Am I straight or gay?

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to see the day
The Pope gets high
I hope I'm old, I hope I'm old,
Before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie, I say, I say, I say

I hope I'm old (I hope I'm old)
Before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die
I hope I'm old
Before, old before I die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Old Before I Die

"This is about my hedonistic period last year, which by now you all know about. It was a very decadent time, in fact it taught me to be a very good ‘decadancer'.

 

 

Angels 4:24 Lyrics

Angels 

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
cos I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong

And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

Repeat Chorus

 

 

Written by Williams/ G Chambers

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Angels

"I'd released three singles and an album which had sold 33,000 copies in three months and I was on the verge of being dropped and then Angels came out and six albums later I'm still here. So without Angels I wouldn't have a career."

 

 

Let Me Entertain You 4:21 Lyrics

Let Me Entertain You

Hell is gone and heaven's here
There's nothing left for you to fear
Shake your arse come over here
Now scream
I'm a burning effigy
Of everything I used to be
You're my rock of empathy, my dear

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Life's too short for you to die
So grab yourself an alibi
Heaven knows your mother lied
Mon cher
Separate your right from wrongs
Come and sing a different song
The kettle's on so don't be long
Mon cher

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Look me up in the yellow pages
I will be your rock of ages
Your see through fads and your crazy phases
Yeah
Little Bo Peep has lost his sheep
He popped a pill and fell asleep
The dew is wet but the grass is sweet my dear

Your mind gets burned
With the habits you've learned
But we're the generation that's got to be heard
You're tired of your teachers and your school's a drag
You're not going to end up like your mum and dad

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

He may be good he may be outta sight
But he can't be here so come around tonight
Here is the place where the feeling grows
You gotta get high before you taste the lows
So come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Let Me Entertain You

"We were round Guy's house watching the Rock ‘n' Roll circus with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and were quite inspired and went upstairs and wrote a Who-esque type song. I'm really proud of the video. Let Me Entertain You is the best video I've ever done I think."

 

 

Millennium 4:05 Lyrics

Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium

Some say that we are players
Some say that we are pawns
But we've been making money
Since they day that we were born
Got to slow down 'cos we're low down

Run around in circles
Live a life of solitude
Till we find ourselves a partner someone to
Relate to
Then we'll slow down
Before we fall down

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Live for liposuction
And detox for your rent
Overdose at Christmas
And give it up for lent

My friends are all so cynical
They refuse to keep the faith
We all enjoy the madness
'Cos we know we're going to fade away

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

We've got stars directing our fate
Millennium
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/L Bricusse/J Barry
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Millennium

"Millennium didn't have a title - there was no (sings) ‘Millennium'. Just a chorus without that bit. We didn't know what to call it but the Millennium was soon to come round, so we called it Millennium."

 

 

 

No Regrets 5:10 Lyrics

No Regrets

Tell me a story
Where we all change
And we'd live our lives together
And not estranged

I didn't lose my mind it was
Mine to give away
Couldn't stay to watch me cry
You didn't have the time
So I softly slip away...

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Sing me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

I know from the outside
We looked good for each other
Felt things were going wrong
When you didn't like my mother

I don't want to hate but that's
All you've left me with
A bitter aftertaste and a fantasy of
How we all could live

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
[We've been told you stay up late]
I know they're still talking
[You're far too short to carry weight]
The demons in your head

[Return the videos they're late]
If I could just stop hating you
[Goodbye]
I'd feel sorry for us instead

Remember the photographs (insane)
The ones where we all laugh (so lame)
We were having the time of our lives
Well thank you it was a real blast

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Write me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

Everything I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time you told me to leave
I just wanted to stay
Every time you looked at me and
Every time you smiled
I felt so vacant you treat me like a child
I loved the way we used to laugh
I loved the way we used to smile
Often I sit down and think of you
For a while
Then it passes me by and I think of
Someone else instead
I guess the love we once had is
Officially dead

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

No Regrets

"With No Regrets, it's a song about feeling the sadness of a certain situation, which was Take That, y'know. And I believe that it encapsulates the overall sadness, it's not bitter, having a go at them like I have done in the past, it was 'I'm sorry for all of us in this situation'."

 

 

Strong 4:58 Lyrics

Strong

My breath smells of a thousand fags
And when I'm drunk I dance like me Dad
I've started to dress a bit like him

Early morning when I wake up
I look like Kiss but without the make-up
And that's a good line to take it to
The bridge

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

My bed's full of takeaways and fantasies
Of easy lays
The pause button's broke on my video

And is this real 'cos I feel fake
Oprah Winfrey, Rikki Lake
Teach me things I don't need to know

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And it's starting to show so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song my song my song

If I did it all again I'd be a nun
The rain was never cold when I was young
I'm still young, we're still young
Life's too short to be afraid
Step inside the sun

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Strong

"Strong was written in a hotel in Koln and I'd developed these very very obsessive fans - I actually was freaked out by these people. Because I was doing my best to avoid them...I just wanted to sit down and let them know that I wasn't being big-headed, I was actually feeling a bit scared, I'm not being rude but you freak me out!"

 

Angeles (Spanish Version) 4:27 Lyrics

Angeles

Así es la ley
Hay un ángel
Hecho para mí
Te conocí
El tiempo se me fue
Tal como llego

Y te fallé
Te hice daño
Tantos años yo
Hacer por todo sin pesar
Te ame sin casi amar
Y al final quien me salvó
El ángel que quiero yo

De nuevo tú te cuelas en mis huesos
Dejándome tu beso
Junto el corazón
Y otra vez tú, abriéndome tus alas me sacas de las malas rachas de dolor
Por que tú eres el ángel que quiero yo

Cuando eso es fallar ya no sé que hacer
Ni a donde ir
Me fijo en ti
Y te siento cerca pensando en mi

El cuerpo se me va
hacia donde tu estas
Mi vida cambió
El ángel que quiero yo

De nuevo tú te cuelas en mis huesos
Dejándome tu beso
Junto el corazón
Y otra vez tu abriéndome tus alas me sacas de las malas rachas de dolor
Por que tú eres el ángel que quiero yo

De nuevo tú te cuelas en mis huesos
Dejándome tu beso
Junto el corazón
Y otra vez tú, abriéndome tus alas me sacas de las malas rachas de dolor
Por que tú eres el ángel que quiero yo

Robbie says isn't available
Rock DJ 4:18 Lyrics

Rock DJ

Me with the floorshow
Kickin' with your torso
Boys getting high
And the girls even more so
Wave your hands if you're not with the man
Can I kick it (yes you can)
I got (funk)
You got (soul)
We got everybody
I've got the gift
Gonna stick it in the goal
It's time to move your body

Babylon back in business
Can I get a witness
Every girl every man
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Singin' in the classes
Music for your masses
Give no head
No backstage passes
Have a proper giggle
I'll be quite polite
But when I rock the mike
I rock the mike (right)
You got no love then you're with the wrong man
It's time to move your body
If you can't get a girl but your best friend can
It's time to move your body

I don't wanna be sleazy
Baby just tease me
Got no family planned
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Pimpin' ain't easy
Most of them fleece me
Every night
Pimpin' ain't easy
But if you're sellin' it
It's alright

Come on
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/K Andrews/N Pigford/E Paris Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd/ Hit and Run Music 2000/ Minder Music

Buy this song Robbie says

Rock DJ

"This song is a party song, that is party songs usually have inane lyrics that mean nothing. Everything else has been, you know, emotional. It's been, I'm sad, or, I need love or, I'm lonely or.... You know, it's not a depressing album, but it has been about sadness, being lonely and being depressed, funnily enough, but done in an upbeat way.

 

I actually just went Ian [Dury], 'will you please send me a rhythm' and then he went, 'Singing in the classes, music for your masses, give no head no backstage passes...'

The video is: I'm doing the ultimate strip tease. Walk into this club and there's all these ladies there and I'm a bit like 'yeah, I'm cool', but check out the DJ, she's dirty. And the DJ 's not giving me anything back to warrant me going, 'look, I'm Robbie Williams', so I start dancing. Then all of a sudden she goes, [mimics look], like that, literally, hah! Like that. What have I gone and done? I've gone and taken my skin off, haven't I, and start doing this ultimate strip tease and then I take pieces of my flesh and throw them into the crowd, and then I get down to my bones: puff! Robbie is gone but he'll be back for the next video."

Kids 4:46 Lyrics

Kids

Me no bubbletious
Me smoke heavy tar
Me be grooving slowly where you are
Notify your next of kin
'Cause you're never coming back
I've been dropping beats since Back in Black

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

You've got a reputation
Well I guess that can be explored
You're dancing with the chairman of the board
Take a ride on my twelve cylinder symphony
But if you got other plans
The purpose of a woman is to love her man

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(Doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love

Come down from the ceiling
I didn't mean to get so high
I couldn't do what I wanted to do
When my lips were dry
You can't just up and leave me
I'm a singer in a band
Well I like drummers baby
You're not my bag

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

I'm an honorary Sean Connery, born '74
There's only one of me
Single-handedly raising the economy
Ain't no chance of the record company dropping me
Press be asking do I care for sodomy
I don't know, yeah, probably
I've been looking for serial monogamy
Not some bird that looks like Billy Connolly
But for now I'm down for ornithology
Grab your binoculars, come follow me

 

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says

Kids

"She [Kylie] asked if we would like to write a song for her. And of course we'd love to. So we started writing this song for Kylie, big massive chorus and then I'm thinking I want this song, this is a Robbie song. So I played it to Kylie, she came down to the studio and she liked it, and we did it there and then. We sang the duet together there and then.

It's kind of sweet, because I really wanted to have her say lots of dirty things to me, but really wasn't brave enough to write the lyric."

 

Better Man 3:22 Lyrics

Better Man

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Go easy on my conscience
'Cause it's not my fault
I know I've been told
To take the blame

Rest assured my angels
Will catch my tears
Walk me out of here
I'm in pain

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Once you've found that lover
You're homeward bound
Love is all around
Love is all around

I know some have fallen
On stony ground
But love is all around

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doin' all I can
To be a better man

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Better Man

"I wrote this song called 'Better Man' and we were in the South of France and I was staying at this lovely place up in the mountains. I picked up the guitar and I went 'look, if John Lennon's about can you give me a song?'. And I started strumming these chords on the guitar, (and I'm not a guitar player), and I only know a few chords: well, all of a sudden I did these new chords that I'd never done before and sang the song, almost all of it, straight away. So I went and recorded it that night, and I just cried and cried my eyes out singing this song, and I knew that as I was crying, that I was onto a winner. I was thinking well, if this is making me bawl; the last one that made me bawl was Angels. It's just about feeling a bit sad and a bit sorry for yourself and not knowing how to get out of a rut."

 

Supreme 4:18 Lyrics

Supreme

Oh it seemed forever stopped today
All the lonely hearts in London
Caught a plane and flew away
And all the best women are married
All the handsome men are gay
You feel deprived

Yeah are you questioning your size?
Is there a tumour in your humour,
Are there bags under your eyes?
Do you leave dents where you sit,
Are you getting on a bit?
Will you survive
You must survive

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Oh what are you really looking for?
Another partner in your life to
abuse and to adore?
Is it lovey dovey stuff,
Do you need a bit of rough?
Get on your knees

Yeah turn down the love songs that you hear
'Cause you can't avoid the sentiment
That echoes in your ear
Saying love will stop the pain
Saying love will kill the fear
Do you believe
You must believe
When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with (ah)
Got my back up
And now she's screaming
So I've got to turn the track up
Sit back and watch the royalties stack up
I know this girl she likes to switch teams
And I'm a fiend but I'm living for a love supreme

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Come and live a love supreme
Don't let it get you down
Everybody lives for love

Repeat...

Buy this song Robbie says

Supreme

"I was in Switzerland over New Year. I was in this town square for 12.00pm and fireworks go off and it was wonderful and I was sober and it was like the best New Year I've ever had; literally, the best New Year I've ever had. And I'm trying not to drink and there's all this champagne going off. Then all of these mad Euro's start going do do do......... And I'm in the middle of this square watching them all go mad to that stringline, 'I'm having that, I'm having that, it's going in the song'. I'm hoping it's going to have the same sort of reaction in Switzerland or Germany."

 

Let Love Be Your Energy 4:06 Lyrics

Let Love Be Your Energy

Out of a million seeds
Only the strongest one breathes
You made a miracle mother
I'll make a man out of me

Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky?
What did we do wrong, why did it die?
And all the grown ups say 'sorry kids we got no reply'

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

Every tear that you cry
Will be replaced when you die
Why don't you love your brother?
Are you out of your mind?
Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky
What did we do wrong, why did it die
And if you've got no love for me then I'll say goodbye

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me
Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me

Written by R Williams and G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd

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Eternity 5:01 Lyrics

Eternity

Close your eyes so you don't feel them
They don't need to see you cry
I can't promise I will heal you
But if you want to I will try
Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Someone said the truth will out
I believe without a doubt
In you

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

Yesterday when you were walking
You talked about your ma and dad
What they did that made you happy
What they did that made you sad
We sat and watched the sun go down
Then picked a star before we lost
The moon
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity
For eternity

Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I know you'll find your freedom
Eventually

For eternity
For eternity

Written by R. Williams/G. Chambers.
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Buy this song Robbie says

Eternity

"Eternity came off the back of having the most amazing summer, I'd had the best holiday... I found myself with a month off and went and did amazing things with my friends...and it came off the back of that."

 

 

 

The Road to Mandalay 3:18 Lyrics

The Road To Mandalay

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach

What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say

This sombre song would drain the sun
But it won't shine until it's sung

No water running in the stream
The saddest place we've ever seen

Everything I touched was golden
Everything I loved got broken
On the road to Mandalay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

There's nothing left for you to give
The truth is all that you're left with
Twenty paces then at dawn
We will die and be reborn

I like to sleep beneath the trees
Have the universe at one with me
Look down the barrel of a gun
And feel the Moon replace the Sun

Everything we've ever stolen
Has been lost returned or broken
No more dragons left to slay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach
What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say.

Buy this song Robbie says

The Road to Mandalay

"My favourite on the album is probably a song called 'Road To Mandalay'. We started to write, I was doing this French television show and then because we were in France I don't know, I just picked up on French vibes and started singing a French sort of melody. 'Save me from drowning in the sea, beat me up on the beach'. And then it's turned out to be the most, for me, touching song that I've written. 'Everything [I've] ever stolen has been lost, returned or broken, no more dragons left to slay'. It's one of those songs that you go this is really sad, but it's dead positive at the same time."

 

 

Ser Mejor (Spanish Version Better Man) 6:41 Lyrics

Ser Mejor

Lléname la vida, dame tranquilidad
Calma el temporal que hay en mi piel
Dame primaveras para disfrutar
Días que se van y no han de volver
Puede ser que la voz de tu paz
Y el amor me ayuden a cambiar
Y me hagan ser mejor

Perdona mis manías, no doy para más
No sea para tal, soy como soy
Angel de la Guarda ven y sálvame
Sálvame del mal, ayúdame
Puede ser que la voz de tu paz
Y el amor me ayuden a cambiar
Y me hagan ser mejor

Siempre hay en la vida oportunidad
Para amar mejor, no hay que amar demás
Muchos han caído de tanto dar y de tanto amar

Lléname la vida, dame tranquilidad
Calma el temporal que hay en mi piel
Dame primaveras para disfrutar
Días que se van y no han de volver
Puede ser que la voz de tu paz
Y el amor me ayuden a cambiar
Y me hagan ser mejor

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Feel 4:22 Lyrics

Feel

Come and hold my hand
I wanna contact the living
Not sure I understand
This role I've been given

I sit and talk to God
And he just laughs at my plans
My head speaks a language
I don't understand

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins
Going to waste

I don't want to die
But I ain't keen on living either
Before I fall in love
I'm preparing to leave her

I scare myself to death
That's why I keep on running
Before I've arrived
I can see myself coming

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins

Going to waste
And I need to feel real love
And a life ever after
I cannot give it up

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
I got too much love
Running through my veins
To go to waste

I just wanna feel real love
In a life ever after
There's a hole in my soul
You can see it in my face
It's a real big place

Come and hold my hand
I want to contact the living

Not sure I understand
This role I've been given
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Feel

"Come and hold my hand/I wanna contact the living"

 

"Most of the vocal we used on the finished thing is from the original demo; I tried to sing it again and I just couldn't sing it as well as I did on that day. I pour my heart out. It's someone who's not really sure of his place in the world and what's going on."

 

Come Undone 3:55 Lyrics

Come Undone

So unimpressed but so in awe
Such a saint but such a whore
So self aware so full of shit
So indecisive so adamant
I'm contemplating thinking about thinking
It's so frustrating just get another drink in
Watch me come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I come undone
I come undone

So rock and roll so corporate suit
So damn ugly, so damn cute
So well trained, so animal
So need your love, so fuck you all

I'm not scared of dying I just don't want to
If I stopped lying I'd just disappoint you
I come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I've come undone

So write another ballad
Mix it on a Wednesday
Sell it on a Thursday
Buy a yacht by Saturday
It's a love song

A love song
Do another interview
Sing a bunch of lies
Tell about celebrities that I despise

And sing love songs
We sing love songs
So sincere
So sincere

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum

I'm your son
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I am scum
Love your son
I am scum
Love your son

You've gotta love my sad song, my love song
My sad song, my love song, my sad song, my love song

 

Written by R Williams/B Ottestad/A Hamilton/ D Pierre
Published by BMG Music Publishing/ Twenty Seven Songs/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Come Undone

"So unimpressed but so in awe' - that's the dichotomy of me. I think it's another one of those songs where I just want to dissect a perception of myself. ‘Because I'm scum and I'm your son' is not to my family. I saw Tupac come out of a courtroom once, and he said ‘you put me down, you say I'm this that or the other, but I'm a product of your environment, and I'm still your son, America.' That touched me. And I am England's son. And I'm not scum, but I've felt like it."

 

 

 

Radio 3:50 Lyrics

Radio

He's chosen my attic
I feel it in the static
He lives in my basement
And I can hardly face it
My performance is easy
I am the god of romance
And in my confusion
I have the right to reign

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

I'm searching for something
Beyond my understanding
Looking for meaning
Where nothing is demanding
There are no surprises
Where nothing is expected
If you offer nothing
Then everyone accepts

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

Ouch

Ouch

Ouch

Radio

Ouch

Ouch ouch

Ouch

Radio

*He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

*Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

*Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

(sung simultaneously)

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio
 

Written by R Williams/S Duffy

Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Radio

"Literally, Radio came about because I was trying to find Axel F but I couldn't find it quickly enough. I wanted to find it before he programmed a drum beat and I didn't, I only got half way through!"

 

Misunderstood 4:01 Lyrics

Misunderstood

I was trying to be misunderstood
But it didn't do me any good
I always seem to start a fight
I'd break my heart to make things right
Let them all fly off

When it comes down it all comes down
And you will not be found
When it's over it's all over
And even if you make a sound

You'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

Trying to be misunderstood
Another product of my childhood
Still I find myself outside
You can't say I haven't tried
Perhaps I tried too hard

No excuses I won't apologise
Or justify your lies
Come and find me tell them to me
Now look me in the eyes

I'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

I can't forgive sorry to say
Don't know you're guilty anyway
Isn't it funny how we don't speak
The language of love?

Written by R. Williams/S. Duffy,
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

Buy this song Robbie says

Misunderstood

"Misunderstood just came out the batch of the songs that we'd done and it's definitely, I'd say, the most sensible song that we've done."

 

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Old Before I Die 3:54 Lyrics

Old Before I Die

She's taking me places
I should never have been
She's showing me faces
I should never have seen
Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie I say

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

She's not feeling stable
She's unable to breathe
Her heart's beating faster
So I'll ask her to leave
These are strange days,
We're living in today
Am I straight or gay?

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to see the day
The Pope gets high
I hope I'm old, I hope I'm old,
Before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie, I say, I say, I say

I hope I'm old (I hope I'm old)
Before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die
I hope I'm old
Before, old before I die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Old Before I Die

"This is about my hedonistic period last year, which by now you all know about. It was a very decadent time, in fact it taught me to be a very good ‘decadancer'.

 

 

Lazy Days 3:53 Lyrics

Lazy Days

Lazy days calling to you
Come out to play
The future flies with you
Now you can be sure love is the cure
What we're searching for
Is to have a jolly good time

Crazy days but you'll get me through
And here I'll stay holdin' on to you
Now you can be sure
Our thoughts unpure
Will unlock the door
And we will have a jolly good time

It can happen in any season
We don't need any reason
To sit around and wait
The world can change in a second so
I find the sunshine beckons me
To open up the gate
And dream and dream

Lazy days don't let them get you down
Wear your smile
I don't want to see you frown
Don't let them get you down

It can happen in any season
We don't need any reason
To sit around and wait
The world can change in a second so
I find the sunshine beckons me
To open up the gate
And dream and dream

Then we will have - a jolly good time

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Lazy Days

"This is the second single from the album and it's an anthem about being young. It's basically saying enjoy your youth and don't worry about making mistakes because we all make mistakes - it's part of growing up. That's something I've only just learnt for myself."

 

Angels 4:24 Lyrics

Angels 

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
cos I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong

And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

Repeat Chorus

 

 

Written by Williams/ G Chambers

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Angels

"I'd released three singles and an album which had sold 33,000 copies in three months and I was on the verge of being dropped and then Angels came out and six albums later I'm still here. So without Angels I wouldn't have a career."

 

 

Let Me Entertain You 4:21 Lyrics

Let Me Entertain You

Hell is gone and heaven's here
There's nothing left for you to fear
Shake your arse come over here
Now scream
I'm a burning effigy
Of everything I used to be
You're my rock of empathy, my dear

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Life's too short for you to die
So grab yourself an alibi
Heaven knows your mother lied
Mon cher
Separate your right from wrongs
Come and sing a different song
The kettle's on so don't be long
Mon cher

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Look me up in the yellow pages
I will be your rock of ages
Your see through fads and your crazy phases
Yeah
Little Bo Peep has lost his sheep
He popped a pill and fell asleep
The dew is wet but the grass is sweet my dear

Your mind gets burned
With the habits you've learned
But we're the generation that's got to be heard
You're tired of your teachers and your school's a drag
You're not going to end up like your mum and dad

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

He may be good he may be outta sight
But he can't be here so come around tonight
Here is the place where the feeling grows
You gotta get high before you taste the lows
So come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Let Me Entertain You

"We were round Guy's house watching the Rock ‘n' Roll circus with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and were quite inspired and went upstairs and wrote a Who-esque type song. I'm really proud of the video. Let Me Entertain You is the best video I've ever done I think."

 

 

Millennium 4:05 Lyrics

Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium

Some say that we are players
Some say that we are pawns
But we've been making money
Since they day that we were born
Got to slow down 'cos we're low down

Run around in circles
Live a life of solitude
Till we find ourselves a partner someone to
Relate to
Then we'll slow down
Before we fall down

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Live for liposuction
And detox for your rent
Overdose at Christmas
And give it up for lent

My friends are all so cynical
They refuse to keep the faith
We all enjoy the madness
'Cos we know we're going to fade away

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

We've got stars directing our fate
Millennium
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/L Bricusse/J Barry
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Millennium

"Millennium didn't have a title - there was no (sings) ‘Millennium'. Just a chorus without that bit. We didn't know what to call it but the Millennium was soon to come round, so we called it Millennium."

 

 

 

No Regrets 5:10 Lyrics

No Regrets

Tell me a story
Where we all change
And we'd live our lives together
And not estranged

I didn't lose my mind it was
Mine to give away
Couldn't stay to watch me cry
You didn't have the time
So I softly slip away...

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Sing me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

I know from the outside
We looked good for each other
Felt things were going wrong
When you didn't like my mother

I don't want to hate but that's
All you've left me with
A bitter aftertaste and a fantasy of
How we all could live

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
[We've been told you stay up late]
I know they're still talking
[You're far too short to carry weight]
The demons in your head

[Return the videos they're late]
If I could just stop hating you
[Goodbye]
I'd feel sorry for us instead

Remember the photographs (insane)
The ones where we all laugh (so lame)
We were having the time of our lives
Well thank you it was a real blast

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Write me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

Everything I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time you told me to leave
I just wanted to stay
Every time you looked at me and
Every time you smiled
I felt so vacant you treat me like a child
I loved the way we used to laugh
I loved the way we used to smile
Often I sit down and think of you
For a while
Then it passes me by and I think of
Someone else instead
I guess the love we once had is
Officially dead

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

No Regrets

"With No Regrets, it's a song about feeling the sadness of a certain situation, which was Take That, y'know. And I believe that it encapsulates the overall sadness, it's not bitter, having a go at them like I have done in the past, it was 'I'm sorry for all of us in this situation'."

 

 

Strong 4:58 Lyrics

Strong

My breath smells of a thousand fags
And when I'm drunk I dance like me Dad
I've started to dress a bit like him

Early morning when I wake up
I look like Kiss but without the make-up
And that's a good line to take it to
The bridge

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

My bed's full of takeaways and fantasies
Of easy lays
The pause button's broke on my video

And is this real 'cos I feel fake
Oprah Winfrey, Rikki Lake
Teach me things I don't need to know

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And it's starting to show so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song my song my song

If I did it all again I'd be a nun
The rain was never cold when I was young
I'm still young, we're still young
Life's too short to be afraid
Step inside the sun

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Strong

"Strong was written in a hotel in Koln and I'd developed these very very obsessive fans - I actually was freaked out by these people. Because I was doing my best to avoid them...I just wanted to sit down and let them know that I wasn't being big-headed, I was actually feeling a bit scared, I'm not being rude but you freak me out!"

 

She's The One 4:18 Lyrics

She's The One

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
And if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

We were young we were wrong
We were fine all along
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna play
You'll be so high you'll be flying

Though the sea will be strongI know we'll carry on
Cos if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna say it
You'll be so high you'll be flying

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
Yeah she's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
She's the one

Buy this song Robbie says

She's the One

 "She's The One was a song that meant an awful lot to me when I came out of rehab. I wanted one of those kinds of ballads on my album and I wanted that song to be heard by loads of people...it's a beautiful ballad."

 

 

Rock DJ 4:18 Lyrics

Rock DJ

Me with the floorshow
Kickin' with your torso
Boys getting high
And the girls even more so
Wave your hands if you're not with the man
Can I kick it (yes you can)
I got (funk)
You got (soul)
We got everybody
I've got the gift
Gonna stick it in the goal
It's time to move your body

Babylon back in business
Can I get a witness
Every girl every man
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Singin' in the classes
Music for your masses
Give no head
No backstage passes
Have a proper giggle
I'll be quite polite
But when I rock the mike
I rock the mike (right)
You got no love then you're with the wrong man
It's time to move your body
If you can't get a girl but your best friend can
It's time to move your body

I don't wanna be sleazy
Baby just tease me
Got no family planned
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Pimpin' ain't easy
Most of them fleece me
Every night
Pimpin' ain't easy
But if you're sellin' it
It's alright

Come on
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/K Andrews/N Pigford/E Paris Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd/ Hit and Run Music 2000/ Minder Music

Buy this song Robbie says

Rock DJ

"This song is a party song, that is party songs usually have inane lyrics that mean nothing. Everything else has been, you know, emotional. It's been, I'm sad, or, I need love or, I'm lonely or.... You know, it's not a depressing album, but it has been about sadness, being lonely and being depressed, funnily enough, but done in an upbeat way.

 

I actually just went Ian [Dury], 'will you please send me a rhythm' and then he went, 'Singing in the classes, music for your masses, give no head no backstage passes...'

The video is: I'm doing the ultimate strip tease. Walk into this club and there's all these ladies there and I'm a bit like 'yeah, I'm cool', but check out the DJ, she's dirty. And the DJ 's not giving me anything back to warrant me going, 'look, I'm Robbie Williams', so I start dancing. Then all of a sudden she goes, [mimics look], like that, literally, hah! Like that. What have I gone and done? I've gone and taken my skin off, haven't I, and start doing this ultimate strip tease and then I take pieces of my flesh and throw them into the crowd, and then I get down to my bones: puff! Robbie is gone but he'll be back for the next video."

Kids 4:46 Lyrics

Kids

Me no bubbletious
Me smoke heavy tar
Me be grooving slowly where you are
Notify your next of kin
'Cause you're never coming back
I've been dropping beats since Back in Black

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

You've got a reputation
Well I guess that can be explored
You're dancing with the chairman of the board
Take a ride on my twelve cylinder symphony
But if you got other plans
The purpose of a woman is to love her man

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(Doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love

Come down from the ceiling
I didn't mean to get so high
I couldn't do what I wanted to do
When my lips were dry
You can't just up and leave me
I'm a singer in a band
Well I like drummers baby
You're not my bag

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

I'm an honorary Sean Connery, born '74
There's only one of me
Single-handedly raising the economy
Ain't no chance of the record company dropping me
Press be asking do I care for sodomy
I don't know, yeah, probably
I've been looking for serial monogamy
Not some bird that looks like Billy Connolly
But for now I'm down for ornithology
Grab your binoculars, come follow me

 

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says

Kids

"She [Kylie] asked if we would like to write a song for her. And of course we'd love to. So we started writing this song for Kylie, big massive chorus and then I'm thinking I want this song, this is a Robbie song. So I played it to Kylie, she came down to the studio and she liked it, and we did it there and then. We sang the duet together there and then.

It's kind of sweet, because I really wanted to have her say lots of dirty things to me, but really wasn't brave enough to write the lyric."

 

Supreme (French version) 4:18 Lyrics aren't available Buy this song Robbie says isn't available
Let Love Be Your Energy 4:06 Lyrics

Let Love Be Your Energy

Out of a million seeds
Only the strongest one breathes
You made a miracle mother
I'll make a man out of me

Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky?
What did we do wrong, why did it die?
And all the grown ups say 'sorry kids we got no reply'

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

Every tear that you cry
Will be replaced when you die
Why don't you love your brother?
Are you out of your mind?
Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky
What did we do wrong, why did it die
And if you've got no love for me then I'll say goodbye

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me
Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me

Written by R Williams and G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says isn't available
Eternity 5:01 Lyrics

Eternity

Close your eyes so you don't feel them
They don't need to see you cry
I can't promise I will heal you
But if you want to I will try
Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Someone said the truth will out
I believe without a doubt
In you

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

Yesterday when you were walking
You talked about your ma and dad
What they did that made you happy
What they did that made you sad
We sat and watched the sun go down
Then picked a star before we lost
The moon
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity
For eternity

Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I know you'll find your freedom
Eventually

For eternity
For eternity

Written by R. Williams/G. Chambers.
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Buy this song Robbie says

Eternity

"Eternity came off the back of having the most amazing summer, I'd had the best holiday... I found myself with a month off and went and did amazing things with my friends...and it came off the back of that."

 

 

 

The Road to Mandalay 3:18 Lyrics

The Road To Mandalay

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach

What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say

This sombre song would drain the sun
But it won't shine until it's sung

No water running in the stream
The saddest place we've ever seen

Everything I touched was golden
Everything I loved got broken
On the road to Mandalay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

There's nothing left for you to give
The truth is all that you're left with
Twenty paces then at dawn
We will die and be reborn

I like to sleep beneath the trees
Have the universe at one with me
Look down the barrel of a gun
And feel the Moon replace the Sun

Everything we've ever stolen
Has been lost returned or broken
No more dragons left to slay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach
What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say.

Buy this song Robbie says

The Road to Mandalay

"My favourite on the album is probably a song called 'Road To Mandalay'. We started to write, I was doing this French television show and then because we were in France I don't know, I just picked up on French vibes and started singing a French sort of melody. 'Save me from drowning in the sea, beat me up on the beach'. And then it's turned out to be the most, for me, touching song that I've written. 'Everything [I've] ever stolen has been lost, returned or broken, no more dragons left to slay'. It's one of those songs that you go this is really sad, but it's dead positive at the same time."

 

 

Feel 4:22 Lyrics

Feel

Come and hold my hand
I wanna contact the living
Not sure I understand
This role I've been given

I sit and talk to God
And he just laughs at my plans
My head speaks a language
I don't understand

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins
Going to waste

I don't want to die
But I ain't keen on living either
Before I fall in love
I'm preparing to leave her

I scare myself to death
That's why I keep on running
Before I've arrived
I can see myself coming

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins

Going to waste
And I need to feel real love
And a life ever after
I cannot give it up

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
I got too much love
Running through my veins
To go to waste

I just wanna feel real love
In a life ever after
There's a hole in my soul
You can see it in my face
It's a real big place

Come and hold my hand
I want to contact the living

Not sure I understand
This role I've been given
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Feel

"Come and hold my hand/I wanna contact the living"

 

"Most of the vocal we used on the finished thing is from the original demo; I tried to sing it again and I just couldn't sing it as well as I did on that day. I pour my heart out. It's someone who's not really sure of his place in the world and what's going on."

 

Come Undone 3:55 Lyrics

Come Undone

So unimpressed but so in awe
Such a saint but such a whore
So self aware so full of shit
So indecisive so adamant
I'm contemplating thinking about thinking
It's so frustrating just get another drink in
Watch me come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I come undone
I come undone

So rock and roll so corporate suit
So damn ugly, so damn cute
So well trained, so animal
So need your love, so fuck you all

I'm not scared of dying I just don't want to
If I stopped lying I'd just disappoint you
I come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I've come undone

So write another ballad
Mix it on a Wednesday
Sell it on a Thursday
Buy a yacht by Saturday
It's a love song

A love song
Do another interview
Sing a bunch of lies
Tell about celebrities that I despise

And sing love songs
We sing love songs
So sincere
So sincere

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum

I'm your son
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I am scum
Love your son
I am scum
Love your son

You've gotta love my sad song, my love song
My sad song, my love song, my sad song, my love song

 

Written by R Williams/B Ottestad/A Hamilton/ D Pierre
Published by BMG Music Publishing/ Twenty Seven Songs/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Come Undone

"So unimpressed but so in awe' - that's the dichotomy of me. I think it's another one of those songs where I just want to dissect a perception of myself. ‘Because I'm scum and I'm your son' is not to my family. I saw Tupac come out of a courtroom once, and he said ‘you put me down, you say I'm this that or the other, but I'm a product of your environment, and I'm still your son, America.' That touched me. And I am England's son. And I'm not scum, but I've felt like it."

 

 

 

Sexed Up 4:11 Lyrics

Sexed Up

Loose lips sunk ships
I'm getting to grips
With what you said
Know it's not in my head
I lay a bet that I'm ok

Why don't we talk about it
Why do you always doubt that
There could be a better way
It doesn't make me want to stay

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up
That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away

You say we're fatally flawed
When I'm easily bored
Is that okay
Strike me off your list
Make this the last kiss

I'll walk away
Why don't we talk about it
I'm only here don't shout it
Given time we'll forget
Let's pretend we never meet

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away
Screw you I didn't like your taste anyway
I chose you and that's all gone to waste
It's Saturday I'll go out and find another you

Why don't we
Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today

 

Written by R. Williams/G.Chambers.

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing.

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Sexed Up

"There's sort of a grain of truth in that song, y'know, that it was written about an ex, but with all sorts of art and film, things get expanded with inaccuracies and half-truths surrounding everything and that was about an ex but I didn't feel as harshly as those lyrics came out."

 

 

Radio 3:50 Lyrics

Radio

He's chosen my attic
I feel it in the static
He lives in my basement
And I can hardly face it
My performance is easy
I am the god of romance
And in my confusion
I have the right to reign

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

I'm searching for something
Beyond my understanding
Looking for meaning
Where nothing is demanding
There are no surprises
Where nothing is expected
If you offer nothing
Then everyone accepts

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

Ouch

Ouch

Ouch

Radio

Ouch

Ouch ouch

Ouch

Radio

*He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

*Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

*Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

(sung simultaneously)

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio
 

Written by R Williams/S Duffy

Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Radio

"Literally, Radio came about because I was trying to find Axel F but I couldn't find it quickly enough. I wanted to find it before he programmed a drum beat and I didn't, I only got half way through!"

 

Misunderstood 4:01 Lyrics

Misunderstood

I was trying to be misunderstood
But it didn't do me any good
I always seem to start a fight
I'd break my heart to make things right
Let them all fly off

When it comes down it all comes down
And you will not be found
When it's over it's all over
And even if you make a sound

You'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

Trying to be misunderstood
Another product of my childhood
Still I find myself outside
You can't say I haven't tried
Perhaps I tried too hard

No excuses I won't apologise
Or justify your lies
Come and find me tell them to me
Now look me in the eyes

I'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

I can't forgive sorry to say
Don't know you're guilty anyway
Isn't it funny how we don't speak
The language of love?

Written by R. Williams/S. Duffy,
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

Buy this song Robbie says

Misunderstood

"Misunderstood just came out the batch of the songs that we'd done and it's definitely, I'd say, the most sensible song that we've done."

 

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Old Before I Die 3:54 Lyrics

Old Before I Die

She's taking me places
I should never have been
She's showing me faces
I should never have seen
Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie I say

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

She's not feeling stable
She's unable to breathe
Her heart's beating faster
So I'll ask her to leave
These are strange days,
We're living in today
Am I straight or gay?

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to see the day
The Pope gets high
I hope I'm old, I hope I'm old,
Before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie, I say, I say, I say

I hope I'm old (I hope I'm old)
Before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die
I hope I'm old
Before, old before I die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Old Before I Die

"This is about my hedonistic period last year, which by now you all know about. It was a very decadent time, in fact it taught me to be a very good ‘decadancer'.

 

 

Lazy Days 3:53 Lyrics

Lazy Days

Lazy days calling to you
Come out to play
The future flies with you
Now you can be sure love is the cure
What we're searching for
Is to have a jolly good time

Crazy days but you'll get me through
And here I'll stay holdin' on to you
Now you can be sure
Our thoughts unpure
Will unlock the door
And we will have a jolly good time

It can happen in any season
We don't need any reason
To sit around and wait
The world can change in a second so
I find the sunshine beckons me
To open up the gate
And dream and dream

Lazy days don't let them get you down
Wear your smile
I don't want to see you frown
Don't let them get you down

It can happen in any season
We don't need any reason
To sit around and wait
The world can change in a second so
I find the sunshine beckons me
To open up the gate
And dream and dream

Then we will have - a jolly good time

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Lazy Days

"This is the second single from the album and it's an anthem about being young. It's basically saying enjoy your youth and don't worry about making mistakes because we all make mistakes - it's part of growing up. That's something I've only just learnt for myself."

 

Angels 4:24 Lyrics

Angels 

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
cos I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong

And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

Repeat Chorus

 

 

Written by Williams/ G Chambers

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Angels

"I'd released three singles and an album which had sold 33,000 copies in three months and I was on the verge of being dropped and then Angels came out and six albums later I'm still here. So without Angels I wouldn't have a career."

 

 

Let Me Entertain You 4:21 Lyrics

Let Me Entertain You

Hell is gone and heaven's here
There's nothing left for you to fear
Shake your arse come over here
Now scream
I'm a burning effigy
Of everything I used to be
You're my rock of empathy, my dear

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Life's too short for you to die
So grab yourself an alibi
Heaven knows your mother lied
Mon cher
Separate your right from wrongs
Come and sing a different song
The kettle's on so don't be long
Mon cher

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Look me up in the yellow pages
I will be your rock of ages
Your see through fads and your crazy phases
Yeah
Little Bo Peep has lost his sheep
He popped a pill and fell asleep
The dew is wet but the grass is sweet my dear

Your mind gets burned
With the habits you've learned
But we're the generation that's got to be heard
You're tired of your teachers and your school's a drag
You're not going to end up like your mum and dad

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

He may be good he may be outta sight
But he can't be here so come around tonight
Here is the place where the feeling grows
You gotta get high before you taste the lows
So come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Let Me Entertain You

"We were round Guy's house watching the Rock ‘n' Roll circus with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and were quite inspired and went upstairs and wrote a Who-esque type song. I'm really proud of the video. Let Me Entertain You is the best video I've ever done I think."

 

 

Millennium 4:05 Lyrics

Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium

Some say that we are players
Some say that we are pawns
But we've been making money
Since they day that we were born
Got to slow down 'cos we're low down

Run around in circles
Live a life of solitude
Till we find ourselves a partner someone to
Relate to
Then we'll slow down
Before we fall down

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Live for liposuction
And detox for your rent
Overdose at Christmas
And give it up for lent

My friends are all so cynical
They refuse to keep the faith
We all enjoy the madness
'Cos we know we're going to fade away

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

We've got stars directing our fate
Millennium
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/L Bricusse/J Barry
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Millennium

"Millennium didn't have a title - there was no (sings) ‘Millennium'. Just a chorus without that bit. We didn't know what to call it but the Millennium was soon to come round, so we called it Millennium."

 

 

 

No Regrets 5:10 Lyrics

No Regrets

Tell me a story
Where we all change
And we'd live our lives together
And not estranged

I didn't lose my mind it was
Mine to give away
Couldn't stay to watch me cry
You didn't have the time
So I softly slip away...

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Sing me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

I know from the outside
We looked good for each other
Felt things were going wrong
When you didn't like my mother

I don't want to hate but that's
All you've left me with
A bitter aftertaste and a fantasy of
How we all could live

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
[We've been told you stay up late]
I know they're still talking
[You're far too short to carry weight]
The demons in your head

[Return the videos they're late]
If I could just stop hating you
[Goodbye]
I'd feel sorry for us instead

Remember the photographs (insane)
The ones where we all laugh (so lame)
We were having the time of our lives
Well thank you it was a real blast

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Write me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

Everything I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time you told me to leave
I just wanted to stay
Every time you looked at me and
Every time you smiled
I felt so vacant you treat me like a child
I loved the way we used to laugh
I loved the way we used to smile
Often I sit down and think of you
For a while
Then it passes me by and I think of
Someone else instead
I guess the love we once had is
Officially dead

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

No Regrets

"With No Regrets, it's a song about feeling the sadness of a certain situation, which was Take That, y'know. And I believe that it encapsulates the overall sadness, it's not bitter, having a go at them like I have done in the past, it was 'I'm sorry for all of us in this situation'."

 

 

Strong 4:58 Lyrics

Strong

My breath smells of a thousand fags
And when I'm drunk I dance like me Dad
I've started to dress a bit like him

Early morning when I wake up
I look like Kiss but without the make-up
And that's a good line to take it to
The bridge

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

My bed's full of takeaways and fantasies
Of easy lays
The pause button's broke on my video

And is this real 'cos I feel fake
Oprah Winfrey, Rikki Lake
Teach me things I don't need to know

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And it's starting to show so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song my song my song

If I did it all again I'd be a nun
The rain was never cold when I was young
I'm still young, we're still young
Life's too short to be afraid
Step inside the sun

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Strong

"Strong was written in a hotel in Koln and I'd developed these very very obsessive fans - I actually was freaked out by these people. Because I was doing my best to avoid them...I just wanted to sit down and let them know that I wasn't being big-headed, I was actually feeling a bit scared, I'm not being rude but you freak me out!"

 

She's The One 4:18 Lyrics

She's The One

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
And if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

We were young we were wrong
We were fine all along
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna play
You'll be so high you'll be flying

Though the sea will be strongI know we'll carry on
Cos if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna say it
You'll be so high you'll be flying

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
Yeah she's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
She's the one

Buy this song Robbie says

She's the One

 "She's The One was a song that meant an awful lot to me when I came out of rehab. I wanted one of those kinds of ballads on my album and I wanted that song to be heard by loads of people...it's a beautiful ballad."

 

 

Rock DJ 4:18 Lyrics

Rock DJ

Me with the floorshow
Kickin' with your torso
Boys getting high
And the girls even more so
Wave your hands if you're not with the man
Can I kick it (yes you can)
I got (funk)
You got (soul)
We got everybody
I've got the gift
Gonna stick it in the goal
It's time to move your body

Babylon back in business
Can I get a witness
Every girl every man
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Singin' in the classes
Music for your masses
Give no head
No backstage passes
Have a proper giggle
I'll be quite polite
But when I rock the mike
I rock the mike (right)
You got no love then you're with the wrong man
It's time to move your body
If you can't get a girl but your best friend can
It's time to move your body

I don't wanna be sleazy
Baby just tease me
Got no family planned
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Pimpin' ain't easy
Most of them fleece me
Every night
Pimpin' ain't easy
But if you're sellin' it
It's alright

Come on
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/K Andrews/N Pigford/E Paris Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd/ Hit and Run Music 2000/ Minder Music

Buy this song Robbie says

Rock DJ

"This song is a party song, that is party songs usually have inane lyrics that mean nothing. Everything else has been, you know, emotional. It's been, I'm sad, or, I need love or, I'm lonely or.... You know, it's not a depressing album, but it has been about sadness, being lonely and being depressed, funnily enough, but done in an upbeat way.

 

I actually just went Ian [Dury], 'will you please send me a rhythm' and then he went, 'Singing in the classes, music for your masses, give no head no backstage passes...'

The video is: I'm doing the ultimate strip tease. Walk into this club and there's all these ladies there and I'm a bit like 'yeah, I'm cool', but check out the DJ, she's dirty. And the DJ 's not giving me anything back to warrant me going, 'look, I'm Robbie Williams', so I start dancing. Then all of a sudden she goes, [mimics look], like that, literally, hah! Like that. What have I gone and done? I've gone and taken my skin off, haven't I, and start doing this ultimate strip tease and then I take pieces of my flesh and throw them into the crowd, and then I get down to my bones: puff! Robbie is gone but he'll be back for the next video."

Kids 4:46 Lyrics

Kids

Me no bubbletious
Me smoke heavy tar
Me be grooving slowly where you are
Notify your next of kin
'Cause you're never coming back
I've been dropping beats since Back in Black

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

You've got a reputation
Well I guess that can be explored
You're dancing with the chairman of the board
Take a ride on my twelve cylinder symphony
But if you got other plans
The purpose of a woman is to love her man

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(Doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love

Come down from the ceiling
I didn't mean to get so high
I couldn't do what I wanted to do
When my lips were dry
You can't just up and leave me
I'm a singer in a band
Well I like drummers baby
You're not my bag

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

I'm an honorary Sean Connery, born '74
There's only one of me
Single-handedly raising the economy
Ain't no chance of the record company dropping me
Press be asking do I care for sodomy
I don't know, yeah, probably
I've been looking for serial monogamy
Not some bird that looks like Billy Connolly
But for now I'm down for ornithology
Grab your binoculars, come follow me

 

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says

Kids

"She [Kylie] asked if we would like to write a song for her. And of course we'd love to. So we started writing this song for Kylie, big massive chorus and then I'm thinking I want this song, this is a Robbie song. So I played it to Kylie, she came down to the studio and she liked it, and we did it there and then. We sang the duet together there and then.

It's kind of sweet, because I really wanted to have her say lots of dirty things to me, but really wasn't brave enough to write the lyric."

 

Supreme (French version) 4:18 Lyrics aren't available Buy this song Robbie says isn't available
Let Love Be Your Energy 4:06 Lyrics

Let Love Be Your Energy

Out of a million seeds
Only the strongest one breathes
You made a miracle mother
I'll make a man out of me

Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky?
What did we do wrong, why did it die?
And all the grown ups say 'sorry kids we got no reply'

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

Every tear that you cry
Will be replaced when you die
Why don't you love your brother?
Are you out of your mind?
Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky
What did we do wrong, why did it die
And if you've got no love for me then I'll say goodbye

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me
Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me

Written by R Williams and G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says isn't available
Eternity 5:01 Lyrics

Eternity

Close your eyes so you don't feel them
They don't need to see you cry
I can't promise I will heal you
But if you want to I will try
Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Someone said the truth will out
I believe without a doubt
In you

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

Yesterday when you were walking
You talked about your ma and dad
What they did that made you happy
What they did that made you sad
We sat and watched the sun go down
Then picked a star before we lost
The moon
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity
For eternity

Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I know you'll find your freedom
Eventually

For eternity
For eternity

Written by R. Williams/G. Chambers.
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Buy this song Robbie says

Eternity

"Eternity came off the back of having the most amazing summer, I'd had the best holiday... I found myself with a month off and went and did amazing things with my friends...and it came off the back of that."

 

 

 

The Road to Mandalay 3:18 Lyrics

The Road To Mandalay

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach

What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say

This sombre song would drain the sun
But it won't shine until it's sung

No water running in the stream
The saddest place we've ever seen

Everything I touched was golden
Everything I loved got broken
On the road to Mandalay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

There's nothing left for you to give
The truth is all that you're left with
Twenty paces then at dawn
We will die and be reborn

I like to sleep beneath the trees
Have the universe at one with me
Look down the barrel of a gun
And feel the Moon replace the Sun

Everything we've ever stolen
Has been lost returned or broken
No more dragons left to slay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach
What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say.

Buy this song Robbie says

The Road to Mandalay

"My favourite on the album is probably a song called 'Road To Mandalay'. We started to write, I was doing this French television show and then because we were in France I don't know, I just picked up on French vibes and started singing a French sort of melody. 'Save me from drowning in the sea, beat me up on the beach'. And then it's turned out to be the most, for me, touching song that I've written. 'Everything [I've] ever stolen has been lost, returned or broken, no more dragons left to slay'. It's one of those songs that you go this is really sad, but it's dead positive at the same time."

 

 

Feel 4:22 Lyrics

Feel

Come and hold my hand
I wanna contact the living
Not sure I understand
This role I've been given

I sit and talk to God
And he just laughs at my plans
My head speaks a language
I don't understand

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins
Going to waste

I don't want to die
But I ain't keen on living either
Before I fall in love
I'm preparing to leave her

I scare myself to death
That's why I keep on running
Before I've arrived
I can see myself coming

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins

Going to waste
And I need to feel real love
And a life ever after
I cannot give it up

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
I got too much love
Running through my veins
To go to waste

I just wanna feel real love
In a life ever after
There's a hole in my soul
You can see it in my face
It's a real big place

Come and hold my hand
I want to contact the living

Not sure I understand
This role I've been given
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Feel

"Come and hold my hand/I wanna contact the living"

 

"Most of the vocal we used on the finished thing is from the original demo; I tried to sing it again and I just couldn't sing it as well as I did on that day. I pour my heart out. It's someone who's not really sure of his place in the world and what's going on."

 

Come Undone 3:55 Lyrics

Come Undone

So unimpressed but so in awe
Such a saint but such a whore
So self aware so full of shit
So indecisive so adamant
I'm contemplating thinking about thinking
It's so frustrating just get another drink in
Watch me come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I come undone
I come undone

So rock and roll so corporate suit
So damn ugly, so damn cute
So well trained, so animal
So need your love, so fuck you all

I'm not scared of dying I just don't want to
If I stopped lying I'd just disappoint you
I come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I've come undone

So write another ballad
Mix it on a Wednesday
Sell it on a Thursday
Buy a yacht by Saturday
It's a love song

A love song
Do another interview
Sing a bunch of lies
Tell about celebrities that I despise

And sing love songs
We sing love songs
So sincere
So sincere

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum

I'm your son
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I am scum
Love your son
I am scum
Love your son

You've gotta love my sad song, my love song
My sad song, my love song, my sad song, my love song

 

Written by R Williams/B Ottestad/A Hamilton/ D Pierre
Published by BMG Music Publishing/ Twenty Seven Songs/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Come Undone

"So unimpressed but so in awe' - that's the dichotomy of me. I think it's another one of those songs where I just want to dissect a perception of myself. ‘Because I'm scum and I'm your son' is not to my family. I saw Tupac come out of a courtroom once, and he said ‘you put me down, you say I'm this that or the other, but I'm a product of your environment, and I'm still your son, America.' That touched me. And I am England's son. And I'm not scum, but I've felt like it."

 

 

 

Sexed Up 4:11 Lyrics

Sexed Up

Loose lips sunk ships
I'm getting to grips
With what you said
Know it's not in my head
I lay a bet that I'm ok

Why don't we talk about it
Why do you always doubt that
There could be a better way
It doesn't make me want to stay

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up
That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away

You say we're fatally flawed
When I'm easily bored
Is that okay
Strike me off your list
Make this the last kiss

I'll walk away
Why don't we talk about it
I'm only here don't shout it
Given time we'll forget
Let's pretend we never meet

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away
Screw you I didn't like your taste anyway
I chose you and that's all gone to waste
It's Saturday I'll go out and find another you

Why don't we
Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today

 

Written by R. Williams/G.Chambers.

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing.

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Sexed Up

"There's sort of a grain of truth in that song, y'know, that it was written about an ex, but with all sorts of art and film, things get expanded with inaccuracies and half-truths surrounding everything and that was about an ex but I didn't feel as harshly as those lyrics came out."

 

 

Radio 3:50 Lyrics

Radio

He's chosen my attic
I feel it in the static
He lives in my basement
And I can hardly face it
My performance is easy
I am the god of romance
And in my confusion
I have the right to reign

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

I'm searching for something
Beyond my understanding
Looking for meaning
Where nothing is demanding
There are no surprises
Where nothing is expected
If you offer nothing
Then everyone accepts

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

Ouch

Ouch

Ouch

Radio

Ouch

Ouch ouch

Ouch

Radio

*He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

*Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

*Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

(sung simultaneously)

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio
 

Written by R Williams/S Duffy

Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Radio

"Literally, Radio came about because I was trying to find Axel F but I couldn't find it quickly enough. I wanted to find it before he programmed a drum beat and I didn't, I only got half way through!"

 

Misunderstood 4:01 Lyrics

Misunderstood

I was trying to be misunderstood
But it didn't do me any good
I always seem to start a fight
I'd break my heart to make things right
Let them all fly off

When it comes down it all comes down
And you will not be found
When it's over it's all over
And even if you make a sound

You'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

Trying to be misunderstood
Another product of my childhood
Still I find myself outside
You can't say I haven't tried
Perhaps I tried too hard

No excuses I won't apologise
Or justify your lies
Come and find me tell them to me
Now look me in the eyes

I'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

I can't forgive sorry to say
Don't know you're guilty anyway
Isn't it funny how we don't speak
The language of love?

Written by R. Williams/S. Duffy,
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

Buy this song Robbie says

Misunderstood

"Misunderstood just came out the batch of the songs that we'd done and it's definitely, I'd say, the most sensible song that we've done."

 

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Old Before I Die 3:54 Lyrics

Old Before I Die

She's taking me places
I should never have been
She's showing me faces
I should never have seen
Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie I say

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

She's not feeling stable
She's unable to breathe
Her heart's beating faster
So I'll ask her to leave
These are strange days,
We're living in today
Am I straight or gay?

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to see the day
The Pope gets high
I hope I'm old, I hope I'm old,
Before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie, I say, I say, I say

I hope I'm old (I hope I'm old)
Before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die
I hope I'm old
Before, old before I die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Old Before I Die

"This is about my hedonistic period last year, which by now you all know about. It was a very decadent time, in fact it taught me to be a very good ‘decadancer'.

 

 

Lazy Days 3:53 Lyrics

Lazy Days

Lazy days calling to you
Come out to play
The future flies with you
Now you can be sure love is the cure
What we're searching for
Is to have a jolly good time

Crazy days but you'll get me through
And here I'll stay holdin' on to you
Now you can be sure
Our thoughts unpure
Will unlock the door
And we will have a jolly good time

It can happen in any season
We don't need any reason
To sit around and wait
The world can change in a second so
I find the sunshine beckons me
To open up the gate
And dream and dream

Lazy days don't let them get you down
Wear your smile
I don't want to see you frown
Don't let them get you down

It can happen in any season
We don't need any reason
To sit around and wait
The world can change in a second so
I find the sunshine beckons me
To open up the gate
And dream and dream

Then we will have - a jolly good time

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Lazy Days

"This is the second single from the album and it's an anthem about being young. It's basically saying enjoy your youth and don't worry about making mistakes because we all make mistakes - it's part of growing up. That's something I've only just learnt for myself."

 

Angels 4:24 Lyrics

Angels 

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
cos I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong

And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

Repeat Chorus

 

 

Written by Williams/ G Chambers

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Angels

"I'd released three singles and an album which had sold 33,000 copies in three months and I was on the verge of being dropped and then Angels came out and six albums later I'm still here. So without Angels I wouldn't have a career."

 

 

Let Me Entertain You 4:21 Lyrics

Let Me Entertain You

Hell is gone and heaven's here
There's nothing left for you to fear
Shake your arse come over here
Now scream
I'm a burning effigy
Of everything I used to be
You're my rock of empathy, my dear

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Life's too short for you to die
So grab yourself an alibi
Heaven knows your mother lied
Mon cher
Separate your right from wrongs
Come and sing a different song
The kettle's on so don't be long
Mon cher

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Look me up in the yellow pages
I will be your rock of ages
Your see through fads and your crazy phases
Yeah
Little Bo Peep has lost his sheep
He popped a pill and fell asleep
The dew is wet but the grass is sweet my dear

Your mind gets burned
With the habits you've learned
But we're the generation that's got to be heard
You're tired of your teachers and your school's a drag
You're not going to end up like your mum and dad

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

He may be good he may be outta sight
But he can't be here so come around tonight
Here is the place where the feeling grows
You gotta get high before you taste the lows
So come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Let Me Entertain You

"We were round Guy's house watching the Rock ‘n' Roll circus with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and were quite inspired and went upstairs and wrote a Who-esque type song. I'm really proud of the video. Let Me Entertain You is the best video I've ever done I think."

 

 

Millennium 4:05 Lyrics

Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium

Some say that we are players
Some say that we are pawns
But we've been making money
Since they day that we were born
Got to slow down 'cos we're low down

Run around in circles
Live a life of solitude
Till we find ourselves a partner someone to
Relate to
Then we'll slow down
Before we fall down

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Live for liposuction
And detox for your rent
Overdose at Christmas
And give it up for lent

My friends are all so cynical
They refuse to keep the faith
We all enjoy the madness
'Cos we know we're going to fade away

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

We've got stars directing our fate
Millennium
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/L Bricusse/J Barry
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Millennium

"Millennium didn't have a title - there was no (sings) ‘Millennium'. Just a chorus without that bit. We didn't know what to call it but the Millennium was soon to come round, so we called it Millennium."

 

 

 

No Regrets 5:10 Lyrics

No Regrets

Tell me a story
Where we all change
And we'd live our lives together
And not estranged

I didn't lose my mind it was
Mine to give away
Couldn't stay to watch me cry
You didn't have the time
So I softly slip away...

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Sing me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

I know from the outside
We looked good for each other
Felt things were going wrong
When you didn't like my mother

I don't want to hate but that's
All you've left me with
A bitter aftertaste and a fantasy of
How we all could live

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
[We've been told you stay up late]
I know they're still talking
[You're far too short to carry weight]
The demons in your head

[Return the videos they're late]
If I could just stop hating you
[Goodbye]
I'd feel sorry for us instead

Remember the photographs (insane)
The ones where we all laugh (so lame)
We were having the time of our lives
Well thank you it was a real blast

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Write me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

Everything I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time you told me to leave
I just wanted to stay
Every time you looked at me and
Every time you smiled
I felt so vacant you treat me like a child
I loved the way we used to laugh
I loved the way we used to smile
Often I sit down and think of you
For a while
Then it passes me by and I think of
Someone else instead
I guess the love we once had is
Officially dead

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

No Regrets

"With No Regrets, it's a song about feeling the sadness of a certain situation, which was Take That, y'know. And I believe that it encapsulates the overall sadness, it's not bitter, having a go at them like I have done in the past, it was 'I'm sorry for all of us in this situation'."

 

 

Strong 4:58 Lyrics

Strong

My breath smells of a thousand fags
And when I'm drunk I dance like me Dad
I've started to dress a bit like him

Early morning when I wake up
I look like Kiss but without the make-up
And that's a good line to take it to
The bridge

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

My bed's full of takeaways and fantasies
Of easy lays
The pause button's broke on my video

And is this real 'cos I feel fake
Oprah Winfrey, Rikki Lake
Teach me things I don't need to know

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And it's starting to show so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song my song my song

If I did it all again I'd be a nun
The rain was never cold when I was young
I'm still young, we're still young
Life's too short to be afraid
Step inside the sun

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Strong

"Strong was written in a hotel in Koln and I'd developed these very very obsessive fans - I actually was freaked out by these people. Because I was doing my best to avoid them...I just wanted to sit down and let them know that I wasn't being big-headed, I was actually feeling a bit scared, I'm not being rude but you freak me out!"

 

She's The One 4:18 Lyrics

She's The One

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
And if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

We were young we were wrong
We were fine all along
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna play
You'll be so high you'll be flying

Though the sea will be strongI know we'll carry on
Cos if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna say it
You'll be so high you'll be flying

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
Yeah she's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
She's the one

Buy this song Robbie says

She's the One

 "She's The One was a song that meant an awful lot to me when I came out of rehab. I wanted one of those kinds of ballads on my album and I wanted that song to be heard by loads of people...it's a beautiful ballad."

 

 

Rock DJ 4:18 Lyrics

Rock DJ

Me with the floorshow
Kickin' with your torso
Boys getting high
And the girls even more so
Wave your hands if you're not with the man
Can I kick it (yes you can)
I got (funk)
You got (soul)
We got everybody
I've got the gift
Gonna stick it in the goal
It's time to move your body

Babylon back in business
Can I get a witness
Every girl every man
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Singin' in the classes
Music for your masses
Give no head
No backstage passes
Have a proper giggle
I'll be quite polite
But when I rock the mike
I rock the mike (right)
You got no love then you're with the wrong man
It's time to move your body
If you can't get a girl but your best friend can
It's time to move your body

I don't wanna be sleazy
Baby just tease me
Got no family planned
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Pimpin' ain't easy
Most of them fleece me
Every night
Pimpin' ain't easy
But if you're sellin' it
It's alright

Come on
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/K Andrews/N Pigford/E Paris Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd/ Hit and Run Music 2000/ Minder Music

Buy this song Robbie says

Rock DJ

"This song is a party song, that is party songs usually have inane lyrics that mean nothing. Everything else has been, you know, emotional. It's been, I'm sad, or, I need love or, I'm lonely or.... You know, it's not a depressing album, but it has been about sadness, being lonely and being depressed, funnily enough, but done in an upbeat way.

 

I actually just went Ian [Dury], 'will you please send me a rhythm' and then he went, 'Singing in the classes, music for your masses, give no head no backstage passes...'

The video is: I'm doing the ultimate strip tease. Walk into this club and there's all these ladies there and I'm a bit like 'yeah, I'm cool', but check out the DJ, she's dirty. And the DJ 's not giving me anything back to warrant me going, 'look, I'm Robbie Williams', so I start dancing. Then all of a sudden she goes, [mimics look], like that, literally, hah! Like that. What have I gone and done? I've gone and taken my skin off, haven't I, and start doing this ultimate strip tease and then I take pieces of my flesh and throw them into the crowd, and then I get down to my bones: puff! Robbie is gone but he'll be back for the next video."

Kids 4:46 Lyrics

Kids

Me no bubbletious
Me smoke heavy tar
Me be grooving slowly where you are
Notify your next of kin
'Cause you're never coming back
I've been dropping beats since Back in Black

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

You've got a reputation
Well I guess that can be explored
You're dancing with the chairman of the board
Take a ride on my twelve cylinder symphony
But if you got other plans
The purpose of a woman is to love her man

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(Doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love

Come down from the ceiling
I didn't mean to get so high
I couldn't do what I wanted to do
When my lips were dry
You can't just up and leave me
I'm a singer in a band
Well I like drummers baby
You're not my bag

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

I'm an honorary Sean Connery, born '74
There's only one of me
Single-handedly raising the economy
Ain't no chance of the record company dropping me
Press be asking do I care for sodomy
I don't know, yeah, probably
I've been looking for serial monogamy
Not some bird that looks like Billy Connolly
But for now I'm down for ornithology
Grab your binoculars, come follow me

 

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says

Kids

"She [Kylie] asked if we would like to write a song for her. And of course we'd love to. So we started writing this song for Kylie, big massive chorus and then I'm thinking I want this song, this is a Robbie song. So I played it to Kylie, she came down to the studio and she liked it, and we did it there and then. We sang the duet together there and then.

It's kind of sweet, because I really wanted to have her say lots of dirty things to me, but really wasn't brave enough to write the lyric."

 

Supreme (French version) 4:18 Lyrics aren't available Buy this song Robbie says isn't available
Let Love Be Your Energy 4:06 Lyrics

Let Love Be Your Energy

Out of a million seeds
Only the strongest one breathes
You made a miracle mother
I'll make a man out of me

Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky?
What did we do wrong, why did it die?
And all the grown ups say 'sorry kids we got no reply'

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

Every tear that you cry
Will be replaced when you die
Why don't you love your brother?
Are you out of your mind?
Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky
What did we do wrong, why did it die
And if you've got no love for me then I'll say goodbye

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me
Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me

Written by R Williams and G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd

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Eternity 5:01 Lyrics

Eternity

Close your eyes so you don't feel them
They don't need to see you cry
I can't promise I will heal you
But if you want to I will try
Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Someone said the truth will out
I believe without a doubt
In you

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

Yesterday when you were walking
You talked about your ma and dad
What they did that made you happy
What they did that made you sad
We sat and watched the sun go down
Then picked a star before we lost
The moon
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity
For eternity

Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I know you'll find your freedom
Eventually

For eternity
For eternity

Written by R. Williams/G. Chambers.
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Buy this song Robbie says

Eternity

"Eternity came off the back of having the most amazing summer, I'd had the best holiday... I found myself with a month off and went and did amazing things with my friends...and it came off the back of that."

 

 

 

The Road to Mandalay 3:18 Lyrics

The Road To Mandalay

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach

What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say

This sombre song would drain the sun
But it won't shine until it's sung

No water running in the stream
The saddest place we've ever seen

Everything I touched was golden
Everything I loved got broken
On the road to Mandalay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

There's nothing left for you to give
The truth is all that you're left with
Twenty paces then at dawn
We will die and be reborn

I like to sleep beneath the trees
Have the universe at one with me
Look down the barrel of a gun
And feel the Moon replace the Sun

Everything we've ever stolen
Has been lost returned or broken
No more dragons left to slay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach
What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say.

Buy this song Robbie says

The Road to Mandalay

"My favourite on the album is probably a song called 'Road To Mandalay'. We started to write, I was doing this French television show and then because we were in France I don't know, I just picked up on French vibes and started singing a French sort of melody. 'Save me from drowning in the sea, beat me up on the beach'. And then it's turned out to be the most, for me, touching song that I've written. 'Everything [I've] ever stolen has been lost, returned or broken, no more dragons left to slay'. It's one of those songs that you go this is really sad, but it's dead positive at the same time."

 

 

Feel 4:22 Lyrics

Feel

Come and hold my hand
I wanna contact the living
Not sure I understand
This role I've been given

I sit and talk to God
And he just laughs at my plans
My head speaks a language
I don't understand

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins
Going to waste

I don't want to die
But I ain't keen on living either
Before I fall in love
I'm preparing to leave her

I scare myself to death
That's why I keep on running
Before I've arrived
I can see myself coming

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins

Going to waste
And I need to feel real love
And a life ever after
I cannot give it up

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
I got too much love
Running through my veins
To go to waste

I just wanna feel real love
In a life ever after
There's a hole in my soul
You can see it in my face
It's a real big place

Come and hold my hand
I want to contact the living

Not sure I understand
This role I've been given
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Feel

"Come and hold my hand/I wanna contact the living"

 

"Most of the vocal we used on the finished thing is from the original demo; I tried to sing it again and I just couldn't sing it as well as I did on that day. I pour my heart out. It's someone who's not really sure of his place in the world and what's going on."

 

Come Undone 3:55 Lyrics

Come Undone

So unimpressed but so in awe
Such a saint but such a whore
So self aware so full of shit
So indecisive so adamant
I'm contemplating thinking about thinking
It's so frustrating just get another drink in
Watch me come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I come undone
I come undone

So rock and roll so corporate suit
So damn ugly, so damn cute
So well trained, so animal
So need your love, so fuck you all

I'm not scared of dying I just don't want to
If I stopped lying I'd just disappoint you
I come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I've come undone

So write another ballad
Mix it on a Wednesday
Sell it on a Thursday
Buy a yacht by Saturday
It's a love song

A love song
Do another interview
Sing a bunch of lies
Tell about celebrities that I despise

And sing love songs
We sing love songs
So sincere
So sincere

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum

I'm your son
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I am scum
Love your son
I am scum
Love your son

You've gotta love my sad song, my love song
My sad song, my love song, my sad song, my love song

 

Written by R Williams/B Ottestad/A Hamilton/ D Pierre
Published by BMG Music Publishing/ Twenty Seven Songs/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Come Undone

"So unimpressed but so in awe' - that's the dichotomy of me. I think it's another one of those songs where I just want to dissect a perception of myself. ‘Because I'm scum and I'm your son' is not to my family. I saw Tupac come out of a courtroom once, and he said ‘you put me down, you say I'm this that or the other, but I'm a product of your environment, and I'm still your son, America.' That touched me. And I am England's son. And I'm not scum, but I've felt like it."

 

 

 

Sexed Up 4:11 Lyrics

Sexed Up

Loose lips sunk ships
I'm getting to grips
With what you said
Know it's not in my head
I lay a bet that I'm ok

Why don't we talk about it
Why do you always doubt that
There could be a better way
It doesn't make me want to stay

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up
That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away

You say we're fatally flawed
When I'm easily bored
Is that okay
Strike me off your list
Make this the last kiss

I'll walk away
Why don't we talk about it
I'm only here don't shout it
Given time we'll forget
Let's pretend we never meet

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away
Screw you I didn't like your taste anyway
I chose you and that's all gone to waste
It's Saturday I'll go out and find another you

Why don't we
Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today

 

Written by R. Williams/G.Chambers.

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing.

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Sexed Up

"There's sort of a grain of truth in that song, y'know, that it was written about an ex, but with all sorts of art and film, things get expanded with inaccuracies and half-truths surrounding everything and that was about an ex but I didn't feel as harshly as those lyrics came out."

 

 

Radio 3:50 Lyrics

Radio

He's chosen my attic
I feel it in the static
He lives in my basement
And I can hardly face it
My performance is easy
I am the god of romance
And in my confusion
I have the right to reign

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

I'm searching for something
Beyond my understanding
Looking for meaning
Where nothing is demanding
There are no surprises
Where nothing is expected
If you offer nothing
Then everyone accepts

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

Ouch

Ouch

Ouch

Radio

Ouch

Ouch ouch

Ouch

Radio

*He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

*Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

*Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

(sung simultaneously)

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio
 

Written by R Williams/S Duffy

Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Radio

"Literally, Radio came about because I was trying to find Axel F but I couldn't find it quickly enough. I wanted to find it before he programmed a drum beat and I didn't, I only got half way through!"

 

Misunderstood 4:01 Lyrics

Misunderstood

I was trying to be misunderstood
But it didn't do me any good
I always seem to start a fight
I'd break my heart to make things right
Let them all fly off

When it comes down it all comes down
And you will not be found
When it's over it's all over
And even if you make a sound

You'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

Trying to be misunderstood
Another product of my childhood
Still I find myself outside
You can't say I haven't tried
Perhaps I tried too hard

No excuses I won't apologise
Or justify your lies
Come and find me tell them to me
Now look me in the eyes

I'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

I can't forgive sorry to say
Don't know you're guilty anyway
Isn't it funny how we don't speak
The language of love?

Written by R. Williams/S. Duffy,
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

Buy this song Robbie says

Misunderstood

"Misunderstood just came out the batch of the songs that we'd done and it's definitely, I'd say, the most sensible song that we've done."

 

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Angels 4:24 Lyrics

Angels 

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
cos I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong

And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

Repeat Chorus

 

 

Written by Williams/ G Chambers

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Angels

"I'd released three singles and an album which had sold 33,000 copies in three months and I was on the verge of being dropped and then Angels came out and six albums later I'm still here. So without Angels I wouldn't have a career."

 

 

Let Me Entertain You 4:21 Lyrics

Let Me Entertain You

Hell is gone and heaven's here
There's nothing left for you to fear
Shake your arse come over here
Now scream
I'm a burning effigy
Of everything I used to be
You're my rock of empathy, my dear

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Life's too short for you to die
So grab yourself an alibi
Heaven knows your mother lied
Mon cher
Separate your right from wrongs
Come and sing a different song
The kettle's on so don't be long
Mon cher

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Look me up in the yellow pages
I will be your rock of ages
Your see through fads and your crazy phases
Yeah
Little Bo Peep has lost his sheep
He popped a pill and fell asleep
The dew is wet but the grass is sweet my dear

Your mind gets burned
With the habits you've learned
But we're the generation that's got to be heard
You're tired of your teachers and your school's a drag
You're not going to end up like your mum and dad

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

He may be good he may be outta sight
But he can't be here so come around tonight
Here is the place where the feeling grows
You gotta get high before you taste the lows
So come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Let Me Entertain You

"We were round Guy's house watching the Rock ‘n' Roll circus with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and were quite inspired and went upstairs and wrote a Who-esque type song. I'm really proud of the video. Let Me Entertain You is the best video I've ever done I think."

 

 

Millennium 4:05 Lyrics

Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium

Some say that we are players
Some say that we are pawns
But we've been making money
Since they day that we were born
Got to slow down 'cos we're low down

Run around in circles
Live a life of solitude
Till we find ourselves a partner someone to
Relate to
Then we'll slow down
Before we fall down

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Live for liposuction
And detox for your rent
Overdose at Christmas
And give it up for lent

My friends are all so cynical
They refuse to keep the faith
We all enjoy the madness
'Cos we know we're going to fade away

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

We've got stars directing our fate
Millennium
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/L Bricusse/J Barry
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Millennium

"Millennium didn't have a title - there was no (sings) ‘Millennium'. Just a chorus without that bit. We didn't know what to call it but the Millennium was soon to come round, so we called it Millennium."

 

 

 

No Regrets 5:10 Lyrics

No Regrets

Tell me a story
Where we all change
And we'd live our lives together
And not estranged

I didn't lose my mind it was
Mine to give away
Couldn't stay to watch me cry
You didn't have the time
So I softly slip away...

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Sing me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

I know from the outside
We looked good for each other
Felt things were going wrong
When you didn't like my mother

I don't want to hate but that's
All you've left me with
A bitter aftertaste and a fantasy of
How we all could live

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
[We've been told you stay up late]
I know they're still talking
[You're far too short to carry weight]
The demons in your head

[Return the videos they're late]
If I could just stop hating you
[Goodbye]
I'd feel sorry for us instead

Remember the photographs (insane)
The ones where we all laugh (so lame)
We were having the time of our lives
Well thank you it was a real blast

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Write me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

Everything I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time you told me to leave
I just wanted to stay
Every time you looked at me and
Every time you smiled
I felt so vacant you treat me like a child
I loved the way we used to laugh
I loved the way we used to smile
Often I sit down and think of you
For a while
Then it passes me by and I think of
Someone else instead
I guess the love we once had is
Officially dead

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

No Regrets

"With No Regrets, it's a song about feeling the sadness of a certain situation, which was Take That, y'know. And I believe that it encapsulates the overall sadness, it's not bitter, having a go at them like I have done in the past, it was 'I'm sorry for all of us in this situation'."

 

 

Strong 4:58 Lyrics

Strong

My breath smells of a thousand fags
And when I'm drunk I dance like me Dad
I've started to dress a bit like him

Early morning when I wake up
I look like Kiss but without the make-up
And that's a good line to take it to
The bridge

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

My bed's full of takeaways and fantasies
Of easy lays
The pause button's broke on my video

And is this real 'cos I feel fake
Oprah Winfrey, Rikki Lake
Teach me things I don't need to know

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And it's starting to show so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song my song my song

If I did it all again I'd be a nun
The rain was never cold when I was young
I'm still young, we're still young
Life's too short to be afraid
Step inside the sun

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Strong

"Strong was written in a hotel in Koln and I'd developed these very very obsessive fans - I actually was freaked out by these people. Because I was doing my best to avoid them...I just wanted to sit down and let them know that I wasn't being big-headed, I was actually feeling a bit scared, I'm not being rude but you freak me out!"

 

She's The One 4:18 Lyrics

She's The One

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
And if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

We were young we were wrong
We were fine all along
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna play
You'll be so high you'll be flying

Though the sea will be strongI know we'll carry on
Cos if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna say it
You'll be so high you'll be flying

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
Yeah she's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
She's the one

Buy this song Robbie says

She's the One

 "She's The One was a song that meant an awful lot to me when I came out of rehab. I wanted one of those kinds of ballads on my album and I wanted that song to be heard by loads of people...it's a beautiful ballad."

 

 

Win Some Lose Some 4:18 Lyrics

Win Some Lose Some

We didn't think it'd last beyond summer
I met her father she met my mother
We didn't have anywhere else to go
She said to me when we grow older
Will we still need young love on
Our shoulders
Does it just fade away
Will we ever know?

She touched my face and called me
Her lover
I never thought that I'd need another

Your cool suburban sun
You're foolin' everyone
You win some you lose some

I didn't know what we had found
Just caught the bus and rode it to town
She wouldn't notice anything else but me

Your cool suburban sun
You're foolin' everyone
You win some you lose some

Dancing at discos
And moaning at phone bills
Torremolinos and sunburnt in high heels
Swap it and sell it
And drop it and smell it
All those years ago

She touched my face and called me
Her lover
I never thought that I'd need another oh

Your cool suburban sun
You're foolin' everyone
You win some you lose some

Your cool suburban sun
You're foolin' everyone
You win some you lose some

Now it's gone, now it's gone.
You win some you lose some.
Now it's gone, now it's gone.
You win some you lose some.
Now it's gone, now it's gone.
You win some you lose some.
Now it's gone, now it's gone.
You win some you lose some.

Win some

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says isn't available
Rock DJ 4:18 Lyrics

Rock DJ

Me with the floorshow
Kickin' with your torso
Boys getting high
And the girls even more so
Wave your hands if you're not with the man
Can I kick it (yes you can)
I got (funk)
You got (soul)
We got everybody
I've got the gift
Gonna stick it in the goal
It's time to move your body

Babylon back in business
Can I get a witness
Every girl every man
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Singin' in the classes
Music for your masses
Give no head
No backstage passes
Have a proper giggle
I'll be quite polite
But when I rock the mike
I rock the mike (right)
You got no love then you're with the wrong man
It's time to move your body
If you can't get a girl but your best friend can
It's time to move your body

I don't wanna be sleazy
Baby just tease me
Got no family planned
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Pimpin' ain't easy
Most of them fleece me
Every night
Pimpin' ain't easy
But if you're sellin' it
It's alright

Come on
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/K Andrews/N Pigford/E Paris Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd/ Hit and Run Music 2000/ Minder Music

Buy this song Robbie says

Rock DJ

"This song is a party song, that is party songs usually have inane lyrics that mean nothing. Everything else has been, you know, emotional. It's been, I'm sad, or, I need love or, I'm lonely or.... You know, it's not a depressing album, but it has been about sadness, being lonely and being depressed, funnily enough, but done in an upbeat way.

 

I actually just went Ian [Dury], 'will you please send me a rhythm' and then he went, 'Singing in the classes, music for your masses, give no head no backstage passes...'

The video is: I'm doing the ultimate strip tease. Walk into this club and there's all these ladies there and I'm a bit like 'yeah, I'm cool', but check out the DJ, she's dirty. And the DJ 's not giving me anything back to warrant me going, 'look, I'm Robbie Williams', so I start dancing. Then all of a sudden she goes, [mimics look], like that, literally, hah! Like that. What have I gone and done? I've gone and taken my skin off, haven't I, and start doing this ultimate strip tease and then I take pieces of my flesh and throw them into the crowd, and then I get down to my bones: puff! Robbie is gone but he'll be back for the next video."

Kids 4:46 Lyrics

Kids

Me no bubbletious
Me smoke heavy tar
Me be grooving slowly where you are
Notify your next of kin
'Cause you're never coming back
I've been dropping beats since Back in Black

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

You've got a reputation
Well I guess that can be explored
You're dancing with the chairman of the board
Take a ride on my twelve cylinder symphony
But if you got other plans
The purpose of a woman is to love her man

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(Doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love

Come down from the ceiling
I didn't mean to get so high
I couldn't do what I wanted to do
When my lips were dry
You can't just up and leave me
I'm a singer in a band
Well I like drummers baby
You're not my bag

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

I'm an honorary Sean Connery, born '74
There's only one of me
Single-handedly raising the economy
Ain't no chance of the record company dropping me
Press be asking do I care for sodomy
I don't know, yeah, probably
I've been looking for serial monogamy
Not some bird that looks like Billy Connolly
But for now I'm down for ornithology
Grab your binoculars, come follow me

 

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says

Kids

"She [Kylie] asked if we would like to write a song for her. And of course we'd love to. So we started writing this song for Kylie, big massive chorus and then I'm thinking I want this song, this is a Robbie song. So I played it to Kylie, she came down to the studio and she liked it, and we did it there and then. We sang the duet together there and then.

It's kind of sweet, because I really wanted to have her say lots of dirty things to me, but really wasn't brave enough to write the lyric."

 

Better Man 3:22 Lyrics

Better Man

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Go easy on my conscience
'Cause it's not my fault
I know I've been told
To take the blame

Rest assured my angels
Will catch my tears
Walk me out of here
I'm in pain

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Once you've found that lover
You're homeward bound
Love is all around
Love is all around

I know some have fallen
On stony ground
But love is all around

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doin' all I can
To be a better man

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Better Man

"I wrote this song called 'Better Man' and we were in the South of France and I was staying at this lovely place up in the mountains. I picked up the guitar and I went 'look, if John Lennon's about can you give me a song?'. And I started strumming these chords on the guitar, (and I'm not a guitar player), and I only know a few chords: well, all of a sudden I did these new chords that I'd never done before and sang the song, almost all of it, straight away. So I went and recorded it that night, and I just cried and cried my eyes out singing this song, and I knew that as I was crying, that I was onto a winner. I was thinking well, if this is making me bawl; the last one that made me bawl was Angels. It's just about feeling a bit sad and a bit sorry for yourself and not knowing how to get out of a rut."

 

Supreme 4:18 Lyrics

Supreme

Oh it seemed forever stopped today
All the lonely hearts in London
Caught a plane and flew away
And all the best women are married
All the handsome men are gay
You feel deprived

Yeah are you questioning your size?
Is there a tumour in your humour,
Are there bags under your eyes?
Do you leave dents where you sit,
Are you getting on a bit?
Will you survive
You must survive

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Oh what are you really looking for?
Another partner in your life to
abuse and to adore?
Is it lovey dovey stuff,
Do you need a bit of rough?
Get on your knees

Yeah turn down the love songs that you hear
'Cause you can't avoid the sentiment
That echoes in your ear
Saying love will stop the pain
Saying love will kill the fear
Do you believe
You must believe
When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with (ah)
Got my back up
And now she's screaming
So I've got to turn the track up
Sit back and watch the royalties stack up
I know this girl she likes to switch teams
And I'm a fiend but I'm living for a love supreme

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Come and live a love supreme
Don't let it get you down
Everybody lives for love

Repeat...

Buy this song Robbie says

Supreme

"I was in Switzerland over New Year. I was in this town square for 12.00pm and fireworks go off and it was wonderful and I was sober and it was like the best New Year I've ever had; literally, the best New Year I've ever had. And I'm trying not to drink and there's all this champagne going off. Then all of these mad Euro's start going do do do......... And I'm in the middle of this square watching them all go mad to that stringline, 'I'm having that, I'm having that, it's going in the song'. I'm hoping it's going to have the same sort of reaction in Switzerland or Germany."

 

Let Love Be Your Energy 4:06 Lyrics

Let Love Be Your Energy

Out of a million seeds
Only the strongest one breathes
You made a miracle mother
I'll make a man out of me

Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky?
What did we do wrong, why did it die?
And all the grown ups say 'sorry kids we got no reply'

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

Every tear that you cry
Will be replaced when you die
Why don't you love your brother?
Are you out of your mind?
Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky
What did we do wrong, why did it die
And if you've got no love for me then I'll say goodbye

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me
Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me

Written by R Williams and G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd

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Eternity 5:01 Lyrics

Eternity

Close your eyes so you don't feel them
They don't need to see you cry
I can't promise I will heal you
But if you want to I will try
Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Someone said the truth will out
I believe without a doubt
In you

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

Yesterday when you were walking
You talked about your ma and dad
What they did that made you happy
What they did that made you sad
We sat and watched the sun go down
Then picked a star before we lost
The moon
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity
For eternity

Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I know you'll find your freedom
Eventually

For eternity
For eternity

Written by R. Williams/G. Chambers.
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

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Eternity

"Eternity came off the back of having the most amazing summer, I'd had the best holiday... I found myself with a month off and went and did amazing things with my friends...and it came off the back of that."

 

 

 

Something Beautiful 4:48 Lyrics

Something Beautiful

You can't manufacture a miracle
The silence was pitiful - that day
And love is getting too cynical
Passion's just physical - these days
You analyse everyone you meet
But get no sign - the loving kind
Every night you admit defeat
And cry yourself blind

If you can't wake up in the morning
'Cause your bed lies vacant at night
If you're lost, hurt, tired or lonely
Can't control it - try as you might
May you find that love that won't leave you
May you find it by the end of the day
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way

The DJ said on the radio
Life should be stereo - each day
And the past that cast the unsuitable
Instead of some kind of beautiful
You just couldn't wait
All your friends think you're satisfied
But they can't see your soul, no, no, no
Forgot the time feeling petrified
When they lived alone

If you can't wake up in the morning
'Cause your bed lies vacant at night
If you're lost, hurt, tired or lonely
Can't control it - try as you might
May you find that love that won't leave you
May you find it by the end of the day
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way

(It'll come your way)
(It'll come your way) Some kind of beautiful
(It'll come your way) Some kind of beautiful
(It'll come your way) Some kind of beautiful
(It'll come your way)

All your friends think you're satisfied
But they can't see your soul, no, no, no
Forgot the time feeling petrified
When they lived alone

If you can't wake up in the morning
'Cause your bed lies vacant at night
If you're lost, hurt, tired or lonely
Can't control it - try as you might
May you find that love that won't leave you
May you find it by the end of the day
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

 

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Something Beautiful

You can't manufacture a miracle/the silence was pitiful - that day...We wrote this in Barbados when I was in between good times. I think the demo was a bit lightweight - it wasn't Al Green enough or Macy Gray enough. We originally offered it to Tom Jones and he was interested in it but I don't think his people completely got it or liked it, so I was ‘if we can make this more soulful I think it would be great to be on the album'. It's about sitting in bed at night thinking: I wish I wasn't here by myself."

Feel 4:22 Lyrics

Feel

Come and hold my hand
I wanna contact the living
Not sure I understand
This role I've been given

I sit and talk to God
And he just laughs at my plans
My head speaks a language
I don't understand

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins
Going to waste

I don't want to die
But I ain't keen on living either
Before I fall in love
I'm preparing to leave her

I scare myself to death
That's why I keep on running
Before I've arrived
I can see myself coming

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins

Going to waste
And I need to feel real love
And a life ever after
I cannot give it up

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
I got too much love
Running through my veins
To go to waste

I just wanna feel real love
In a life ever after
There's a hole in my soul
You can see it in my face
It's a real big place

Come and hold my hand
I want to contact the living

Not sure I understand
This role I've been given
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

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Feel

"Come and hold my hand/I wanna contact the living"

 

"Most of the vocal we used on the finished thing is from the original demo; I tried to sing it again and I just couldn't sing it as well as I did on that day. I pour my heart out. It's someone who's not really sure of his place in the world and what's going on."

 

Come Undone 3:55 Lyrics

Come Undone

So unimpressed but so in awe
Such a saint but such a whore
So self aware so full of shit
So indecisive so adamant
I'm contemplating thinking about thinking
It's so frustrating just get another drink in
Watch me come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I come undone
I come undone

So rock and roll so corporate suit
So damn ugly, so damn cute
So well trained, so animal
So need your love, so fuck you all

I'm not scared of dying I just don't want to
If I stopped lying I'd just disappoint you
I come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I've come undone

So write another ballad
Mix it on a Wednesday
Sell it on a Thursday
Buy a yacht by Saturday
It's a love song

A love song
Do another interview
Sing a bunch of lies
Tell about celebrities that I despise

And sing love songs
We sing love songs
So sincere
So sincere

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum

I'm your son
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I am scum
Love your son
I am scum
Love your son

You've gotta love my sad song, my love song
My sad song, my love song, my sad song, my love song

 

Written by R Williams/B Ottestad/A Hamilton/ D Pierre
Published by BMG Music Publishing/ Twenty Seven Songs/ EMI Music Publishing

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Come Undone

"So unimpressed but so in awe' - that's the dichotomy of me. I think it's another one of those songs where I just want to dissect a perception of myself. ‘Because I'm scum and I'm your son' is not to my family. I saw Tupac come out of a courtroom once, and he said ‘you put me down, you say I'm this that or the other, but I'm a product of your environment, and I'm still your son, America.' That touched me. And I am England's son. And I'm not scum, but I've felt like it."

 

 

 

Sexed Up 4:11 Lyrics

Sexed Up

Loose lips sunk ships
I'm getting to grips
With what you said
Know it's not in my head
I lay a bet that I'm ok

Why don't we talk about it
Why do you always doubt that
There could be a better way
It doesn't make me want to stay

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up
That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away

You say we're fatally flawed
When I'm easily bored
Is that okay
Strike me off your list
Make this the last kiss

I'll walk away
Why don't we talk about it
I'm only here don't shout it
Given time we'll forget
Let's pretend we never meet

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away
Screw you I didn't like your taste anyway
I chose you and that's all gone to waste
It's Saturday I'll go out and find another you

Why don't we
Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today

 

Written by R. Williams/G.Chambers.

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing.

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Sexed Up

"There's sort of a grain of truth in that song, y'know, that it was written about an ex, but with all sorts of art and film, things get expanded with inaccuracies and half-truths surrounding everything and that was about an ex but I didn't feel as harshly as those lyrics came out."

 

 

Radio 3:50 Lyrics

Radio

He's chosen my attic
I feel it in the static
He lives in my basement
And I can hardly face it
My performance is easy
I am the god of romance
And in my confusion
I have the right to reign

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

I'm searching for something
Beyond my understanding
Looking for meaning
Where nothing is demanding
There are no surprises
Where nothing is expected
If you offer nothing
Then everyone accepts

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

Ouch

Ouch

Ouch

Radio

Ouch

Ouch ouch

Ouch

Radio

*He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

*Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

*Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

(sung simultaneously)

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio
 

Written by R Williams/S Duffy

Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

 

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Radio

"Literally, Radio came about because I was trying to find Axel F but I couldn't find it quickly enough. I wanted to find it before he programmed a drum beat and I didn't, I only got half way through!"

 

Misunderstood 4:01 Lyrics

Misunderstood

I was trying to be misunderstood
But it didn't do me any good
I always seem to start a fight
I'd break my heart to make things right
Let them all fly off

When it comes down it all comes down
And you will not be found
When it's over it's all over
And even if you make a sound

You'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

Trying to be misunderstood
Another product of my childhood
Still I find myself outside
You can't say I haven't tried
Perhaps I tried too hard

No excuses I won't apologise
Or justify your lies
Come and find me tell them to me
Now look me in the eyes

I'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

I can't forgive sorry to say
Don't know you're guilty anyway
Isn't it funny how we don't speak
The language of love?

Written by R. Williams/S. Duffy,
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

Buy this song Robbie says

Misunderstood

"Misunderstood just came out the batch of the songs that we'd done and it's definitely, I'd say, the most sensible song that we've done."

 

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Old Before I Die 3:54 Lyrics

Old Before I Die

She's taking me places
I should never have been
She's showing me faces
I should never have seen
Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie I say

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

She's not feeling stable
She's unable to breathe
Her heart's beating faster
So I'll ask her to leave
These are strange days,
We're living in today
Am I straight or gay?

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to see the day
The Pope gets high
I hope I'm old, I hope I'm old,
Before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie, I say, I say, I say

I hope I'm old (I hope I'm old)
Before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die
I hope I'm old
Before, old before I die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die

 

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Old Before I Die

"This is about my hedonistic period last year, which by now you all know about. It was a very decadent time, in fact it taught me to be a very good ‘decadancer'.

 

 

Angels 4:24 Lyrics

Angels 

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
cos I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong

And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

Repeat Chorus

 

 

Written by Williams/ G Chambers

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

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Angels

"I'd released three singles and an album which had sold 33,000 copies in three months and I was on the verge of being dropped and then Angels came out and six albums later I'm still here. So without Angels I wouldn't have a career."

 

 

Let Me Entertain You 4:21 Lyrics

Let Me Entertain You

Hell is gone and heaven's here
There's nothing left for you to fear
Shake your arse come over here
Now scream
I'm a burning effigy
Of everything I used to be
You're my rock of empathy, my dear

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Life's too short for you to die
So grab yourself an alibi
Heaven knows your mother lied
Mon cher
Separate your right from wrongs
Come and sing a different song
The kettle's on so don't be long
Mon cher

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Look me up in the yellow pages
I will be your rock of ages
Your see through fads and your crazy phases
Yeah
Little Bo Peep has lost his sheep
He popped a pill and fell asleep
The dew is wet but the grass is sweet my dear

Your mind gets burned
With the habits you've learned
But we're the generation that's got to be heard
You're tired of your teachers and your school's a drag
You're not going to end up like your mum and dad

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

He may be good he may be outta sight
But he can't be here so come around tonight
Here is the place where the feeling grows
You gotta get high before you taste the lows
So come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

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Let Me Entertain You

"We were round Guy's house watching the Rock ‘n' Roll circus with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and were quite inspired and went upstairs and wrote a Who-esque type song. I'm really proud of the video. Let Me Entertain You is the best video I've ever done I think."

 

 

Millennium 4:05 Lyrics

Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium

Some say that we are players
Some say that we are pawns
But we've been making money
Since they day that we were born
Got to slow down 'cos we're low down

Run around in circles
Live a life of solitude
Till we find ourselves a partner someone to
Relate to
Then we'll slow down
Before we fall down

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Live for liposuction
And detox for your rent
Overdose at Christmas
And give it up for lent

My friends are all so cynical
They refuse to keep the faith
We all enjoy the madness
'Cos we know we're going to fade away

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

We've got stars directing our fate
Millennium
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/L Bricusse/J Barry
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

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Millennium

"Millennium didn't have a title - there was no (sings) ‘Millennium'. Just a chorus without that bit. We didn't know what to call it but the Millennium was soon to come round, so we called it Millennium."

 

 

 

No Regrets 5:10 Lyrics

No Regrets

Tell me a story
Where we all change
And we'd live our lives together
And not estranged

I didn't lose my mind it was
Mine to give away
Couldn't stay to watch me cry
You didn't have the time
So I softly slip away...

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Sing me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

I know from the outside
We looked good for each other
Felt things were going wrong
When you didn't like my mother

I don't want to hate but that's
All you've left me with
A bitter aftertaste and a fantasy of
How we all could live

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
[We've been told you stay up late]
I know they're still talking
[You're far too short to carry weight]
The demons in your head

[Return the videos they're late]
If I could just stop hating you
[Goodbye]
I'd feel sorry for us instead

Remember the photographs (insane)
The ones where we all laugh (so lame)
We were having the time of our lives
Well thank you it was a real blast

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Write me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

Everything I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time you told me to leave
I just wanted to stay
Every time you looked at me and
Every time you smiled
I felt so vacant you treat me like a child
I loved the way we used to laugh
I loved the way we used to smile
Often I sit down and think of you
For a while
Then it passes me by and I think of
Someone else instead
I guess the love we once had is
Officially dead

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

No Regrets

"With No Regrets, it's a song about feeling the sadness of a certain situation, which was Take That, y'know. And I believe that it encapsulates the overall sadness, it's not bitter, having a go at them like I have done in the past, it was 'I'm sorry for all of us in this situation'."

 

 

Strong 4:58 Lyrics

Strong

My breath smells of a thousand fags
And when I'm drunk I dance like me Dad
I've started to dress a bit like him

Early morning when I wake up
I look like Kiss but without the make-up
And that's a good line to take it to
The bridge

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

My bed's full of takeaways and fantasies
Of easy lays
The pause button's broke on my video

And is this real 'cos I feel fake
Oprah Winfrey, Rikki Lake
Teach me things I don't need to know

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And it's starting to show so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song my song my song

If I did it all again I'd be a nun
The rain was never cold when I was young
I'm still young, we're still young
Life's too short to be afraid
Step inside the sun

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

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Strong

"Strong was written in a hotel in Koln and I'd developed these very very obsessive fans - I actually was freaked out by these people. Because I was doing my best to avoid them...I just wanted to sit down and let them know that I wasn't being big-headed, I was actually feeling a bit scared, I'm not being rude but you freak me out!"

 

She's The One 4:18 Lyrics

She's The One

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
And if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

We were young we were wrong
We were fine all along
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna play
You'll be so high you'll be flying

Though the sea will be strongI know we'll carry on
Cos if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna say it
You'll be so high you'll be flying

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
Yeah she's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
She's the one

Buy this song Robbie says

She's the One

 "She's The One was a song that meant an awful lot to me when I came out of rehab. I wanted one of those kinds of ballads on my album and I wanted that song to be heard by loads of people...it's a beautiful ballad."

 

 

Rock DJ 4:18 Lyrics

Rock DJ

Me with the floorshow
Kickin' with your torso
Boys getting high
And the girls even more so
Wave your hands if you're not with the man
Can I kick it (yes you can)
I got (funk)
You got (soul)
We got everybody
I've got the gift
Gonna stick it in the goal
It's time to move your body

Babylon back in business
Can I get a witness
Every girl every man
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Singin' in the classes
Music for your masses
Give no head
No backstage passes
Have a proper giggle
I'll be quite polite
But when I rock the mike
I rock the mike (right)
You got no love then you're with the wrong man
It's time to move your body
If you can't get a girl but your best friend can
It's time to move your body

I don't wanna be sleazy
Baby just tease me
Got no family planned
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Pimpin' ain't easy
Most of them fleece me
Every night
Pimpin' ain't easy
But if you're sellin' it
It's alright

Come on
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/K Andrews/N Pigford/E Paris Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd/ Hit and Run Music 2000/ Minder Music

Buy this song Robbie says

Rock DJ

"This song is a party song, that is party songs usually have inane lyrics that mean nothing. Everything else has been, you know, emotional. It's been, I'm sad, or, I need love or, I'm lonely or.... You know, it's not a depressing album, but it has been about sadness, being lonely and being depressed, funnily enough, but done in an upbeat way.

 

I actually just went Ian [Dury], 'will you please send me a rhythm' and then he went, 'Singing in the classes, music for your masses, give no head no backstage passes...'

The video is: I'm doing the ultimate strip tease. Walk into this club and there's all these ladies there and I'm a bit like 'yeah, I'm cool', but check out the DJ, she's dirty. And the DJ 's not giving me anything back to warrant me going, 'look, I'm Robbie Williams', so I start dancing. Then all of a sudden she goes, [mimics look], like that, literally, hah! Like that. What have I gone and done? I've gone and taken my skin off, haven't I, and start doing this ultimate strip tease and then I take pieces of my flesh and throw them into the crowd, and then I get down to my bones: puff! Robbie is gone but he'll be back for the next video."

Kids 4:46 Lyrics

Kids

Me no bubbletious
Me smoke heavy tar
Me be grooving slowly where you are
Notify your next of kin
'Cause you're never coming back
I've been dropping beats since Back in Black

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

You've got a reputation
Well I guess that can be explored
You're dancing with the chairman of the board
Take a ride on my twelve cylinder symphony
But if you got other plans
The purpose of a woman is to love her man

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(Doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love

Come down from the ceiling
I didn't mean to get so high
I couldn't do what I wanted to do
When my lips were dry
You can't just up and leave me
I'm a singer in a band
Well I like drummers baby
You're not my bag

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

I'm an honorary Sean Connery, born '74
There's only one of me
Single-handedly raising the economy
Ain't no chance of the record company dropping me
Press be asking do I care for sodomy
I don't know, yeah, probably
I've been looking for serial monogamy
Not some bird that looks like Billy Connolly
But for now I'm down for ornithology
Grab your binoculars, come follow me

 

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says

Kids

"She [Kylie] asked if we would like to write a song for her. And of course we'd love to. So we started writing this song for Kylie, big massive chorus and then I'm thinking I want this song, this is a Robbie song. So I played it to Kylie, she came down to the studio and she liked it, and we did it there and then. We sang the duet together there and then.

It's kind of sweet, because I really wanted to have her say lots of dirty things to me, but really wasn't brave enough to write the lyric."

 

Supreme 4:18 Lyrics

Supreme

Oh it seemed forever stopped today
All the lonely hearts in London
Caught a plane and flew away
And all the best women are married
All the handsome men are gay
You feel deprived

Yeah are you questioning your size?
Is there a tumour in your humour,
Are there bags under your eyes?
Do you leave dents where you sit,
Are you getting on a bit?
Will you survive
You must survive

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Oh what are you really looking for?
Another partner in your life to
abuse and to adore?
Is it lovey dovey stuff,
Do you need a bit of rough?
Get on your knees

Yeah turn down the love songs that you hear
'Cause you can't avoid the sentiment
That echoes in your ear
Saying love will stop the pain
Saying love will kill the fear
Do you believe
You must believe
When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with (ah)
Got my back up
And now she's screaming
So I've got to turn the track up
Sit back and watch the royalties stack up
I know this girl she likes to switch teams
And I'm a fiend but I'm living for a love supreme

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Come and live a love supreme
Don't let it get you down
Everybody lives for love

Repeat...

Buy this song Robbie says

Supreme

"I was in Switzerland over New Year. I was in this town square for 12.00pm and fireworks go off and it was wonderful and I was sober and it was like the best New Year I've ever had; literally, the best New Year I've ever had. And I'm trying not to drink and there's all this champagne going off. Then all of these mad Euro's start going do do do......... And I'm in the middle of this square watching them all go mad to that stringline, 'I'm having that, I'm having that, it's going in the song'. I'm hoping it's going to have the same sort of reaction in Switzerland or Germany."

 

Better Man 3:22 Lyrics

Better Man

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Go easy on my conscience
'Cause it's not my fault
I know I've been told
To take the blame

Rest assured my angels
Will catch my tears
Walk me out of here
I'm in pain

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Once you've found that lover
You're homeward bound
Love is all around
Love is all around

I know some have fallen
On stony ground
But love is all around

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doin' all I can
To be a better man

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Better Man

"I wrote this song called 'Better Man' and we were in the South of France and I was staying at this lovely place up in the mountains. I picked up the guitar and I went 'look, if John Lennon's about can you give me a song?'. And I started strumming these chords on the guitar, (and I'm not a guitar player), and I only know a few chords: well, all of a sudden I did these new chords that I'd never done before and sang the song, almost all of it, straight away. So I went and recorded it that night, and I just cried and cried my eyes out singing this song, and I knew that as I was crying, that I was onto a winner. I was thinking well, if this is making me bawl; the last one that made me bawl was Angels. It's just about feeling a bit sad and a bit sorry for yourself and not knowing how to get out of a rut."

 

Let Love Be Your Energy 4:06 Lyrics

Let Love Be Your Energy

Out of a million seeds
Only the strongest one breathes
You made a miracle mother
I'll make a man out of me

Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky?
What did we do wrong, why did it die?
And all the grown ups say 'sorry kids we got no reply'

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

Every tear that you cry
Will be replaced when you die
Why don't you love your brother?
Are you out of your mind?
Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky
What did we do wrong, why did it die
And if you've got no love for me then I'll say goodbye

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me
Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me

Written by R Williams and G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd

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Feel 4:22 Lyrics

Feel

Come and hold my hand
I wanna contact the living
Not sure I understand
This role I've been given

I sit and talk to God
And he just laughs at my plans
My head speaks a language
I don't understand

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins
Going to waste

I don't want to die
But I ain't keen on living either
Before I fall in love
I'm preparing to leave her

I scare myself to death
That's why I keep on running
Before I've arrived
I can see myself coming

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins

Going to waste
And I need to feel real love
And a life ever after
I cannot give it up

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
I got too much love
Running through my veins
To go to waste

I just wanna feel real love
In a life ever after
There's a hole in my soul
You can see it in my face
It's a real big place

Come and hold my hand
I want to contact the living

Not sure I understand
This role I've been given
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Feel

"Come and hold my hand/I wanna contact the living"

 

"Most of the vocal we used on the finished thing is from the original demo; I tried to sing it again and I just couldn't sing it as well as I did on that day. I pour my heart out. It's someone who's not really sure of his place in the world and what's going on."

 

Come Undone 3:55 Lyrics

Come Undone

So unimpressed but so in awe
Such a saint but such a whore
So self aware so full of shit
So indecisive so adamant
I'm contemplating thinking about thinking
It's so frustrating just get another drink in
Watch me come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I come undone
I come undone

So rock and roll so corporate suit
So damn ugly, so damn cute
So well trained, so animal
So need your love, so fuck you all

I'm not scared of dying I just don't want to
If I stopped lying I'd just disappoint you
I come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I've come undone

So write another ballad
Mix it on a Wednesday
Sell it on a Thursday
Buy a yacht by Saturday
It's a love song

A love song
Do another interview
Sing a bunch of lies
Tell about celebrities that I despise

And sing love songs
We sing love songs
So sincere
So sincere

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum

I'm your son
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I am scum
Love your son
I am scum
Love your son

You've gotta love my sad song, my love song
My sad song, my love song, my sad song, my love song

 

Written by R Williams/B Ottestad/A Hamilton/ D Pierre
Published by BMG Music Publishing/ Twenty Seven Songs/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Come Undone

"So unimpressed but so in awe' - that's the dichotomy of me. I think it's another one of those songs where I just want to dissect a perception of myself. ‘Because I'm scum and I'm your son' is not to my family. I saw Tupac come out of a courtroom once, and he said ‘you put me down, you say I'm this that or the other, but I'm a product of your environment, and I'm still your son, America.' That touched me. And I am England's son. And I'm not scum, but I've felt like it."

 

 

 

Sexed Up 4:11 Lyrics

Sexed Up

Loose lips sunk ships
I'm getting to grips
With what you said
Know it's not in my head
I lay a bet that I'm ok

Why don't we talk about it
Why do you always doubt that
There could be a better way
It doesn't make me want to stay

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up
That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away

You say we're fatally flawed
When I'm easily bored
Is that okay
Strike me off your list
Make this the last kiss

I'll walk away
Why don't we talk about it
I'm only here don't shout it
Given time we'll forget
Let's pretend we never meet

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away
Screw you I didn't like your taste anyway
I chose you and that's all gone to waste
It's Saturday I'll go out and find another you

Why don't we
Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today

 

Written by R. Williams/G.Chambers.

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing.

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Sexed Up

"There's sort of a grain of truth in that song, y'know, that it was written about an ex, but with all sorts of art and film, things get expanded with inaccuracies and half-truths surrounding everything and that was about an ex but I didn't feel as harshly as those lyrics came out."

 

 

Something Beautiful 4:48 Lyrics

Something Beautiful

You can't manufacture a miracle
The silence was pitiful - that day
And love is getting too cynical
Passion's just physical - these days
You analyse everyone you meet
But get no sign - the loving kind
Every night you admit defeat
And cry yourself blind

If you can't wake up in the morning
'Cause your bed lies vacant at night
If you're lost, hurt, tired or lonely
Can't control it - try as you might
May you find that love that won't leave you
May you find it by the end of the day
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way

The DJ said on the radio
Life should be stereo - each day
And the past that cast the unsuitable
Instead of some kind of beautiful
You just couldn't wait
All your friends think you're satisfied
But they can't see your soul, no, no, no
Forgot the time feeling petrified
When they lived alone

If you can't wake up in the morning
'Cause your bed lies vacant at night
If you're lost, hurt, tired or lonely
Can't control it - try as you might
May you find that love that won't leave you
May you find it by the end of the day
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way

(It'll come your way)
(It'll come your way) Some kind of beautiful
(It'll come your way) Some kind of beautiful
(It'll come your way) Some kind of beautiful
(It'll come your way)

All your friends think you're satisfied
But they can't see your soul, no, no, no
Forgot the time feeling petrified
When they lived alone

If you can't wake up in the morning
'Cause your bed lies vacant at night
If you're lost, hurt, tired or lonely
Can't control it - try as you might
May you find that love that won't leave you
May you find it by the end of the day
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Something Beautiful

You can't manufacture a miracle/the silence was pitiful - that day...We wrote this in Barbados when I was in between good times. I think the demo was a bit lightweight - it wasn't Al Green enough or Macy Gray enough. We originally offered it to Tom Jones and he was interested in it but I don't think his people completely got it or liked it, so I was ‘if we can make this more soulful I think it would be great to be on the album'. It's about sitting in bed at night thinking: I wish I wasn't here by myself."

Monsoon 3:46 Lyrics

Monsoon

I've sung some songs that were lame
I've slept with girls on the game
I've got my Catholic shame
Lord I'm in purgatory
Basically, it's all come on top for me

I wasn't me when we met
You haven't lost my respect
I'm here to serve and protect
What shade of insanity
Keeps leading you back to me

So put your hands across the water
Mushroom
Monsoon
Come soon

Don't wanna piss on your parade
I'm here to make money and get laid
Yeah I'm a star but I'll fade
If you ain't sticking your knives in me
You will be eventually

To all you Sharons and Michelles
With all your tales to sell
Save your meat money well
I'm glad that spending a night with me
Guaranteed you celebrity

And I can't talk in a crowd
When I'm alone I'm too loud
You've done your daddies proud
Thank you for keeping me company
You've all been so nice to me

So put your hands across the water
Mushroom
Monsoon
Come soon

Oh Lor', I feel nothing
I know much smarter men never got this far

I've got so many regrets
I smoked too many cigarettes
I've had more blondes than brunettes
I'm not expecting your sympathy
But it's all been too much for me

So put your hands across the water
Mushroom
Monsoon
Come soon
So put your hands across the water
Mushroom
Monsoon
Come soon

Written by R Williams/G Chambers, published by BMG Music Publishing/EMI Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Monsoon

"I've slept with girls on the game..."

"It just depends what game you're looking at, doesn't it? It was a song that Guy and I wrote in the Bahamas that I'd binned because I was being too self-critical, and all of a sudden it turned out to be amazing. I think it's really honest. An awful lot of stuff is written about me and there's a lot of speculation and you have no forum to actually present yourself where people get an honest view of you. ‘Monsoon' is a very honest version of what I think is going on."

 

Radio 3:50 Lyrics

Radio

He's chosen my attic
I feel it in the static
He lives in my basement
And I can hardly face it
My performance is easy
I am the god of romance
And in my confusion
I have the right to reign

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

I'm searching for something
Beyond my understanding
Looking for meaning
Where nothing is demanding
There are no surprises
Where nothing is expected
If you offer nothing
Then everyone accepts

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

Ouch

Ouch

Ouch

Radio

Ouch

Ouch ouch

Ouch

Radio

*He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

*Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

*Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

(sung simultaneously)

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio
 

Written by R Williams/S Duffy

Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Radio

"Literally, Radio came about because I was trying to find Axel F but I couldn't find it quickly enough. I wanted to find it before he programmed a drum beat and I didn't, I only got half way through!"

 

Misunderstood 4:01 Lyrics

Misunderstood

I was trying to be misunderstood
But it didn't do me any good
I always seem to start a fight
I'd break my heart to make things right
Let them all fly off

When it comes down it all comes down
And you will not be found
When it's over it's all over
And even if you make a sound

You'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

Trying to be misunderstood
Another product of my childhood
Still I find myself outside
You can't say I haven't tried
Perhaps I tried too hard

No excuses I won't apologise
Or justify your lies
Come and find me tell them to me
Now look me in the eyes

I'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

I can't forgive sorry to say
Don't know you're guilty anyway
Isn't it funny how we don't speak
The language of love?

Written by R. Williams/S. Duffy,
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

Buy this song Robbie says

Misunderstood

"Misunderstood just came out the batch of the songs that we'd done and it's definitely, I'd say, the most sensible song that we've done."

 

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Old Before I Die 3:54 Lyrics

Old Before I Die

She's taking me places
I should never have been
She's showing me faces
I should never have seen
Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie I say

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

She's not feeling stable
She's unable to breathe
Her heart's beating faster
So I'll ask her to leave
These are strange days,
We're living in today
Am I straight or gay?

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to see the day
The Pope gets high
I hope I'm old, I hope I'm old,
Before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie, I say, I say, I say

I hope I'm old (I hope I'm old)
Before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die
I hope I'm old
Before, old before I die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Old Before I Die

"This is about my hedonistic period last year, which by now you all know about. It was a very decadent time, in fact it taught me to be a very good ‘decadancer'.

 

 

Angels 4:24 Lyrics

Angels 

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
cos I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong

And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

Repeat Chorus

 

 

Written by Williams/ G Chambers

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Angels

"I'd released three singles and an album which had sold 33,000 copies in three months and I was on the verge of being dropped and then Angels came out and six albums later I'm still here. So without Angels I wouldn't have a career."

 

 

Let Me Entertain You 4:21 Lyrics

Let Me Entertain You

Hell is gone and heaven's here
There's nothing left for you to fear
Shake your arse come over here
Now scream
I'm a burning effigy
Of everything I used to be
You're my rock of empathy, my dear

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Life's too short for you to die
So grab yourself an alibi
Heaven knows your mother lied
Mon cher
Separate your right from wrongs
Come and sing a different song
The kettle's on so don't be long
Mon cher

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Look me up in the yellow pages
I will be your rock of ages
Your see through fads and your crazy phases
Yeah
Little Bo Peep has lost his sheep
He popped a pill and fell asleep
The dew is wet but the grass is sweet my dear

Your mind gets burned
With the habits you've learned
But we're the generation that's got to be heard
You're tired of your teachers and your school's a drag
You're not going to end up like your mum and dad

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

He may be good he may be outta sight
But he can't be here so come around tonight
Here is the place where the feeling grows
You gotta get high before you taste the lows
So come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Let Me Entertain You

"We were round Guy's house watching the Rock ‘n' Roll circus with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and were quite inspired and went upstairs and wrote a Who-esque type song. I'm really proud of the video. Let Me Entertain You is the best video I've ever done I think."

 

 

Millennium 4:05 Lyrics

Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium

Some say that we are players
Some say that we are pawns
But we've been making money
Since they day that we were born
Got to slow down 'cos we're low down

Run around in circles
Live a life of solitude
Till we find ourselves a partner someone to
Relate to
Then we'll slow down
Before we fall down

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Live for liposuction
And detox for your rent
Overdose at Christmas
And give it up for lent

My friends are all so cynical
They refuse to keep the faith
We all enjoy the madness
'Cos we know we're going to fade away

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

We've got stars directing our fate
Millennium
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/L Bricusse/J Barry
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Millennium

"Millennium didn't have a title - there was no (sings) ‘Millennium'. Just a chorus without that bit. We didn't know what to call it but the Millennium was soon to come round, so we called it Millennium."

 

 

 

No Regrets 5:10 Lyrics

No Regrets

Tell me a story
Where we all change
And we'd live our lives together
And not estranged

I didn't lose my mind it was
Mine to give away
Couldn't stay to watch me cry
You didn't have the time
So I softly slip away...

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Sing me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

I know from the outside
We looked good for each other
Felt things were going wrong
When you didn't like my mother

I don't want to hate but that's
All you've left me with
A bitter aftertaste and a fantasy of
How we all could live

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
[We've been told you stay up late]
I know they're still talking
[You're far too short to carry weight]
The demons in your head

[Return the videos they're late]
If I could just stop hating you
[Goodbye]
I'd feel sorry for us instead

Remember the photographs (insane)
The ones where we all laugh (so lame)
We were having the time of our lives
Well thank you it was a real blast

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Write me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

Everything I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time you told me to leave
I just wanted to stay
Every time you looked at me and
Every time you smiled
I felt so vacant you treat me like a child
I loved the way we used to laugh
I loved the way we used to smile
Often I sit down and think of you
For a while
Then it passes me by and I think of
Someone else instead
I guess the love we once had is
Officially dead

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

No Regrets

"With No Regrets, it's a song about feeling the sadness of a certain situation, which was Take That, y'know. And I believe that it encapsulates the overall sadness, it's not bitter, having a go at them like I have done in the past, it was 'I'm sorry for all of us in this situation'."

 

 

Strong 4:58 Lyrics

Strong

My breath smells of a thousand fags
And when I'm drunk I dance like me Dad
I've started to dress a bit like him

Early morning when I wake up
I look like Kiss but without the make-up
And that's a good line to take it to
The bridge

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

My bed's full of takeaways and fantasies
Of easy lays
The pause button's broke on my video

And is this real 'cos I feel fake
Oprah Winfrey, Rikki Lake
Teach me things I don't need to know

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And it's starting to show so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song my song my song

If I did it all again I'd be a nun
The rain was never cold when I was young
I'm still young, we're still young
Life's too short to be afraid
Step inside the sun

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Strong

"Strong was written in a hotel in Koln and I'd developed these very very obsessive fans - I actually was freaked out by these people. Because I was doing my best to avoid them...I just wanted to sit down and let them know that I wasn't being big-headed, I was actually feeling a bit scared, I'm not being rude but you freak me out!"

 

She's The One 4:18 Lyrics

She's The One

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
And if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

We were young we were wrong
We were fine all along
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna play
You'll be so high you'll be flying

Though the sea will be strongI know we'll carry on
Cos if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna say it
You'll be so high you'll be flying

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
Yeah she's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
She's the one

Buy this song Robbie says

She's the One

 "She's The One was a song that meant an awful lot to me when I came out of rehab. I wanted one of those kinds of ballads on my album and I wanted that song to be heard by loads of people...it's a beautiful ballad."

 

 

Angeles (Spanish Version) 4:27 Lyrics

Angeles

Así es la ley
Hay un ángel
Hecho para mí
Te conocí
El tiempo se me fue
Tal como llego

Y te fallé
Te hice daño
Tantos años yo
Hacer por todo sin pesar
Te ame sin casi amar
Y al final quien me salvó
El ángel que quiero yo

De nuevo tú te cuelas en mis huesos
Dejándome tu beso
Junto el corazón
Y otra vez tú, abriéndome tus alas me sacas de las malas rachas de dolor
Por que tú eres el ángel que quiero yo

Cuando eso es fallar ya no sé que hacer
Ni a donde ir
Me fijo en ti
Y te siento cerca pensando en mi

El cuerpo se me va
hacia donde tu estas
Mi vida cambió
El ángel que quiero yo

De nuevo tú te cuelas en mis huesos
Dejándome tu beso
Junto el corazón
Y otra vez tu abriéndome tus alas me sacas de las malas rachas de dolor
Por que tú eres el ángel que quiero yo

De nuevo tú te cuelas en mis huesos
Dejándome tu beso
Junto el corazón
Y otra vez tú, abriéndome tus alas me sacas de las malas rachas de dolor
Por que tú eres el ángel que quiero yo

Robbie says isn't available
Rock DJ 4:18 Lyrics

Rock DJ

Me with the floorshow
Kickin' with your torso
Boys getting high
And the girls even more so
Wave your hands if you're not with the man
Can I kick it (yes you can)
I got (funk)
You got (soul)
We got everybody
I've got the gift
Gonna stick it in the goal
It's time to move your body

Babylon back in business
Can I get a witness
Every girl every man
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Singin' in the classes
Music for your masses
Give no head
No backstage passes
Have a proper giggle
I'll be quite polite
But when I rock the mike
I rock the mike (right)
You got no love then you're with the wrong man
It's time to move your body
If you can't get a girl but your best friend can
It's time to move your body

I don't wanna be sleazy
Baby just tease me
Got no family planned
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Pimpin' ain't easy
Most of them fleece me
Every night
Pimpin' ain't easy
But if you're sellin' it
It's alright

Come on
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/K Andrews/N Pigford/E Paris Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd/ Hit and Run Music 2000/ Minder Music

Buy this song Robbie says

Rock DJ

"This song is a party song, that is party songs usually have inane lyrics that mean nothing. Everything else has been, you know, emotional. It's been, I'm sad, or, I need love or, I'm lonely or.... You know, it's not a depressing album, but it has been about sadness, being lonely and being depressed, funnily enough, but done in an upbeat way.

 

I actually just went Ian [Dury], 'will you please send me a rhythm' and then he went, 'Singing in the classes, music for your masses, give no head no backstage passes...'

The video is: I'm doing the ultimate strip tease. Walk into this club and there's all these ladies there and I'm a bit like 'yeah, I'm cool', but check out the DJ, she's dirty. And the DJ 's not giving me anything back to warrant me going, 'look, I'm Robbie Williams', so I start dancing. Then all of a sudden she goes, [mimics look], like that, literally, hah! Like that. What have I gone and done? I've gone and taken my skin off, haven't I, and start doing this ultimate strip tease and then I take pieces of my flesh and throw them into the crowd, and then I get down to my bones: puff! Robbie is gone but he'll be back for the next video."

Kids 4:46 Lyrics

Kids

Me no bubbletious
Me smoke heavy tar
Me be grooving slowly where you are
Notify your next of kin
'Cause you're never coming back
I've been dropping beats since Back in Black

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

You've got a reputation
Well I guess that can be explored
You're dancing with the chairman of the board
Take a ride on my twelve cylinder symphony
But if you got other plans
The purpose of a woman is to love her man

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(Doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love

Come down from the ceiling
I didn't mean to get so high
I couldn't do what I wanted to do
When my lips were dry
You can't just up and leave me
I'm a singer in a band
Well I like drummers baby
You're not my bag

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

I'm an honorary Sean Connery, born '74
There's only one of me
Single-handedly raising the economy
Ain't no chance of the record company dropping me
Press be asking do I care for sodomy
I don't know, yeah, probably
I've been looking for serial monogamy
Not some bird that looks like Billy Connolly
But for now I'm down for ornithology
Grab your binoculars, come follow me

 

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says

Kids

"She [Kylie] asked if we would like to write a song for her. And of course we'd love to. So we started writing this song for Kylie, big massive chorus and then I'm thinking I want this song, this is a Robbie song. So I played it to Kylie, she came down to the studio and she liked it, and we did it there and then. We sang the duet together there and then.

It's kind of sweet, because I really wanted to have her say lots of dirty things to me, but really wasn't brave enough to write the lyric."

 

Supreme 4:18 Lyrics

Supreme

Oh it seemed forever stopped today
All the lonely hearts in London
Caught a plane and flew away
And all the best women are married
All the handsome men are gay
You feel deprived

Yeah are you questioning your size?
Is there a tumour in your humour,
Are there bags under your eyes?
Do you leave dents where you sit,
Are you getting on a bit?
Will you survive
You must survive

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Oh what are you really looking for?
Another partner in your life to
abuse and to adore?
Is it lovey dovey stuff,
Do you need a bit of rough?
Get on your knees

Yeah turn down the love songs that you hear
'Cause you can't avoid the sentiment
That echoes in your ear
Saying love will stop the pain
Saying love will kill the fear
Do you believe
You must believe
When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with (ah)
Got my back up
And now she's screaming
So I've got to turn the track up
Sit back and watch the royalties stack up
I know this girl she likes to switch teams
And I'm a fiend but I'm living for a love supreme

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Come and live a love supreme
Don't let it get you down
Everybody lives for love

Repeat...

Buy this song Robbie says

Supreme

"I was in Switzerland over New Year. I was in this town square for 12.00pm and fireworks go off and it was wonderful and I was sober and it was like the best New Year I've ever had; literally, the best New Year I've ever had. And I'm trying not to drink and there's all this champagne going off. Then all of these mad Euro's start going do do do......... And I'm in the middle of this square watching them all go mad to that stringline, 'I'm having that, I'm having that, it's going in the song'. I'm hoping it's going to have the same sort of reaction in Switzerland or Germany."

 

Let Love Be Your Energy 4:06 Lyrics

Let Love Be Your Energy

Out of a million seeds
Only the strongest one breathes
You made a miracle mother
I'll make a man out of me

Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky?
What did we do wrong, why did it die?
And all the grown ups say 'sorry kids we got no reply'

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

Every tear that you cry
Will be replaced when you die
Why don't you love your brother?
Are you out of your mind?
Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky
What did we do wrong, why did it die
And if you've got no love for me then I'll say goodbye

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me
Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me

Written by R Williams and G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says isn't available
Eternity 5:01 Lyrics

Eternity

Close your eyes so you don't feel them
They don't need to see you cry
I can't promise I will heal you
But if you want to I will try
Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Someone said the truth will out
I believe without a doubt
In you

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

Yesterday when you were walking
You talked about your ma and dad
What they did that made you happy
What they did that made you sad
We sat and watched the sun go down
Then picked a star before we lost
The moon
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity
For eternity

Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I know you'll find your freedom
Eventually

For eternity
For eternity

Written by R. Williams/G. Chambers.
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Buy this song Robbie says

Eternity

"Eternity came off the back of having the most amazing summer, I'd had the best holiday... I found myself with a month off and went and did amazing things with my friends...and it came off the back of that."

 

 

 

The Road to Mandalay 3:18 Lyrics

The Road To Mandalay

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach

What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say

This sombre song would drain the sun
But it won't shine until it's sung

No water running in the stream
The saddest place we've ever seen

Everything I touched was golden
Everything I loved got broken
On the road to Mandalay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

There's nothing left for you to give
The truth is all that you're left with
Twenty paces then at dawn
We will die and be reborn

I like to sleep beneath the trees
Have the universe at one with me
Look down the barrel of a gun
And feel the Moon replace the Sun

Everything we've ever stolen
Has been lost returned or broken
No more dragons left to slay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach
What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say.

Buy this song Robbie says

The Road to Mandalay

"My favourite on the album is probably a song called 'Road To Mandalay'. We started to write, I was doing this French television show and then because we were in France I don't know, I just picked up on French vibes and started singing a French sort of melody. 'Save me from drowning in the sea, beat me up on the beach'. And then it's turned out to be the most, for me, touching song that I've written. 'Everything [I've] ever stolen has been lost, returned or broken, no more dragons left to slay'. It's one of those songs that you go this is really sad, but it's dead positive at the same time."

 

 

Feel 4:22 Lyrics

Feel

Come and hold my hand
I wanna contact the living
Not sure I understand
This role I've been given

I sit and talk to God
And he just laughs at my plans
My head speaks a language
I don't understand

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins
Going to waste

I don't want to die
But I ain't keen on living either
Before I fall in love
I'm preparing to leave her

I scare myself to death
That's why I keep on running
Before I've arrived
I can see myself coming

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins

Going to waste
And I need to feel real love
And a life ever after
I cannot give it up

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
I got too much love
Running through my veins
To go to waste

I just wanna feel real love
In a life ever after
There's a hole in my soul
You can see it in my face
It's a real big place

Come and hold my hand
I want to contact the living

Not sure I understand
This role I've been given
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Feel

"Come and hold my hand/I wanna contact the living"

 

"Most of the vocal we used on the finished thing is from the original demo; I tried to sing it again and I just couldn't sing it as well as I did on that day. I pour my heart out. It's someone who's not really sure of his place in the world and what's going on."

 

Come Undone 3:55 Lyrics

Come Undone

So unimpressed but so in awe
Such a saint but such a whore
So self aware so full of shit
So indecisive so adamant
I'm contemplating thinking about thinking
It's so frustrating just get another drink in
Watch me come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I come undone
I come undone

So rock and roll so corporate suit
So damn ugly, so damn cute
So well trained, so animal
So need your love, so fuck you all

I'm not scared of dying I just don't want to
If I stopped lying I'd just disappoint you
I come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I've come undone

So write another ballad
Mix it on a Wednesday
Sell it on a Thursday
Buy a yacht by Saturday
It's a love song

A love song
Do another interview
Sing a bunch of lies
Tell about celebrities that I despise

And sing love songs
We sing love songs
So sincere
So sincere

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum

I'm your son
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I am scum
Love your son
I am scum
Love your son

You've gotta love my sad song, my love song
My sad song, my love song, my sad song, my love song

 

Written by R Williams/B Ottestad/A Hamilton/ D Pierre
Published by BMG Music Publishing/ Twenty Seven Songs/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Come Undone

"So unimpressed but so in awe' - that's the dichotomy of me. I think it's another one of those songs where I just want to dissect a perception of myself. ‘Because I'm scum and I'm your son' is not to my family. I saw Tupac come out of a courtroom once, and he said ‘you put me down, you say I'm this that or the other, but I'm a product of your environment, and I'm still your son, America.' That touched me. And I am England's son. And I'm not scum, but I've felt like it."

 

 

 

Sexed Up 4:11 Lyrics

Sexed Up

Loose lips sunk ships
I'm getting to grips
With what you said
Know it's not in my head
I lay a bet that I'm ok

Why don't we talk about it
Why do you always doubt that
There could be a better way
It doesn't make me want to stay

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up
That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away

You say we're fatally flawed
When I'm easily bored
Is that okay
Strike me off your list
Make this the last kiss

I'll walk away
Why don't we talk about it
I'm only here don't shout it
Given time we'll forget
Let's pretend we never meet

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away
Screw you I didn't like your taste anyway
I chose you and that's all gone to waste
It's Saturday I'll go out and find another you

Why don't we
Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today

 

Written by R. Williams/G.Chambers.

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing.

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Sexed Up

"There's sort of a grain of truth in that song, y'know, that it was written about an ex, but with all sorts of art and film, things get expanded with inaccuracies and half-truths surrounding everything and that was about an ex but I didn't feel as harshly as those lyrics came out."

 

 

Radio 3:50 Lyrics

Radio

He's chosen my attic
I feel it in the static
He lives in my basement
And I can hardly face it
My performance is easy
I am the god of romance
And in my confusion
I have the right to reign

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

I'm searching for something
Beyond my understanding
Looking for meaning
Where nothing is demanding
There are no surprises
Where nothing is expected
If you offer nothing
Then everyone accepts

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

Ouch

Ouch

Ouch

Radio

Ouch

Ouch ouch

Ouch

Radio

*He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

*Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

*Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

(sung simultaneously)

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio
 

Written by R Williams/S Duffy

Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Radio

"Literally, Radio came about because I was trying to find Axel F but I couldn't find it quickly enough. I wanted to find it before he programmed a drum beat and I didn't, I only got half way through!"

 

Misunderstood 4:01 Lyrics

Misunderstood

I was trying to be misunderstood
But it didn't do me any good
I always seem to start a fight
I'd break my heart to make things right
Let them all fly off

When it comes down it all comes down
And you will not be found
When it's over it's all over
And even if you make a sound

You'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

Trying to be misunderstood
Another product of my childhood
Still I find myself outside
You can't say I haven't tried
Perhaps I tried too hard

No excuses I won't apologise
Or justify your lies
Come and find me tell them to me
Now look me in the eyes

I'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

I can't forgive sorry to say
Don't know you're guilty anyway
Isn't it funny how we don't speak
The language of love?

Written by R. Williams/S. Duffy,
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

Buy this song Robbie says

Misunderstood

"Misunderstood just came out the batch of the songs that we'd done and it's definitely, I'd say, the most sensible song that we've done."

 

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Old Before I Die 3:54 Lyrics

Old Before I Die

She's taking me places
I should never have been
She's showing me faces
I should never have seen
Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie I say

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

She's not feeling stable
She's unable to breathe
Her heart's beating faster
So I'll ask her to leave
These are strange days,
We're living in today
Am I straight or gay?

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to see the day
The Pope gets high
I hope I'm old, I hope I'm old,
Before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie, I say, I say, I say

I hope I'm old (I hope I'm old)
Before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die
I hope I'm old
Before, old before I die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Old Before I Die

"This is about my hedonistic period last year, which by now you all know about. It was a very decadent time, in fact it taught me to be a very good ‘decadancer'.

 

 

Angels 4:24 Lyrics

Angels 

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
cos I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong

And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

Repeat Chorus

 

 

Written by Williams/ G Chambers

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Angels

"I'd released three singles and an album which had sold 33,000 copies in three months and I was on the verge of being dropped and then Angels came out and six albums later I'm still here. So without Angels I wouldn't have a career."

 

 

Let Me Entertain You 4:21 Lyrics

Let Me Entertain You

Hell is gone and heaven's here
There's nothing left for you to fear
Shake your arse come over here
Now scream
I'm a burning effigy
Of everything I used to be
You're my rock of empathy, my dear

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Life's too short for you to die
So grab yourself an alibi
Heaven knows your mother lied
Mon cher
Separate your right from wrongs
Come and sing a different song
The kettle's on so don't be long
Mon cher

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Look me up in the yellow pages
I will be your rock of ages
Your see through fads and your crazy phases
Yeah
Little Bo Peep has lost his sheep
He popped a pill and fell asleep
The dew is wet but the grass is sweet my dear

Your mind gets burned
With the habits you've learned
But we're the generation that's got to be heard
You're tired of your teachers and your school's a drag
You're not going to end up like your mum and dad

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

He may be good he may be outta sight
But he can't be here so come around tonight
Here is the place where the feeling grows
You gotta get high before you taste the lows
So come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Let Me Entertain You

"We were round Guy's house watching the Rock ‘n' Roll circus with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and were quite inspired and went upstairs and wrote a Who-esque type song. I'm really proud of the video. Let Me Entertain You is the best video I've ever done I think."

 

 

No Regrets 5:10 Lyrics

No Regrets

Tell me a story
Where we all change
And we'd live our lives together
And not estranged

I didn't lose my mind it was
Mine to give away
Couldn't stay to watch me cry
You didn't have the time
So I softly slip away...

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Sing me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

I know from the outside
We looked good for each other
Felt things were going wrong
When you didn't like my mother

I don't want to hate but that's
All you've left me with
A bitter aftertaste and a fantasy of
How we all could live

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
[We've been told you stay up late]
I know they're still talking
[You're far too short to carry weight]
The demons in your head

[Return the videos they're late]
If I could just stop hating you
[Goodbye]
I'd feel sorry for us instead

Remember the photographs (insane)
The ones where we all laugh (so lame)
We were having the time of our lives
Well thank you it was a real blast

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Write me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

Everything I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time you told me to leave
I just wanted to stay
Every time you looked at me and
Every time you smiled
I felt so vacant you treat me like a child
I loved the way we used to laugh
I loved the way we used to smile
Often I sit down and think of you
For a while
Then it passes me by and I think of
Someone else instead
I guess the love we once had is
Officially dead

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

No Regrets

"With No Regrets, it's a song about feeling the sadness of a certain situation, which was Take That, y'know. And I believe that it encapsulates the overall sadness, it's not bitter, having a go at them like I have done in the past, it was 'I'm sorry for all of us in this situation'."

 

 

Strong 4:58 Lyrics

Strong

My breath smells of a thousand fags
And when I'm drunk I dance like me Dad
I've started to dress a bit like him

Early morning when I wake up
I look like Kiss but without the make-up
And that's a good line to take it to
The bridge

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

My bed's full of takeaways and fantasies
Of easy lays
The pause button's broke on my video

And is this real 'cos I feel fake
Oprah Winfrey, Rikki Lake
Teach me things I don't need to know

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And it's starting to show so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song my song my song

If I did it all again I'd be a nun
The rain was never cold when I was young
I'm still young, we're still young
Life's too short to be afraid
Step inside the sun

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Strong

"Strong was written in a hotel in Koln and I'd developed these very very obsessive fans - I actually was freaked out by these people. Because I was doing my best to avoid them...I just wanted to sit down and let them know that I wasn't being big-headed, I was actually feeling a bit scared, I'm not being rude but you freak me out!"

 

She's The One 4:18 Lyrics

She's The One

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
And if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

We were young we were wrong
We were fine all along
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna play
You'll be so high you'll be flying

Though the sea will be strongI know we'll carry on
Cos if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna say it
You'll be so high you'll be flying

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
Yeah she's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
She's the one

Buy this song Robbie says

She's the One

 "She's The One was a song that meant an awful lot to me when I came out of rehab. I wanted one of those kinds of ballads on my album and I wanted that song to be heard by loads of people...it's a beautiful ballad."

 

 

Rock DJ 4:18 Lyrics

Rock DJ

Me with the floorshow
Kickin' with your torso
Boys getting high
And the girls even more so
Wave your hands if you're not with the man
Can I kick it (yes you can)
I got (funk)
You got (soul)
We got everybody
I've got the gift
Gonna stick it in the goal
It's time to move your body

Babylon back in business
Can I get a witness
Every girl every man
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Singin' in the classes
Music for your masses
Give no head
No backstage passes
Have a proper giggle
I'll be quite polite
But when I rock the mike
I rock the mike (right)
You got no love then you're with the wrong man
It's time to move your body
If you can't get a girl but your best friend can
It's time to move your body

I don't wanna be sleazy
Baby just tease me
Got no family planned
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Pimpin' ain't easy
Most of them fleece me
Every night
Pimpin' ain't easy
But if you're sellin' it
It's alright

Come on
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/K Andrews/N Pigford/E Paris Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd/ Hit and Run Music 2000/ Minder Music

Buy this song Robbie says

Rock DJ

"This song is a party song, that is party songs usually have inane lyrics that mean nothing. Everything else has been, you know, emotional. It's been, I'm sad, or, I need love or, I'm lonely or.... You know, it's not a depressing album, but it has been about sadness, being lonely and being depressed, funnily enough, but done in an upbeat way.

 

I actually just went Ian [Dury], 'will you please send me a rhythm' and then he went, 'Singing in the classes, music for your masses, give no head no backstage passes...'

The video is: I'm doing the ultimate strip tease. Walk into this club and there's all these ladies there and I'm a bit like 'yeah, I'm cool', but check out the DJ, she's dirty. And the DJ 's not giving me anything back to warrant me going, 'look, I'm Robbie Williams', so I start dancing. Then all of a sudden she goes, [mimics look], like that, literally, hah! Like that. What have I gone and done? I've gone and taken my skin off, haven't I, and start doing this ultimate strip tease and then I take pieces of my flesh and throw them into the crowd, and then I get down to my bones: puff! Robbie is gone but he'll be back for the next video."

Kids 4:46 Lyrics

Kids

Me no bubbletious
Me smoke heavy tar
Me be grooving slowly where you are
Notify your next of kin
'Cause you're never coming back
I've been dropping beats since Back in Black

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

You've got a reputation
Well I guess that can be explored
You're dancing with the chairman of the board
Take a ride on my twelve cylinder symphony
But if you got other plans
The purpose of a woman is to love her man

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(Doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love

Come down from the ceiling
I didn't mean to get so high
I couldn't do what I wanted to do
When my lips were dry
You can't just up and leave me
I'm a singer in a band
Well I like drummers baby
You're not my bag

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

I'm an honorary Sean Connery, born '74
There's only one of me
Single-handedly raising the economy
Ain't no chance of the record company dropping me
Press be asking do I care for sodomy
I don't know, yeah, probably
I've been looking for serial monogamy
Not some bird that looks like Billy Connolly
But for now I'm down for ornithology
Grab your binoculars, come follow me

 

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says

Kids

"She [Kylie] asked if we would like to write a song for her. And of course we'd love to. So we started writing this song for Kylie, big massive chorus and then I'm thinking I want this song, this is a Robbie song. So I played it to Kylie, she came down to the studio and she liked it, and we did it there and then. We sang the duet together there and then.

It's kind of sweet, because I really wanted to have her say lots of dirty things to me, but really wasn't brave enough to write the lyric."

 

Supreme 4:18 Lyrics

Supreme

Oh it seemed forever stopped today
All the lonely hearts in London
Caught a plane and flew away
And all the best women are married
All the handsome men are gay
You feel deprived

Yeah are you questioning your size?
Is there a tumour in your humour,
Are there bags under your eyes?
Do you leave dents where you sit,
Are you getting on a bit?
Will you survive
You must survive

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Oh what are you really looking for?
Another partner in your life to
abuse and to adore?
Is it lovey dovey stuff,
Do you need a bit of rough?
Get on your knees

Yeah turn down the love songs that you hear
'Cause you can't avoid the sentiment
That echoes in your ear
Saying love will stop the pain
Saying love will kill the fear
Do you believe
You must believe
When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with (ah)
Got my back up
And now she's screaming
So I've got to turn the track up
Sit back and watch the royalties stack up
I know this girl she likes to switch teams
And I'm a fiend but I'm living for a love supreme

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Come and live a love supreme
Don't let it get you down
Everybody lives for love

Repeat...

Buy this song Robbie says

Supreme

"I was in Switzerland over New Year. I was in this town square for 12.00pm and fireworks go off and it was wonderful and I was sober and it was like the best New Year I've ever had; literally, the best New Year I've ever had. And I'm trying not to drink and there's all this champagne going off. Then all of these mad Euro's start going do do do......... And I'm in the middle of this square watching them all go mad to that stringline, 'I'm having that, I'm having that, it's going in the song'. I'm hoping it's going to have the same sort of reaction in Switzerland or Germany."

 

Let Love Be Your Energy 4:06 Lyrics

Let Love Be Your Energy

Out of a million seeds
Only the strongest one breathes
You made a miracle mother
I'll make a man out of me

Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky?
What did we do wrong, why did it die?
And all the grown ups say 'sorry kids we got no reply'

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

Every tear that you cry
Will be replaced when you die
Why don't you love your brother?
Are you out of your mind?
Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky
What did we do wrong, why did it die
And if you've got no love for me then I'll say goodbye

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me
Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me

Written by R Williams and G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says isn't available
Eternity 5:01 Lyrics

Eternity

Close your eyes so you don't feel them
They don't need to see you cry
I can't promise I will heal you
But if you want to I will try
Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Someone said the truth will out
I believe without a doubt
In you

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

Yesterday when you were walking
You talked about your ma and dad
What they did that made you happy
What they did that made you sad
We sat and watched the sun go down
Then picked a star before we lost
The moon
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity
For eternity

Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I know you'll find your freedom
Eventually

For eternity
For eternity

Written by R. Williams/G. Chambers.
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Buy this song Robbie says

Eternity

"Eternity came off the back of having the most amazing summer, I'd had the best holiday... I found myself with a month off and went and did amazing things with my friends...and it came off the back of that."

 

 

 

The Road to Mandalay 3:18 Lyrics

The Road To Mandalay

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach

What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say

This sombre song would drain the sun
But it won't shine until it's sung

No water running in the stream
The saddest place we've ever seen

Everything I touched was golden
Everything I loved got broken
On the road to Mandalay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

There's nothing left for you to give
The truth is all that you're left with
Twenty paces then at dawn
We will die and be reborn

I like to sleep beneath the trees
Have the universe at one with me
Look down the barrel of a gun
And feel the Moon replace the Sun

Everything we've ever stolen
Has been lost returned or broken
No more dragons left to slay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach
What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say.

Buy this song Robbie says

The Road to Mandalay

"My favourite on the album is probably a song called 'Road To Mandalay'. We started to write, I was doing this French television show and then because we were in France I don't know, I just picked up on French vibes and started singing a French sort of melody. 'Save me from drowning in the sea, beat me up on the beach'. And then it's turned out to be the most, for me, touching song that I've written. 'Everything [I've] ever stolen has been lost, returned or broken, no more dragons left to slay'. It's one of those songs that you go this is really sad, but it's dead positive at the same time."

 

 

Feel 4:22 Lyrics

Feel

Come and hold my hand
I wanna contact the living
Not sure I understand
This role I've been given

I sit and talk to God
And he just laughs at my plans
My head speaks a language
I don't understand

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins
Going to waste

I don't want to die
But I ain't keen on living either
Before I fall in love
I'm preparing to leave her

I scare myself to death
That's why I keep on running
Before I've arrived
I can see myself coming

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins

Going to waste
And I need to feel real love
And a life ever after
I cannot give it up

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
I got too much love
Running through my veins
To go to waste

I just wanna feel real love
In a life ever after
There's a hole in my soul
You can see it in my face
It's a real big place

Come and hold my hand
I want to contact the living

Not sure I understand
This role I've been given
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Feel

"Come and hold my hand/I wanna contact the living"

 

"Most of the vocal we used on the finished thing is from the original demo; I tried to sing it again and I just couldn't sing it as well as I did on that day. I pour my heart out. It's someone who's not really sure of his place in the world and what's going on."

 

Come Undone 3:55 Lyrics

Come Undone

So unimpressed but so in awe
Such a saint but such a whore
So self aware so full of shit
So indecisive so adamant
I'm contemplating thinking about thinking
It's so frustrating just get another drink in
Watch me come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I come undone
I come undone

So rock and roll so corporate suit
So damn ugly, so damn cute
So well trained, so animal
So need your love, so fuck you all

I'm not scared of dying I just don't want to
If I stopped lying I'd just disappoint you
I come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I've come undone

So write another ballad
Mix it on a Wednesday
Sell it on a Thursday
Buy a yacht by Saturday
It's a love song

A love song
Do another interview
Sing a bunch of lies
Tell about celebrities that I despise

And sing love songs
We sing love songs
So sincere
So sincere

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum

I'm your son
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I am scum
Love your son
I am scum
Love your son

You've gotta love my sad song, my love song
My sad song, my love song, my sad song, my love song

 

Written by R Williams/B Ottestad/A Hamilton/ D Pierre
Published by BMG Music Publishing/ Twenty Seven Songs/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Come Undone

"So unimpressed but so in awe' - that's the dichotomy of me. I think it's another one of those songs where I just want to dissect a perception of myself. ‘Because I'm scum and I'm your son' is not to my family. I saw Tupac come out of a courtroom once, and he said ‘you put me down, you say I'm this that or the other, but I'm a product of your environment, and I'm still your son, America.' That touched me. And I am England's son. And I'm not scum, but I've felt like it."

 

 

 

Something Beautiful 4:48 Lyrics

Something Beautiful

You can't manufacture a miracle
The silence was pitiful - that day
And love is getting too cynical
Passion's just physical - these days
You analyse everyone you meet
But get no sign - the loving kind
Every night you admit defeat
And cry yourself blind

If you can't wake up in the morning
'Cause your bed lies vacant at night
If you're lost, hurt, tired or lonely
Can't control it - try as you might
May you find that love that won't leave you
May you find it by the end of the day
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way

The DJ said on the radio
Life should be stereo - each day
And the past that cast the unsuitable
Instead of some kind of beautiful
You just couldn't wait
All your friends think you're satisfied
But they can't see your soul, no, no, no
Forgot the time feeling petrified
When they lived alone

If you can't wake up in the morning
'Cause your bed lies vacant at night
If you're lost, hurt, tired or lonely
Can't control it - try as you might
May you find that love that won't leave you
May you find it by the end of the day
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way

(It'll come your way)
(It'll come your way) Some kind of beautiful
(It'll come your way) Some kind of beautiful
(It'll come your way) Some kind of beautiful
(It'll come your way)

All your friends think you're satisfied
But they can't see your soul, no, no, no
Forgot the time feeling petrified
When they lived alone

If you can't wake up in the morning
'Cause your bed lies vacant at night
If you're lost, hurt, tired or lonely
Can't control it - try as you might
May you find that love that won't leave you
May you find it by the end of the day
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way
You won't be lost, hurt, tired and lonely
Something beautiful will come your way

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Something Beautiful

You can't manufacture a miracle/the silence was pitiful - that day...We wrote this in Barbados when I was in between good times. I think the demo was a bit lightweight - it wasn't Al Green enough or Macy Gray enough. We originally offered it to Tom Jones and he was interested in it but I don't think his people completely got it or liked it, so I was ‘if we can make this more soulful I think it would be great to be on the album'. It's about sitting in bed at night thinking: I wish I wasn't here by myself."

Sexed Up 4:11 Lyrics

Sexed Up

Loose lips sunk ships
I'm getting to grips
With what you said
Know it's not in my head
I lay a bet that I'm ok

Why don't we talk about it
Why do you always doubt that
There could be a better way
It doesn't make me want to stay

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up
That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away

You say we're fatally flawed
When I'm easily bored
Is that okay
Strike me off your list
Make this the last kiss

I'll walk away
Why don't we talk about it
I'm only here don't shout it
Given time we'll forget
Let's pretend we never meet

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away
Screw you I didn't like your taste anyway
I chose you and that's all gone to waste
It's Saturday I'll go out and find another you

Why don't we
Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today

 

Written by R. Williams/G.Chambers.

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing.

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Sexed Up

"There's sort of a grain of truth in that song, y'know, that it was written about an ex, but with all sorts of art and film, things get expanded with inaccuracies and half-truths surrounding everything and that was about an ex but I didn't feel as harshly as those lyrics came out."

 

 

Radio 3:50 Lyrics

Radio

He's chosen my attic
I feel it in the static
He lives in my basement
And I can hardly face it
My performance is easy
I am the god of romance
And in my confusion
I have the right to reign

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

I'm searching for something
Beyond my understanding
Looking for meaning
Where nothing is demanding
There are no surprises
Where nothing is expected
If you offer nothing
Then everyone accepts

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

Ouch

Ouch

Ouch

Radio

Ouch

Ouch ouch

Ouch

Radio

*He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

*Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

*Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

(sung simultaneously)

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio
 

Written by R Williams/S Duffy

Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Radio

"Literally, Radio came about because I was trying to find Axel F but I couldn't find it quickly enough. I wanted to find it before he programmed a drum beat and I didn't, I only got half way through!"

 

Misunderstood 4:01 Lyrics

Misunderstood

I was trying to be misunderstood
But it didn't do me any good
I always seem to start a fight
I'd break my heart to make things right
Let them all fly off

When it comes down it all comes down
And you will not be found
When it's over it's all over
And even if you make a sound

You'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

Trying to be misunderstood
Another product of my childhood
Still I find myself outside
You can't say I haven't tried
Perhaps I tried too hard

No excuses I won't apologise
Or justify your lies
Come and find me tell them to me
Now look me in the eyes

I'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

I can't forgive sorry to say
Don't know you're guilty anyway
Isn't it funny how we don't speak
The language of love?

Written by R. Williams/S. Duffy,
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

Buy this song Robbie says

Misunderstood

"Misunderstood just came out the batch of the songs that we'd done and it's definitely, I'd say, the most sensible song that we've done."

 

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Old Before I Die 3:54 Lyrics

Old Before I Die

She's taking me places
I should never have been
She's showing me faces
I should never have seen
Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie I say

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

She's not feeling stable
She's unable to breathe
Her heart's beating faster
So I'll ask her to leave
These are strange days,
We're living in today
Am I straight or gay?

I hope I'm old, before I die
I hope I'll live to see the day
The Pope gets high
I hope I'm old, I hope I'm old,
Before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die

Well these are strange days
We're living in today
C'est la vie, I say, I say, I say

I hope I'm old (I hope I'm old)
Before I die
I hope I'll live to relive
The days gone by
I hope I'm old before I die
Well tonight I'm gonna
Live for today
So come along for the ride
I hope I'm old before I die
I hope I'm old
Before, old before I die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die
Old before, old before I die
Die, die, die

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Old Before I Die

"This is about my hedonistic period last year, which by now you all know about. It was a very decadent time, in fact it taught me to be a very good ‘decadancer'.

 

 

Angels 4:24 Lyrics

Angels 

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we're grey and old
cos I've been told
That salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I'm lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong

And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

When I'm feeling weak
And my pain walks down a one way street
I look above
And I know I'll always be blessed with love
And as the feeling grows
She breathes flesh to my bones
And when love is dead
I'm loving angels instead

Chorus

And through it all she offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call she won't forsake me
I'm loving angels instead

Repeat Chorus

 

 

Written by Williams/ G Chambers

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Angels

"I'd released three singles and an album which had sold 33,000 copies in three months and I was on the verge of being dropped and then Angels came out and six albums later I'm still here. So without Angels I wouldn't have a career."

 

 

Let Me Entertain You 4:21 Lyrics

Let Me Entertain You

Hell is gone and heaven's here
There's nothing left for you to fear
Shake your arse come over here
Now scream
I'm a burning effigy
Of everything I used to be
You're my rock of empathy, my dear

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Life's too short for you to die
So grab yourself an alibi
Heaven knows your mother lied
Mon cher
Separate your right from wrongs
Come and sing a different song
The kettle's on so don't be long
Mon cher

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Look me up in the yellow pages
I will be your rock of ages
Your see through fads and your crazy phases
Yeah
Little Bo Peep has lost his sheep
He popped a pill and fell asleep
The dew is wet but the grass is sweet my dear

Your mind gets burned
With the habits you've learned
But we're the generation that's got to be heard
You're tired of your teachers and your school's a drag
You're not going to end up like your mum and dad

So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

He may be good he may be outta sight
But he can't be here so come around tonight
Here is the place where the feeling grows
You gotta get high before you taste the lows
So come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on
Come on come on come on come on

Let me entertain you
Let me entertain you
So come on let me entertain you
Let me entertain you

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Let Me Entertain You

"We were round Guy's house watching the Rock ‘n' Roll circus with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and were quite inspired and went upstairs and wrote a Who-esque type song. I'm really proud of the video. Let Me Entertain You is the best video I've ever done I think."

 

 

Millennium 4:05 Lyrics

Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium

Some say that we are players
Some say that we are pawns
But we've been making money
Since they day that we were born
Got to slow down 'cos we're low down

Run around in circles
Live a life of solitude
Till we find ourselves a partner someone to
Relate to
Then we'll slow down
Before we fall down

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Live for liposuction
And detox for your rent
Overdose at Christmas
And give it up for lent

My friends are all so cynical
They refuse to keep the faith
We all enjoy the madness
'Cos we know we're going to fade away

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Come and have a go if you think you are hard enough
Millennium

We've got stars directing our fate
And we're praying it's not too late
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

And when we come we always come too late
I often think that we were born to hate
Get up and see the sarcasm in my eyes

We've got stars directing our fate
Millennium
And we're praying it's not too late
Millennium
'Cos we know we're falling from grace
Millennium

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/L Bricusse/J Barry
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Millennium

"Millennium didn't have a title - there was no (sings) ‘Millennium'. Just a chorus without that bit. We didn't know what to call it but the Millennium was soon to come round, so we called it Millennium."

 

 

 

No Regrets 5:10 Lyrics

No Regrets

Tell me a story
Where we all change
And we'd live our lives together
And not estranged

I didn't lose my mind it was
Mine to give away
Couldn't stay to watch me cry
You didn't have the time
So I softly slip away...

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Sing me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

I know from the outside
We looked good for each other
Felt things were going wrong
When you didn't like my mother

I don't want to hate but that's
All you've left me with
A bitter aftertaste and a fantasy of
How we all could live

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
[We've been told you stay up late]
I know they're still talking
[You're far too short to carry weight]
The demons in your head

[Return the videos they're late]
If I could just stop hating you
[Goodbye]
I'd feel sorry for us instead

Remember the photographs (insane)
The ones where we all laugh (so lame)
We were having the time of our lives
Well thank you it was a real blast

No regrets / they don't work
No regrets now / they only hurt
Write me a love song
Drop me a line
Suppose it's just a point of view
But they tell me I'm doing fine

Everything I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time I wanted to be every
Time I walked away
Every time you told me to leave
I just wanted to stay
Every time you looked at me and
Every time you smiled
I felt so vacant you treat me like a child
I loved the way we used to laugh
I loved the way we used to smile
Often I sit down and think of you
For a while
Then it passes me by and I think of
Someone else instead
I guess the love we once had is
Officially dead

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

No Regrets

"With No Regrets, it's a song about feeling the sadness of a certain situation, which was Take That, y'know. And I believe that it encapsulates the overall sadness, it's not bitter, having a go at them like I have done in the past, it was 'I'm sorry for all of us in this situation'."

 

 

Strong 4:58 Lyrics

Strong

My breath smells of a thousand fags
And when I'm drunk I dance like me Dad
I've started to dress a bit like him

Early morning when I wake up
I look like Kiss but without the make-up
And that's a good line to take it to
The bridge

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

My bed's full of takeaways and fantasies
Of easy lays
The pause button's broke on my video

And is this real 'cos I feel fake
Oprah Winfrey, Rikki Lake
Teach me things I don't need to know

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And it's starting to show so before
I'm old I'll confess

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song my song my song

If I did it all again I'd be a nun
The rain was never cold when I was young
I'm still young, we're still young
Life's too short to be afraid
Step inside the sun

And you know and you know
'Cos my life's a mess
And I'm trying to grow

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

You think that I'm strong, you're wrong
You're wrong
I'll sing my song, my song, my song

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Life's too short to be afraid
So take a pill to numb the pain
You don't have to take the blame

Written by R Williams/G Chambers
Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Strong

"Strong was written in a hotel in Koln and I'd developed these very very obsessive fans - I actually was freaked out by these people. Because I was doing my best to avoid them...I just wanted to sit down and let them know that I wasn't being big-headed, I was actually feeling a bit scared, I'm not being rude but you freak me out!"

 

She's The One 4:18 Lyrics

She's The One

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
And if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

We were young we were wrong
We were fine all along
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna play
You'll be so high you'll be flying

Though the sea will be strongI know we'll carry on
Cos if there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

When you get to where you wanna go
And you know the things you wanna know
You're smiling
When you said what you wanna say
And you know the way you wanna say it
You'll be so high you'll be flying

I was her she was me
We were one we were free
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
Yeah she's the one

If there's somebody calling me on
She's the one
She's the one

Buy this song Robbie says

She's the One

 "She's The One was a song that meant an awful lot to me when I came out of rehab. I wanted one of those kinds of ballads on my album and I wanted that song to be heard by loads of people...it's a beautiful ballad."

 

 

Rock DJ 4:18 Lyrics

Rock DJ

Me with the floorshow
Kickin' with your torso
Boys getting high
And the girls even more so
Wave your hands if you're not with the man
Can I kick it (yes you can)
I got (funk)
You got (soul)
We got everybody
I've got the gift
Gonna stick it in the goal
It's time to move your body

Babylon back in business
Can I get a witness
Every girl every man
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Singin' in the classes
Music for your masses
Give no head
No backstage passes
Have a proper giggle
I'll be quite polite
But when I rock the mike
I rock the mike (right)
You got no love then you're with the wrong man
It's time to move your body
If you can't get a girl but your best friend can
It's time to move your body

I don't wanna be sleazy
Baby just tease me
Got no family planned
Houston do you hear me
Ground-control can you feel me
Need permission to land
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Pimpin' ain't easy
Most of them fleece me
Every night
Pimpin' ain't easy
But if you're sellin' it
It's alright

Come on
I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

I don't wanna rock, DJ
But you're making me feel so nice
When's it gonna stop, DJ
'Cause you're keepin' me up all night

Written by R Williams/G Chambers/K Andrews/N Pigford/E Paris Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd/ Hit and Run Music 2000/ Minder Music

Buy this song Robbie says

Rock DJ

"This song is a party song, that is party songs usually have inane lyrics that mean nothing. Everything else has been, you know, emotional. It's been, I'm sad, or, I need love or, I'm lonely or.... You know, it's not a depressing album, but it has been about sadness, being lonely and being depressed, funnily enough, but done in an upbeat way.

 

I actually just went Ian [Dury], 'will you please send me a rhythm' and then he went, 'Singing in the classes, music for your masses, give no head no backstage passes...'

The video is: I'm doing the ultimate strip tease. Walk into this club and there's all these ladies there and I'm a bit like 'yeah, I'm cool', but check out the DJ, she's dirty. And the DJ 's not giving me anything back to warrant me going, 'look, I'm Robbie Williams', so I start dancing. Then all of a sudden she goes, [mimics look], like that, literally, hah! Like that. What have I gone and done? I've gone and taken my skin off, haven't I, and start doing this ultimate strip tease and then I take pieces of my flesh and throw them into the crowd, and then I get down to my bones: puff! Robbie is gone but he'll be back for the next video."

Kids 4:46 Lyrics

Kids

Me no bubbletious
Me smoke heavy tar
Me be grooving slowly where you are
Notify your next of kin
'Cause you're never coming back
I've been dropping beats since Back in Black

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

You've got a reputation
Well I guess that can be explored
You're dancing with the chairman of the board
Take a ride on my twelve cylinder symphony
But if you got other plans
The purpose of a woman is to love her man

And we'll paint by numbers
'Til something sticks
Don't mind doing it for the kids
(So come on) jump on board
Take a ride (yeah)
(Doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high
'Cause the kids are alright

I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love
I'm gonna give it all of my loving
It's gonna take up all of my love

Come down from the ceiling
I didn't mean to get so high
I couldn't do what I wanted to do
When my lips were dry
You can't just up and leave me
I'm a singer in a band
Well I like drummers baby
You're not my bag

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

Jump on board
Take a ride, yeah
(You'll be doin' it all right)
Jump on board feel the high, yeah

I'm an honorary Sean Connery, born '74
There's only one of me
Single-handedly raising the economy
Ain't no chance of the record company dropping me
Press be asking do I care for sodomy
I don't know, yeah, probably
I've been looking for serial monogamy
Not some bird that looks like Billy Connolly
But for now I'm down for ornithology
Grab your binoculars, come follow me

 

Written by R Williams/ G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/ BMG Music Publishing Ltd

Buy this song Robbie says

Kids

"She [Kylie] asked if we would like to write a song for her. And of course we'd love to. So we started writing this song for Kylie, big massive chorus and then I'm thinking I want this song, this is a Robbie song. So I played it to Kylie, she came down to the studio and she liked it, and we did it there and then. We sang the duet together there and then.

It's kind of sweet, because I really wanted to have her say lots of dirty things to me, but really wasn't brave enough to write the lyric."

 

Supreme 4:18 Lyrics

Supreme

Oh it seemed forever stopped today
All the lonely hearts in London
Caught a plane and flew away
And all the best women are married
All the handsome men are gay
You feel deprived

Yeah are you questioning your size?
Is there a tumour in your humour,
Are there bags under your eyes?
Do you leave dents where you sit,
Are you getting on a bit?
Will you survive
You must survive

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Oh what are you really looking for?
Another partner in your life to
abuse and to adore?
Is it lovey dovey stuff,
Do you need a bit of rough?
Get on your knees

Yeah turn down the love songs that you hear
'Cause you can't avoid the sentiment
That echoes in your ear
Saying love will stop the pain
Saying love will kill the fear
Do you believe
You must believe
When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with (ah)
Got my back up
And now she's screaming
So I've got to turn the track up
Sit back and watch the royalties stack up
I know this girl she likes to switch teams
And I'm a fiend but I'm living for a love supreme

When there's no love in town
This new century keeps bringing you down
All the places you have been
Trying to find a love supreme
A love supreme

Come and live a love supreme
Don't let it get you down
Everybody lives for love

Repeat...

Buy this song Robbie says

Supreme

"I was in Switzerland over New Year. I was in this town square for 12.00pm and fireworks go off and it was wonderful and I was sober and it was like the best New Year I've ever had; literally, the best New Year I've ever had. And I'm trying not to drink and there's all this champagne going off. Then all of these mad Euro's start going do do do......... And I'm in the middle of this square watching them all go mad to that stringline, 'I'm having that, I'm having that, it's going in the song'. I'm hoping it's going to have the same sort of reaction in Switzerland or Germany."

 

Let Love Be Your Energy 4:06 Lyrics

Let Love Be Your Energy

Out of a million seeds
Only the strongest one breathes
You made a miracle mother
I'll make a man out of me

Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky?
What did we do wrong, why did it die?
And all the grown ups say 'sorry kids we got no reply'

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

Every tear that you cry
Will be replaced when you die
Why don't you love your brother?
Are you out of your mind?
Daddy where's the sun gone from the sky
What did we do wrong, why did it die
And if you've got no love for me then I'll say goodbye

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I've got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me
Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

Well if you want it come and make a stance
So when it's in your hands
People show me love

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I got more than I need
When your love shines down on me

If you're willing to change the world
Let love be your energy
I can't contain how I feel
When your love shines down on me

Written by R Williams and G Chambers
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd/BMG Music Publishing Ltd

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Eternity 5:01 Lyrics

Eternity

Close your eyes so you don't feel them
They don't need to see you cry
I can't promise I will heal you
But if you want to I will try
Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Someone said the truth will out
I believe without a doubt
In you

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity

Yesterday when you were walking
You talked about your ma and dad
What they did that made you happy
What they did that made you sad
We sat and watched the sun go down
Then picked a star before we lost
The moon
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you gave me what I need
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity
For eternity
For eternity

Sing this summer serenade
The past is done we've been betrayed
It's true
Youth is wasted on the young
Before you know it's come and gone
Too soon

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I hope you'll find your freedom
For eternity

You were there for summer dreaming
And you are a friend indeed
And I know you'll find your freedom
Eventually

For eternity
For eternity

Written by R. Williams/G. Chambers.
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Buy this song Robbie says

Eternity

"Eternity came off the back of having the most amazing summer, I'd had the best holiday... I found myself with a month off and went and did amazing things with my friends...and it came off the back of that."

 

 

 

The Road to Mandalay 3:18 Lyrics

The Road To Mandalay

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach

What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say

This sombre song would drain the sun
But it won't shine until it's sung

No water running in the stream
The saddest place we've ever seen

Everything I touched was golden
Everything I loved got broken
On the road to Mandalay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

There's nothing left for you to give
The truth is all that you're left with
Twenty paces then at dawn
We will die and be reborn

I like to sleep beneath the trees
Have the universe at one with me
Look down the barrel of a gun
And feel the Moon replace the Sun

Everything we've ever stolen
Has been lost returned or broken
No more dragons left to slay
Every mistake I've ever made
Has been rehashed and then replayed
As I got lost along the way

Save me from drowning in the sea
Beat me up on the beach
What a lovely holiday
There's nothing funny left to say.

Buy this song Robbie says

The Road to Mandalay

"My favourite on the album is probably a song called 'Road To Mandalay'. We started to write, I was doing this French television show and then because we were in France I don't know, I just picked up on French vibes and started singing a French sort of melody. 'Save me from drowning in the sea, beat me up on the beach'. And then it's turned out to be the most, for me, touching song that I've written. 'Everything [I've] ever stolen has been lost, returned or broken, no more dragons left to slay'. It's one of those songs that you go this is really sad, but it's dead positive at the same time."

 

 

Better Man 3:22 Lyrics

Better Man

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Go easy on my conscience
'Cause it's not my fault
I know I've been told
To take the blame

Rest assured my angels
Will catch my tears
Walk me out of here
I'm in pain

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doing all I can
To be a better man

Once you've found that lover
You're homeward bound
Love is all around
Love is all around

I know some have fallen
On stony ground
But love is all around

Send someone to love me
I need to rest in arms
Keep me safe from harm
In pouring rain

Give me endless summer
Lord I fear the cold
Feel I'm getting old
Before my time

As my soul heals the shame
I will grow through this pain
Lord I'm doin' all I can
To be a better man

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Better Man

"I wrote this song called 'Better Man' and we were in the South of France and I was staying at this lovely place up in the mountains. I picked up the guitar and I went 'look, if John Lennon's about can you give me a song?'. And I started strumming these chords on the guitar, (and I'm not a guitar player), and I only know a few chords: well, all of a sudden I did these new chords that I'd never done before and sang the song, almost all of it, straight away. So I went and recorded it that night, and I just cried and cried my eyes out singing this song, and I knew that as I was crying, that I was onto a winner. I was thinking well, if this is making me bawl; the last one that made me bawl was Angels. It's just about feeling a bit sad and a bit sorry for yourself and not knowing how to get out of a rut."

 

Feel 4:22 Lyrics

Feel

Come and hold my hand
I wanna contact the living
Not sure I understand
This role I've been given

I sit and talk to God
And he just laughs at my plans
My head speaks a language
I don't understand

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins
Going to waste

I don't want to die
But I ain't keen on living either
Before I fall in love
I'm preparing to leave her

I scare myself to death
That's why I keep on running
Before I've arrived
I can see myself coming

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
'Cause I got too much life
Running through my veins

Going to waste
And I need to feel real love
And a life ever after
I cannot give it up

I just want to feel real love
Feel the home that I live in
I got too much love
Running through my veins
To go to waste

I just wanna feel real love
In a life ever after
There's a hole in my soul
You can see it in my face
It's a real big place

Come and hold my hand
I want to contact the living

Not sure I understand
This role I've been given
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand
Not sure I understand

 

Written by R Williams/G Chambers

Published by BMG Music Publishing/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Feel

"Come and hold my hand/I wanna contact the living"

 

"Most of the vocal we used on the finished thing is from the original demo; I tried to sing it again and I just couldn't sing it as well as I did on that day. I pour my heart out. It's someone who's not really sure of his place in the world and what's going on."

 

Come Undone 3:55 Lyrics

Come Undone

So unimpressed but so in awe
Such a saint but such a whore
So self aware so full of shit
So indecisive so adamant
I'm contemplating thinking about thinking
It's so frustrating just get another drink in
Watch me come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I come undone
I come undone

So rock and roll so corporate suit
So damn ugly, so damn cute
So well trained, so animal
So need your love, so fuck you all

I'm not scared of dying I just don't want to
If I stopped lying I'd just disappoint you
I come undone

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum
And I'm your son
I've come undone

So write another ballad
Mix it on a Wednesday
Sell it on a Thursday
Buy a yacht by Saturday
It's a love song

A love song
Do another interview
Sing a bunch of lies
Tell about celebrities that I despise

And sing love songs
We sing love songs
So sincere
So sincere

They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
Pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
If I ever hurt you your revenge will be so sweet
Because I'm scum

I'm your son
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I've come undone
I am scum
Love your son
I am scum
Love your son

You've gotta love my sad song, my love song
My sad song, my love song, my sad song, my love song

 

Written by R Williams/B Ottestad/A Hamilton/ D Pierre
Published by BMG Music Publishing/ Twenty Seven Songs/ EMI Music Publishing

Buy this song Robbie says

Come Undone

"So unimpressed but so in awe' - that's the dichotomy of me. I think it's another one of those songs where I just want to dissect a perception of myself. ‘Because I'm scum and I'm your son' is not to my family. I saw Tupac come out of a courtroom once, and he said ‘you put me down, you say I'm this that or the other, but I'm a product of your environment, and I'm still your son, America.' That touched me. And I am England's son. And I'm not scum, but I've felt like it."

 

 

 

Sexed Up 4:11 Lyrics

Sexed Up

Loose lips sunk ships
I'm getting to grips
With what you said
Know it's not in my head
I lay a bet that I'm ok

Why don't we talk about it
Why do you always doubt that
There could be a better way
It doesn't make me want to stay

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up
That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away

You say we're fatally flawed
When I'm easily bored
Is that okay
Strike me off your list
Make this the last kiss

I'll walk away
Why don't we talk about it
I'm only here don't shout it
Given time we'll forget
Let's pretend we never meet

Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today
I hope you blow away
Screw you I didn't like your taste anyway
I chose you and that's all gone to waste
It's Saturday I'll go out and find another you

Why don't we
Why don't we break up
There's nothing left to say
I got my eyes shut
Praying they won't stray
And we're not sexed up

That's what makes the difference today

 

Written by R. Williams/G.Chambers.

Published by EMI Music Publishing/BMG Music Publishing.

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Sexed Up

"There's sort of a grain of truth in that song, y'know, that it was written about an ex, but with all sorts of art and film, things get expanded with inaccuracies and half-truths surrounding everything and that was about an ex but I didn't feel as harshly as those lyrics came out."

 

 

Radio 3:50 Lyrics

Radio

He's chosen my attic
I feel it in the static
He lives in my basement
And I can hardly face it
My performance is easy
I am the god of romance
And in my confusion
I have the right to reign

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

I'm searching for something
Beyond my understanding
Looking for meaning
Where nothing is demanding
There are no surprises
Where nothing is expected
If you offer nothing
Then everyone accepts

He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

Ouch

Ouch

Ouch

Radio

Ouch

Ouch ouch

Ouch

Radio

*He's stolen my Oscars
He trades on my jokes
He makes all my engines go oh oh oh
He put an "e" in the arsenal
A comb in my 'fro
Devine retribution
And away we will go
Hey hey hey hey

*Something's happening I can feel it
Moving out of time you'll hear it
Falling in the way you fear it
Jumping thumping shout out something
Jumping thumping shout out something

*Listen to the radio
And you will hear the songs you know
Make it effervescent here
And you might have a job my dear

(sung simultaneously)

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio

Listen to the Radio
 

Written by R Williams/S Duffy

Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

 

Buy this song Robbie says

Radio

"Literally, Radio came about because I was trying to find Axel F but I couldn't find it quickly enough. I wanted to find it before he programmed a drum beat and I didn't, I only got half way through!"

 

Misunderstood 4:01 Lyrics

Misunderstood

I was trying to be misunderstood
But it didn't do me any good
I always seem to start a fight
I'd break my heart to make things right
Let them all fly off

When it comes down it all comes down
And you will not be found
When it's over it's all over
And even if you make a sound

You'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

Trying to be misunderstood
Another product of my childhood
Still I find myself outside
You can't say I haven't tried
Perhaps I tried too hard

No excuses I won't apologise
Or justify your lies
Come and find me tell them to me
Now look me in the eyes

I'll be misunderstood
By the beautiful and good in this city
But none of it was planned
Take me by the hand
Just don't try and understand

I can't forgive sorry to say
Don't know you're guilty anyway
Isn't it funny how we don't speak
The language of love?

Written by R. Williams/S. Duffy,
Published by BMG Music Publishing Ltd/Copyright Control

Buy this song Robbie says

Misunderstood

"Misunderstood just came out the batch of the songs that we'd done and it's definitely, I'd say, the most sensible song that we've done."

 

"Charismatic, entertaining, talented and top totty to boot, Robbie is the complete package in tight tiger pants. Love him or loathe him, there's every possibility that at least one Robbie Williams track will have made an impact on you". The Daily Record, October '04

"...from the lumpen Oasis pastiche of his pre-Angels beginnings, to the still startling sophistication of his later midlife crisis trilogy (Feel, Come Undone, Sexed Up), the amazing thing about Williams is his capacity to re-emerge endlessly-cleansed, vital and apparently unharmed- from the bonfire of this own vanity". The Daily Telegraph, October '04

"Yes, he is a dreadful show-off, and yes, someone did turn the smugness level up to 11, but Williams has undeniably turned in some fine pure-pop moments in his eight year reign as Britain's biggest male artist". Mojo, December '04