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Rock DJ

Rock DJ was inspired in part by Robbie's UNICEF mentor, the late Ian Drury and kicked off the release of Sing When You're Winning.

"I actually just went "Ian, will you please send me a rhythm," said Robbie, "and then he went "singing in the classes, music for your masses, give no head no backstage passes..." "It's a party song and party songs usually have inane lyrics that mean nothing. Everything else has been, you know, emotional... 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," he said.

Earning him an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Song in 2000, Rock DJ went on to collect Best British Single at the BRIT Awards and a number of Best Video awards and nominations.

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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."

Talk To Me 3:28 Lyrics

Talk To Me

Close the door turn out the light
There's something really wrong tonight
With you
Me and you
You say you're too young to love
And to old to hate
Remote control keeps you awake
So turn me on

Maybe you could talk and make my day
You don't have to walk away to
Stay with me
Make me change
Answer me
Break the chain

News at Ten, Eastenders and another cup of tea
And then a fight baby not tonight
‘Cos I'm not dressed to be a clown
I'm not in the mood for shouting loud

Talk to me
Break the chain
Talk to me
Make me change

Do you keep your lover out of sight
‘Cos you smell like someone else tonight
Alright
Alright

Talk to me
Break the chain
Talk to me
Make me change

Answer me
Answer me
Answer me
Answer me

Written by R. Williams/F. Eisler.
Published by EMI Music Publishing/Copyright Control.

 

Buy this song Robbie says isn't available
Rock DJ (Player One Remix) 5:34 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."