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Something Beautiful

The upbeat and soulful Something Beautiful reached No.3 in the summer of 2003.

Written in Barbados "in between good times", the track was originally offered to Tom Jones! It was the reworked to produce a more soulful sound and became one of Escapology's most popular tracks.

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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."

Berliner Star 2:14 Lyrics

Berliner Star

 

Dear Eva Freedle
Got a brand new needle for you
You said weed was evil
So you're smoking in the lobby in the hotel foyer
It wasn't even noon yet
We didn't want to be too soon yet
But when the sun goes down through the after glow
The night is yours, but your mother should never know

Auf Wiedersehen Berliner Star
You rock like a bastard, bastard
You should have seen her
Everything we did was wunderbar
‘Til God came between us and you fell for Jesus

Eva tore my heart out
I got wasted in action
Does she know that I am a sucker for
Instant satisfaction
There's nothing more obscene now
Seen where I've been
But you learn you know to see the after glow
You've got to burn to grow but your
Mother should never know

Auf Wiedersehen Berliner Star
You rock like a bastard, blaster
You should have seen her
Everything we did was wunderbar
‘Til God came between us and you fell for Jesus

You are everything, everything
Everything to me
You are everything, everything
Everything to me
You were everything, everything
Everything to me
You were everything, everything
Everything to me

Auf Wiedersehen Berliner Star
You rock like a bastard, blaster
You should have seen her
Everything we did was wunderbar
‘Til God came between us and you fell for Jesus

Everything, everything
Everything to me
You are everything, everything
Everything to me

Everything we did was wunderbar
‘Til God came between us and you fell for Jesus

You were everything, thing, thing
Everything to me
I still love you, I do
Everything, everything, everything now

Written by R. Williams/B. Ottestad.
Published by BMG Music Publishing/Twenty Seven Songs.

 

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Coffee, Tea and Sympathy 4:35 Lyrics

Coffee, Tea & Sympathy

With all the will in the world
I'm still powerless
I found myself breaking the girl
The king is half undressed
She's not my saviour
(I don't want your love)
Don't take my seed
(It's not your love that I need)
You're in no danger caressing me
But you're talking to a man I'm not supposed to be

And the clothes remain the same
I fear to face the walk of shame
Been nice to know you
I'm soaking in the morning rain
Find my car forgot your name
Been nice to hold you

Don't feel small
When I don't call
If I could talk I'd tell you
If I ever did don't answer kid
I've only lies to sell you
I'll be your stranger
(I don't want your love)
If you're in need
(It's not your love that I need)
It's all behaviour seducing me
I'm a million miles away and she's too blind to see

And the clothes remain the same
I fear to face the walk of shame
Been nice to know you
I'm soaking in the morning rain
Find my car forgot your name
Been nice to hold you

Step on board the gravy train
Same old faces different names
You bet your life I will complain
Cause I'm a sensitive boy
The real McCoy
Don't wanna stick me on your bedpost

And I never really will forget you
I'm sorry dear have I met you
All that you take from me is coffee and tea and sympathy

And the clothes remain the same
I fear to face the walk of shame
Been nice to know you
I'm soaking in the morning rain
Find my car forgot your name
Been nice to hold you

I have my needs
I hope she leaves
(All that you take from me is coffee and tea and sympathy)
I have my needs
I hope she leaves
(All that you take from me is coffee and tea and sympathy)

And the clothes remain the same
I fear to face the walk of shame
Been nice to know you
I'm soaking in the morning rain
Find my car forgot your name
Been nice to hold you

Written by R. Williams/B. Morrison/G. Ballard.
Published by BMG Music Publishing/Copyright Control/Universal Music Publishing.

 

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Title

Length

Lyrics

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Robbie Says

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."

Berliner Star 2:14 Lyrics

Berliner Star

 

Dear Eva Freedle
Got a brand new needle for you
You said weed was evil
So you're smoking in the lobby in the hotel foyer
It wasn't even noon yet
We didn't want to be too soon yet
But when the sun goes down through the after glow
The night is yours, but your mother should never know

Auf Wiedersehen Berliner Star
You rock like a bastard, bastard
You should have seen her
Everything we did was wunderbar
‘Til God came between us and you fell for Jesus

Eva tore my heart out
I got wasted in action
Does she know that I am a sucker for
Instant satisfaction
There's nothing more obscene now
Seen where I've been
But you learn you know to see the after glow
You've got to burn to grow but your
Mother should never know

Auf Wiedersehen Berliner Star
You rock like a bastard, blaster
You should have seen her
Everything we did was wunderbar
‘Til God came between us and you fell for Jesus

You are everything, everything
Everything to me
You are everything, everything
Everything to me
You were everything, everything
Everything to me
You were everything, everything
Everything to me

Auf Wiedersehen Berliner Star
You rock like a bastard, blaster
You should have seen her
Everything we did was wunderbar
‘Til God came between us and you fell for Jesus

Everything, everything
Everything to me
You are everything, everything
Everything to me

Everything we did was wunderbar
‘Til God came between us and you fell for Jesus

You were everything, thing, thing
Everything to me
I still love you, I do
Everything, everything, everything now

Written by R. Williams/B. Ottestad.
Published by BMG Music Publishing/Twenty Seven Songs.

 

Buy this song Robbie says isn't available
Coffee, Tea and Sympathy 4:35 Lyrics

Coffee, Tea & Sympathy

With all the will in the world
I'm still powerless
I found myself breaking the girl
The king is half undressed
She's not my saviour
(I don't want your love)
Don't take my seed
(It's not your love that I need)
You're in no danger caressing me
But you're talking to a man I'm not supposed to be

And the clothes remain the same
I fear to face the walk of shame
Been nice to know you
I'm soaking in the morning rain
Find my car forgot your name
Been nice to hold you

Don't feel small
When I don't call
If I could talk I'd tell you
If I ever did don't answer kid
I've only lies to sell you
I'll be your stranger
(I don't want your love)
If you're in need
(It's not your love that I need)
It's all behaviour seducing me
I'm a million miles away and she's too blind to see

And the clothes remain the same
I fear to face the walk of shame
Been nice to know you
I'm soaking in the morning rain
Find my car forgot your name
Been nice to hold you

Step on board the gravy train
Same old faces different names
You bet your life I will complain
Cause I'm a sensitive boy
The real McCoy
Don't wanna stick me on your bedpost

And I never really will forget you
I'm sorry dear have I met you
All that you take from me is coffee and tea and sympathy

And the clothes remain the same
I fear to face the walk of shame
Been nice to know you
I'm soaking in the morning rain
Find my car forgot your name
Been nice to hold you

I have my needs
I hope she leaves
(All that you take from me is coffee and tea and sympathy)
I have my needs
I hope she leaves
(All that you take from me is coffee and tea and sympathy)

And the clothes remain the same
I fear to face the walk of shame
Been nice to know you
I'm soaking in the morning rain
Find my car forgot your name
Been nice to hold you

Written by R. Williams/B. Morrison/G. Ballard.
Published by BMG Music Publishing/Copyright Control/Universal Music Publishing.

 

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