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"OH JOY! I'M HOME…"

02

Aug
2011

'OH JOY I'M HOME'

OH JOY!
I'M HOME.....
IT FEELS IMMENSE ......

I NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE SO HAPPY TO SEE THE GENERIC BUILDINGS HERE IN LA.....
HELLO RALPH'S,HELLO TARGET HELLO STARBUCKS I'M BACK.....

I'VE JUST WOKEN UP IN MY OWN BED!....9 DOGS VISITING FOR CUDDLES THEN LEAVING THE ROOM
TO GO AND CHASE WHATEVER RANDOM NOISE TAKES THEIR FANCY.....

INTER MILAN V MAN CITY ON THE TELLY. PORRIDGE. VITAMIN DRINK, COFFEE AND A FAG..PERFECT.....

NO SUNSHINE .....IT SEEMS AS THOUGH EUROPEAN WEATHER HAS FOLLOWED US HOME....
I DON'T CARE IT'S STILL PERFECT....

I HAVE "NOTHING" TO DO AND I PLAN ON DOING IT VERY WELL.....(NOTHING EXCEPT WRITE THE NEXT ALBUM!)

THE LAST GIG IN MUNICH?
WELL TRUTH BE TOLD...LOBSTERGATE..DID ME IN ......
FROM THEN ON IN I  HAD NO REAL ENERGY.....

THIS WHOLE TOUR I'VE JUMPED THROUGH THAT SCREEN LIKE A FLAILING BANSHEE...
A YEAR'S WORTH OF HITTING TREADMILLS,HILLS AND FOOTIE PITCHES HAD GIVEN ME THE ENDURANCE NEEDED TO
SPILL MY ENERGY IN EVERY STADIUM WE VISITED....AND I LOVED DOING IT....
FROM BATTLING THE NERVES IN SUNDERLAND TO FINALLY BEING ABLE TO SEE THE WHOLE TRUTH AND RELAXING
FROM ABOUT THE 3RD MANCHESTER GIG IN.....

AND I DID SEE THE TRUTH......THE TRUTH BOUNCED WITH ME EVERY SINGLE NIGHT IN LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU
THE TRUTH "FELT THE LOVE"..THE TRUTH SCREAMED WITH ME ,THE TRUTH LAUGHED WITH ME THE TRUTH SANG ANGELS
AT THE TOP OF IT'S VOICE   ...THEN THE TRUTH APPLAUDED MY EFFORTS .....BLISS

THE TRUTH ALSO SAW 5 MEN UNITED IN ONE COMMON GOAL....

FORGIVENESS,REDEMPTION? THAT WAS ALREADY TAKEN CARE OF....

ABSOLUTE ARSE-KICKING SHOW? WELL LEAVE THAT TO US....

WE ALL ROSE TO THE OCCASION..AND THEN SOME
WE ALL TOOK EACH OTHER'S THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS INTO CONSIDERATION....
THEN ACTED UPON THOSE FEELINGS....
WE ALL LOVED EACHOTHER TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITIES....
FOR ONE WET WONDERFUL SUMMER WE WERE 5 BROTHERS BOUND TOGETHER
BY THE INVISIBLE STRINGS THAT THE UNIVERSE CONSPIRES TO PULL WHEN READY AND WHEN NEEDED....
AND OH SHIT! WAS IT NEEDED....

.....WE DID EXACTLY WHAT WE SET OUT TO ACHIEVE
RECORD SELLING...CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM....CHECK...
RECORD BUSTING TOUR?...CHECK.....
1.8 MILLION HAPPY FRIENDLIES ?...CHECK.....
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST FINALLY LAID TO REST......CHECK!

THIS IS MY TRUTH...ANYTHING ELSE IS WHITE NOISE
ANYTHING ELSE DOESN'T EXIST.....

DEMONS BATTLED? BATTLE WON? CHECK.....
GIVEN EVERYTHING I HAVE EVERY NIGHT?CHECK.....
LETTING IN THE LOVE?CHECK.......
KNOWING THAT I DID A GOOD JOB?...FUCKING CHECK.....
KNOWING NOW WHAT IT IS I HAVE? CHECK....
TRUSTING IT? CHECK.....
WANTING TO GO AGAIN..? CHECK......

THIS IS MY TRUTH......
I/WE/US WON.......

SO,BACK TO MUNICH....SINCE DENMARK…THERE HAS BEEN NOTHING IN MY TANK....
I COULDN'T REALLY FEEL MY LEGS....NO POWER..NO STRENGTH....NO REAL ENERGY
TO BE THE FLAILING BANSHEE THAT I WANTED TO BE....JUST VAPOURS....
DID I PANIC? NO...I RELIED ON THE ENERGY OF THE AUDIENCE...THE ENERGY OF THE 5 BOYS
IN UNISON....
DID MY BODY WRITE A FEW CHECKS THAT IT COULDN'T CASH?YEP....
WILL IT TAKE ME A FEW WEEKS TO FEEL SOME WHAT "NORMAL"…YEP
DO I CARE? NOPE....

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL HAPPENED ON THE EUROPEAN LEG OF THE TOUR...
I LET THE FRIENDLIES CARRY ME.....THANK YOU ONE AND ALL.....

WAS AMSTERDAM A GIG TO EARLY? PROBABLY
DO I REGRET DOING IT? HELL NO..LIKE I SAID ..THE AUDIENCE CARRIED ME THROUGH THE WHOLE EVENING...
SOMETHING I WILL NEVER FORGET AND SOMETHING I WILL ALL WAYS BE GRATEFUL FOR....
WOULD I HAVE DONE THAT GIG IF I WAS TOURING SOLO? I DON'T KNOW
DID I DO IT FOR THE THE OTHER 4 LADS? YES....
DID I DO IT FOR THE FRIENDLIES AGAINST MY BETTER JUDGMENT? AH YEAH....
DID I CRY BEFORE LEAVING THE HOTEL ROOM TO GO THE STADIUM THAT DAY? YEAH....
WAS IT A TESTAMENT TO THE HUMAN SPIRIT...?SHIT YES....

WERE THE BOYS UNHAPPY WITH MY BEHAVIOUR ON THIS TOUR?(SWEARING)
HELL FUCKING NO.....

THERE WAS A MOMENT IN THE DRESSING ROOM JUST BEFORE THE CANCELLED DANISH GIG....
WHEN GARY CAME INTO TO SEE ME AND SAID "DON'T WORRY I'LL DO YOUR BIT" THEN PARODIED MY
EXPLETIVE RIDDEN STATEMENT OF INTENT "ALLOW ME TO REINTRODUCE MYSELF! MY NAME IS GARY "BLINKING" BARLOW!"
EVEN WHILST I WAS THROWING UP THAT BROUGHT A SMILE TO MY FACE.....

SO WHAT NOW?

WELL I HAVE (IT SEEMS) A MOUNTAIN OF SONGS TO FINISH LYRICS FOR....
SO MANY TUNES ARE IN A GOOD SHAPE NOW...
MAYBE 30 KNOCKING AROUND AND THAT'S NOT INCLUDING OLD ONES THAT NEVER MADE...R.K.T.V.S

THE FUTURE'S  BRIGHT…..I'M LOOKING AT MY MOST CONSISTENT ALBUM TO DATE....
I HAVE A MONTH TO TIE UP LOOSE ENDS LYRIC-WISE….
I WILL REMEMBER ALL YOUR KIND WORDS ABOUT WHAT MY SONGS MEAN TO YOU
AS I STRUGGLE FOR 8 HOURS OVER ONE RHYMING COUPLET .....THIS SEEMS TO HAPPEN MORE AND MORE OFTEN THESE DAYS...

SO THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO DO RIGHT NOW....
BLOGGING AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR A WHILE
AS I TURN MY ATTENTION TO THE FAVOURITE PART OF MY JOB.....THE SONG WRITING....

THIS WON'T BE THE END OF OUR CONTACT ..I SHALL BE BACK PERIODICALLY
AND WILL KEEP YOU IN MIND ALWAYS....

WE HAVE TO DO A SMALL FRIENDLY TOUR....THAT SEED IS PLANTED....

I'LL BE BLOGGING PHOTOS AND BITS AND PIECES FOR THE TIME BEING....

HASN'T THIS BEEN FUN?
AND YOU KNOW WHAT? I THINK WE AS A WHOLE MANAGED TO KEEP THIS EXPERIENCE LIGHT AND FULL OF LOVE....
THAT MEANS IT'S NOT A PROBLEM TO COME BACK AND HAVE A CHAT FACE TO FACE AGAIN....

2000 COMMENTS AND ONLY ONE OR TWO BAD EGGS....
THAT'S PARTICULARLY HEARTY WARMING...A VICTORY FOR THE GENTLES

RIGHT I'M OFF.....JUST BEFORE I GO I LEAVE YOU WITH THIS....

MUCH LOVE FRIENDS XXXXXX
 

 

  • Hey Rob. Just found this blog from before I discovered you and your amazing music. It´s filled with so many positive thoughts and feelings, and I more than ever wish I was there. I LOVE the message of being able to enjoy your present so much. Somehow it brings hope. Thank you

  • hey rob
    found this blog...which is by far one of my favourites!
    you know the feeling when you can't get your thoughts in any order...you're going through situations, decisions and emotions again and again...and your mind's not peaceful and you stroll along the house, the park..whatever...looking for some distraction just to give you a break....
    that's what I virtually did right now..as it is dark, cold and rainy outside...I did the strolling through the digital world.
    I randomly clicked back a few pages as I found no new words from you which normally lift my spirits up....and I found this one -> and it all came back in a flash!
    this great great summer which seems so far now - but reading your words and sum it up made me hole again. because there was a summer where i was happy as could be, where nothing could take me down, where i was on top of the world and I wasn't there alone but shared it with so many great people...nothing, but nothing could have hurt me back than...
    and now - it all being a bit of a downside recently I know there will times like this again and to quote you my dear Mr. W. : ...through it all...I know that live won't break me!!!!
    thanks for the memories, thanks for the music, thanks for the giving and thanks for the taking or better receiving of the love and energy that was beaming out of me this past summer! thanks for sharing, thanks for being!
    you definetly left your mark in my world and pop history anyway!
    stay as you are - keep always being yourself even though it's not easy at times...keep loving and believing. be blessed...and be happy.
    I owe you!

    love as always --- from far away
    xoxo
    *CS_1302

  • I'm always a few steps behind lol
    THANKYOU for sharing XxxxxxX

  • AW, THAT WAS THE SWEETEST BLOG EVER! I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE HAVING A RELAX AFTER THAT HUGE, AMAZING TOUR! :-D YOU SHOULD SERIOUSLY BE PROUD OF YOURSELF! I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOUR ALBUM AND TO BUY MY TICKETS TO YOUR NEXT TOUR ;-) (WILL BE MY FIRST ROBBIE SOLO CONCERT AS I'M ONLY 14!) AND TAKE THAT WAS MY FIRST CONCERT EVER! THANK YOU ROB :-D MUCH LOVE FOR YOU AND THE BOYS!

  • Wicked to see you in Parken Cph., and it was a dream coming true, seeing you all together again. The third time I saw you in concert, & will definetely also be the next time too.

  • Just read your blog today 8 December and glad to hear you are planning on doing more friendly gigs. Hope one of those includes Dublin. I still have my ticket from Croke Park when you promised you would give us a free concert, hope this ticket is still worth something. Anyhow can't wait to see you back on track and a very Happy Christmas to you and Aida. See you in 2012!!
    Susy Wong, Dublin

  • why the hell is everything in your hose reversed rob???... ;-)
    and do everybody hear him faster than seeing him talking???
    or is it just becuse of my computer?

    anyway
    i love you
    XXX Melly

  • I was at the Sun night Dublin gig - best tour ever!! Robbie you were brilliant. Glad you enjoyed it as much as we did!

  • loving your pyjimas robbie :)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • I have just become a member of this site, I really like reading your blogs robbie. Saw you with take that live at wembley on 30th. It was epic! I am a big fan of yours, you have a great voice and I hope you do a solo tour soon, if you do - i'll be there! :) much love xxx

  • The UK's loss is Americas gain :-( I can't wait to see you tour again. Progress was amazing but I love seeing you live. I was v emotional when you came on the stage at Wembley, June 30th. What a journey you went on to get there (and I'm not talking about South West Trains) it felt like you were home.
    Lots of love, always xxxx

  • Rob, you truely have a heart of gold!xxxxx

  • Hey Rob, hope ur small friendly tour is gna include Heaton Park, Manchester, pretty plzzzzzzzzzzz xxxxxx

  • @ YourTruelyAmazing very touching comment, and yes i couldnt agree more. His songs bring comfort to a lot of people, touches their emotions. Its strange because sometimes you think that he´s very close to you ( in a personal way), with all of his lyrics you can relate to, you´ve seen lots of his perfomances and confessions on youtube, just like a friend ;). but then you realise that he doesnt know who you are, and everything is onesided. but I think that comes naturally when you´re a popstar or a public person. You project sth in them that they´re not. Makes you sad in a way. Im sure that fans of lady gaga (just an example) feel the same way, even though she´s not ( by far) that honest in her lyrics that robbie is.

  • My mum nearly died of a brain tumour about a year ago, the surgery was successful and when she got out of hospital our treat as a family was to come and see take that. your music brings comfort to millions of people around the world. You have a way of making people feel like your talking straight to them. You have amazing talent and in my opinion your one of the the best entertainers ever. I know you will probably never read this because your busy, but I hope you do... so I can tell you how truly amazing you are.

  • Love your message Rob, have watched it twice. My 3.5yr old daughter is mesmerised that Robbie Williams is talking to her!! She wants you to come back to Dublin so I can take her along cos she never saw you!! Can't wait for your solo tour, have to agree a mini-tour for the friendlies would be amazing. Saw the Round House gig in cinema and what I'd have given to be there. Live in hope!! Enjoy your time home, look forward to seeing you soon (fingers crossed!) x

  • luv you so much Robbie...... see you soon XX

  • I really love this message Rob! I watched it again...Thank you so much Robbie fucking Williams, you're the one!

  • You and Ayda are really Sweet!!!!!!!! Wish you a wonderful life!

  • welcome back home rob! and thank you for sharing your beautiful home, gorgeous view from the bedroom,too. i am so glad life is good for you at the moment, its so lvely to hear you writing new songs and talking about new albums. love to read your blogs,thank you for the video and much love and kisses go back to you and the mrs! good luck with the writing, cant wait to hear it!