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Robbie Williams lyrics

Album: Swing When You're Winning [2001]

Tracks15
 01  I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen
 02  Mack the Knife
 03  Somethin' Stupid
 04 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
 05  It Was a Very Good Year
 06  Straighten Up and Fly Right
 07  Well Did You Evah?
 08  Mr. Bojangles
 09  One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
 10  Things
 11  Ain't That a Kick in the Head
 12  They Can't Take That Away from Me
 13  Have You Met Miss Jones?
 14  Me and My Shadow
 15  Beyond the Sea
all Robbie Williams lyrics



I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen
I wouldn't be so alone
if they knew my name in every home
Kevin Spacey would call on the phone
But I'd be too busy
Come back to the old five and dime
Cameron Diaz give me a sign
I'd make you smile all the time
Your conversation would compliment mine

I will talk and Hollywood will listen
See them bow at my every word
Mr Spielberg look just what you're missing
Doesn't that seem a little absurd
Bow at my every word

Buy up the rights to my book
Live on a ranch from what the box office took
I'll go and visit the set
They'll call me their saviour
All the peoples will scorn celebrity
Lives on the moon
But, I'll be back home in June
To promote the sequel

I will talk and Hollywood will listen
See them bow at my every word
Mr. Spielberg look just what you're missing
Doesn't that seem a little absurd
Bow at my every wordback to top
Mack the Knife
Written by marc blitzstein, kurt weill and bertoldt brecht

Oh the shark has pretty teeth, dear
And he shows them pearly white
Just a jack knife has macheath, dear
And he keeps it out of sight

When the shark bites with his teeth, dear
Scarlet billows start to spread
Fancy gloves though wears macheath, dear
So there's not a trace of red

On the sidewalk, sunday morning
Lies a body oozing life
Someone's sneaking round the corner
Is the someone mack the knife?

From a tug boat by the river
A cement bag's dropping down
The cement's just for the weight, dear
Bet you mack is back in town

Louie miller disappeared, dear
After drawing out his cash
And macheath spends like a sailor
Did our boy do something rash?

Sukey tawdry, jenny diver
Polly peachum, lucy brown
Oh the line forms on the right, dear
Now that mack is back in townback to top
Somethin' Stupid
I know I stand in line
Until you think you have the time
To spend an evening with me
And if we go someplace to dance
I know that there's a chance
You won't be leaving with me

Then afterwards we drop into a quiet little place
And have a drink or two
And then I go and spoil it all
By saying something stupid
Like I love you

I can see it in your eyes
That you despise the same old lines
You heard the night before
And though it's just a line to you
For me it's true
And never seemed so right before

I practice every day to find some clever
lines to say
To make the meaning come through
But then I think I'll wait until the evening
gets late
And I'm alone with you

The time is right
Your perfume fills my head
The stars get red
And oh the night's so blue
And then I go and spoil it all
By saying something stupid
Like I love you
I love you...back to top
It Was a Very Good Year
Written by ervin drake

When I was seventeen, it was a very good year.
It was a very good year for small town girls and soft summer nights.
We'd hide from the light on the village green when I was seventeen.
When I was twenty-one, it was a very good year.
It was a very good year for city
Girls who lived up the stairs
With perfume hair that came undone
When I was twenty-one.

When I was thirty-five, it was a very good year.
It was a very good year for blue-blooded
Girls of independent means.
We'd ride in limousines. their chauffeurs
Would drive when I was thirty-five.

But now the days are short, I'm in the
Autumn of the year
And now I think of my life as vintage
Wine from fine old kegs
From the brim to the dregs. it poured
Sweet and clear. it was a very good year.back to top
Straighten Up and Fly Right
Written by nat king cole and irving mills

A buzzard took a monkey for a ride in the air,
The monkey thought that everything
Was on the square.
The buzzard tried to throw the monkey
Off his back,
The monkey grabbed his neck and said,
Now listen, jack...

Straighten up and fly right,
Straighten up and stay right
Straighten up and fly right
Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top.
Ain't no use in divin',
What's the use in jivin'?
Straighten up and fly right
Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top.

The buzzard told the monkey,
You are chokin' me.
Release your hold and I will set you free.
The monkey looked the buzzard right
Dead in the eye and said,
Your story's so touching, but it sounds
Jes' like a lie.

Straighten up and fly right
Straighten up and stay right
Straighten up and fly right
Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top.

(take it away, boys!)

Straighten up and fly right,
Straighten up and stay right
Straighten up and fly right
Cool down, papa, don't you blow your top.
Ain't no use in divin',
What's the use in jivin'?
Straighten up and fly right
Cool down, papa, don't you blow - your - top.

Fly right!back to top
Well Did You Evah?
I have heard among this clan,
You are called the forgotten man
(is that what they're saying, well did you evah!)
(what a swell party this is)

And have you heard the story of,
A boy, a girl, unrequited love
(sounds like your soap opera, tune in tomorrow) I may cry
(what a swell party this is)

(what frails, what frocks) what broads!
(what furs, what rocks!) they're bootiful.
(why I've never seen such gaity) neither have i.
(it's all just too, too risque really)

This french champagne
(so good for the brain) thats what I was going to say.
(you know you're a brilliant fellow? ) why thank you
(pick up jack. please don't eat that glass my friend)

(have you heard, about dear blanche? )
(got run down by an avalanche) no!
(oh don't worry, she's a game girl you know, got up and finished 4th)
The kids got guts. (having a nice time? grab a line!)

Have you heard that mimsie starr
She got pinched in the astor bar
...
She got stoned.
Well, did you evah? (never!)
What a swell party this is!

It's great, so grand!
It's wonderland!
La da da da......

(we sing, so rare)
(like old camembert)
(like baba au rhum!)
Don't dig that kind of croning chum!

Have you heard? it's in the stars
Next july we collide with mars.
Well, did you evah?
What a swell party, a swell party
A swelligant, elegant party this is!

(I drink to your health)
Naw, lets drink to your wealth
(you're my bon'amie) hey, thats french
A liberty fraternity

Have you heard? it's in the stars
Next july we collide with mars.
Well, did you evah?
What a swell party, a swell party
A swelligant, elegant party this is!back to top
Mr. Bojangles
I knew a man Bojangles
And he'd dance for you
In worn out shoes

With silver hair a ragged shirt
And baggy pants
He would do the old soft shoe

He would jump so high
Jump so high
Then he lightly touch down

He told me of the time he worked with
Minstrel shows travelling
Throughout the south

He spoke with tears of fifteen years
How his dog and he
They would travel about.

But his dog up and died
He up and died
And after twenty years he still grieved

He said "I dance now
At every chance in the Honky Tonks
For my drinks and tips

But most the time I spend
Behind these country bars
You see on I drinks a bit"

Then he shook his head
Oh lord when he shook his head
I could swear I heard someone say please

Mister Bojangles
Call him Mister Bojangles
Mister Bojangles come back and dance please

Come back and dance again Mr Bojanglesback to top
One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
Written by harold arlen and johnny mercer

It's quarter to three, there's no one in the place
Except you and me
So set 'em' up joe, I got a little story
I think you should know
We're drinking my friend, to the end
Of a brief episode
Make it one for my baby
And one more for the road
I know the routine, put another nickel
In the machine
I feel kind of bad, can't you make the music
Easy and sad
I could tell you a lot, but it's not
In a gentleman's code
Make it one for my baby
And one more for the road
You'd never know it, but buddy I'm a kind of poet
And I've got a lot of things I'd like to say
And if I'm gloomy, please listen to me
Till it's talked away
Well that's how it goes, and joe I know your gettin'
Anxious to close
Thanks for the cheer
I hope you didn't mind
My bending your ear
But this torch that I found, it's gotta be drowned
Or it's gonna explode
Make it one for my baby
And one more for the roadback to top
Things
Ev'ry night I sit here by my window (window)
Starin' at the lonely avenue (avenue)
Watching lovers holdin' hands 'n' laughin' (ha ha ha)
Thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do

Chorus
(thinkin' 'bout things) like a walk in the park
(things) like a kiss in the dark
(things) like a sailboat ride
(yeah-yeah) what about the night we cried?
Things like a lover's vow
Things that we don't do now
Thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do

Memories are all I have to cling to (cling to)
And heartaches are the friends I'm talkin' to (but you got me now)
But I'm not thinkin' bout just how much I love you (I love you too)
I'm thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do

Chorus

Still can hear the jukebox softly playin' (playin')
And the face each day I see belongs to you (belongs to you)
There's not a single sound and there's nobody else around
It's just me thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do

Chorus

And the heartaches are the friends I'm talkin' to
You got me thinkin' 'bout the things we used to do

Fadeback to top
Ain't That a Kick in the Head
Written by sammy cahn and jimmy van heusen

How lucky can one guy be?
I kissed her and she kissed me
Like the fella once said,
Ain't that a kick in the head?
The room was completely black,
I hugged her and she hugged back
Like the sailor said, quote,
Ain't that a hole in the boat?

My head keeps spinnin',
I go to sleep and keep grinnin'
If this is just the beginnin',
My life is gonna be bee-yoo-tee-ful

I've sunshine enough to spread,
It's just like the fella said
Tell me quick, ain't love a kick in the head?

Like the fella once said,
Ain't that a kick in the head?
Like the sailor said, quote,
Ain't that a hole in the boat?

My head keeps spinnin',
I go to sleep and keep grinnin'
If this is just the beginnin',
My life is gonna be bee-yoo-tee-ful

She's tellin' me we'll be wed,
She's picked out a king-size bed
I couldn't feel any better or I'd be sick
Tell me quick oh, ain't love a kick?
Tell me quick ain't love a kick in the head?back to top
They Can't Take That Away from Me
(duet with rupert everett)
Written by george and ira gershwin

There are many many crazy things
That will keep me loving you
And with your permission
May I list a few

The way you wear your hat
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that
No they can't take that away from me

The way your smile just beams
The way you sing off key
The way you haunt my dreams
No they can't take that away from me

We may never never meet again, on that bumpy road to love
But I'll always, always keep the memory of

The way you hold your knife
The way we danced till three
The way you changed my life
No they can't take that away from meback to top
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Written by lorenz hart and richard rodgers

Have you met miss jones
Someone said as we shook hands
She was just miss jones to me

Then I said miss jones
You're a girl who understands
I'm a man who must be free.

And all at once I lost my breath
And all at once was scared to death
And all at once I own the earth and sky

Now I met miss jones
And well keep on meeting till we die
Miss jones and i

And all at once I lost my breath
And all at once was scared to death
And all at once I own the earth and sky

Now I met miss jones
And well keep on meeting till we die
Miss jones and i
Miss jones and i

Miss jones and iback to top
Me and My Shadow
Me and my shadow

(duet with jonathan wilkes)
Written by dave dreyer, al jolson and billy rose

[spoken]
Robbie: (american accent) johnny and robbie
Jonathon: what you talking like that for, you're from stoke!
Robbie: I dunno but I can't stop here pally

Like the wallpaper sticks to the wall
Like the c sharp clings to the c
Like you'll never get rid of your shadow
You'll never get rid of me

Let all the others fight and fuss
Whatever happens, we've got us.

[me and my shadow]
We're closer than pages that stick in a book
We're closer than ripples that flow in a brook
[strolling down the avenue]
Wherever you find him, you'll find me, just look
Closer than a miser or the bloodhounds to liza

Me and my shadow
We're closer than smog to all of l.a.
We're closer than ricky to confessing he's gay? ?
Not a soul can bust this team in two
We stick together like glue

And when it's sleeping time
That's when we rise
We start to swing
Our clocks don't chime
What a surprise
They ring-a-ding-ding!
Happy new year!

[me and my shadow]
And now to repeat what I said at the start
They'll need a large crowbar to break us apart
We're alone but far from blue

Before we get finished, we'll make the town roar
We'll hit a few late spots, and then a few more
We'll wind up at stringy's and maybe ? show
Life is gonna be we-wow-whee!
For my shadow and me!

[spoken]
Jonathon: can we do that again
Robbie: no, I'm too tired
Jonathon: please rob
Robbie: no, I'm swung out
Jonathon: I'll give you some money
Robbie: I don't need money
Jonathon: what about a cup of tea
Robbie: not thirsty
Jonathon: I'll won't tell anyone you're gay.
(both laugh)

Before we get finished, we'll make the town roar
We'll hit all the late spots, and then a few more
We'll wind up at stringy's and maybe ? show
Life is gonna be we-wow-whee!
For my shadow and me!back to top
Beyond the Sea
Written by charles trenet and jack lawrence

Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waiting for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailing

Somewhere beyond the sea
He's watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to his arms I'd go sailing
It's far beyond a star, it's near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon

We'll meet beyond the shore
We'll kiss just as before
Happy we'll be beyond the sea
And never again I'll go sailing
Some sailingback to top
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