"Come undone" as written by Robert Peter Williams, Daniel Pierre, Ashley George Hamilton and Per Kristian Ottestad....
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 overrated just get another drink and
Watch me come undone

(come undone)
They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
(come undone)
I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
(come undone)
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´d stop lying I'd just disappoint you
I come undone

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

So write another ballad
Mix it on a Wednesday
Sell it on a Thursday
Buy a yacht by Sunday
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

(come undone)
They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the street
(come undone)
I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep
(come undone)
A young pretender and my crowds above can see
I come undone
I am scum
Love your son
You gotta love your son
You gotta love your son
You gotta love your son
Love your son
I am scum
I am scum
I am scum


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"Come Undone" as written by Daniel Pierre Robert Peter Williams

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    General Commenti my view "they're selling razor blades and mirrors in the streets" is a reference to cocaine - coke is placed on a pocket mirror and divided into lines using a razor blade - then the line "I pray that when I'm comin down you'll be asleep - i.e coming down from coke your felling sh*t so you dont want anyone close to you to see you.
    lammason March 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe track that started his break-up with songwriter Guy Chambers. Robbie says "Guy didnt want me to do this but I did and it was liberating"

    From The Sun 15/10/04
    Onlineon May 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the lines "I'm contemplating thinking about thinking, it's over-rated just get another drink in"
    They are so blunt,funny and bitter at the same time...
    vera1234on June 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe whole album ("Escapology") has a lot to say about celebrity, fame and putting on an act (see "Monsoon", "Handsome Man", the two songs about LA) and this is another perfect example. And I would have thought that razor blades and mirrors is a clear cocaine reference (as also made by Oasis in "Morning Glory").
    whatssarcasmon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCome on, this song is not about cutting. I know songs are open to interpretation, but there's simply no way it's about cutting, he mentions mirrors in the same line, he doesn't want it open to interpretation, he's talking about drugs. I don't think the song is about drugs, but that line most certainly is.

    He's being cynical about his profession and lifestyle. Drugs/temptation everywhere, money over art etc. However that's pretty old news, I feel like the entire meaning of the song comes down to the lines

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

    I think he's saying there's so much falseness in his work, but when he sings love songs, he's truely being sincere, even if it's still about the money. I hope that's what he means, just being cynical about the music industry is pretty old. I love the way he sings those lines, and I feel like he really emphases them, the meloncholy nature of it all. It's false, but it's real, he hates his fans, but his songs only matter because they care about them.

    Could be wrong on the second part, but the line is 100% about drugs, even if the lyrics were ambigious (they aren't), Robbie Williams does not come off as a cutter.
    mymindisbomblikeon March 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this songs lyrics, it's says so much, I do agree with the comment that he is cynical about his profession about the whole merry go round of it all and especially with the drug reference to

    "There selling razorblades and mirrors in the street, I pray that when I'm coming down you'll be asleep" with temptation being so readily there.

    I think also with the industry references with "So write it on a Wednesday, mix it on a Thursday, buy a yacht by Sunday" is the industry and deadlines, get the song out as quick as you can, make the money.

    And with the reference to "I'm your son" meaning he's the publics son, and that we have to take him the way he is bad or good times.
    Rockgal31on August 06, 2013   Link
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    General Commentthis song rules!! genious=)
    boo!on November 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyou have to admire the bluntness
    harrieparrieon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thnk that the line:
    "They're selling razor blades and mirrors in the
    street"
    is a really sad reflection on society.
    The first thing that it makes me picture is an insecure teenage girl sat infront of a mirror, holding a razor blade and punishing herself for her reflection. She bought them both from the same "street", showing that society not only gives people the motivation to pull themselves to pieces and torture themselves, but also the means to.
    CandyCaton March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure i've heard robbie say its about the coke thing but i like candycat's idea. he's created a very vivid image in many peoples heads, about this song. the first couple of verses are about his constant contradictions of himself, to the media and to himself.
    Handyon April 18, 2005   Link

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