"Nan's Song" as written by and Robert Peter Williams....
You said when you died that you'd walk with me everyday
And I started to cry and said please don't talk that way
With a blink of an eye and the Lord came and asked you to leave
You went to a better place but they stole you away from me

And now she lives in heaven
But I know they let her out
To take care of me
There's a strange kind of light
Caressing me tonight
Pray silence my fear
She is near
Bringing heaven down here

I miss your love I miss your touch
But I'm feeling you every day
And I can almost hear you say
You've come a long way baby

And now you live in heaven
But I know they let you out
To take care of me
There's a strange kind of light
In my bedroom tonight
Pray silence my fear
She is near
Bringing heaven down here

You taught me kings and queens
While stroking in my head
In my darkest hour
I know you are there
Leaning down beside me
Whispering my prayers
There's a strange kind of light
Caressing me tonight
Pray silence my fear


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"Nan's Song" as written by Robert Peter Williams

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    General Commentoh my god!!this song is brilliant! when i heard this song i cried and it takes alot to make me cry!!! everyone can relate to this song and the lyrics are brilliant-one of the best songs on the album!
    Psychotic_Bitch219on November 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much, its about even although someone has passed away they will awlays be with you looking out for you.

    "And now she lives in heaven
    But I know they let her out
    To take care of me"

    I also think its about someone who has been ill, they are here suffering and as much as he dosent want her to go on suffering and she would be better dead, he at the same time wants her here with him, but knows that heaven is better for her as the suffering has ended for her.

    "You went to a better place but He stole you
    away from me"

    There is so much in the song that most people could relate to it in some way or another and its a very peacful way of saying goodbye and that we will be together again soon :)
    Scottish_Lionon October 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is written for Robbie's grandmother
    borovon January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about grief, pure and simple.
    catpea0on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most honest songs ever written. It is simple, true and beautiful. People can write songs and sing them, but it is more like we have taken a page out of the Robbie Williams Diary.
    star_rioton September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMeans everything to me. It sums up exactly how I feel about my nan.
    lauren_6_6_6on October 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcorrect me if im wrong but is nan short for nanny?
    joiedevivreon April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnan = grandmother
    mocgahon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is about his grandmother Betty, who he was incredibly close to and he actually has the letter "B" tattooed behind his left ear.

    She was a massive part of his life so basically this was a tribute to her, such a beautiful, honest lovely song and if often a fan favorite at his live shows
    Rockgal31on August 06, 2013   Link

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