"Nan, You're a Window Shopper" as written by Curtis James Jackson, Darren Lewis, Lily Rose Allen, Bob Marley and Iyiola Babalola....
The bottom feels so much better than the top!
So much better!

Nan you're a window shopper
Taking a look but you never buy
Nan you're a window shopper
You won't pick it up if it's over a fiver
Nan you're a window shopper
Get on the bus 'cause you still can't drive
Nan you're a window shopper
Mad as fuck, only just alive

You get up in the morning and you like your tea milky
You fumble for your glasses 'cause without 'em you can't see
It's funny how I come around your house and I'm twenty
And I still have to wear all the presents you sent me

I walk into your kitchen everything's got a label
You've done your Christmas shopping and we're only in April
And you won't leave your house unless you're wearing your thermals
You're covered all in cat hair and you're stinking like Strepsils

You're headed down the bowls club, have another orange squash
Balls are rollin', rollin', rollin'
You can't walk right 'cause things aren't what they were
Your ankles are swollen, swollen, swollen

Nan you're a window shopper
Taking a look but you never buy
Nan you're a window shopper
You won't pick it up if it's over a fiver
Nan you're a window shopper
Get on the bus 'cause you still can't drive
Nan you're a window shopper
Mad as fuck, only just alive

Walking down the post office to pick up your pension
And then you're off to bingo, it's become an obsession
So wary of the kids when they're wearing their hoods up
And even if they smile at you you think it's a stick up

You only buy the paper just to cut out the coupons
You're saving 50p but what do you want with tampons
You're always at the doctor picking up you prescription
And they throw in some KY just to ease up the friction

You've got a leak in your colostomy bag
Yeah, it's got a hole in, hole in, hole in
On the weekend you're shopping with your trolley
It's sad how you're rollin', rollin', rollin'

Nan you're a window shopper
Taking a look but you never buy
Nan you're a window shopper
You won't pick it up if it's over a fiver
Nan you're a window shopper
Get on the bus 'cause you still can't drive
Nan you're a window shopper
Mad as fuck, only just alive


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"Nan You're a Window Shopper" as written by Iyiola Babatunde Babalola Lily Rose Beatrice Allen

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    General Commentthis song seems very sad... and very cruel of Lily Allen to be so mean to her grandmother (or "Nan," how the brit's call their grandma.). "Mad as fuck. Only just alive." This was my initial response the first time I heard this song and listened to the lyrics.

    Is it possible that Lily Allen actually meant this to be satirical? Funny at times ("But what do you want with tampons?") yet at the same time criticizing the typical egocentric and lack of respect the younger generation holds for the elderly. It would be easy to conclude that this was her true feelings if it were about any random old person, but what leads me to believe she is criticizing this perspective is that she is using her own grandmother, whom I can only hope she holds some level of love and respect for.

    Perhaps she is not claiming this older woman doesn't know how to live (as starpatroller may suggest) but actually just the opposite: that the older generation knows something we do not. Allen starts the song "The bottom feels so much better than the top. So much better."

    I could easily be wrong, but just wanted to offer something different for everyone to think about next time they hear this song.

    Oh and without doubt this is some kind of tribute to 50 Cent's windowshopper.
    KtuluTameron April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the rythem in this song also it's quite funny..
    M-Tumeon August 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentavoid being this woman!
    crsdnzon December 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this a parody of "fiddy cent"?
    skeggy553on December 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes i do think she ripping 50 cent here. its a play on his song title Window Shopper and it even has a similar tune.

    love it
    sunshinme_duston December 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHa ha, I love this song, I'm listening right now. It's AWESOME and funny as!
    Sweet_Amityon February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou know, I didn't even think about the 50 Cent song until just now. But I guess that makes sense...

    I think this song is just about an older woman who basically doesn't know how to live life...she scoffs at everything, won't indulge in anything, won't smile at anyone.
    starpatrolleron March 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHER POOR NAN!! The only way I will let this slide is if her nan said "Hey Lil, why don't you make a song about how old and bitter and frugal I am?!"
    ChicSquaredon May 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentKtuluTamer: that was great, now i see what she means. :)
    kkkkkon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI totally understand what the song is saying. I mean, some old people you look at them and just think Oh my GOd, your life is so depressing. BUt everytime I listen to this song (and I really love it) I find myself wondering how Lily's nan feel's about it.
    copperboomon May 29, 2007   Link

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