Oh oh oh oh oh
There's a friend of mine
Who's wasting all his money
Oh oh oh oh oh
Think he's had his time
Think he's lost his mind
Still a friend of mine
Oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh
oh oh oh oh oh
could have had it all
from the Albert hall
to the uni-ball
how the mighty fall
but I see them and us in you and me
and what was once before again maybe
cos I believe in the boogie baby
times are changing
everything will come around
we're just moving in circles baby
all or nothing
everything will come around
oh oh oh oh oh
he's a lonely gone
but isn't everybody
oh oh oh oh oh
Please to meet the sun
Pulls himself undone
Life can weigh a ton
But I see them and us in you and me
And what was once before again maybe
Cos I believe in the boogie baby
Times are changing
Everything will come around
We're just moving in circles baby
All or nothing
Everything will come around
I believe in the boogie baby
Times are changing
Everything will come around
We're just moving in circles baby
All or nothing
Everything will come around
(woooowoowooooo)
(oh oh oh oh ...................)
I believe in the boogie baby
times are changing
everything will come around
we're just moving in circles baby
all or nothing
everything will come around
I believe in the boogie baby
times are changing
everything will come around
we're just moving in circles baby
all or nothing
everything will come around



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    My InterpretationWell firstly, it's 'Boogie' :P

    And secondly, I think this song is about Mark himself. He's talking about himself as a 'friend', perhaps because he doesn't want to admit it's him, or because he considers himself a friend. :P He's 'wasting all his money' because the majority of the money he earned in Take That went on producing solo songs, albums, videos etc, and his first single from the album this is from went in at like, #102. So in that effect, he could be seen to be wasting his money, if it's not successful. I personally think success can be measured in other ways, but obviously, from one point of view, that particular song (Hail Mary) didn't even get into the Top 100, so it's a 'failure'.

    "Think he's had his time" - this could be Mark saying, perhaps this is time for me to give up, I had my time, and it's over now.

    "From the Albert Hall to the uniball, how the mighty fall" - I'm assuming Take That played in the Albert Hall at some point during their career, it's obviously a reference to how he's gone form playing in the Albert Hall, to a ball at a university somewhere, and how much of a drop it is, he was at one point considered a heart throb, part of one of the most successful British bands ever, and look at him 'now'. (At the point of singing the song)

    The rest of the song, I'm not entirely sure on. Before I started properly listening to the lyrics of the song, I always assumed he was comparing a couple, perhaps a friend and their partner, to himself and his partner, but I don't know now. Perhaps, the 'them' could be Take That, and 'us' as Mark and Robbie. He's saying, I can still see what we used to be in us, we can still do this. Alternatively, both the 'you' and 'me' could be himself, he's singing to his 'friend', but his 'friend' is himself. Thus follows 'And what was once before again, maybe". Personally, I've always envisioned that line as a question, 'what was once before again, maybe?' simply because of the way he sings it.

    'The boogie' I think, is a pseudonym for karma? The idea being that 'everything will come around', which in this song is also used to mean 'Take That could come around again'.

    "All or nothing" I always took to mean, 'either they give it their all, or they don't bother doing it at all' which is understandable - Take That split up on a high, their career would have been tainted if people were able to say 'Oh Take That, I liked them first time round, but then when they tried to come back, it was just sh*te.'

    "Pleased to meet the sun" could mean 'the sun' being fame, 'pulls himself undone' could refer to Robbie, but I doubt it, because I think it's more likely Mark wrote this song about himself entirely, and not Robbie, it wouldn't make sense to have vague one line references to him every now and then. I think it could possibly mean that he wishes they hadn't split up, he beats himself up about it, although he's always struck me as a really postive person, 'it's gone, let's move on' type of person, so I don't really know.

    "Times are changing" could mean that there's a change in the music scene, there's once more room for them [them being Take That].

    That's my interpretation anyway. (:
    FosterWPLon January 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about Robbie.
    Proof?
    "There's a friend of mine"
    Robbie is a very close friend of Marks

    "from the Albert hall"
    Robbie performed at the albert hall.

    I'm sure theres more...
    kitkat-xon September 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThat's interesting, FosterWPL! If it is in any way related to Take That or Robbie, I think you're probably right - I never saw it that way before. Overall it could be about a conviction he had (at the time of writing) that either Take That would reform or that he'd become as sucessful as they'd been, and that he's kind of clutching at straws for it (he's not necessarily desperate, he just can't seem to shake the belief).

    I agree that a 'friend' is very likely just himself, or at least, a little part of him that's [possibly guiltily and probably secretly] believing something is going to happen when it's not likely, whereas he himself, the 'real' him, is being more realistic and knows it won't, hence the 'think he's had his time, think he's lost his mind'. I think songwriters use the 'friend' thing alot, sometimes with good reason but sometimes I think simply because it looks and sounds better than just saying 'I, I, I' all the time. And in this case I do think he'd be talking about just one part of himself, and labelling that 'a friend' seems the most straightforward way about it.
    x_gleamingauctionon July 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFosterWPL, no-one could put it better than you just did.
    Also 'I see them in us see you and me' he sees Take That working again with Robbie.
    'Oh what was lost before again maybe' Before they split up Mark mentioned everything getting tense, what was lost before (The fun) may come back again if they give it another shot.
    'Life can weigh a ton' He would like to go back, could he cope with the pressure? But if he didn't go back, what would become of himself? That's what's bearing down on him.
    'Moving in circles' Every album/single he releases just goes downhill, it's been happening for a while.
    'Could of had it all' He could of given up after Green Man was a sucsess and just wait for a reunion so if he tried solo it would of gone well, posssibly
    'He's a lonely gone' He's lost everything.
    AND 'I believe in the boogie' He's trying to be happy and not care that his music and his last two record deals went very badly.
    Markielover2on July 07, 2009   Link

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