"The 90s" as written by and Jerry Christopher Meehan....
Picking up the story from where I left off, it's 1990 now so school can fuck off
I got no GCSEs, nothing higher than a D,
I couldn't tell me mum because she'd batter me
Me and Tate sat on the bowling green, life is a shitter
We had five quid between us and bought six cans of bitter
I took me ten Benson home and I smoked through the sorrow
If I could just avoid me mum maybe I'll tell her tomorrow
I stumbled through the door and said "Mum, it's like this."
She said "That man's been on the phone and you've made the list!
You're in that boy band, son, come and giz a kiss!"
Phoned up Martin and Rich and carried on getting pissed
"Boys I don't believe it, I'm gonna be famous!
Pick you up in a Porsche and buy you lots of trainers."
I met the other guys, one seemed like a cock
I think it's gonna be like New Kids on The Block

I cant be bothered, cause I'm lazy
I hate those that hate me
I cant forgive and it's crazy, baby
Now I'm a video star
Do you know who you are, baby?

(I only wanted to get down
I'm making trouble in this town
For the five of us)

I adopted four brothers, some I liked more than others
One was like a brother from another mother
But the lead singer made it hard to like him
But I still loved him, to spite him
The first three months, you know, I nearly quit
I played snooker with me dad he said "Don't be a dick!
Unload the bullets, your mind is a gun,
You're gonna shoot yourself when they're number one!"

I cant be bothered, cause I'm lazy
I hate those that hate me
I cant forgive and it's crazy, baby
Now I'm a video star
Do you know who you are, baby?

(I only wanted to get down
I'm making trouble in this town
For the five of us)

Now it's dinner with Versace, lunch with Princess Diana
And I'm gonna get battered if I go out in my manor
Because as much as we were loved we were also hated
The boys got jealous cause the girls got plated
Now we're famous and that, and we're dancing and that
And I'm thinking "I can sing, Why am I stood at the back?"
So fuck the band give me Sambuca and gak
We're all a bag of nerves and not a band of brothers

I cant be bothered, cause I'm lazy
I hate those that hate me
I cant forgive and it's crazy, baby
Now I'm a video star
Do you know who you are, baby?

(I only wanted to get down
I'm making trouble in this town
For the five of us)

And now it's breaking my heart because the dream's turned to shit
It ain't broke but I'll break it in a little bit
And I'm always in trouble but I've stopped saying sorry
Everybody's worried "What the fuck's wrong with Robbie?
He's not answering his phone, he's not talking to me
I saw him on the telly at Glastonbury."
And now I'm running away from everything that I've been
And I'm pissed and I'm fucked and I'm only nineteen
I can't conform no more, I can't perform no more
But the boys know I'm fucked and so they show me the door
And if truth be told I wasn't fit enough to stay
So I put my head down and walked away.

That was the 90s; 90 to 95

I cant be bothered, cause I'm lazy
I hate those that hate me
I cant forgive and it's crazy, baby
Now I'm a video star
Do you know who you are, baby?

(I only wanted to get down
I'm making trouble in this town
For the five of us)


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"The 90's" as written by Robert Peter Williams Jerry Christopher Meehan

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    General CommentI love this one, it lets us know almost everything about joining "Take That", and what was in Rob's head around that time. It's interesting to hear, and you get to understand his behaviour and his ways at the time. Which is also full of hope, since he once was so "fucked" in his own words, and managed to rise above and be the megastar he is...

    Robbie says: "The 90s on the other hand was, originally going to have a sample from one of my top 5 favourite songs: Wichita Lineman in it. I didn't like it at first, but I came around to it and did some poetry on it, some comfy rapping, with very English storytelling like a modern Roald Dahl but fatter! The 90s then on became the 90s after we took the sample out. I look back at it now with a fondness in my heart. I think they are just two nice bookends; ˜The 80s" up until I'd left school, lost my virginity, done all kinds. Then there was the whole Take That story to tell which was ˜The 90's". It's weird now, I've spunked all the best material so I'll have to do something drastic so that we have some source material for the next one."
    Gabigson November 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCan't believe only one comment. Possibly Robbies best song to date bar Angels. A bit of an insight into his life and some of the people surrounding him. His voice actually works very well on this song. Rudebox on the other hand........
    RJ10on November 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is the true life of robbie when he starts in take that. he was a bad learner, he had bad qualifications, and he didn't know what to do with his life. so answer the phone and his life change.
    since he enter in take that, and his troubles with gary barlow. nobody understood him, even his family. i play with my dad he said don't be a dick... and he felt bad, because the fame was not as good as he thought. so he pissed and fucked, because he was only 19, he was a child and he wanted girls, money, cars, fame. but after that he runaway, he couldn't live with gary barlow and runaway. but the boys know i'm fucked so they show me the door.
    poor robbie, he was too young and the fame was so big....he couldn't resist.
    fede_90lpon December 10, 2007   Link

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