"Candy" as written by Larry Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins, Ishmael Reginald Butler, Craig Lamar Irving, Maryann Astartae Vieira, Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Delmar Drew Arnaud, Ricardo Emmanuel Brown Jr., Marcus Burns, Keiwan Dashawn Spillman, Earl T. Stevens...
I was there to witness
Candice's inner business
She wants the boys to notice
Her rainbows, and her ponies
She was educated
But could not count to ten
How she got lots of different horses
By lots of different men
And I say

Liberate your sons and daughters
The bush is high
But in the hole there's water
You can get some, when they give it
Nothing sacred, but it's a living

Hey ho here she goes
Either a little too high or a little too low
Got no self-esteem and vertigo
'Cause she thinks she's made of candy
Hey ho here she goes
Either a little too loud or a little too close
There's a hurricane in the back of her throat
And she thinks she's made of candy

Ring a ring of roses
Whoever gets the closest
She comes and she goes
As the war of the roses
Mother was a victim
Father beat the system
By moving bricks to Brixton
And learning how to fix them
Liberate your sons and daughters
The bush is high
But in the hole there's water
As you win
She'll be the Hollywood love
And if it don't feel good
What are you doing this for
Now tell me

Hey ho here she goes
Either a little too high or a little too low
Got no self-esteem and vertigo
'Cause she thinks she's made of candy
Hey ho here she goes
Either a little too loud or a little too close
There's a hurricane in the back of her throat
And she thinks she's made of candy

Liberate your sons and daughters
The bush is high
But in the hole there's water
As you win
She'll be the Hollywood love
And if you don't feel good
What are you doing it for
What are you doing it for
What are you doing it for
What are you doing it for
What are you doing it for
What are you doing it for
What are you doing it for
What are you doing it for
What are you doing it for

Hey ho here she goes
Either a little too high or a little too low
Got no self-esteem and vertigo
'Cause she thinks she's made of candy
Hey ho here she goes
Either a little too loud or a little too close
There's a hurricane in the back of her throat
And she thinks she's made of candy

Hey ho here she goes
Either a little too high or a little too low
Got no self-esteem and vertigo
'Cause she thinks she's made of candy
Hey ho here she goes
Either a little too loud or a little too close
There's a hurricane in the back of her throat
And she thinks she's made of candy


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"Candy" as written by Chad Hugo Pharrell Williams

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    General CommentThe song is about a rich girl that gets everything handed to her in life and doesn't give anything back to the world I think
    EyeToEye67on November 14, 2012   Link
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    My Interpretation
    "I was there to witness
    Candice's inner princess"

    Her guardian angel, or real self. (At least in the video)

    "She wants the boys to notice
    Her rainbows, and her ponies"

    Inside she believes in the stereotypical faerytale old fashion love scenario, of knights in shining amour, and her being the beautifull pretty princess...
    (I'm really not sure about the pony refference. Ponytails could mean childish innoncence)

    "She was educated
    But could not count to ten"

    She has many talents about her, intelligense, talents, maybe wisdom. But she's more buisy acting dumb.

    "How she got lots of different horses
    By lots of different men"

    I'm really not sure what the horses represent. Mobility, freedom, money?
    But I think it's about being promisquious.

    "Liberate your sons and daughters
    The bush is high
    But in the hole there's water"

    She's a Hollywood star that isn't setting a good eksampel for anyone, by being slutty.

    "You can get some, when they give it"

    Sex from men, or money from the mannagers, who pay girls to dress slutty in music videos.

    "Nothing sacred, but it's a living"

    She's not seing sexuality, as something sacred, by flaunting everything on national TV, but she makes money on it nevertheless, which is all she cares for apparantly.

    "Hey ho here she goes"

    Obviously a play with the words, saying "hey whore"

    "Either a little too high or a little too low
    Got no self-esteem and vertigo
    'Cause she thinks she's made of candy"

    She makes a scene, and takes things to the ekstreemes, with the way she dress and how she acts, till it becomes a little too nasty, and to the point that she looses her selfesteem. But she thinks that's where it's at. Hence she thinks she's great/Candy, when she's really just a slut.
    Her name is Candi which represents herself, but she ain't Candy/herself. Candi representing all the Hollywood promisquous stars.


    "Hey ho here she goes
    Either a little too loud or a little too close"

    Again might be too forward with the men, and a bit much in bed. Or her songs are a little too sexy. She might have a big mouth, trying really hard, to be heard, and to be popular.

    "There's a hurricane in the back of her throat"

    Her songs are to in your face about sex, not sure about the hurricane refference. Maybe again too blunt and forward...

    "And she thinks she's made of candy"

    She thinks she's great, but she's not

    "Ring a ring of roses
    Whoever gets the closest
    She comes and she goes"

    She will fuck anyone in sight

    "As the war of the roses"

    Roses representing a womens private parts, could mean she got herself into trouble by being promisquous: Rape, abuse.

    "Mother was a victim
    Father beat the system
    By moving bricks to Brixton
    And learning how to fix them"

    Could be aboout sexist society influencing these girls, or how these girls óften have parrents, that are unstable.

    "Liberate your sons and daughters"

    She should set a better eksample, for the young boys and girls, that watch Mtv

    "As you win
    She'll be the Hollywood love"

    If she sets the eksample. Hollywood will like her

    "And if it don't feel good
    What are you doing this for
    Now tell me"

    Obviously she's doing this for anyone but herself, and she's not happy.


    starfaeryon November 28, 2012   Link
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    General CommentOne of Robbie's most lyrically creative songs, I think. The style of being a modern nursery rhyme announces that behind the harmless metaphors is a serious story. I like trying to figure out what is clearly some interesting slang terms:

    "Rainbows and Ponies": I'm pretty sure is T 'n' A advertised in the sweetest possible way. What gets attention up high and what you ride down low.

    "Moving bricks to brixton and learning how to fix them": might mean her dad is a mobster/dealer/fence of some sort, and is now semi-legit or at least rich enough to not be under constant police attention.

    "Lots of different horses to lots of different men": might mean children, but more likely it's that she's involved in several intense relationships at once where each person is racing to an inevitable end and the winner is who leaves with the most cash.

    "The bush is high, but in the hole there's water": when she wins, she's on a high, life is good, but when she loses, she falls into a depressive state.

    "Hurricane in the back of her throat... a little to loud and little too close": a slapper, would be another word, but I think it's more a case of demonstrating that she can still feel "normal" things and control herself, but that she's a bit screwed up and making it worse. The guy cares about her regardless.
    xby45on February 20, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a bipolar girl. I'm bipolar and this song is so much about me that it made me cry, and I don't even like Robbie.
    A bipolar girlon May 12, 2014   Link
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    Song Meaningrobbiewilliams.com/news-blogs/…

    The meaning as explained by Robbie Williams
    CobbTon July 21, 2015   Link

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