Williams, Robbie - The 90's Lyrics

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 ?? sat on the bowling green, life is a shitter
We had five quid between us, bought us 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 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
And I still loved him, despite 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!"


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


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 perform 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 me head down and walked away.

That was the 90s; 90 to 95


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Williams, Robbie The 90's Comments
  1. Andy Hepworth

    How brilliant is this? A brutally honest portrayal of insane fame foisted upon a very witty and amazing kid. So glad you found happiness. I'm pissed and I'm fucked and I'm only 19. Shakespeare couldn't have knocked out such profundity!!!

  2. Steve Atwood

    Listening again in 2019, still brilliant, wish I could live the 90's again

    abdel sou

    AtwoodSteve same as you

  3. Utahsaint

    whos here in 2018? The 90s rocked!

  4. jenhenry

    Only 19 lyric makes me want to cry

  5. charly Oloshan

    Gutes Ding Robbie See You

  6. Saraswathy Chittaranjan

    I adopted 4 brothers. Some I liked more than others. One was like a brother from another mother.

  7. Roberto Sena

    The rudebox album was a great album!!

  8. Άγγελος Τσαγκάνης

    this song depicts his life when he was member of Take That and how he left the band...I admire him cause he is aware of his addictions and he advise people not to follow his steps in this section of his life cause it may destruct you! Love Robbie from Greece and we are waiting for u in RockWave Festival!

  9. vectus humanus


  10. patrickk Noth

    the 90s and she's madonna are the best songs of the album

    Sin Gwamanda

    Um... No... they're all awesome. There's The 80's, Good Doctor??? Hello??? BRILLIANT And then there's The Actor, Dickhead AND Bongo Bongo. Super album.

    Radlers: Jack

    @Sin Gwamanda Y'alright star?

    Sin Gwamanda

    No star! :(

    Willie L. Franklin

    patrickk Noth Never touch that switch...

  11. limeyosu2000

    A Robbie hidden gem! love it

  12. ofeliaista

    te adoro robbie williams

  13. ofeliaista

    i think the same , es una buena cancion

  14. patrickk Noth


  15. anastasia valens

    genius lyrics. ths and the 80s r seriously funny.

  16. Uzoma93

    Nothing beats the 90's

  17. Leanne Macdonald

    I met the other guys, one seemed like a cock. I think it's gonna be like new kids on the block. BRILLIANT!! This song is so underrated, as is The 80s

  18. Layla Strouther

    Thumbs up if you are listening in 2012

  19. tcmannen

    the are 3 good songs on rudebox, the sould have goon nr 1 in uk

  20. Jackalopeslim

    Do you want to know why I miss the 90s? Aside from growing up in the 90s and doing the Nick and Cartoon network thing.. I remember the 90s being our grace period. the world was wild, wacky, fun and ridiculous from our viewpoint. The shows we watched reflected that, and a lot of us 90s folk never lost that childish aspect. So when 2000 rolled around, the world began its epic decline. Its really tragic, I miss those days :(

    Steve Atwood

    I couldn't have said it better

  21. StillRay

    4 ever robbie willliams .

  22. Sebastian Simpson

    @Ang3liika14 jajajajajajajaa...

  23. Pero Videnov

    the 00's...hahaha

  24. thatter90

    it gives me goosebumps.. Such a nice song with a deaper meaning! Lovely..:)

  25. Theod-Eliz

    my favourite...<3
    so sweet...:)

  26. Peta Miles


  27. MrsRW

    my favourite lyrics...i feel the same things

  28. marcyboy

    Beautiful song, great video! Where's the clips of him miming/singing this song from? Is it on youtube?

  29. sigkfred

    i have been looking for this song for 4 years D:

  30. bonnb9

    @makeshertick Yeah, they're both Aquarians & probably felt quite comfortable with each other & 'got' each others humour.

  31. Brenda Rincón

    Es el original!? Please i leed know it! D:

  32. Theod-Eliz

    is this video clip official?

  33. Julia Paschoal

    Rob/Mark = best bromance ever

  34. cicitas173

    so i put my head down and walked away..
    .. one of his most beautiful songs ever.. endlessly love it!

  35. Dontcarecarlos

    Best thing he ever did was leaving take that!

  36. Theod-Eliz

    this and "radio" are my favourite!:D

  37. Alessandro Romani

    I love you!

  38. Marty Rhodes Figley

    Underrated song, very true and poignant

  39. Marty Rhodes Figley

    fabulous song from Robbie. One of his best!

  40. melaniebaby09

    I LOVE THIS SONG !!!! Im From Stoke The Same As Robbie An This Is A Proper Tune I Can Relate To The Beginning Bit Lol

  41. mikekillers

    RW the real KING OF POP. Such a good lyric!

  42. Meteorite Entertainment

    This is a brilliant song.

    I fuckin' MISS the '90s!!!

  43. jonny banks

    One of the lesser known Robbie songs, yet strangely, one of the best.

  44. cragz1994

    take that are good but there not as good as robbie on his own love the song!

  45. Mark Griffiths

    Poor Robbie what a hard life he's had lol.

  46. hrleslie

    cause this song was featured in that video

  47. pinkrosesify

    cool song

  48. cicitas173

    oh damn.. robbie i love you!!!!
    youre the best!!!! <333333333333333

  49. Gemma Bannan

    favourite song of rudebox

  50. Rahul Bhatnagar

    this song makes me remember Copenhagen...

  51. MrsRW

    just a great vid!
    thanks for sharing this one.

  52. ChristofferNESGuy

    I believe this song is all about the 90's, not the 80's. The 90's rocked!