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    Robbie Williams' song about Elvis

    after Elvis (of course) Robbie is my favourite singer, he has a song on his new album called Advertising Space, which is about Elvis (he is a huge fan)

    Lyrics "Advertising space"

    There's no earthly way of knowing
    What was in your heart
    When it stopped going
    The whole world shook
    A storm was blowing through you

    Waiting for God to stop this
    And up to your neck in darkness
    Everyone around you was corrupted
    Saying somethin'

    There's no dignity in death
    To sell the world your last breath
    They're still fighting over
    Everything you left over

    I saw you standing at the gates
    When Marlon Brando passed away
    You had that look upon your face
    Advertising space

    And
    No one learned from your mistakes
    We let our profit s go to waste
    All that's left in any case
    Is Advertising space

    Through your eyes
    The world was burning
    Please be gentle
    I'm still learning
    You seemed to say
    As you kept turning up

    They poisoned you with compromise
    At what point did you realise
    Everybody loves your life
    But you ahahh

    Special agent for the man
    Through watergate and vietnam
    No one really gave a ****
    Did you think the CIA did

    I saw you standing at the gates
    When Marlon Brando passed away
    You had that look upon your face
    Advertising space

    And
    No one learned from your mistake
    We let our profits go to waste
    All that's left in any case
    Is Advertising space ooooohh

    I saw you standing at the gates
    When Marlon Brando passed away
    You had that look upon your face
    Advertising space

    No one learned from your mistakes
    We let our profits go to waste
    All that's left in any case
    Is Advertising space

    I've seen your daughter
    Man she's cute
    I was scared but I wanted to
    Boy she looks a lot like you
    Last edited by Mez; 10-23-2005 at 03:49 PM.

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    Wow, great!!! Was thinking of getting his album.... now I guess I have to! LOL!

    Here is a link where you can hear the whole song!! (don't know how long it will be up though..hope it will keep working). Also love Tripping and Sin Sin Sin, great song!



    http://www.nl.bol.com/is-bin/INTERSH...&lgl_Section=1
    Last edited by ComeBackChick; 10-23-2005 at 05:38 AM.

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    I love Robbie also ..he's so cute! and has an amazing voice...and other things which i wont go into ..
    and im glad that he has wrote this song coz i know Elvis is a strong influence/idol of his.

    WE LOVE YOU ROBBIE!
    Elvis grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    the courage to change the things I can
    and the wisdom to know the difference

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    Great song, great entertainer.....a worthy follow up.......!

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    This is probably not the right time to say I dislike robbie Willams with a passion, although finding out he is an Elvis fan makes him a litttle better in my estimation although he still is "The fat dancer from Take That"
    "When You Let Your Head get Too Big, It'll Break your Neck" Elvis Presley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liverbobs
    This is probably not the right time to say I dislike robbie Willams with a passion, although finding out he is an Elvis fan makes him a litttle better in my estimation although he still is "The fat dancer from Take That"


    ...away and wash your mouth out!!!!!


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    I havent ever listened to Robbie and I am not a fan but he did do a great job on this song. Anybody who does a song about EP is ok in my book.
    On the hills of Georgia
    Across the plains of Tennessee
    I've seen and I've done most everything
    That a man can do or see

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    I really have a dislike for Robbie Williams.. I don't like his image and the way he expresses himself on stage. It's so "see how great I am".....

    But I really enjoy his music and find him a great performer. He really stands out between nowadays music. If only he was a little less full of himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mez
    At what point did you realise
    Everybody loves your life
    But you
    Wow, this part gave me chills down my spine. Great work on the lyrics, one of the best "flowing" songs about Elvis. Usually people have something to say but they don't get it to sound good.

    I have always liked Robbie as a performer but had some difficulties to appreciate him as "a man". He always seems too cooky. But I am starting to get passed that too. He has a fantastic voice and fantastic songs. This is one more example of that!!
    There's so much world to see
    For me, there's so much world to see
    Yeah! Yeah! Mmm!
    - waiting to see Australia.
    It's that little problem money first!

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    all that cocky stuff he does is very tongue in cheek though ....I still him


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    See a broad to get that bodiac lay'er down an' smack 'em yack 'em

    I don't really know what to think of Robbie. He's an enfant terrible (in my perception) and I don't like the 'look how great I am'- attitude.

    I don't think he's a bad performer, but I don't really like his voice.

    Of course my opinion is relative and subjective - I'll just make sure that I practice my own singing. Maybe I'm just a little less rough than Robbie..!

    One of my favorites to sing is 'Crying' (by Roy Orbison). Of course Billy Gilman also likes this song, now he's a modern singer I do like! I also think he's more handsome than Robbie is.

    I'd like to note that although I don't know what to think of Robbie and his music, it is rather cool that he likes Elvis! I appreciatie that.

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    Last edited by EnigmaticSun; 10-25-2005 at 11:38 AM. Reason: minor error

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    If you like this album, get it now at MediaMarkt!!! Only EUR 9,99!!! I am getting it this afternoon!!! (This is the Dutch MediaMarkt, I don´t know if the others in Europe have the same special offer though!)

    www.mediamarkt.nl

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    Robbie William's song about Elvis

    I managed to see him perform this song in concert at Berlin . I did not see him live but saw him on tv when the concert was shown .
    I particurarly do not like the singer personally but he did perform the song very well and its a good song about our idol (and his )-ElLVIS-


    -Well Done Robbie -


    ITS A GOOD SONG -

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    I've listened to the song and I must say it's very good, if anybody would like an mp3 of "Advertising Space" PM me with your e-mail address and I'll send it
    "When You Let Your Head get Too Big, It'll Break your Neck" Elvis Presley.

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    Good luckin' man with wonderful taste for music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EP_70sgirl
    Good luckin' man with wonderful taste for music.
    Who me? Why thank you
    "When You Let Your Head get Too Big, It'll Break your Neck" Elvis Presley.

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    I think Robbie Williams is very handsome. Sweet & daring eyes at the same time. His music style is cool to me, except when his songs gets a bit dark (what about his last single/video?). I loved the retro style he used before. Was nice. Anyway, Mr. Williams is a rebel and a great Elvis fan, so I'm with him!
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    A body that could melt a cheese sandwich from across the room.

    Oh my goodness... there's just so much diversity on this planet.

    There are people who think Robbie is handsome. I can't imagine why, he's just.. hairy..!

    No, I would choose something that's soft and refined, instead (I hereby mention my earlier post on Billy G.). I find Williams to be too rough and square-faced.

    But there are a lot of preferences, so it's rather relative and subjective.

    There are people who think Roy Orbison was handsome, while others think otherwise.

    As far as Elvis is concerned: when you've had that much man... you're a happy woman..!
    Last edited by EnigmaticSun; 10-31-2005 at 12:57 PM. Reason: minor error

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