SotD - Love My Life


Robbie Williams has released the official lyric video for the second single from his forthcoming album The Heavy Entertainment Show and Susan Omand waxes lyrical...

Do you remember when magazines like Look In, Smash Hits, Just Seventeen and, yes, even Jackie had song lyrics in them? I bought all of these back in the day but I'm old (and, in my defence, I hadn't started reading Back Street Heroes at that point.) None of these magazines exist now so there was a lyric-sheet shaped void that needs to be filled. Step forward the lyric video.

We've all experienced the really bad, rip-off attempts of people putting lurid yellow lyrics in unreadable typefaces over ropy bootleg gig recordings, stolen band stills or even *shudder* fan-made pop videos, all of which declare that "no copyright infringement is intended" - to use a Scottish phrase, "Aye, right." Like we would believe the band in question would let something so incompetent knowingly represent their songs. But bands seemed to be missing a trick by not releasing lyric videos themselves because, indeed, there are some great lyrics out there among the "that's just noise" current chart music that I seem to have turned into my own mother in complaining about, and people should still know what songs are about by reading lyrics, done in a polished, entertaining and legal way.

All of which memory-lane meanderings bring me to today's Song of the Day - the new lyric video from the Robster. It is (now, anyway) no secret that I am a huge fan of the Huge Ego and, for the first time in many years, I am genuinely excited for an album coming out, with The Heavy Entertainment Show hitting the streets on 4th November - yes, I've pre-ordered it already and you can too using the link at the bottom. Love My Life is the second single from the album, the first being the sublime Party Like a Russian, a song which borrowed heavily from Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s Dance Of The Knights, from his ballet Romeo And Juliet and now well known as the tune from The Apprentice - see what he did there?

So pretend like you're 12 again, lie on your belly on the floor in your bedroom and read the lyrics as you listen to the new single below.

Love My Life Lyrics:

Tether your soul to me
I will never let go completely.
One day your hands will be
Strong enough to hold me.

I might not be there for all your battles,
But you'll win them eventually.
I pray that I'm giving you all that matters,
And one day you'll say to me,

"I love my life
I am powerful, I am beautiful, I am free
I love my life,
I am wonderful, I am magical, I am me,
I love my life."

I am not my mistakes,
But God knows, I've made a few.
I started to question the angels,
And the answer they gave was you.

I cannot promise there won't be sadness,
I wish I could take it from you.
But you'll find the courage to face the madness,
And sing it because it's true.

I love my life
I am powerful, I am beautiful, I am free
I love my life,
I am wonderful, I am magical, I am me,
I love my life.

Find the others with hearts like yours
Run far, run free, I'm with you.

I love my life
I am powerful, I am beautiful, I am free
I love my life,
I am wonderful, I am magical, I am me,

I love my life.
I am powerful, I am beautiful, I am free
I love my life,
I am wonderful, I am magical, I am me,
I love my life,
And finally, I'm where I want to be.



Album Track list

The Heavy Entertainment Show
Party Like A Russian
Mixed Signals
Love My Life
Motherfucker
Bruce Lee
Sensitive
David's Song
Pretty Woman
Hotel Crazy
Sensational

== DELUXE EDITION ==

When You Know
Time On Earth
I Don't Want To Hurt You
Best Intentions
Marry Me
Video: Party Like A Russian
Video: Party Like A Russian Behind The Scenes
Video: Track-By-Track

Image - Robbiewilliams.com