Be A Boy

Album: Take The Crown (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • Robbie Williams opens his ninth studio album Take The Crown with this cut. Speaking about the song in a video uploaded to his official YouTube channel, Williams said: "It became a song of empowerment for me [because] my career's gone [to] a few weird places over the last few years."


    He added, regarding the song's theme: "'I came for your money and I came for your girlfriend... I'm taking both and I'm leaving. While I do it, I'm going to do it with panache and I'm gonna be a boy' - that's what the song's about."
  • Williams Robbie was influenced by his new responsibilities of becoming a father. He told The Sun regarding his baby girl, Theodora: "I know it's very natural to keep saying, ' It's a miracle, she's a f----- miracle' but she is. When Ayda was first pregnant we' d have a week of me saying, ' I didn't want this. You f------ wanted this.' But was me just being scared.
    There have been times when I've wanted to run off. I will admit that. I started to think, ' I'm not old enough for this and I'm still a kid myself' but I work it out."

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