Lazy Days

Album: Life Thru A Lens (1997)
Charted: 8
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Songfacts®:

  • Robbie Williams described the Britpop-inspired cut "Lazy Days" as "an anthem about being young," adding on his website: "It's basically saying enjoy your youth and don't worry about making mistakes because we all make mistakes - it's part of growing up. That's something I've only just learnt for myself."
  • The song was written by Robbie Williams' frequent collaborator Guy Chambers during his time in the British quintet The Lemon Trees. Williams loved the song, but made some changes to the lyrics and arrangement before claiming it as his own.
  • Directed by Thomas Q. Napper, the video sees Williams dancing around a pleasure garden alongside a multitude of Alice in Wonderland-esque characters. Williams was checked into rehab for cocaine addiction at the time, but was permitted to leave for a day to shoot the video for this song. Williams later said it was "a bonkers video, 'cause that's how my head was at the time." Unfortunately, Williams would return to rehab several times throughout his career, including in 2006 for depression, and in 2007 for dependence on prescription drugs.
  • "Lazy Days" was the second single released from Williams' debut album, Life Thru a Lens, after "Old Before I Die." The song peaked at #8 in the UK, but limited promotion meant it failed to see the same success across Europe.

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