Revolution

Album: Escapology (2002)
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Songfacts®:

  • A collaboration with Sly and the Family Stone legend Rose Stone, "Revolution" was one of the last songs Robbie Williams wrote for Escapology. He explained on his website: "This was added to the album at the eleventh hour. We actually wrote it by mistake, and the day we wrote it, I went home thinking 'Well, at least we've got a great tune for the start of the next album.' And then I thought 'I'm not waiting years to put that on an album!' So we quickly recorded it and asked Rose Stone to come down and sing with me on it."
  • "Revolution" is about feeling lost, alone, and like you have nobody to turn to in life. This song is a reminder to love yourself during hard times, with Williams and Stone equating self-love to a revolutionary act. As Williams put it on his website: "The revolution is, once again, love lost. Lack of hope. But get your torch out and shine it for yourself."
  • This song appears on Escapology, Williams' fifth album. Escapology peaked at #1 in the UK, where it also became the best-selling album of 2002. It features some of Williams' most popular singles of his career: "Feel," "Come Undone," "Something Beautiful," and "Sexed Up."

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