Robbie Williams releases defiant Covid themed Christmas song to cheer up the festive season

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  • Robbie Williams is set to release a defiant Covid themed Christmas song to put the fun back into the festive season.

    The former Take That star has teased his new song Can’t Stop Christmas and its catchy lyrics is going to have us all singing along.

    This track comes after Gary Barlow unveiled his new single Incredible was part of Argos’s Christmas advert and Robbie’s creation is equally as catchy with sleigh-bells, a choir and a beat which will have you toe-tapping along.

    As the government continues to look at the second lockdown situation and what it will mean for Christmas, rebellious Robbie is using his music to get everyone into the festive spirit, regardless of whatever the rules may be.

    Whether it’s a Zoom celebration or a small family gathering, Robbie is determined to have people singing their hearts out.

     

    Within the song, the singer, who is married to wife Ayda Field, and has daughter Teddy, eight, son Charlton, six, daughter Coco, two, and son Beau, nine-months, admits “I wish I could do what I like with this family of mine” in the catchy lyrics and confesses “We’re going out of our minds…”

    And there are notable references to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic throughout – from doing shopping online to Santa being 2m away.

    And the single’s artwork has been likened to John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s War is Over poster, and Robbie sings, “It feels like we’re at war.”

    But there’s no getting Robbie down as his lyrics take an upbeat twist. “What a miserable year, but what a time to be alive.. Nothing’s gonna stop Christmas, no chance” he sings.

     

    The new single features on a special edition of last year’s chart-topping festive album, The Christmas Present.

    “We’ve got our wish list you can’t stop Christmas time” the song stresses, “You can’t take away our season, like you can’t take away the wine” And if you want to sing along…

    Robbie Williams Can’t Stop Christmas lyrics in full:

    Oh what a miserable year
    But what a time to be alive
    Sadly some friends disappeared
    It’s never been like this before
    It feels like we’re at war
    So I wonder who’s gonna decide
    If we can do the Auld Lang Syne
    I wish that I could do what I like
    With this family of mine
    We’re going out of our minds
    So what are we to do
    About your FaceTimes and Zooms?
    There’s a room inside my mind
    And it’s always here for you
    Nothing’s gonna stop Christmas…
    No chanceYou can’t take away our season
    Like you can take away the why’s
    (Santa’s on his sleigh
    But now he’s two metres away)
    The people gonna need something to believe in
    After a year of being in
    (We’ve got a wish list
    To catch the Christmas time)
    If you’re wondering what I like
    Stacks of sanitiser will do fine
    I guess you do your shopping online
    The high street lights are out
    There’s nobody aboutSo where will we all be
    Come this time next year?
    I know you’ll be with me
    And I’ll be here
    Nothing’s gonna take Christmas…You can’t take away our season
    Like you can take away the why’s
    (Santa’s on his sleigh
    But now he’s two metres away)

    The people gonna need something to believe in
    After a year of being in
    (We’ve got a wish list
    To catch the Christmas)

    Why, oh why are we all waiting?
    The whole damn world anticipating
    Beyond boredom and frustration
    The planet’s locked in what ifs and maybes

    You can’t take away our season
    Like you can take away the why’s
    (I spoke to Santa Claus
    I hear he’s waiting at the door)

    The people gonna need something to believe in
    After a year of being in
    We’ve all missed this
    So here’s our wish list
    You can’t stop Christmas time