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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 (opens in new tab), 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
Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for Goodto.com, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.
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