Robbie Williams - Dirty Rotten Lyrics




I decided I don't wanna die
It's not what I wanna do
I don't know what I wanna do
But I don't wanna die

I've been fighting for a cause of some sort
I do not know what it is
But I know that I have to be righteous

If I need to get to the other side of where
I'm going wherever that was at the beginning
It's now not the same it's different
I've been searching for a long, long time
Come from a long, long line
Of searchers searching for whatever it is

I've got to keep on going
Got to keep on being stronger
Got to believe there's something for me on the other side to touch

What happens when we die man?
Where the hell do we go?
Ever I thought I know I do not know
Why do I need to know?

What was I born with? Nothing
Then we all go back to nothing
While I'm here I'm taking something
Dirty rotten good for nothing

What was I born with? Nothing
Then we all go back to nothing
Taking shit but taking something
Dirty rotten good for nothing

So where do I go?
What do I say when I get there
To the people that I will meet?
Do I say "hello" or do I say "hey"?
Will they respond with kindness
Or will they have some of their own shit going on that I will take as being my fault
Deep deep thoughts that take up all my time, oh my
Deep deep thoughts make me angry angry
Makes me wanna fight, makes me wanna kill somebody
Not not not literally, well well well kind of

What was I born with? Nothing
Then we all go back to nothing
While I'm here I'm taking something
Dirty rotten good for nothing

What was I born with? Nothing
Then we all go back to nothing
Taking shit but taking something
Dirty rotten good for nothing

Big big balls you need
Big big balls you need
Big big big big big big balls you need

Big big balls you need
Big big balls you need
Big big big big big big balls

What was I born with? Nothing
Then we all go back to nothing
While I'm here I'm taking something
Dirty rotten good for nothing

What was I born with? Nothing
Then we all go back to nothing
Taking shit but taking something
Dirty rotten good for nothing

What was I born with? Nothing
Then we all go back to nothing
While I'm here I'm taking something
Dirty rotten good for nothing

What was I born with? Nothing
Then we all go back to nothing
Taking shit but taking something
Dirty rotten good for nothing

Take the world for a ride
If there's a riot inside your mind
(Dirty rotten good for nothing)

Take the world for a ride
If there's a riot inside your mind
(Dirty rotten good for nothing)





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Robbie Williams Dirty Rotten Comments
  1. charming jim

    As someone who has been in therapy for many, many years, I find these lyrics insightful and humorous.

  2. lemon yellow

    You're not going to die yet Robbie

  3. FrankieMackOfficial

    Absolute hero - hope to sing with you one day :)

  4. Milan Kosa

    Генијално!

  5. Minna

    Brilliant tune, I love how the lyric progresses in a very stream of thought kind of way.
    And yep, forever searching for whatever it is too and I think this is how I want my journey to sound like :)

  6. Richi Watson

    HOW the actual fuck does this get put on a 'B side album' when Be A Boy was released as a single!? I'm asking this question about a few of the tracks from Under the Radar 3. A few of the tracks from UTR 2 should have been main album tracks too, especially Numb which is like listening to a collaboration with Bowie in his prime - Honestly, it could have gone on ChangesBowie and been one of the most enduring tracks.

    Robbie if you're there bruv - this should have been a single! Stop playing it safe, and reignite the fire that made you Robbie Fucking Williams.

    Also, the fact that no-one happened to mention that the clunky chorus to Party Like A Russian ruins what could have been a hit, means that you need people around you that understand what people will actually like. I mean, the Russian choir part, wtf? It should have had your spoken vocal with an effect, I'm thinking 'Never touch that switch', and with the choir vocal underneath it. Fixed.


    The beginning to Bodies should have come straight in with the bassey guitar riff too - and chunked up, it would have been a high impact opening like LMEY, not that mincey weird eastern opening which devalues a great rock track.


    AND FFS get rid of the Robbie Anthem for the opening of your shows! How has no-one said it's an absolute vibe killer? When people are waiting to see you come on stage they have the kind of expectation which was met when you exploded onto the Knebworth stage, and instead they get a mildly amusing play on the national anthem which really does take away from the feeling that one of the greatest front men of all time is about to hit the stage.

    Can I just come along and say stuff that needs to be said when these decisions are being made? I'd do it for free... at first. Then I'd probably settle for backstage passes to Knebworth 2, which would happen if you listen to me.

    Love UTR 3 btw. Great work.

  7. jdawake

    yes...i know these feelings! amazing to me, that you were able to turn such dark emotions into such an upbeat Happy song! Genius! Makes it easy for me to laugh about all that anger & murderous rage! LOL "well done"

  8. Seakr Fant

    ❤️❤️❤️

  9. Caro 1.0

    My favourite Song of under The Radar vol. 3 ❤❤❤

  10. Anggun Hand

    Some lyrics sound like voices from somebody's mind that has anxiety / anti social disorder. One more masterpiece from our megastar 💖💖💖

  11. Joe Peppiatt

    What happened to under the radar vol 2? Seems to of gone from apple music?

  12. Anastasia Goldberg

    It's an incredible song Robbie!!! Keep rocking!

  13. R W

    You've got to dig deeper Robbie 😉

  14. Chontelle Greaves

    Bloody love this one. In my preplanned chat for the M&G (before my brain farted about saying what day I’d arrived 😂) I was wanting to say how much I loved this and also ask how the hell you breath when singing it. I’m in danger of passing out when singing along in the car on the way to work 😂 any advice Rob?

  15. Jenny Macintyre

    Love the song and the video, except for the spelling mistake! (The first rotton after the big balls section)

  16. Marley Showler

    Love this album so much! Thanks Robbie xxxx

  17. ::Sophie So ::

    OH THIS IS SO GOOD 💗

  18. Sir Peter Fogarty

    The great Robbie Williams returns with an new work

  19. Kiki Purchases

    is it me or the audio is so quiet? I thought my speakers were broken

  20. Vale Vale

    QUÉ VOZ Y QUÉ TALENTO !!! CADA DÍA MÁS ENAMORADA DE ROBBIE 😍😍😍

  21. MARYes

    Big big big 😘👊

  22. Evgenii Kotikov

    2:44 It says 'Dirty RottOn' :)

  23. Avril Arteaga

    Great song!

  24. Tracey MA

    LOL ...Got the message. I still love you.

  25. silkanator1999

    Please tour the UK again you magnificent man.

  26. Brendan Øscar

    Not Good.

  27. Dina Papavlachou

    Superb !!!!!!!!!!!! UTR3 is awesome !!!!!!!!!!

  28. chuckie cheesy

    Robbie can keep taking this and that as long as he keeps giving us something.

  29. matar626

    just listened to this and this song reminds of Rock DJ a little bit which is good, but i absolutely love that song and robbie xD

  30. Silvia Colombo

    Boring. You were my favourite artist.

    Patrick Noth

    Don't worry its a b-song (under the radar)

  31. Sema Mertler

    Perfectttt❤❤❤❤❤

  32. Raisa Cherry

    😍💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗👌 flawless.I love the upbeat nature of the song.

  33. bjk

    "rottOn" @2:44 O_o ?

  34. Константин Макаров

    Нижневартовск смотрит и ставит лайк!

    Kseniaaaa

    Москва тоже дружно ставит лайк

  35. Time War Lord

    Love those music videos

  36. Yaseen Tariq

    no girls
    no alcohol
    no bicthes
    just pure talent.

  37. cgd1125

    WTH is that garbage you're playing in Vegas????? I'm flying from the east coast to see your music not stuff I don't listen to! People are going to see you not that stuff.

  38. MMg :v

    Always fan

  39. Chris Hussey

    No1 hit written all over it

  40. Erandelicious

    MY LOVE 😍😍😍

  41. Amanda Palmer

    My fav song on the new album.

  42. Treisy Elizabet

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  43. Marcella Gavin

    You rock theres no one like you Robbie.

  44. Paola Tennant de Williams

    ✌️👍👍👍💚💜😘

  45. Garry Beard

    Got them all on my playlist fantastic just fantastic well done rob 👍🇬🇧🍺

  46. Channeling Science

    Love this!!

  47. C Atypical

    1:11 taking so METHing

    chuckie cheesy

    I just realized what he could mean by "taking something." I was thinking he was saying he is greedy, but, in the content of the song it could mean prescription or illegal drugs. Doubt he takes meth at this point.

    C Atypical

    chuckie cheesy Of course not at this point, but we all know he fought with his demons at least a few times :) That’s one thing among others which makes me respect Robbie :)

    chuckie cheesy

    Yes. He is very self aware and transparent.

  48. Melisa

    I love it! "Big big balls you need" TO BE ROBBIE FUCKING WILLIAMS! ILYSM ❤❤❤❤

  49. Rhonda Dixon

    I dig!! 👌👍✌

  50. Lily Loo

    Love it

  51. charming jim

    Great song, hilarious, and about situations and things I think about daily.

  52. Nerea Richard

    OMG OMG OMG

  53. Antonia Pereira

    👍👏👏👏😘

  54. Liza Kotik

    Good song 😍✌👏🏼👏🏼

  55. Jeanne Krykina

    Good job! TY.

  56. christiansteifen

    Great Song man! Greetings from germany My friend!

  57. jacek klimczok

    Williams go fuck yourself.

  58. Force_Obscure

    Impressive graphic clip !

  59. Gregory McKean

    Sound similar to Mika production and also Scissor sisters.
    I request a colab! Would be great!

  60. BluePoint HD

    Song with me?! ... Im 32 an unknown xD

  61. Chikinkira Suarez

    Very good.I love you.I like me.You are the best.peefect.

  62. Kezzabell Snowdon

    I love that. 😂

  63. MariaLaura

    Robbie Williams the bestttttttttt!!!!!!!!! I love you very much !!!!!!

  64. N upfront

    👍 Pure talent. Pleasure to be your fan for 3 decades 🍀💖

  65. janette mercado escobar

    Robbie amazing !!! I love you !

  66. Mr. Vasya Pupkin

    Robbie we love you in Russia! :)

  67. OmniZupreme 94

    Hi I'm here too :v

  68. Naomie Escobar

    🌎📝🙌🎥⏳🎉🎊🎻🎸🎤🎶

  69. Lisa Groves

    😍😍😍😍 another fab track xx

  70. Fali Leiva

    😘😘😘😘😘😘❤

  71. George Horn

    Get to soundcheck already🎼-GSH (Thanks for track, might have to play with it) I smell a remix.😈🤔

  72. Valérie VAURES

    super comme toujours bravo Robbie ça donne la pêche!!

  73. Diana Haajanen

    Thanks! Good job!

  74. Carolina Cherry

    I Love Robbie from México ❤❤😍😍😍👑👑👑

  75. Megan Ainsworth

    Omg yet again Robbie Williams that was such a great phenomenal song like all of your others but not as phenomenal as you Robbie your so talented and amazing I love you lots 😘🥰😍

  76. Mirem Itziar

    Every song you do it's awesome 😍 you're a very talented man! 😊

  77. Marthe Cecilie Olsen

    My def fave from UTR3 ❤️❤️🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

  78. Elena Pardo Reynoso

    🔦🎤👏👏❤️👏👏

  79. George Horn

    I'm waiting. I have dishes and laundry to do. Hurry up already. My maids off today🤣👏🤔🎼-GSH

  80. DeadPool

    Hello Robbie

  81. Christian Cava

    These wonderful lyrics deserve an unplugged version with just guitars, piano and violins.Agree?

    Raisa Cherry

    Yes 😊💗💗💗👌

  82. Ravit Faibovich

    Good luck tonight Rob!
    Have the best night/show.... can’t be there but my heart is with you ❤️
    Lots of love from Israel 🇮🇱

    charming jim

    I was there for the first show March 6. My first time seeing him. His dad was there and Guy Chambers was in the band. Awesomeness !!!!!!!

    Ravit Faibovich

    Happy for you! He is the best! God bless him ❤️🙏🏻❤️

  83. Nina Carol

    😍🤗

  84. Annie V

    Simply THE BEST!! Leggend!

  85. Ned

    Whats up party people? When the beat drops I'm dedicating this to my fucking mother

  86. George Horn

    Hopefully your ready for Vegas Robert🎼-GSH

  87. Susanne Lie

    Such a good song ❤👍

  88. AlanTaker Dacknes

    AWESOME ROBBIE WILLIAMS FOREVER!!!!!