WILLIAM, IT WAS REALLY NOTHING

The rain falls hard on a humdrum town
This town has dragged you down
Oh, the rain falls hard on a humdrum town
This town has dragged you down
Oh, no, and everybody's got to live their life
And God knows I've got to live mine
God knows I've got to live mine
William, William it was really nothing
William, William it was really nothing
It was your life ...

How can you stay with a fat girl who'll say :
"Oh ! Would you like to marry me ?
"And if you like you can buy the ring"
She doesn't care about anything
Would you like to marry me ?
And if you like you can buy the ring
I don't dream about anyone - except myself !
Oh, William, William it was really nothing
William, William


A light, upbeat, and very short single, William, It Was Really Nothing, is very sweet, really.
It's a bit of a pantomime number actually, with the vaudeville "fat girl" and marriage proposals all over the shop. Guaranteed to start off your day in a good mood.
Rumour is that this song is also about a relationship Moz had with Billy Mackenzie, a member of The Associates. This mainly comes from the fact that Mackenzie's friend Alan Rankine wrote a song called "Steven, It Was Really Something".
A version of this song was recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale studios; it is almost the same in production etc., and identical in lyrics.

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