Take That’s Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams perform ‘Shame’ on Help For Heroes (lyrics and video)

by Lisa McGarry

Gary Barlow and Robbie Williams performed an amazing duet during tonight’s Help For Heroes gig.

In a moment that almost made us faint with excitement, the Take That stars were filmed singing together in public for the first time since Robbie left the band in 1995. Before the show, the duo released a joint statement saying:

‘It’s great that people love Shame so much and we can’t wait to perform it live for the first time at the Help For Heroes show…We hope everyone supports Help for Heroes as much as possible – it’s a great bill and we are thrilled to be a part of it.’

Tonight’s Help For Heroes Concert took place in Twickenham Stadium, and featured musical performances from artists including Enrique Iglesias and The Wanted but the highlight of the night had to be Gary and Rob’s reunion.

They performed ‘Shame,’ a single taken from Williams’ second greatest hits collection, In and Out of Consciousness. The lyrics were particularly poignant and clearly detailed Robbie and Gary’s troubled relationship over the years.

The song will be released as the lead single from the album on 4 October 2010. The video is a light hearted parody of the blockbuster movie Brokeback Mountain. You can read the full lyrics to the track below.

Did you enjoy tonight’s performance? Did you shed a tear at the thought of Take That finally returning to their five man lineup? The experience must have affected Robbie somewhat, he went on to forget loads of the lines to his next song when Gary left the stage!

Leave your comments below.

LYRICS

Well there’s three version of this story, mine, and yours and then the truth.
And we can put it down to circumstance our childhood then our youth.
Out of sentimental gain I wanted you to feel my pain,
But it came back return to sender.

I read your mind and tried to call,
My tears could fill the Albert hall.
Is this the sound of sweet surrender?

What a shame we never listened.
I told you through the television.
And all that went away was the price we paid.
People spend a life time this way.
Oh what a shame.

So I got busy throwing everybody underneath the bus.
Oh, and with your poster 30 foot high at the back of Toy-R-Us.
I wrote a letter in my mind but the words were so unkind about a man I can’t remember.

I don’t recall the reasons why.
I must have meant them at the time.
Is this the sound of sweet surrender?
What a shame we never listened.

I told you through the television.
And all that went away was the price we paid.
People spend a life time this way and that’s how they stay.

Words come easy when they’re true.
Words come easy when they’re true.

So I got busy throwing everybody underneath the bus.
Oh, and with your poster 30 foot high at the back of Toy-R-Us.
Now we can put it down to circumstance our childhood then our youth.

What a shame we never listened
I told you through the television
And all that went away was the price we paid
People spend a lifetime this way
And that’s how they stay
Oh what a shame.
People spend a lifetime this way
Oh what a shame
Such a shame, what a shame