Grammar focus on: vocabulary
Activity: circle the right synonym and then look up in the dictionary
Lyrics taken from: http://www.directlyrics.com/robbie-williams-candy-lyrics.html
Tips for teachers: why don't you ask your students to do a drawing or a caricature of our posh Candice?
Linguistic aspects: as everyone knows from his/her childhood candy includes sweets and confectionery and it is so loved by children. The lyrics spread out it, so that a girl made of candy is usually referred to someone so sweet and romantic to be considered naive. But, secondly, if you go to a party hand in hand with a good-looking person, you are not in love with, you take an arm candy with you. Thirdly, when you look at someone or something that catches your attention but it is not interesting or useful, it turns out to be an eye candy.
Going back to the song, a nice expression is " there's a hurricane in the back of her throat", meaning that this girl wants to keep something secret but, unfortunately for her, this something is widely known by everyone else.
"The bush is high but in the hole there's water" is an original proverb coined (I guess) by Mr Robbie Williams himself. Here it intends that parents shouldn't panic if their children spread their wings and make mistakes. They will eventually recover from them!
A father who beats the system is someone who has made a name of himself, breaking the rules or elbowing his way with smart ideas. You can see that there is a clear reference to a stereotyped British entrepreneur and to a famous Hollywood blockbuster, "The War Of The Roses". The war of the roses (also an historical fight between two royal English families) is nowadays an ironic way to describe a marriage as violent and problematic.
In the final, how can we explain what the Hollywood love looks like? It must be absolutely a dreamlike love story, which takes your breathe away like an old black-and-white Hollywood tear-jerker!