Sweet About Me
Lyrics Gabriella Cilmi

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Ooh watching me
Hanging by
A string this time
Don't easily
The climax
Of the perfect lie
Ooh watching me
Hanging by
A string this time
Don't easily
Smile worth
A hundred lies

If there's lessons
To be learned
I'd rather get
My jamming words
In first so
Tell you something
That I've found
That the world's
A better place
When it's
Upside down boy

If there's lessons
To be learned
I'd rather get
My jamming words
In first so
When your playing
With desire
Don't come running
To my place
When it burns
Like fire boy

[Chorus (x4)]
Sweet about me
Nothing sweet
About me yeah

Blue blue blue
Waves they crash
As time goes by
So hard to catch
Too too smooth
Ain't all that
Why don't you ride
On my side
Of the tracks

If there's lessons
To be learned
I'd rather get
My jamming words
In first so
Tell you something
That I've found
That the world's
A better place
When it's
Upside down boy

If there's lessons
To be learned
I'd rather get
My jamming words
In first so
When your playing
With desire
Don't come running
To my place
When it burns
Like fire boy

[Chorus (x6)]
Sweet about me
Nothing sweet
About me yeah

Song facts

"Sweet About Me" is a song by Australian singer-songwriter Gabriella Cilmi from her debut album, Lessons to Be Learned (2008). Co-written with and produced by Xenomania, it was released in April 2008 as the album's lead single. The song was used in commercials for Sure and Dove Bodywash in Europe, as well as a commercial for Rexona Roll On in Brazil. It additionally was used in a Hair Cuttery commercial in the U.S. for a short period of time. The song appears on the international soundtrack to the Brazilian telenovela A Favorita and on the soundtrack to the Portuguese telenovela Feiti├žo de Amor. It was also featured in the "Chapter Ten: Let It Be" episode of the NBC series Lipstick Jungle and in an episode of the VH1 reality television series Rock of Love: Charm School.

On 21 December 2009, PRS for Music announced that "Sweet About Me" was the most played song in the United Kingdom during 2009. The song also won the Grand Prix during the 46th Sopot International Song Festival in 2009.

On 14 April, the song topped the ARIA Singles Chart and is certified platinum for sales of 70,000 copies. It reached number one again on 19 May, where it sat for four weeks, while her debut album reached number two on the albums chart. This makes her the youngest Australian artist to reach the top of the charts, beating out Australian Idol winner Casey Donovan by just nineteen days. On 27 October 2008, "Sweet About Me" re-entered the Australian chart at number seventeen. The song would ultimately become the third highest-selling single of 2008 in Australia.

On 9 March 2008, "Sweet About Me" debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number sixty-eight, rising to its peak position of number six in its fifteen week on the run. On 20 July, months after its release, the song reached number two on the UK Airplay Chart. On 27 July, the song managed to climb five spots from number twelve to number seven. However, the following week, the song fell back to number twelve, then to number sixteen, and number eighteen the following week, but rising again to number fifteen. After several weeks of going down the charts, it re-entered the top forty on 5 October rising from number sixty-five to number thirty-eight. The song spent thirty-seven consecutive weeks on the UK Singles Chart before finally dropping out on 23 November. Cilmi recorded a performance of the song for a Christmas revival of the axed music show Top of the Pops, which aired on Christmas Day 2008 on BBC One. "Sweet About Me" became the UK's twenty-sixth best-selling single of 2008.

Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher recently stated that "Sweet About Me" is his favourite song of 2008 so far.

The single's music video, directed by Mike Baldwin, depicts Cilmi performing with her band in a warehouse-like location, surrounded by trapped and tied men. The video also features an appearance from a double of Jimi Hendrix, who appears to be seduced by Cilmi along with several other men.

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