One of only two songs we wrote in 2007 – quite the most barren year since we started this whole songwriting palaver – Something and Nothing is unique (so far) in our repertoire as being the only one where we both take part in the lead vocal.

This arose as a result of the song’s story being about two people. It’s a happy accident – I don’t plan these things! Friends have expressed surprise that we haven’t chosen to include a proper duet in any of our songs to date. Who knows? Album 3 (at the moment hardly even a glimmer in anyone’s eye) might take up that challenge.

For now though, this is as close as we get. A tale of mental cruelty, and the person who inflicts it.

 

 

 

All this way for nothing
All this way you brought me along  
Through all of the years we shared

Do they count for nothing
All the things, all the things you said
How you made me feel
You let me down, you left me all alone with all my words inside

Now I’m here with nothing
Now I’m here just standing on my own
Remembering what you said

You were really nothing
You were in, you were in my head
I thought you were real
Now I’m the clown, you left me all alone with all my words inside

You thought you were something
I thought you were something
I thought we had something
But you’re really nothing now

[Second voice]
Hey you I’m really something
Hey you do you know what’s goin’ on?
You’ve got me wrong

Hey you, I’ll tell you something
You’ll do anything that I say
I have to get away

Don’t get me wrong
You’ll come along
You belong
In my song

[First voice]
Now I feel like nothing
Now I feel that no-one sees me here
And no-one can hear me cry

Do they count for nothing
All the songs, all the songs you sang
How you made me feel
You let me down, you left me all alone with all my words inside
Trapped still inside.

 

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