Nothing

This song is about heartbreak. Not let’s-decide-to-break-up heartbreak but the kind where your heart isn’t just broken, it’s ripped out of your body. Without you, I’m not me.

Lyrics: Melynda Milman. Music: Melynda Milman, David de Geus

Lyrics

[verse]
if I were a house
alone on a hill
fence all around me
wind rattling the window sill

I’d be in ruin
though once I stood strong
walls caving in
collapsed before long

[verse]
if I were a tree
my roots will have risen
my branches all bare
my birdhouse a prison

the seasons would leave me
alone and unmoved
my willow is weeping
with no one to soothe

[chorus]
cause I’m nothing
no I’m nothing
I am nothing
nothing without you

no, I’m nothing
I am nothing
no I’m nothing
nothing without you

[verse]
if I were the sea
I’d swell in this storm
capsize your heart
make you cold when it’s warm

my waves would be tidal
and anger the moon
whirlpools of sadness
you’d be drowning soon

[chorus]
cause I’m nothing
no I’m nothing
I am nothing
nothing without you

no, I’m nothing
I am nothing
no I’m nothing
nothing without you

[bridge]
I once was a mansion
a proud oak
a tranquil sea
I used to have riches
that were not lost on me

[chorus]
cause I’m nothing
no I’m nothing
I am nothing
nothing without you

no, I’m nothing
I am nothing
no I’m nothing
nothing without you