"Nothing From Something" as written by and Ron Welty Marvin Fergusen....
Things are coming down on me
They never seem to let it be
It seems like everything I say just starts another fight
The pressure's building up inside

I gotta let it out tonight
Shattered glass will cure my ills and make me feel alright

[Chorus]
Gonna break it
And never stop running
Making nothing from something
Making nothing from something

Cut me for the lion's share
It's mindless but I don't care
'Cause no matter what I say
I'm in a another fight

Take more shit, I've had enough
Tonight I'm gonna rip it up
Broken windows cure my ills and make me feel alright

[Chorus]


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"Nothing from Something" as written by Greg Kriesel Dexter Holland

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    General CommentThis is actually my favorite song by The Offspring and I'm surprised no one has posted on it until now. I often feel stressed out and worried, and even though people dont like it, doing things like breaking stuff makes me feel better. Not like that crappy ass song by Limp Bizkit, though. Nuh Uh, no way....
    blinkbomberon July 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMore antisocial mayhem by the Offspring.
    webermgon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentALL TIME FAV. OFFSPRING SONG - "Cut me for a lion's share" my fav. line - and yo sometimes antisocial music is good, serves as an outlet from doing the real thing
    Aeetoson March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThank you Aeetos.

    I hate when people blame this music for influencing anger/hate-filled mayhem, when it is mainly used for express anger, and hate, and not used as a theme song for violence and whatnots.

    ^^
    YourEuphoriaon January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou know... as far as meaning goes, I always considered this to be a song about cutting. Look at the lyrics: you have "cut me for a lion's share" and also the references to sharp objects that would inevitably hurt a person ("shattered glass;" "broken windows")

    Now... it seems to me that it's a song about breaking things in anger or frustration. It's an outlet, of sorts. I don't know...
    Blackbird_1565on April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds to me like a dude/girl who's had enough of whatever crap he's/she's had in his/her life that's bugging him/her and it seems like it's just not ending and he/she is gonna do something about it whether through violence, drinking, self mutilation (cutting or other things), or suicide. Either way, they're tired of it and they're not gonna go out and face it head on ("never stop running"). It's a sad song that has all too much basis in reality. I've known several people who have decided to cut themselves including my sister, and at one time I was hitting myself with hammers (I decided that scars and scabs were too obvious, body pain could be anything, not necciarily self-harm. Logic of a depressed person). It doesn't really cause anything bad, this music, it simply tells a story of misfortune. No more evil than Dateline NBC.
    yawyna124on September 17, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWhat the fuck is that sound at the end? It sounds like a bong hit, but I could just listen to too much Alice in Chains...
    Tig45on February 27, 2014   Link

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