"Nothing Fails" as written by and Guy Sigsworth . Madonna....
I'm in love with you, you silly thing
Anyone can see
What is it with you, you silly thing
Just take it from me

It was not a chance meeting
Feel my heart beating
You're the one

You could take all this, take it away
I'd still have it all
'Cause I've climbed the tree of life
And that is why, no longer scared if I fall

When I get lost in space
I can return to this place
'Cause, you're the one

Nothing fails
No more fears
Nothing fails
You washed away my tears
Nothing fails
No more fears
Nothing fails
Nothing fails

I'm not religious

But I feel so moved
Makes me wanna pray
Pray you'll always be here

I'm not religious
But I feel such love
Makes me want to pray

When I get lost in space
I can return to this place
'Cause you're the one

I'm not religious
But I feel so moved
I'm not religious
Makes me wanna pray
I'm not religious (I'm not religious)
But I feel so moved (But I feel so moved)
Makes me wanna pray (But I feel so moved)
Pray you'll always be here

I'm not religious (I'm not religious)
But I feel such love
Makes me wanna pray

I'm not religious (But it makes me wanna play)
But I feel so moved
I'm not religious (But it makes me wanna play)
Makes me wanna pray (Makes wanna play)

I'm not religious
But I feel so moved (Makes me wanna)
I'm not religious
Makes me wanna pray (Makes me wanna)

Nothing fails
No more fears
Nothing fails
You washed away my tears
Nothing fails
No more fears
Nothing fails


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"Nothing Fails" as written by Guy Sigsworth . Madonna

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  • +3
    Song MeaningVery Sad, Moving and Heartfelt Country/Rock ballad-Nothing Fails it is named and just like Like a Prayer, Don't Tell Me and Falling Free, the song cries about the unrequited love Madonna had for and with Guy Ritchie and why it ended so sadly. Even with the optimistic message "I'm not religious/But I Feel moved and loved/It makes me want to pray that you'll always be here!/Nothing Fails!" Except that Guy wasn't there for Madonna when she needed him most and that makes Nothing Fails poignant, sad and heartbreaking. Taylor Swift may have written her first hit Teardrops on My Guitar but here, Madonna means because along with her sad and beautiful voice, her black acoustic guitar is equally sad! I was moved and touched when Madonna sang and played Nothing Fails during the Reinvention Tour but for now, Nothing Fails is too sad and harrowing to sing and cry. (Perhaps that's why she's not playing it during MDNA?) Nothing Fails-a beautiful song about a friendship too desperate and beautiful to last. One of the Saddest Madonna ballads I've heard-but Madonna can always sing it to her audience who loves her!
    rabbitbunnyon June 05, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFavorite lyrics:

    I'm not religious,
    But I feel so moved.
    Makes me wanna pray;
    Pray you'll always be here.
    I'm not religious,
    But I feel such love.
    Makes me wanna pray.
    mmbson February 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, I can't believe there aren't more comments on this song; probably the best track off American Life. I'm not 100% sure on what this songs completely about, but its seems to be Madonna looking back on her life and feeling complete with the comfort of her loved one. I think its directed at Guy Richie. (For those who don't know, Guy Richie's the man who directed Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.) I think the verse about not being religious is another way of expressing her love amd describing how moved she feels when she's with him. I don't know, I could be wrong.
    Tom_999on July 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentaaaaactually... Madonna didn't write this song. Jem did. it was a collaboration between her and Guy that Madonna only got involved in down the road.
    monkuguyon January 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmadonna did write this song and if YOU knew anything about the way she writes, then you'd know that. anyways, yes i agree with Tom999. this is a very pretty song and it sounded even better live when she was on MTV for "Madonna: ON STAGE AND ON THE RECORD" in 2003. i'm sure you'll be able to find that performance at Limewire or Ares. so, please do that. you won't regret it at all.
    alex_0203on February 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of my favorite songs ever by madonna...it's perfect.
    "I'm not religious, but I feel so moved".
    Misseveruson March 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJem did write the original lyrics to this song when it was originally intitled "the one," however, it was later given to Madonna in which she changed most of the original lyrics.
    feelgoodtime05on February 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song..to me she is singing to her husband and saying how he's the one for her..it moves her to the point of wanting to pray
    twincity1130on March 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGREAT song, love when the choir kicks in.
    mcilrogaon May 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    MemoryWhen I first heard this song a couple of years ago, it instantly reminded me of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. It is also about religion and the main characters fall in love in the end. Also, the melody fitted the feelings I had about the book at that time. One of the best Madonna songs!
    eXXraion April 04, 2009   Link

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