"A Key To Nothing" as written by Chad L. Gray, Matthew Mcdonough, Greg Tribbett and Ryan Martinie....
No more doors
No more locks
No more windows
No more box

No more
No less
No more nothingness
No more six foot digs

No more hypocrites
No more emptiness
No more consequence
No more puppet strings

No more disease
No more growing up
No more happiness
No more lying down

No more complacence
I have, I hold the key, to nothing, it's a small
Murder, murders in the hands, of
Motion, as it seems to be

No more nothing
No more anything
No more you
No more me

No more posturing victories
No more nations to defeat
No more speaking truth
No more deceit

No more holding down
No more pushing me
No more new world order
No more anarchy

I have, I hold the key, to nothing, it's a small
Murder, murders in the hands, of motion, as
It seems to be

I'm washing my hands, of the whole thing
I want no more nothing
I have, I hold the key, to nothing, it's a small
Murder, murders in the hands, of motion, as
It seems to be
I'm washing my hands, of everything
Of everything we are

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"A Key To Nothing" as written by Greg Tribbett Chad L. Gray

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  • +1
    General CommentIt seems like it's "more or less" about the nature of duality (opposites) and the idea of what we consider to be "right" and/or "wrong", which change depending on perspective.

    "No more, no less" - If you have no more than 0 and no less than 0, then you only have 0, period.
    "No more speaking truth, no more deceit" - No more ideas of "right and wrong".
    "No more new world order, no more anarchy" - No more unity, no more separation.

    You can't have one without the other. The solution: don't have either.
    Kind of the same principle seen throughout not only this song, but the entire album.

    The song's intent seems to be more to provoke you to think about the idea of complete and utter, absolute-"nothingness".

    Other than that, I love listening to it when the world seems to crap on me and I feel like I can't take anymore of people's bull shit.

    Nodon November 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe key to nothing could allude to the concept that to ascend to the highest of the high and become one with 'it/HIM', you must be able to give up EVERYTHING. All dualities, existence, life, memories, time is all based on the division of the whole into the first duality and from then on, the 10,000 things (all existence). In some spiritual practices, the aim is to reunite with the highest of the high and to do that you must reunite with the whole/One/God. In some beliefs, God is the absence of all dualities, timeless, omnipotent. So to cross the final bridge/void/branch/step you must be fully ready to give up who you are, existence, and all concepts of self to reunite. (more of a thought concept, not a cult/social concept).

    The knowledge of the particular spiritual practice that achieves the aim, is the "Key to Nothing"

    Chapter from the Dao De Qing -

    The tao that can be expressed
    is not the true Tao
    The name that can be named
    is not the eternal Name.

    The unnamable is the eternally real.
    Naming is the origin
    of all particular things.

    Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
    Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.

    Yet mystery and manifestations
    arise from the same source.
    This source is called darkness.

    Darkness within darkness.
    The gateway to all understanding.

    --Dao De Qing

    Further note:
    Darkness = Yin
    "They eye of yin rewards understanding"
    noNameManon December 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe song is about the duality of our world and about how all this temporary rubbish feeding our Egos is just a distraction till we all eventually reach our inevitable death and become eternal. When close to death we focus on the Eternal rather than all the stuff on earth. Us Pisces want for nothing and many of us wish for death. Pisces = Death & Eternity. We're confused. We over think, we are the most emotional almost unstable at times, we analyse everything, we are the biggest hypocrites, we're pretty much someone born with bi polar without it being called bi polar, we can become drug addicts and can become very dark and suicidal. We are the dreamers. We spend 95 percent of our lives in our head.either thinking about a problem, a question or we day dream and can even become deluded. And all this thinking and over analysing and worrying eats away at us until we realise what we truly want is not in this world and Reality!!!! Snce this song is about Pisces I thought I'd give my take on a song technically about me.
    indica1553on January 28, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMudvayne rules ... but what a stupid lyric....
    Another-Loseron June 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou're a stupid lyric!
    Disgustipatedon June 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song...is explaining how there's always gotta be differences, good and bad, all that. If not...it's nothing. This is a pretty cool song. It's just along the same genre as 1984, Fehrenheit 451, and damn..it what's that book...with Piggy...the kids get deserted on an island...?...
    vertisianon June 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's so simple. Chad thinks that the world is so fucked up that we need to destroy everyting and everyone and start all over again. This song is a continuation of the theme of this cd. It is not about the need for difference, but the destruction of those deferences that keep us apart.
    oKySPon February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the best Mudvayne songs I've ever heard, the sound is just amazing. Anyways, for the meaning, I see it as what's been previously stated, where our humanity is so screwed up, that we all need to be destroyed and start all over. With one specific lyric...

    'i'm washing my hands, of everything...
    of everything we are'

    Trying to wash away the disease that is known of humanity, of everything that makes us.
    gloomba38on February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not sure what this means but i think its talking about how everything is a seesaw, like if you got rid of sadness there would be no happiness cause u dont kno what happiness is like because you never experience anything different. so you either have all the bad crap in the world along with the good things or you dont have anything at all. So these things cancel each other out, you cannot have one without the other. Im not really sure what the part about murder is though...
    MudvayneChickon February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentive just had a revelation. mabey the narrator has just done something horrible, like murder, and like i said up there, he is trying to make it more justifyable. hes thinking "if i dont do this i am unbalancing the equation, i need to be doing this."
    MudvayneChickon February 12, 2005   Link

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