"Nothing New" as written by and John/dioguardi Shanks....
I found myself wrong again
Starin' out my window
Wonderin' what it is I should have said
I found myself at home again
Waitin' for the after call
The fallout that feels like such a mess

Oh I can only be myself
I'm sorry that's hell for you
Hey, so what's my damage today
Don't let me get in your way
Let it out like you always do
The trouble between me and you
Is nothing new

So I listen to you complain and then
I bite my tongue in vain again
As I let it all just slowly settle in
Such a pretty picture that you paint
I'm so vow while your insane
Funny how your eyes see thick not thin

Oh I can only be myself
Your lookin' for someone else
Hey, so what's my damage today
Don't let me get in your way
Let it out like you always do
The trouble between me and you
Is nothing new

You know how to give but you can't take it
It's all just a waste now you can save it
No matter what I do
Is never good enough, never good enough

Hey, so what's my damage today
Don't let me get in your way
Let it out like you always do
The trouble between me and you
Is nothing new
Is nothing new

Save your breath cause here comes the truth
I'm over the drama of you
And that's something new


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"Nothing New" as written by Kara Dioguardi John Shanks

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    General Commenti hope i get this right, even though there is really no way to get a song meaning right cause we interpret it in different ways depending on what we hear in the lyrics and the vibe.

    she singing about how just havng got into a fight with her bf and about the ridiculous stuff that follows and how silly stuff like that it always happens and ends the same way.
    chasinglights35on October 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentProbably one of the best songs on the Autobiography CD.
    GnarxKillon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentvery good song
    north*star*babeon December 11, 2004   Link
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    General Comment@ toolostinyou

    don't you think that it ends different this time? it looks to me like she realised that she is over him and got enough of all the fighting and the following.
    myrabelleon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit lookz to me tht it aint about her bf?!!! i think itz about her family ive had trubble wiv my dad she had trubble wiv hers..this is how i feel!!!!!
    suga_lumpkinon May 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really don't think this is song is about a boyfriend--it seems more directed towards a father/mother, a superior of hers. That's my take on it...and has anyone else noticed how much Ashlee complains about her parents/superiors and yet at like EVERY award show or public appearance she's seen posing with her creepy father and acting like a slow eight year old? Regress much?
    mmkg_28on January 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's perhaps about abuse in a relationship. Maybe not physical, but verbal.

    Like, they got into a fight, and she's screaming at him, telling him to let it out. He can dish it but can't take it when she brings the truth to him. She says he acts like she's the horrible one while he's a saint, when it's the other way around. And this happens often.

    I'm probably way off, but that's my interpretation of the song...
    MichelleBranch1109on February 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is mine and my mom's song....it's like me singing it to her...in the wise words of Tibby from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants "Parents, they screw up, it's what they do"
    ASgotHot!on June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is definitely about a boyfriend relationship, not a relationship involving her parents, I agree that Joe Simpson has some weird creepy hold over his daughters, but this song doesnt address that.....

    What makes me sure that this is a bf/gf relationship is the last few lines in the first stanza...
    "I found myself at home again
    Waiting for the after call
    The fallout that feels like such a mess"

    They just got into yet another argument and she is doing what she always does.....waiting for the boy to call her, and they make up and start the cycle over again....i know the feeling well....
    So_Fed_Upon August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a good song. I think it's all about something she wish she had said to her boyfriend before he walked out on the argument, or something she said that she regrets saying to him and wondering what she should have said instead. I got that from the first verse.
    Prowler Kidon October 17, 2006   Link

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