"Of Want And Misery: The Nothing That Kills" as written by and Cody Bonnette....
Watched you float away on a wave of want and misery
Now I've got to find you
I watched you float away on whatever caught your eye
Now I've got to find you
'Cause I've got to keep your head above the water
While the current pulls me under

I will hang my life in the space between the noose and your neck
I won't let you die just yet

I will love you even when you won't let me
And you will kill me by doing nothing
But I know it's not you, my dear
I know it's not you
I know it's not you, my dear,
It's the nothing that kills

Nothing, nothing, nothing

I can't save you
Control is something out of mine
No, I can't save you
Control is something out of my control

I will love you even when you won't let me
And you will kill me by doing nothing
But I know it's not you, my dear
I know it's not you
I know it's not you, my dear, it's the nothing that kills

Nothing, nothing, nothing
I can't save you but I will love you
No, I can't save you but I will love you
I'd like to think that this is love
Lost in second chances without end
This is romance
This is romance

I would like to think that this my lost in second chances without end
I would like to think that this is love lost
Second chances without end


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"Of Want and Misery: The Nothing That Kills" as written by Cody Bonnette

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is more about anyone that you care for. It's about having a loved one, whether it's a friend or a family member or a significant other, that is stuck in sin. This person is stuck in trouble and you've tried your hardest to save them from their trouble; you've gone through so much to pull them out of the hole that they've dug for themself.

    I think that the song is really about coming to that realization that you can't save anyone else, you can only love them. That no matter how much effort you put into someone you can't keep them from making their own choices; they have to change themselves in the end.

    So, while I agree that God does give us a million chances, I don't think that those last lines are refering to God. I think that the writer is coming to the conclusion that giving someone a million chances isn't always loving them the right way. That sometimes you have to let someone pick themselves back up for them to come out right.

    And anyways, i think there is a huge difference between love and romance; that's why the writer would LIKE to think that that's love, but it's only romance.
    Viva Emilyon November 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeautiful song. ACB never ceases to amaze me
    Eddy67on December 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can really relate to this song. It's about someone he loves that is selrf destructive, perhaps physically or emotionally. Because of his great love for the person, he tries to save her and her self-destruction kilkls him inside. Eventually he realizes that he can't save her, but instead of abandoning her, he promises to continue loving her, regardless of his own misery. And this misery, these "second chances without end" are what the world calls "romance".
    Autumn Abandonedon January 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just love this song!
    Especially the beginning..
    I think Song of Songs was closest with the meaning of the song.
    ...
    "Cause I've got to keep your head, above the water.
    While the current pulls me under."
    Brilliant! Ah
    winzip17on June 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI really feel I can connect with this song... my best friend of 10 years used to be a devoted believe in Christ along beside me, but about a year ago he started drifting away... instead of worshiping the God of this world he instead worships the world and has turned his back for partying.

    The noose and neck part reminds me of his addiction to smoking whatever he can get his hands on.. he has many respiratory problems and the cigarettes and all the smoke is killing him. He doesn't want help, and honestly I hate who he is now but I can't let go.

    After just hearing this song, it reminds me that I can't take this burden alone... it's all in Gods hands and all I can do is love him and show him Gods love and pray and hope that he comes back, not just for my sake but for his.

    All I know right now is I want my friend back......
    thefoxykyleon May 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like to think of as cities burn, Not with god relations. But real relations, With actual people. It's a lot more powerful to me, And hits my heart more. I like this song, Especially the last few words.
    fluffy_cherryson February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan someone please post this song up to listen to so i can add it to my myspace??? i love as cities burn and this song!!!!!!
    owithaslash7on December 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"lost in second chances without end
    this is romance"
    i couldn't agree more.
    fucking powerful lyrics.
    wow.
    beautiful, beautiful song.
    vulgaron February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. My favourite on the album by far...

    I feel exactly like the band member that wrote this...

    Song of Songs has it right...
    Christ_is_King!on March 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i'd like to think that this is love
    lost in second chances without end
    this is romance"

    Though this whole song is obviously about a girl
    the last three lines remind me totally of Gods love. and no matter how many times we mess up, he will always take us back.
    onelastgoodbyeon March 05, 2007   Link

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