"nothing left to lose" as written by and Mathew ...
Something's in the air tonight
The sky's alive with a burning light
You can mark my words something's about to break

And I found myself in a bitter fight
While I've held your hand through the darkest night
Don't know where your coming from, but your coming soon

To a kid from Oregon by way of California
All of this is more than I've ever known or seen

Come on, and we'll sing, like we were free
Push the pedal down, watch the world around fly by us
Come on, and we'll try, one last time
I'm off of the floor one more time to find you

And here we go
There's nothing left to choose
And here we go
There's nothing left to lose

So I packed my car and headed east
Where I felt your fire and a sweet release
There's a fire in these hills that's coming down

And I don't know much, but I found you here
And I cannot wait another year
Don't know where your coming from, but you coming soon

To a kid from Oregon by way of California
All of this is more than I've ever known or seen

Come on, and we'll sing, like we were free
Push the pedal down, watch the world around fly by us
Come on, and we'll try, one last time
I'm off of the floor one more time to find you

And here we go
There's nothing left to choose
And here we go
There's nothing left to lose

I can still hear the trains out my window
From Hobart street to here in Nashville
I can still smell the pomegranates grow
And I don't know how hard this wind will blow
Or where we'll go

Come on, and we'll sing, like we were free
Push the pedal down, watch the world around fly by us
Come on, and we'll try, one last time
I'm off of the floor one more time to find you

Come on, and we'll sing, like we were free
Push the pedal down, watch the world around fly by us
Come on, and we'll try, one last time
I'm off of the floor one more time to find you

Come on, and we'll sing, like we were free
Push the pedal down watch the world around fly by us

And here we go
There's nothing left to choose
And here we go
There's nothing left to lose


Lyrics submitted by diamondprincss02

"Nothing Left to Lose" as written by Mathew / Kearney

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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song, i looked up who mat kearney was, and found out he is a christian rock artist. ever since, i've been trying to interpret this song keeping this in mind.
    so, i think that this song can be interpreted as being spiritual for the speaker. instead of a romantic partner, i think the "person" he is referring throughout the song may be God. I could get the idea that he has had some sort of religiious awakening, particularly from the following lines:
    "and i found myself in a bitter fight
    while i've held your hand through the darkest night
    don't know where your coming from but your coming soon"

    (maybe he feels God was guiding him through the hard times, holding his hand) (also, a lot of christian people believe that Christ will come again, so maybe that is what the last line refers to)
    "come on and we'll sing, like we were free
    push the pedal down watch the world around fly by us
    come on and we'll try, one last time
    i'm off of the floor one more time to find you"
    (maybe singing refers to rejoicing song such as in a church choir. the rest of it maybe refers to him trying to find God)

    I am not a religious person nor am i that familiar with Mat Kearney, but I think interpreting it in the religious/christian context works pretty well.
    mandmguesson August 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is basically an autobiography of Mat's life. He was born in Oregon, and then went to college in California. Then he left California to pursue his career in music more specifically in Nashville.
    cheese63on December 31, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"i can still hear the trains out my window
    from hobart street to here in nashville
    i can still smell the pomegranates grow
    and i don't know how hard this wind will blow
    or where we'll go"
    He went to school in chico ca where a train runs through town and if you live in the college part of town you hear it all the time. This line is in reference to him living on Hobart street and hearing the trains.
    mjbk24on February 09, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"the sky's alive with a burning light"
    "there's a fire in these hills thats coming down"
    "i can still smell the pomegranates grow"

    these lines just inspire me so, so much. for some reason i used to think he was sayin h could smell the pomegranate SKY, but anyway. fire and burning just make this song so much more beautiful.

    this song is about letting go and breaking away and not caring about anything anymore. also how he doens't listen to the poeple who tell him running away will end in disaster bcause he's describing these beautiful scenes and how escaping from what most people would consider a good life, ends up in a more tragic but way more beautiful life.

    so what if it doesn't rly say that in the lyric. that's what it means to me. not everything in an interpretation has to confrom totally to the lyrics.
    blue.painted.tearson February 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah, this song is just amazingly beautiful. can't believe no one has commented. i like when he says "siiiing".
    diamondprincss02on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song, its completely gorgeous. Mat Kearney is one of those artists who deserves to be really huge, so I was really surprised that I am the second person to make a comment on his page.

    I think this song is about going on a road trip to find someone.

    'so i packed my car and headed east...'
    'push the pedal down watch the world around fly by us...
    i'm off of the floor one more time to find you'

    ''to a kid from oregon by way of california
    all of this is more than i’ve ever known or seen''
    ^ thats my favourite bit
    izzo23on April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't figure out what this song was called or who made it for the longest! They finally said so on the radio today. I'm pretty much in love with this song, I can't get it out of my head at all.
    strykerchickon July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really awesome. To me it seems like its about a couple thats been together and not together alot of times, or maybe they've been lots of fights, so the guy is gonna try to make it work one more time... i dont know. I like the song. =)
    mus1c r0xon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really enjoy this tune.....it did seem similar to "Away to the Heart" by noise ratchet. idk maybe its my imagination, oh well i like both of the songs anyhow
    ach105on August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. I am a kid from Oregon haha. I love it. I've been to all of those places and ahh.
    I really can't make out the meaning.
    Maybe just taking chances.
    MakingMyselfBelieveon August 16, 2006   Link

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