"I Could Be Nothing" as written by and Anthony Dekker....
It goes on forever along the shoreline
It never will end on the shores of my mind
I travel along'til the sleep takes me in
Where have I ended, where do I begin?

Sand blankets are littered with stones whipped across
Dead things in the water, forgotten or lost
The branches have surfaced and now they are lean
The trees have washed up here
Stripped bare, and washed clean

The waves kiss and gently caress on the shore
Kissing and winking, and calling for more
The waves like wagging tongues do adore
And whisper there softly to the sand on the shore

You would be nothing without me
I could be nothing
Said the waves to the sand
I could be nothing without you

Each ones shifts and weakens a little
Neither aware just how much they are brittle
Each one shifts and weakens a bit
Allowing the other to live and exist

O water and patience, pressure and time
Cuts through the faces of rocks we have climbed
The army of kisses, the lake never tires
The kisses that can put out all of my fires

You could be nothing without me
I could be nothing
Said the waves to the sand
I could be nothing without you
Without you, I would be nothing
Without me, you could be nothing
Said the waves to the sand
I could be nothing without you


Lyrics submitted by kayla_01, edited by dc33

"I Could Be Nothing" as written by Anthony Dekker

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    General CommentI don't think it's about that, I think it's about the balance that is there all around us and how two separate things could really be nothing if they did not have each other. It could be a metaphor for a relationship or anything for that matter, I just view it as watching the waves run upon the shore and how the sand and the water need each other.
    Cyberghoston December 31, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThe artist uses beach imagery, expansive in time and space, to reflect upon ontological elements defined only in opposition to one another.
    kneejerkreactionaryon October 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about eternal question: Who are we and what do we do here. "Where have I ended, where do I begin?". It also describe in a beautiful way the natures way, and how something starts to exist when something else vanish. Existencial lyric that uses nature as a metaphore.
    Humlepungon November 04, 2006   Link

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