"Nothing Ever Happened" as written by and Josh Fauver Moses Archuleta....
Only when I dream but there's no way out
You learn to talk, you learn to shout
Focus on depth that was never there
Eliminate what you can't repair

Nothing ever happened to me
Nothing ever happened to me
Nothing ever happened to me
Life just passing, flash right through me

See through the wind to awakened stream
Adjust your eyes to the state of things
Focus on depths that was never there
Nothing's easy nothing's fair

Nothing ever happened to me
Nothing ever happened to me
Nothing ever happened to me
Life just passing, flash right through me

I never, saw it coming
Waiting for something, for nothing
I never, saw it coming
Waiting for something, for nothing



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"Nothing Ever Happened" as written by Josh Fauver Bradford Cox

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  • +3
    General CommentBradford said that when he wrote this song he had in mind a woman who has kids, gets left by her husband, raises the kids as best she can, they grow to resent her and dont talk to her, she works a crappy job at wal-mart, and one day gets hit by a mack truck and dies. Hence, "Nothing ever happened to me".
    Brad Stengelon December 03, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe beginning of the second stanza definitely is:

    "sleep through the winter, awake in spring
    adjust your eyes to the state of things..."




    phenomenal song
    BadWeatheron February 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBest song on Microcastles hands down. I love it in the beginning when the bass changes, awesomeness!! Anyway I think this song is about trying to get a grasp of the fact that we are never truly in control of our lives things just happen to us as we move forward in life even if those things seem like nothing. The first and last lines says it all. Only when I dream but there's no way out, waiting for something, for nothing. Such an amazing song.
    XxLITHIUMxXon December 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song builds and peaks so wonderfully. I could listen to it endlessly for the rest of my days.
    A_Raging_Bullon January 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't disagree with the above comments, but I have a different take.

    I feel like the song is about being passive. About expecting things to happen, waiting for them to fall into your lap. "Nothing ever happened to me, life just passing, flash right through me". People just sit around waiting for things to happen, and nothing happens. Their life passes by them. And in the last line, it's the same thing: "I never saw it coming, waiting for something, for nothing."
    kermitboaon October 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt might be true that Bradford Cox doesn't write lyrics with a deeper meaning in general.
    But that doesn't eliminate the possibility to interpret them in different ways. I can definitley see a sort of spiritual/personal development theme in these words.
    hou5ekeepingon January 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "Sleep through the winter awake in spring" not "see through the wind to awakened stream". Great song in any case. To me the song seems to be about anhedonia, or the kind of depression that only allows you to feel sorry for yourself. "Eliminate what you can't repair" might be a suicide metaphor.
    OrthoSticeon October 20, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hear "Eliminate what you can't repair" not the lemonade thing.
    MilkyBreathon August 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentditto.
    BlackheartCherryon August 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song!
    tsugumion October 26, 2008   Link

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