"Everything to Nothing" as written by and John Andrew Hull....
Definitely not the things that I'm seeing
Did I think I'd see so instantly
I found a note in my grandfather's coat
When I read it out loud I got cold

'Cause it said "I'm not complaining"
Yeah I was just saying
I'm a man, I'm a lost one, you see
Come down with me to a place
We'll get clean and we'll meet with them eventually

You mean everything

I don't know much but a crutch is a crutch
If it's holding you from moving on

I don't know what to do
Not anymore, not anymore
I don't know what to do
Not anymore, not anymore
And you, well you mean everything

You mean everything to nothing
You mean everything to nothing
You mean everything to nobody but me

'Cause you mean everything to nothing
You mean everything to nobody but me


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"Everything To Nothing" as written by John Andrew Hull

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    My OpinionI'm probably not the only one who's noticed that "My Friend Marcus" "Tony the Tiger" and "Everything to Nothing" are intentionally put together in that order on the album as a continuation of the same main idea with "you mean everything to nothing" as the encompassing thought. If you listen to the album straight almost every song (throughout) blends into the next, but these are even more closely related because there's almost no division at all.
    The exact meaning isn't completely clear, but it seems like overall the narrator is reflecting on three different relationships and the peculiarity by which they live, and feeling like he's the only one who cares about God. But he's a nobody, someone living an average life, and he doesn't know how to tell people how he's really feeling (or doesn't feel like he has the right); hence the overall thought.
    rocknrollgirl47on April 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's:

    A crutch is a crutch
    If it's holding you from moving on.
    pu407nkon April 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You mean everything to nobody but me."
    To put it simply, it's a love song.


    "I don't know much, but a crutch is a crutch if it keeps you from moving on." has a great delivery. Andy's voice can be a little too sugary sometimes, but he really does a great job on this track.
    Alcoholandironyon April 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty sure it's about the struggles of growing up.
    brandon tautouon April 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! One of my favorites.
    lookinginwardon June 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that it's basically a gay love song about how his grandfather was sneaking around with one of his friends and then eventually of course chose his (the narrator's) grandmother. The whole part about
    "I'm a man, I'm a lost one you see
    Come down with me to a place we'll get clean and we'll meet with them eventually"
    Is how he feel lost cuz he's gay and they'll meet with the women eventually after they "get clean" and run away ashamed of their love.
    I love this song so much.
    sacredheartofthesceneon July 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was:

    "we'll meet with Him eventually"

    Which would give it a much different meaning than what sacredheartofthescene said.
    But I might be wrong. Anybody know what the lyric booklet says?
    foundthevelvetsun7on August 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLyric booklet says:

    Definitely not the things that I'm seeing
    Did I think I'd see so instantly
    I found a note in my grandfather's coat
    When I read it out loud I got cold

    'Cause he said:

    I'm not complaining
    I was just saying
    I'm a man, I'm a lost one you see?
    Come down with me to a place
    We'll get clean
    And we'll meet with them eventually

    You mean everything

    I don't know much but a crutch is a crutch
    If it's holding you from moving on

    I don't know what to do
    Not anymore
    Not anymore

    And you
    Well you mean
    Everything

    You mean everything to nothing
    You mean everything to nothing
    You mean everything to nobody but me
    crstlbllron September 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationHere's my interpretation: Tony the tiger's about abortion and Everything to nothing is about his family finding out. His grandfather's basically saying come with him to church and have faith in god and 'And we'll meet with them eventually'. God and his unborn child perhaps?



    tok201on June 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's about losing your faith and trying to tell yourself you're not but having doubt after doubt. In the 1st track Only One he mentions being the son of a pastor, so religion probably played a huge role in his life.
    RhiRioton September 14, 2012   Link

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