Back and forth
I have come to this, so listen
If you are interested in it
I hope not too busy to miss
And this epiphany I just had

And I know it's not too sexy
That I'm singing about the blessings we get
When we give up ourselves for something good
It would be bigger than a promotion, motion-motion

Because nothing matters
Just tell yourself
Again and again
Nothing matters
But what we offer in love

And just today my boss came in
And said no way, no way
We don't have money money money
I got so mad, walked out the studio
And there was a man quiet and hungry
Down and out
True story, yeah uh-huh

Nothing matters
Pride will shatter
Our words will never be enough
Cause nothing matters
So I'll surrender to you

And oh how the war wages on
The battle of my heart
The face of truth is what I want
And all that I've discovered is that

Nothing matters
Just tell yourself
Again and again
That nothing matters

Nothing matters
Pride will shatter
Our words will never be enough
Cause nothing matters
But love

The things that chase
That status I crave
Its nothing, its nothing
The investment, the bankers
Think about it


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    General Commenta lot of the lyrics are missing throughout the song, but i'll contribute one correction so that i can comment on it:

    "the things i chase,
    the status i crave
    it's nothing, it's nothing.
    **we invest in the bankers,
    and not in the maker -
    think about it!
    **and i am the culprit,
    i am no saint.
    how long will i stand here
    obstructing love's way?"

    to me, one of the most moving and powerful quotes off the album. this song is an amazing breakthrough of faith and love, and is definetly my favorite song off "of men and angels". beautiful record :)
    twentythirdon February 26, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe lyrics are telling the message from Ecclesiastes. Compared to love, absolutely nothing else on this Earth matters. We should "invest in the Maker" (God), not the "bankers," or all the other things that truly do not matter. The lyrics from "Happy Is a Yuppie Word" by Switchfoot have a very similar meaning.
    danjoshmasson March 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really simple, love comes first in everything.
    i like how he takes a hit at how society pushes "sexy" at everyone, because sex sells.
    on a personal level for Bryce he had to see that God comes before fame.
    I also think he is a little frustrated with himself and the world, of what the world tries to tell him he wants like fame, making him sometimes forget that all he needs is God's love.

    audge22on August 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't know about anyone else... but, the fact that he says 'And I know it's not too sexy' kind of makes it sexy. Especially the way he says it lol. I love this song and what it means :) Absolutely ADORE it!!!
    iwantedthistobecoolon December 31, 2010   Link

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