"Nothing" as written by Stephen Kipner, Andrew Frampton, Daniel O'donoghue and Mark Sheehan....
Am I better off dead?
Am I better off a quitter?
They say I'm better off now
Then I ever was with her
As they take me to my local down the street
I'm smiling but I'm dying trying not to drag my feet

They say a few drinks will help me to forget her
But after one too many I know that I'm never
Only they can see where this is gonna end
But they all think I'm crazy but to me it's perfect sense

And my mates are all there trying to calm me down
'Cause I'm shouting your name all over the town
I'm swearing if I go there now
I can change her mind turn it all around
And I know that I'm drunk but I'll say the words
And she'll listen this time even though they're slurred
Dialed her number and confessed to her
I'm still in love but all I heard
Was nothing

So I stumble there, along the railings and the fences
I know if I faced her face, that she'll come to her senses
Every drunk step I take leads me to her door
If she sees how much I'm hurting, she'll take me back for sure

And my mates are all there trying to calm me down
'Cause I'm shouting your name all over the town
I'm swearing if I go there now
I can change her mind turn it all around
And I know that I'm drunk but I'll say the words
And she'll listen this time even though they're slurred
Dialed her number and confessed to her
I'm still in love but all I heard
Was nothing

She said nothing
Oh, I wanted words but all I heard was nothing
Oh, I got nothing
Oh, I got nothing
Oh, I wanted words but all I heard was nothing

Oh, sometimes love's intoxicating
Oh, you're coming down, your hands are shaking
When you realize there's no one waiting

Am I better off dead?
Am I better off a quitter?
They say I'm better off now
Than I ever was with her

And my mates are all there trying to calm me down
'Cause I'm shouting your name all over the town
I'm swearing if I go there now
I can change her mind turn it all around
And I know that I'm drunk but I'll say the words
And she'll listen this time even though they're slurred
Dialed her number and confessed to her
I'm still in love but all I heard
Was nothing

She said nothing
Oh, I wanted words but all I heard was nothing
Oh, I got nothing
I got nothing
I wanted words but all I heard was nothing
Oh I got nothing

I got nothing
I got nothing
I got nothing


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"Nothing" as written by Stephen Kipner Andrew Frampton

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  • +13
    General CommentThis was an instant favourite for me. It took a few listens for me to absolutely adore this album, but I do. Can't stop listening to it now. And this song is definitely a highlight and a favourite.

    It's pretty clear what it is about. Heartbreaking track about the end of a relationship where the singer is left broken hearted and obviously desires to continue the relationship.

    His mates take him out for a night on the town, presumably of heavy drinking to help him get over her, but this doesn't help. Even though his friends say he is better off without her, he still wants her to take him back. He drunk calls her and even rocks up to her door drunk, so she can see what a mess he is and hopefully because of this and his declaration of love, will take him back.

    He still loves her, but she doesn't and this is evident from the 'She said nothing. I wanted words but all I heard was nothing'. Which ultimately ends up as the singers cry of 'I got nothing', stating that the end of the relationship is also the end of his world metaphorically. He is left empty handed, heartbroken and still in love.

    I think they will release this one. It's an incredibly emotional track that I think many people can relate to. The Script are wonderful. All's hoping they continue to release amazing tracks like this one.
    maddiegreenon September 22, 2010   Link
  • +4
    Song Meaning"A drunken mind speaks a sober heart."
    owlcityannaon September 15, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTHIS IS SUCH A GREAT SONG TO LISTEN TO! WOW...LOVE THIS SO MUCH! <3
    megallion November 15, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI saw them in concert and before they sang this song, Danny mentioned that it was about after a break up when your friends bring you to the local bar to get you drunk and you want to call the girl to convince her to come back to you. Basically he referred to this song as a song about drunk dialing and wanting to get her back after a hard break up!
    Awesome song by an awesome band!! Even better live!!!!
    Erin74on December 07, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentEvery time I hear
    "She said nothing
    Oh i wanted words but all I heard was nothing
    Oh i got nothing, I got nothing"

    I get goosebumps. It makes me wanna cry as if i'm feeling that way. It's like expecting the least you could from the person you loved so much and... nothing...
    djenderon July 31, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI really do love this song and album in general. But the part that really gets me is the part where he sings
    "Oh sometimes love's intoxicating
    Oh you're coming down your hands are shaking
    When you realise there's no one waiting"

    Because that moment when you realize that you've truly lost the person you love is the most painful. Whatever he had with his ex is ended, and that one moment when he realizes it is terrifying.
    Nanningtonon August 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso, that lyric is: Every drunk STEP I TAKE leads me to her door. :)
    maddiegreenon September 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe classic tale of love and loss.

    The song is about the miserable party of the breakup. One party moves on, the other's still very much in love. His mates try to cheer him up over several rounds of alcohol - making him try to forget the girl. The effect though is the opposite. Inebriated and obviously less inhibited, he goes to the girl's place (or calls her)to tell her he still loves her and he gets - NOTHING.

    OUCH!

    I love this song. For me it's the best song in the new album. Wanted to vote a million of LIKEs in Youtube for this song. :-)

    morecoffeeplson December 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationthis sums up how a brokenhearted guy thinks when he's drunk. the emphasis on the word "nothing" just breaks my heart.

    great song!
    irisblackon February 15, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfor someone who hasn't moved on yet for two years (whistling...), this is perfect.
    darkoceanon April 23, 2011   Link

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