"Nothing in Common" as written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen....
We've got nothin', got nothin' in common, just nothin' in common
My darling, at all
I love the opera, I detest the best pop
Can't stand the opera, I like music that bops

We're not fated, not heaven-created
We're really mis-mated, our chances are small
Let's part, be real smart and not start with this romance
'Cause outside of both having stars in our eyes

And outside of sighing the same kind of sighs
We've got nothin' in common at all
We've got nothin', got nothin' in common, just nothin' in common
It never could last

I love picasso, he's all style and he's all flair
I've seen picasso and I think he's a square
Our two goals are apart as the poles are
As lovers our roles are completely miscast

Let's make a clean break and not take any chances
'Cause outside of thinking you're something divine
And outside of wanting your lips close to mine
We've got nothin' in common

We've got nothin' in common at all

"waiter, separate checks."


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"Nothing In Common" as written by Sammy Cahn Jimmy Van Heusen

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    Song Meaning“Lust is easy, Love is hard, Like is the most important.” ~Carl Reiner

    When you can't stand someone as a person, why start anything at all? A pretty face is not enough. It's easy to be turned on by someone's looks but if your core values are opposing, that person is only attractive until they open their mouth....or until you discover who they really are. If you could never be friends, you should never be lovers.

    The bottom line is if you respect someone as a person and share solid values, you can get through the hard times but if nothing of value to you is within that person, it won't be long and they will turn you off, pretty face or not. This is why having *something* in common is so important [the more things in common, the better match] and how people who've been married for decades can still turn each other on...the attraction can be physical but it is also at a much deeper level. You don't have to be exactly the same. Traits can be complimentary but if traits are opposing, even casual sex is impossible because it's difficult to get turned on by someone you hate. And it's impossible to pretend there's a soul there once you've seen pure evil behind beautiful eyes. This song is a playful version of that scenario. "Waiter, separate checks."
    RoseTeaCup1216on December 12, 2013   Link

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