"Nothing" as written by and Martin Gore....
Sitting target
Sitting waiting
Anticipating
Nothing
Nothing

Life
Is full of surprises
It advertises
Nothing
Nothing

What am I trying to do
What am I trying to say
I'm not trying to tell you anything
You didn't know
When you woke up today

Sitting target
Sitting waiting
God is saying
Nothing
Nothing

Always
Knows the prospects
Learnt to expect
Nothing
Nothing

What am I trying to do
What am I trying to say
I'm not trying to tell you anything
You didn't know
When you woke up today

Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing

Nothing oh no, nothing oh no
Nothing oh no, nothing oh no
Nothing oh no, nothing oh no


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"Nothing" as written by Martin Gore

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    General CommentZen.
    xodon March 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Martin is trying to say that you don't have to expect everything out of life. You have to learn how to be independent and self assured to the thought that surprises come and go but its nothing new. Make your own life and expect nothing.
    Mode000on June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta song true to life!
    XcrowfeatherXon December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it means even the most planned moments of ur life may drastically change within a second without any prior notice. Or nothing at all may happen. Also not to hold hopes up to high cuz things almost never turn out the way we want them to. So expect nothing.
    cheren28on March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest part of depeche mode 101 film is when the fans on the bus dance to this song
    ca_styleson June 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe most underrated depeche mode song yet.
    driftsighton July 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love "Nothing". You know, I have always thought, as simple as it is, that this song could just be about being depressed. Utterly despondant and hollow. And/or the lines "What am I trying to do/What am I trying to say/I'm not trying to tell you/Anything you didn't know/When you woke up today" reinforces the feelings of low self-esteem and self worth that often accompany depression. Or it could have just been the gloomy state of mind that spurred the topics discussed in the song, which is *not* about being depressed, but more of what you have said, Mode000 and cheren28. I'm rather new to this band's music, so I assume you [other posters] know more about the band and their song meanings than I do. blegh, as for what I thought of this song's meaning, I'm just stating the obvious :o/
    dawntreaderon October 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh come on. Why everybody is digging out too much. It's simply nihilistic song. And a very good one. There's no meaning and purpose in life. Life doesn't tell you what to do by itself. Life doesn't advertise anything. There's no set of rules telling you what to do and what to expect. Pure nihilism.
    Indrionason December 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI laughed my ass of the first time I listened to it. Nevertheless it's one of Depeche Mode's best.
    Thisnameistakenon August 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis songs makes me think of vampires.
    A vampire singing about why this town is so perfect for them. Depressing, unassuming, and oblivious.
    MagentaMSIon July 24, 2008   Link

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