"Nobody Girl" as written by and E. Johns R. Adams....
Well, the night makes moves
And she shatters like broken glass
Better play it cool, better let it pass
Have you been screening your smokes?
And whispers in an all night bar
Better off as the fool
Than the owner of that kind of heart

They don't know you anyway
They don't know you and they don't watch you walk away
Just a nobody girl
With a radar to the scene
When the emptiness finds you
You find all the numbers you need
Say you follow your heart
Well, honey you're just being los
You could follow your gut
But how much would it cost?

They don't know you anyway
They don't know you
They don't watch you walk away

You're nobody, girl
You're nobody, girl
You're a nobody, girl

You're nobody, girl
You're nobody, girl
You're a nobody, girl

The night plays games
And the people they come and go
Well, they trade in their pieces
For a late-night ride on your rodeo
If your horses could talk,
I wonder if they would complain
I know they're rested and ready
They've been going nowhere for days

They don't know you anyway
They don't know you,
They don't even mind the weight

'Cause you're a nobody, girl
You're nobody, girl
You're a nobody, girl

You're a nobody, girl
Nobody, girl
Nobody, girl

You're a nobody, girl
Nobody girl
You're a nobody, girl

You're a nobody, girl
Nobody girl
You're a nobody, girl

You're a nobody, girl
You're a nobody girl
You're nobody, girl


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"Nobody Girl" as written by R. Adams E. Johns

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    General Commentit's the saddest song i've ever heard. i love listening to it, but i hope it never relates to my life.
    CarolinaLoveon April 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI finally started to listening to Ryan Adams during a period of my life where I thought I had it right for once. I was the one running around in all directions but it was my choice and if I wanted to sleep with whoever, whenever, it was what I wanted. Some people think perpetually single girls who don't date but just have fun are sad or pathetic when in fact it's the complete opposite. Is it really so sad? I've changed but I still envy the girl who doesn't give a fuck what anyone else thinks and does whatever feels good at the moment. The hustle keeps you on your toes knowing you don't have to depend on anyone but yourself. I'd rather be a nobody girl then the wrong someone's girl.
    rockmysoulon July 26, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis is the absolute longset breakup song i have ever heard. but it's so good. the live version of this song is fabulous. ryan gets so into and the guitar is amazing.
    zippermagneton May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti never want this song to end! seriously... everytime i listen to it... i hear something else that amazes me... it could go on for another 10 minutes and i would still love it... awesome awesome awesome.
    pomegranatesROCKon June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefines lyrical talent. Ryan is a true magician of the English language
    IllCatchYou11on April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant believe this song doesnt have more comments. this is one of the greatest songs ever written. sometimes i feel like this girl and i put on this song and just listen to it on repeat. its sooo beautiful. ryan adams has so much talent its a shame not more people listen to him.
    auberginedreams92on March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can see this song being written for an aspiring actress in L.A. or NY trying to make but hving to be a waitress or bartender to make ends meet. The first verse seems to be about a waitress who dropped a glass or something along those lines. Phenomenal song, perfect chord progression, and a lyrical genius. Great combination.
    RA777on July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about a whore
    loloiston May 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutely love this song. Just pure brilliance really.
    eemmadaon July 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'll bet it took a lot of whiskey to write this song
    artsluton February 28, 2009   Link

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