"Nothing" as written by Robert J Khaleel, John Dexter Steward, Heming Borthne, Joel Jacob Shearer and John O'brien....
Well they've been writing your name on a bathroom wall
But it don't mean nothing, it don't mean nothing
They want to ruin your life, they wann see you take a fall
But it don't mean nothing, it don't mean nothing at all

Stupid people say stupid things
And it'll drive you right up the wall
Sometimes I feel the same way too
But it don't mean nothing at all

You're mom and dad don't care about the way you feel
And you just can't take it, you just can't take it
You got the short end of a shitty deal
Just can't take it, you just can't take it no more

Stupid people say stupid things
And it'll drive you right up the wall
Sometimes I feel the same way too
But it don't mean nothing at all

They put a lot of effort into making you feel like a clown
You gave it your best shot and they shot you down

Stupid people say stupid things
And it'll drive you right up the fucking wall
Sometimes I feel the same way too
But it don't mean nothing at all
Well it don't mean nothing at all
It just don't mean nothing at all
Well it don't mean nothing at all


Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery

"Nothing" as written by Anthony Scalzo

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY

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    My InterpretationTo me, this song is more about encouragement than anything else. It seems to be talking to a loner or a "reject" in school who lives a horrible life because of the people around him, both in and out of home.

    "Well they've been writing your name on a bathroom wall
    But it don't mean nothing, it don't mean nothing
    They wanna ruin your life, they wann see you take a fall
    But it don't mean nothing, it don't mean nothing at all"

    The reason they say "It don't mean nothing at all" is because the fact that people are mean to you means nothing in terms of who you are. It only means that the people making fun of you are scared of you because they think you represent the "loser" inside of them.

    "Stupid people say stupid things
    And it'll drive you right up the wall
    Sometimes I feel the same way too
    But it don't mean nothing at all"

    In essence, the paragraph above is saying "Don't worry about yourself. It's the people treating you badly who are the 'stupid' ones. I know that because they've done the same thing to me."

    I especially like the line that says "You gave it your best shot and they shot you down." It represents a situation where the loner or reject tries to be socially acceptable to the people around him. But if he isn't perfect and doesn't meet every standard, he gets laughed at and pushed away instead of accepted. At least that's how I see it.

    I'm not exactly sure what "You got the short end of a shitty deal" means. It could just mean that the people treating you badly aren't willing to do you any favor unless that favor benefits themselves more than you.
    devsfan0183on December 22, 2009   Link

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