"Nowhere Nothin' Fuckup" as written by and Doug Martsch....
Say a word for Jimmy Brown
Been nowhere he's done nothing
Probably not even a shirt on his back
Ain't got nothing at all
Say a word for Ginger Brown
Walks around with his head down
They took the shoes from his feet
Threw the poor boy out in the street nowhere nothin' fuckup
Nowhere nothin' fuckup
Nowhere nothin' fuckup
Nowhere nothin'
Nowhere nothin' now say a word for Karen Brown
She can't tell the night from the day
They threw her out in the street
Just like a cat she landed on her feet
Say a word for Charlie Brown
Ain't got nothin' at all
Everyday she falls in love and every night she falls
And when she does it's with a nowhere nothin' fuckup
Nowhere nothin' fuckup
Nowhere nothin' fuckup
Nowhere nothin' nowhere nothin' now nowhere nothin' fuckup
Nowhere nothin' fuckup
Nowhere nothin' fuckup
Nowhere nothin' nowhere nothin' now
In America
Every puddle
Gasoline rainbow
In America
Every puddle
Gasoline rainbow
In America
Every puddle
Gasoline rainbow



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"Nowhere Nothin' Fuckup" as written by Doug Martsch

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    General CommentThis song is a slightly modified VU cover.

    Check the original here -
    songmeanings.net/…
    ModestMon June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comments on one of the two best songs from Built to SPills first albums?

    well I like this song. its cool. I love it.
    nonnycrieson January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat word was supposed to be album.
    nonnycrieson January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song as well, equally surprised there aren't more comments.

    always makes me a bit sad and reminds me of teenage friends i had/have who just didn't have any luck.
    pollyethyleneon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI found out a very weird coincidence/inspiration: in Philip K. Dick's book, "Flow my Tears, the Policeman said", the main character is Jason Taverner, a singer. His biggest hit is a song by the same name. The book was published in 1975, by the way.
    jtn191on August 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea they got the name from the Phillip K. Dick book
    topicalrushon September 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, but it's funny how much has been revealed to be taken from something else the more i look into it.

    the lyrics are all from "oh! sweet nuthin" by the velvet underground, and the title/chorus is from that philip k. dick book.

    from the first listen though i should have suspected this, none of the lyrics really sound like doug's usual style. it's still a cool song
    athingon November 21, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthe song is kind of ordinary for the 3 1/2 minutes or so, but when the coda kicks in.. wow.

    takes the song to incredible heights
    yoladuon February 09, 2012   Link

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