"Everything Means Nothing to Me" as written by and Steven P. Smith....
Someone found the future as a statue
In a fountain
At attention looking backward in a
Pool of water

Wishes with a blue
Songbird on his shoulder
Who keeps singing over everything

Everything means nothing to me
Everything means nothing to me
Everything means nothing to me

I picked up the song and found my picture
In the paper
The reflection in the water shouted
"Are your men still

Trying to salute
People from a time when he was
Everything he's supposed to be?"

Everything means nothing to me


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"Everything Means Nothing to Me" as written by Steven P. Smith

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    General Commentone of the simple songs in life that yet has so much complexity.
    caramel fireon August 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so amazing because the deep description that he goes through on these seemingly pointless things represent his lack of interest for things that people think actually matter. the song is captivating, especially the end: the constant repetition of the phrase "everything means nothing to me" while the music uplifts the listener into his little psyche...
    loud_silenceon September 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about self-reflection of the accolades he received for his past work in comparison to when he wrote the song. E.S. has such a mythos about him, and people expect so much from him (as I do), but what it mean but mean nothing?
    dizznanon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti Just read in spin magazine that he wrote this song right after he had carved the word "now" into his arm with a knife, and he jsut sat down at the piano with blood still dripping from his arm and wrote the whole thing. its pretty much about pressure from all aspects of his life and wanting to just live in the moment.
    X Co and Ca Xon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentX Co and Ca X, i read that, too. dear lord, and i thought the song was sad before! my god. :(
    brown_polyesteron November 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis isn't one of my favourite songs, but it is still incredible. i was going to post about the SPIN article, it was so touching....
    NishFetson December 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoh the poor man. I wish he would have known how amazing he was. Dear Elliot, we love you so.
    capriciouspoeton December 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentall I can say is I know how he felt.
    Malformationon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsad, sad song. beautiful. Uplifting, really. This is Elliott at his best and my favorite album. He peaked here I think, although I love ALL his work - this to me is his masterpiece
    Welles-radioon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know about the first verse, but to me, the second verse seems to be about how he's fallen apart now, but people woreship what he used to be.
    tom65on February 13, 2005   Link

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