"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


Lyrics submitted by EnjOy IncUbus, edited by Guy McPerson

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

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  • +1
    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 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 Commenti also heard that he wrote it following friends telling him to think about the future, thus carving now into his arm and writing the song.
    constantinaon March 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhen I hear the song, I always think that the word 'everything' is more like the concept of having it all and growing up to all of life's expectations. 'Everything' could be having a great career and a spouse... the things that society says you're supposed to have by a certain point.
    Everything = success
    So he's saying that he doesn't feel that he's a failure because he didn't live up to what everyone wants him to be because 'everything' means nothing to him.
    FiveCentBottleon August 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenteverything reminds me of her
    everything means nothing to me

    her = nothing
    ripelivejamon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe second verse is incorrect; it should be:
    The reflection in the water showed an iron man still trying to salute...

    This was taken straight from the lyrics printed in the sleeve of "Figure 8."
    Gray Ghoston July 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's hard to care about anything sometimes at the depths of depression because it seems like nothing you do or value means anything at all. It's apathy, and when you start to lose all meaning in everything you start to feel like the hollow shell of a person instead. Nothing holds any meaning, nothing you do matters. It's nihilism, apathy and loneliness. The feeling that nothing you will ever do will fix anything and so everything is meaningless.
    BuckWilderon August 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    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 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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