"Nothing Really Matters" as written by and Madonna Louise Ciccone Madonna Ciccone....
When I was very young
Nothing really mattered to me
But making myself happy
I was the only one

Now that I am grown
Everything's changed
I'll never be the same
Because of you

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need
Everything I give you
All comes back to me

Looking at my life
It's very clear to me
I lived so selfishly
I was the only one

I realize
That nobody wins
Something is ending
And something begins

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need
Everything I give you
All comes back to me

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need
Everything I give you
All comes back to me

Nothing takes the past away
Like the future
Nothing makes the darkness go
Like the light

You're shelter from the storm
Give me comfort in your arms

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need
Everything I give you (Everything I give you)
All comes back to me

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need
Everything I give you
All comes back to me

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need


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"Nothing Really Matters" as written by Madonna Louise Ciccone Madonna Ciccone

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is a very true song... Nothing really matters, but the love, we gave to each other. And this not only in relational life. It all comes back to us, so be respectful to everyone you met. This is what this song means to me, even this is not the real message of this song. ;)
    Danieloon September 08, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentShe's hatsumomo from Memoirs of a geisha, and she's realizing that all of that bad karma she's been sending out is coming back to her. She realizes that she needs to move on because it doesn't matter that she's not the 'only one' anymore. What she really needs in life is love, and that she shouldn't waste her time on screwing with people's lives anymore for her own sake because she's still not happy.
    1800COKEWHOREon July 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it is all about being a mother, when she was young, no one else was important, but Now she has a daughter. with who all the love she gives her, comes back, and she knows that now she isn't really important at all compared to her daughter
    fallenpugon January 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCan't believe no one has commented on this song :O ! Anyway I think Madonna here is letting go of her "material girl" like needs, she realises that nothing in the world matters because its not eternal, the only thing that is eternal is love.
    jonathan31on January 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthehe..well i love this song. i really like Madonna's songs. they're always amazing--the sound and the lyrics. she's one of the best artists out there. with some of her songs they juss hit me inside sumwhere and juss connect with my soul and lures me in her music .. i love her songs. shes awesome!
    aeris1213on June 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti really love this song. it juss sounds beautiful, of course it's madonna. but ne ways it is a possibility that this may be about her child. basically shes changed her old ways and now that shes grown up and now a mom. well its juss a possibility or it could be about a person. but most of the lines point more to that direction it seems. maybe.
    aeris1213on August 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentall about the beginning of something and that she's not looking back anymore. I liked the catchy beat in the chorus.
    limetreeon July 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    MemoryAgree with the rest of the bloggers because What Madonna Really is Crying About in Nothing Really Matters is Love Itself. For Madonna, Love is the only aspect that matters In Our American Lives because Lady Madonna is Profusely Crying in this beautiful song. Her Tears Are Falling because her four artful students by the names of Lola, Rocco, David and Mercy have all impacted and changed her life. Being a mother is so important to Miss Ciccone-She never had a mother to love. Madonna is Very Happy but she is Extremely Sad because she can't quite really explain it-it's just there for her. That is why Madonna is Love. Between Smiles and Tears, Madonna is Reveling in the grace and beauty of her Ray of Light in her American Life. Madonna is Love!
    rabbitbunnyon June 10, 2013   Link

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