"Everything" as written by Anthony Cornelius Hamilton, Metkel Deglel, Simon Gidewon, Torence Hatch, Jay W. Jenkins and Wolsey D. Thomas....
They tell me I have to get out of bed
They tell me I have to keep up my strength
I've got to eat something
I'm hoping that the taste will kill me
I have agonized to find a different way

And there is no soothing for the boiling of my skin
There is no comfort here

So what if I'm standing here?
I still hurt from my hair to my feet
I know this is nothing now but once it was everything

They tell me I have to get up and dressed
They tell me I have to start getting out
I've got to keep busy
Maybe exertion will do me in
I have been defiled a thousand different ways

There is no pressure for the hemorrhaging
There is no healing me

So what if I'm walking now?
I still burn every time that I breathe
I know this is nothing now but once it was everything

It rips me from my dreams
I swear I hear your voice
I run from room to room to find you

So what if I'm walking now?
I still burn every time that I breathe
I know this is nothing
Nothing
To me this is everything


Lyrics submitted by v@caman

"Everything" as written by Roger Mcnair Busta Rhymes

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    General CommentIt reminds me of the annoyance that occurs when something bad had happened, and people use the old 'well things with get better eventually' line on you. They forget that perhaps sometimes the bad thing that did happen, you just want to reverse, and that if things will get better, what is there in reality to clutch to until it does? The past I guess...
    trillson May 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's written from the point of view of the girlfriend of the guy who was murdered (see 'Beautiful'). Trying to cope with the grief and not having the strength to go on, I guess.
    macrobon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI guess it's about the time where you just broke up with someone and people around you tell you to get out, have fun and forget that person. But you're not ready yet. Although you know the old love is gone, you need to remember that time, before going on..
    Sonata Arcticaon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe general idea i got out of it is the feeling and the mundane everyday existance of living in an in patient treatment center... she starts with saying "they tell me i have to get out of bed
    they tell me i have to keep up my strength
    i've got to eat something" <----- They make rounds to make sure people are awake and moving, and the second and third line make me think the recovery placement is for drug addiction, or even for anorexia.

    "but there is no soothing
    for the boiling of my skin
    there is no comfort here

    so what if I'm standing here?
    i still hurt from my hair to my feet" <----- speaks to the pain she in, addicts when they are withdrawing are very weak, especially if its heroin, they don't / can't eat food. The feeling of withdrawing from heroin is described as wanting to pull off all ur skin often

    "i know this is nothing now
    but once it was everything" <------ refers to the addiction being everything

    "they tell me i have to get up and dressed
    they tell me i have to start getting out
    i've got to keep busy
    maybe exhertion will do me in" <----- the repetition of routine they drill into ur life when in recovery and in treatment centers
    jadedsugaron May 25, 2010   Link

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