"No One Knows What It's Like To Be Me" as written by and Bradfield/jones/moore....
To all the people who've hurt me
To all the life that has left me
To all the longing that lost me
To all the future that scares me

To all the words that have drained me
To all the questions that bored me
To all the people that believed me
To all the money that blinded me

No one knows what it's like to be me
No one knows what it's like to be me

To all the skies that have reached for me
To all the oceans that drowned me
To all the rain that has soothed me
To all the sun that depressed me

To all the people that lived in fear
To all the life that is held so dear
To all the empty souls who still despair
I know it's the same for everyone

No one knows what it's like to be me
No one knows what it's like to be me
Doctor and dentist, housewife and thief
No one knows what it's like to be me

No one knows what it's like to be me
No one knows what it's like to be me
Doctor and dentist, housewife and thief
No one knows what it's like to be me


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    General CommentWas this written by Nicky, Richey or both? The way the lyrics are organised seems to say Nicky but the actual lyrics say Richey.
    my nothingon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNot familiar with this one - when was it written? Definitely sounds like a Richey song, though Nicky had the capacity to be pretty depressing, too.
    It's a song that flies in the face of that old cliche that 'no man is an island' - essentially, we all are, unless you believe in 'kizmet'. It sounds like a sad reflection of Richey's inability to find love, though I don't think that's what he was intending.
    richeyeon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song was a b-side of Kevin Carter. I think it was left off the album because it sounds a bit too much like The Holy Bible in some parts.
    Songmeaningsuseron April 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJa, how about the "To all the empty souls who still despair" bit, empty souls is one of Nicky's ideas, unless he based it on Richey's line in this one if it's Richey's.
    Mortonium Iceon June 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJa, how about the "To all the empty souls who still despair" bit, empty souls is one of Nicky's ideas, unless he based it on Richey's line in this one if it's Richey's.
    Mortonium Iceon June 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt totally sounds like a Holy Bible era-track - like Faster's little brother...

    The notes on the Everything Must Go single say the words are written by Nicky, but there's a clear Richey influence here.
    Smart Alexon April 26, 2007   Link

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