"Sweet Nothing" as written by Calvin Harris, Florence Welch and Tom Hull....
You took my heart, and you held it in your mouth
And
With the word, all my love came rushing out
And
Every whisper, it's the worst
Emptied out by a single word
There is a hollow in me now

So I put my faith in something unknown
I'm living on such sweet nothing
But I'm tryin' to hope with nothing to hold
I'm living on such sweet nothing
And it's hard to learn
And it's hard to love
When you're giving me such sweet nothing
Sweet nothing
Sweet nothing
You're giving me such sweet nothing

It isn't easy for me to let it go
'Cause I swallow every single word
And every whisper, every sigh
Eats away this heart of mine
And there is a hollow in me now

So I put my faith in something unknown
I'm living on such sweet nothing
But I'm tired of hope with nothing to hold
I'm living on such sweet nothing

And it's hard to learn
And it's hard to love
When you're giving me such sweet nothing
Sweet nothing
Sweet nothing
You're giving me such sweet nothing

And it's not enough
To tell me that you care
When, we both know the words are empty air
You give me nothing
Nothing

Uoh
Uoh
Uoh
Sweet, nothing

Uoh
Uoh
Uoh
Uoh

Sweet, nothing


Lyrics submitted by mad about the boy

"Sweet Nothing" as written by Tom Hull Calvin Harris

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  • +14
    My InterpretationIt's about falling in love with someone but the other person doesn't reciprocate the effort one puts into the relationship.
    D.Face.21on November 02, 2012   Link
  • +10
    General Commentbelieving in the words said in the heat of the moment, in the early times of passion during a relationship...taking the leap of faith to believe the honey moon phase words that a lot of people tend to say in the beginning of a relationship but she believed it and realized she was living on such sweet nothings ... notice how it's in like an escort club, affection is being thrown around the room but it doesn't actually mean anything and the men go along with it and are okay with it and take it. it's hard to learn how to love someone when nothing is being done and it's just all words said in the moment."you took my heart and held it in your mouth" i guess played with her heart through his words he didn't even hold it with his hands...

    basically about believing the sweet words at the beginning of a relationship and becoming so invested but in the end you realized... it was all nothing.. just sweet words.
    esaeraaon January 06, 2013   Link
  • +4
    General Comment"hard to learn
    hard to love"

    it seems like staying in unhealthy relationship.

    one person just keeps making promises
    and the other is desperate enough to believe it.

    i.e. A situation you don't want to be in, but can't leave.
    tomguy99on December 07, 2012   Link
  • +4
    My Interpretation"So I put my faith in something unknown " i makes think about my long distance relationship...
    heyimeddon May 22, 2013   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song pretty much sums up how I feel in my relationship currently..
    Pomp11on May 04, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretation"It isn't easy for me to let it go
    'Cause I swallow every single word
    And every whisper, every sigh
    Eats away this heart of mine
    And there is a hollow in me now"

    (I cant seem to break up with this guy because everything he said I have taken to heart. It makes my heart weak and I always feel empty.)

    So I put my faith in something unknown
    I'm living on such sweet nothing
    But I'm tired of hope with nothing to hold
    I'm living on such sweet nothing

    (And I dont know if this will work but I still hold on. Im getting so tired of having nothing to show for it.)

    And it's not enough
    To tell me that you care
    When, we both know the words are empty air
    You give me nothing
    Nothing

    (Im about to end this because your words are starting to lose their charm.)
    Lulubaby88on May 03, 2013   Link
  • +2
    MemoryThis song reminds me of the guy I'm in love with. He took my heart.. we ere dating. He said so many sweet words that I thought for one point he was in love with me.. So i opened my heart and that was the biggest mistake. And until now i will never know if what every he said was a true or a "sweet nothing"

    So I put my faith in something unknown
    I'm living on such sweet nothing
    But I'm tryin' to hope with nothing to hold

    I put my faith for the unknown "his feelings" and believed the words they were "sweet nothings" ... I had a hope every time he flirted with me or played with me hoped that it is a true feeling and not just a play...

    I couldn't let it go! it was too late "every whisper, ever sigh ate away this heart of mine" and now my h

    And it's not enough
    To tell me that you care
    When, we both know the words are empty air
    You give me nothing

    he told me that he cared.. every time he saw me but still he played with my feelings .. but they were truly "empty air"..
    He gave me nothing!
    saw87on May 26, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFor me, its about talk being cheap and not enough action. Feelings are important but action is more so and I definitely resonate with this song right now.
    thyi319on November 07, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationbasically about betrayal in a relationship. Lies that just keep on coming.. I particularly like the verse "It isn't easy for me to let it go
    'Cause I swallow every single word
    And every whisper, every sigh
    Eats away this heart of mine
    And there is a hollow in me now".
    fluffylambon January 04, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI think that all the interpretations of this song sound pretty accurate, of course our readings relate to our own experiences. So, I'd like to add that its about falling in love ("a single word") when you've already lost most of your trust in others--particularly in the way of love: something abstract and often only understood in terms of cliches. After all, love is both one of the most cliche and powerful ideas that's dominated literature, film, art, and music for centuries. "It's hard to learn" when we all have numerous preconceptions about relationships. "But I'm tired of hope with nothing to hold:" Love's immaterial, yet our culture is obsessed with material goods and instant gratification. Why do 'love' and 'nothing' relate? Because when we're desensitized to something, or overrun with an abstract idea, it can mean absolutely nothing--like violence in a gangster movie. The real question that this song asks is: should I eat cliches up like a sixteen year old girl and hope for the best-- or fight the feeling until I'm sure its really there. Just like centuries of blind lovers--everyone loves acting like a sixteen year old girl.
    UNIVER2ALVon April 01, 2013   Link

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