"Nothing" as written by Fletcher Dragge, Jason M. Thirsk, Byron Mcmackin and Jim Lindberg....
Life I was a lonely man
With my lead boots nailed to the floor
Dancing the best that I can
Sweets-took the pain away
I saw a cold death at the end of the line
So I started to pray
Up towards the sky but knew no one would
Answer me. I asked the trees why they
Grew toward the sun. I asked the clouds
And they rained down bad luck on me
Oh my god why hath thou forsaken me
I asked the teachers who taught me rules
To obey. I asked the gaes and prophets
Through time. Came up nothing but
A hole where my faith had laid no
Reason, no rite nothing feels fine tonight
Crime it was a price to pay
I found the hole world as guilty as I
It took the danger away
Hate-it was so easy to do
You just directed all your anger at fear
And then you follow it through
I went to churches and schools to decide
For me. I went to prophets to plea for
My life. Went to my parents who gave
This dark life to me. I don't need to
I don't want to. I don't want to
Wonder why. If you don't want to
Hear my problems well you can fuck
Off and die. You do not know. Don't
Say you know. Give me some answers
For my life now got some explaining to do
I've got to come up with solutions in time
Before my future is through
Hope for my new promise today
Still I got this strane feeling that
Time is slowly slipping away

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"Nothing" as written by Fletcher Dragge Byron Mcmackin

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  • +1
    General Commentoh man this is one of the darkest songs pennywise has ever writen. I really like it, it asks the hard questions.
    darcoreon February 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone of my fav pennywise songs
    daddioon June 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPossibly their best song to me. Questions the beliefs that for forced upon you. When he looks for answers, he is met with the same problems.

    There is alot of angst in this song, very strong.
    nex2289on May 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe's wondering why everything works this way, and their lack of answers led him to feel nothing. Probably their darkest song. It also has to deal with depression. "Don't say you know"...
    epicmikenomoreon June 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentProbably one of the best songs I've ever heard! From my point of view, this song talks about a regular guy who is wondering why we are educated the way we are. We are told to do the things always in the same way, but when real problems, questions or feelings knock on our door, we never have real solutions, so we are condemned to repeat the same mistakes over and over again. I wish every single guy on this world wonder why people do the things they do!
    hugohxc1984on August 08, 2010   Link

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