Nothing

I’m smiling but I’m dying, trying not to drag my feet.” –The Script, Nothing


Sebuah single berjudul “Nothing” dirilis oleh The Script pada tanggal 19 November 2010 sebagai single kedua dari studio album kedua mereka, “Science & Faith”. Album ini sendiri dirilis di Irlandia pada tanggal 10 September 2010, menyusul kemudian di Inggris pada tanggal 13 September 2010, dan terakhir di Amerika Serikat pada tanggal 18 Januari 2011. Lagu ini ditulis dan diaransemen oleh Danny O’Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, Steve Kipner, dan Andrew Frampton. Sebuah music video (MV) dibuat untuk lagu ini dengan Charles Mehling sebagai sutradara.
The song is told from the first-person point of view of a man who drinks himself to a stupor after he and his girlfriend broke up. Unable to accept that everything is over, he calls her and tells her his feelings, but the girl does not make any response, hence the title “Nothing”. Sometimes this kind of post-breakup syndrome doesn’t only happen to men, but also to women. Even when we’re hanging out with our friends, even when we have so many glasses of beer, we can’t get rid the thought of that person. Even our friends say that we’re better off alone now than when we’re with that person then, even our friends say that we’re fool for keep thinking about that person, even our friends say that we’re crazy, we don’t even care and keep trying to reach that person. We believe that that person will comeback to us if we’re begging. We believe that everything will be back as then if we meet that person face to face. We’re acting like a crazy person. Keep screaming out that person’s name, but that person never answers. “I wanted words but all I heard was nothing.” Hingga pada akhirnya kita menyadari bahwa segala yang kita lakukan sia-sia. Ia tak pernah menjawab panggilan kita. Dan dia tak akan pernah kembali.


The Script mengaku bahwa mereka mendapatkan inspirasi untuk lagu ini dari vokalis mereka, Danny O’Donoghue, yang kerap menelepon kekasih atau mantan pacarnya dalam keadaan mabuk ketika sedang patah hati. Meskipun bukan single tersukses yang pernah dirilis oleh The Script, lagu ini memperoleh sertifikat Gold dari Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) atas penjualan yang menembus angka 500.000 salinan. Dengan “Nothing”, sekali lagi The Script berhasil membuktikan bahwa mereka adalah raja dari lagu-lagu galau masa kini.

Sometimes love’s intoxicating. You’re coming down, your hands are shaking. When you realize there’s no one waiting.” –The Script, Nothing


* Ditulis sambil mendengarkan lagu “Nothing” oleh The Script.

“Am I better off dead? Am I better off a quitter?
They say I’m better off now than I ever was with her
As they take me to my local down the street
I’m smiling but I’m dying trying not to drag my feet
They say a few drinks will help me to forget her
But after one too many I know that I’ll never
Only they can’t see where this is gonna end
They all think I’m crazy but to me it’s perfect sense

And my mates are all there trying to calm me down
’Cause I’m shouting your name all over town
I’m swearing if I go there now
I can change her mind, turn it all around
And I know that I’m drunk but I’ll say the words
And she’ll listen this time even though they’re slurred
So I dialed her number and confessed to her
I'm still in love but all I heard was nothing
Nothing, nothing, nothing

So I stumble there, along the railings and the fences
I know if we’re face to face then she’ll come to her senses
Every drunk step I take leads me to her door
If she sees how much I’m hurting, she’ll take me back for sure

She said nothing (nothing, nothing)
I wanted words but all I heard was nothing
I got nothing (nothing, nothing)
I got nothing (nothing, nothing)
I wanted words but all I heard was nothing

Sometimes love’s intoxicating
You’re coming down, your hands are shaking
When you realize there’s no one waiting”

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