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Alison Krauss – Nothin' lyrics

Hey mama, when you leave
Don't leave a thing behind
I don't want nothin'
I can't use nothin'

Take care into the hall
And if you see my friends
Tell them I'm fine
Not using nothin'

Almost burned out my eyes
Threw my ears down to the floor
I didn't see nothin'
I didn't hear nothin'

I stood there like a block of stone
Knowin' all I had to know
And nothin' more
Man, that's nothin'

As brothers our troubles are
Locked in each others arms
And you better pray
They never find you

Your back ain't strong enough
For burdens doublefold
They'd crush you down
Down into nothin'

Being born is going blind
And buying down a thousand times
To echoes strung
On pure temptation

Sorrow and solitude
These are the precious things
And the only words
That are worth rememberin'

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    To me Nothin' is simply about being completely hopeless. " Looking into the Abyss and seeing... The Abyss". As the saying goes. One of the darkest, bleakest, and scariest songs ever written. By Townes or anybody else for that matter. We all feel joy, we all feel pain. But what happens when you feel absolutely Nothing? Alison and robert do a different and nice take on it to be sure. But listen to Townes do it and it's like listening to someone who should have already been in the ground. Hearing and seeing and feeling. "Nothin".
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