Do You Really Want It?


Nothing More – Do You Really Want It?

Do you really want it?

We say give me a high, oh God give me a feeling,
(Cause I’ve lost my reason)
We say give me a push, a push through this,
(Concrete ceiling)
We say give me a sign that proves what I believe in,
(A psychic reading)
So I can shake these American demons,
Ohh, give me, give me, give me!

Everybody wants to change the world,
But one thing’s clear:
No one ever wants to change themselves,
That’s the way things are.
All because we hate the buzzkill,
Jaded when we need to feel,
But we can change it all,
If you really want it!

Do you really want it?
Do you really want it!?

You gotta bite the bullet till your gums are bleeding,
(Grab the mic and scream it)
You gotta dig up the past to get past this,
(Anxious feeling)
You gotta get ripped apart to see why you’re breathing,
(To find your reason)
So I can shake these American demons,
Ohh, give me, give me, give me!

Everybody wants to change the world,
But one thing’s clear:
No one ever wants to change themselves,
That’s the way things are.
All because we hate the buzzkill,
Jaded when we need to feel,
But we can change it all,
If you really want it!
But we can change it all…

Do you really want it!?
Do you, do you?
Do you really want it!?
Do you, do you?
Ohh, so I can shake these American demons!
Screaming, screaming, screaming!

Everybody wants to change the world,
But one thing’s clear:
No one ever wants to change themselves,
That’s the way things are.
All because we hate the buzzkill,
Jaded when we need to feel,
But we can change it all.
(We can change it all)
We can change it all,
If you really want it!

We can change it all.
Ya, we can change it all,
If you really want it!
We can change it all.
We can change it all.

Everybody wants to change the world.
(We can change it all)
No one ever wants to change themselves.
(We can change it all)
Everybody wants to change the world.
(We can change it all)
No one ever wants to change themselves.
(We can change it all)
Everybody wants to change the world.
(We can change it all)
No one ever wants to change themselves.
(We can change it all)
Everybody wants to change the world.
(We can change it all)
No one ever wants to change themselves.


Songwriters: Ben Dalton Anderson Ii / Daniel Oliver / Jonathan Taylor Hawkins / Mark Anthony Vollelunga / Scott Stevens / Will Hoffman

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, Cypmp

Fade In / Fade Out

Nothing More – Fade In / Fade Out

Just the other day I looked at my father.
It was the first time I saw he’d grown old.
Canyons through his skin and the rivers that made them,
Carve the stories I was told.

He said, “Son,
I have watched you fade in.
You will watch me fade out.
When the grip leaves my hand,
I know you won’t let me down.

Go and find your way.
Leave me in your wake.
Always push through the pain.
And don’t run away from change.
Never settle, make your mark.
Hold your head up, follow your heart.
Follow your heart.

Just the other day I stared at the ocean.
With every new wave, another must go.
One day you’ll remember us laughing.
One day you’ll remember my passion.
One day you’ll have one of your own.

I say, “Son,
I have watched you fade in.
You will watch me fade out.
When the grip leaves my hand,
I know you won’t let me down.

Go and find your way.
Leave me in your wake.
Always push through the pain.
And don’t run away from change.
Never settle, make your mark.
Hold your head up, follow your heart.
Follow your heart.

We all get lost sometimes, trying to find what we’re looking for

I have watched you fade in.
You will watch me fade out.
I have watched you fade in.
You will watch me fade out.
When the grip leaves my hand,
I know you won’t let me down.

Go and find your way.
Leave me in your wake.
Always push through the pain.
And don’t run away from change.
Never settle, make your mark.
Hold your head up, follow your heart.
Follow your heart.

When the morning comes and takes me,
I promise I have taught you everything that you need.
In the night you’ll dream of so many things,
But find the ones that bring you life.
And you’ll find me.
That’s where you’ll find me.

God Went North

“The biggest struggle beyond the very obvious physical struggle (which was the cancer and her passing away), was a secondary narrative that was happening at the same time. There was this struggle between religiosity and secularism, and what I mean by that is, my mom, as she approached death and felt the fear come over her of leaving the rest of us behind, clung more to religion and got more involved in this particular church that we started going to. I was actually going in the other direction; I was becoming much less religious.

I grew up being a Christian, but I was actually at the age when I began questioning all of those things and finding a lot of inconsistencies with things that I grew up being taught. I was cleaning the slate off, and I wanted to start with a blank page and re-write what I thought as an adult now going into my college years. At the same time, my mom was filling in the slate with more and more beliefs.

The part of the whole process that made it so complicated was that we were not only splitting physically, but also splitting spiritually and emotionally because we didn’t see things the same way anymore. Beliefs, especially religious ones, are strong bonding factors between human beings. It’s very difficult when someone as innately close as my mom and I were going in such different directions on that plane of belief. That is where I was starting from when writing the song. I wanted to express that tearing apart on all levels, physically and spiritually. That’s why the song is called ‘God Went North.’

It was a battle to be honest with myself and honest with my mom. I knew that her beliefs were different than mine, but I didn’t know if she was just clinging to them out of fear. At the same time, I wanted to be supportive, so there were moments where I just kind of caved in and acted like I believed something because she was so down in the dumps. It was a hard thing to navigate, because I didn’t want to become a fake person to the one person that I had always been the most real with, and who knew me better than anybody.”

– Jonny Hawkins

Nothing More – God Went North

A hospital bed
A room filled with flowers
Every monitor beep keeps the time
As I count down the hours
The petals they weep
They’re uprooted like me
Cut from the cord of their mother
Who created everything

If You won’t save her
Please just take her away

She pulls me close
Says that she loves me
That she wishes to still be around
On the day that I marry
Tightly she holds
But the plan still unfolds
Cutting the cord from the mother
Who gave me everything

If You won’t save her
Please just take her
Nothing breaks her away
From the promise of a better day

This is your moment of glory
Hallelujah

It may feel like God went north
And left you to be
But all you need to know
Is you have everything you need
It’s just a blink of an eye
Until the next time we meet
I’ll hold you ’til the end
I’ll hold you ’til you’re free

If You won’t save her
Please just take her
Nothing breaks her away
Because she’ll keep holding on

I’ll hold you ’til the end

The Matthew Effect

“For to everyone who has, more shall be given, and he will have an abundance; but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.”

– Matthew 25:29

Nothing More – The Matthew Effect

You’ve been sucking tit
Asleep in your cradle
Given the world
You’re still ungrateful
You bitch and whine
You’re always entitled
You blame Mommy and Daddy
You think you’re Jesus Christ

You’ve been sucking tit
Safe in your cradle
Given the world
But somehow unable
If talk is the game
Then you take the title
Your day is coming
Despite your denial

Like a parasite, you got the easy life
I’m the hand that feeds
You’re the dog that bites

I’ll be breaking, breaking, breaking your pride
You’re sucking, sucking, sucking me dry
One day you’ll realize
You’re no Jesus Christ

I dream of the day
Your eyes are ripped open
You eat your words
Spit up and start choking
Talk like a man
But walk like a child
Your day is coming, despite your denial

Like a parasite, you got the easy life
I’m the hand that feeds
You’re the dog that bites

I’ll be breaking, breaking, breaking your pride
You’re sucking, sucking, sucking me dry
One day you’ll realize, why can’t you realize?
Breaking, breaking, breaking your pride
You’re sucking, sucking, sucking me dry
One day you’ll realize you’re no Jesus Christ

Give up, step back, rewind, repeat

And then you’ll see one day
That you could be like a star someday
Like a star someday

Then you’ll be
Breaking, breaking, breaking your pride
Sucking, sucking, sucking me dry
One day you’ll realize
Why can’t you realize?

I’ll be breaking, breaking, breaking your pride
You’re sucking, sucking, sucking me dry
One day you’ll realize you’re no Jesus Christ

Until you realize you’re no Jesus Christ

Christ Copyright

Nothing More – Christ Copyright

Don’t form thoughts, trust politicians
Forfeit soul, pursue religion
Lose free will to gain protection
Sink the ship with good intention

See our minds become conditioned
As we swear by these traditions
Lose our hearts and breed division
Oh my God why can’t we wake up

They’re selling heaven tonight
Sign on the dotted line
They got your Christ on copyright

To think you know who goes to heaven
Is just one big misconception
Like God hates fags and communism
Create fear to feed the system

They’re selling heaven tonight
Sign on the dotted line
They got your Christ on copyright

We are not machines

If they scream loud
They might muscle the crowd
But we won’t bow down
No, we won’t bow down

They’re selling heaven tonight
Sign on the dotted line
They got your Christ on copyright

We Loved with Every Step We Take

Nothing More – I’ll Be Ok

We live in the rain, a sea of change
You can’t keep anything you take
The lovely face of lives we chase
Is but dust for wind to take
When all is gone, the only loss
To not have loved at every cost
When you can say, and I can say
We loved with every step we take, I’ll be ok

How do you love when your heart is broken?
How do you speak when you feel outspoken?
I can forgive and be forgiven
By learning to heal with a heart wide open

With open hearts, despite the stakes
We take a chance on our mistakes
A brand new day, we will embrace
An open wound that heals with grace
All the fears that we will face
In this time, and in this place
When you can say, and I can say
We loved with every step we take, I’ll be ok

Pyre

Nothing More (feat. Alan Watts) – Pyre

When you opened your eyes on the world for the first time as a child,
How brilliant the colors were, what a jewel the sun was,
What marvel the stars, how incredibly alive the trees were…

And to love again and again, and have people to whom we are deeply attached go to sleep and never wake up…
And the laughter echoes only in one’s mind… but then the echo goes… the memory, the traces are all gone.

All your efforts, all your achievements, all your attainments turning into dust, Nothingness… what is the feeling? What happens to you?

The idea of God as the potter, the architect of the universe,
It makes you feel that life is, after all, important, that there is someone who cares.
It has meaning, it has sense, and you are valuable in the eyes of the Father.
But after a while it got embarrassing, the superstition, the myth, the absolutely unfounded idea… why does anybody believe that?

So you become an atheist, and then you feel terrible after that because you got rid of God…
But that means you got rid of yourself, you’re just nothing but a machine…
And your idea that you’re a machine is just a machine too… (a machine in the system)…

So if you think that that’s the way things are, you feel hostile to the world.
You feel that the world is a neurological trap into which you somehow got caught… trapped…
You run from the maternity ward to the crematorium and that’s it… that’s it…
So if you’re a smart kid you commit suicide.

Now I want to propose another idea altogether…
The real you, is not a puppet which life pushes around.
The real you, the real deep down you, is the whole universe.
You cannot confine yourself to what happens inside the skin.
Your skin doesn’t separate you from the world, it’s a bridge.
But just as a magnet polarizes itself in north and south, but its all one magnet,
So experience polarizes itself as “Self” and “Other”, but it’s all one.

What you call the “External world” is as much YOU as your own body.
Most people think that when they open their eyes and look around that what they are seeing is outside…
It seems, doesn’t it, that you are behind your eyes.
We haven’t realized that life and death, black and white, good and evil, being and non-being, come from the same center.

When you look for your own particularized center of being which is separate from everything else, you wont be able to find it.
The only way you’ll know it isn’t there is if you look hard enough, to find out that it isn’t there.
It isn’t there at all, there isn’t a separate you.
There are, in physical reality, no such things as separate events.

People can’t be talked out of illusions.
If a person believes that the earth is flat, you can’t talk him out of that, he knows that it’s flat.
He’ll go down to the window and see that its obvious, it looks flat.
So the only way to convince him that it isn’t is to say, “Well let’s go and find the edge”.