Nothing Rhymed Lyrics

Gilbert O’Sullivan


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
writers: Meredith Anne Brooks, Larry Dvoskin
album: Track 7 in album Himself
release date: 1971-8
popularity : 243 users have visited this page.
length: 3:23
composer: Gilbert O’Sullivan
lyricist: Gilbert O’Sullivan

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Gilbert O'Sullivan Himself cover art
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If I give up the seat I've been saving
To some elderly lady or man
Am I being a good boy
Am I your pride and joy
Mother please if your pleased say I am
And if while in the course of my duty
I perform an unfortunate take
Would you punish me so, unbelievably so

Never again will I make that mistake
This feeling inside me could never deny me
The right to be wrong if I choose
And this pleasure I get
From say winning a bet
Is to lose

When I'm drinking my Bonaparte Shandy
Eating more than enough apple pies
Will I glance at my screen and see real human beings starve to death
Right in front of my eyes

Nothing old, nothing new, nothing ventured
Nothing gained, nothing still-born or lost,
Nothing further than proof nothing wilder than youth
Nothing older than time, nothing sweeter than wine
Nothing physically, recklessly, hopelessly blind
Nothing I couldn't say
Nothing why 'cause today
Nothing rhymed

This feeling inside me could never deny me
The right to be wrong if I choose,
And this pleasure I get
From say winning a bet
Is to lose

Nothing good, nothing bad, nothing ventured
Nothing gained, nothing still-born or lost,
Nothing further than proof nothing wilder than youth
Nothing older than time, nothing sweeter than wine
Nothing physically, recklessly, hopelessly blind
Nothing I couldn't say
Nothing why 'cause today
Nothing rhymed


Track Listing

  • 1 Intro
  • 2 January Git
  • 3 Bye-Bye
  • 4 Permissive Twit
  • 5 Matrimony
  • 6 Independent Air
  • 7 Nothing Rhymed
  • 8 Too Much Attention
  • 9 Susan van Heusen
  • 10 If I Don't Get You (Back Again)
  • 11 Thunder and Lightning
  • 12 Houdini Said
  • 13 Doing the Best I Can
  • 14 Outro