Who Sang Nothing Out of Nothing? Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea Up cover art
release date: 1995-10-11
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Celtic
length: 2:39
writer: Séan McCann

I left my home, my family by the ocean
Out on my own, to seek my fortune,
There's no work to occupy these young hands
So look out boy! Your heading for the mainland!


And what do you do? Can't make nothing out of nothing
Everybody needs a start
And what do you do? Can't make nothing out of nothing
Give my country back its heart

Now I was born on a St. John's street
Where all my hopes could meet with defeat
I hired my days to higher education
No I'm so smart I could rule this comdenation


No I'm alone but I'm working everyday
I'm getting stoned and blowing all my pay
Just to survive I'll do whatever I can
No I'm alive, but I cannot be a real man


CD 1
  • 1 Run Runaway
  • 2 Goin Up
  • 3 Fast as I Can
  • 4 Mari-Mac
  • 5 Dancing With Mrs. White
  • 6 Something to It
  • 7 Buying Time
  • 8 Lukey
  • 9 The Old Black Rum
  • 10 The Chemical Worker's Song (Process Man)
  • 11 Wave Over Wave
  • 12 Billy Peddle
  • 13 Nothing Out of Nothing
  • 14 The Jolly Butcher
  • 15 Rant & Roar