Charity

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"Charity"
Song by American Music Club
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Vudi
Matt Norelli
Danny Pearson

"Charity" is an unreleased song by American Music Club. The song was written in the early 1980's and first recorded by Tom Mallon in 1986 during the Engine sessions, coined by the band "45 Minutes Of Hell".[1]The song was played live around this same time, and has been commonly known as "Nothing" on various bootlegs.

Lyrics

I should have got down to the bank
Because now I don't have anything
You know my good friends out there
You know they'd never hurt anything

There's a thief sneaking out of my back door
Leave it open, go ahead, let all hell blow in
You didn't find anything to steal
There's nothing here to touch or feel
There's nothing here to touch or feel

Well everyone here is fast asleep
I'm pounding on the doors in my hotel hallway
Nothing here is mine at all
So I'm just gonna throw it away

Only the dead hear me when I call
Especially here, especially here
Or wrapped up in a favorite book
And I can't sink and I can't float
And I can't sink and I can't float

I seem to have joined the enemy's side
As I sit watching this tragedy
Welcome everyone in my bedroom
There's nothing here to touch or see
There's nothing here to touch or see

Well everyone here is fast asleep
I'm pounding on the doors in my hotel hallway
Nothing here is mine at all
I guess I'm just gonna give it away

How much money do I have
How many nickels, quarters, dimes
To pave my road away from here
For one of the last times
For one of the last times
For one of the last times

References

  1. Tom Mallon. "Tom Mallon Recording (1978-present)". rateyourmusic.com. Retrieved June 16, 2017.