Nothing And Everything

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"Nothing And Everything"
Hey Mr Ferryman cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Hey Mr Ferryman
Released January 27, 2017
Format CD/LP
Length 4:17
Label Merge Records (US) / Decor Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Sheldon Gomberg
Hey Mr Ferryman track listing
  1. "The Last Ten Years"
  2. "An Answer"
  3. "The Road"
  4. "Nothing And Everything"
  5. "An Angel's Wing Brushed The Penny Slots"
  6. "In My Role As Professional Singer And Ham"
  7. "Mr Humphries"
  8. "La Llorona"
  9. "Just Because"
  10. "Sleep From My Eyes"

"Nothing And Everything" is the 4th song on Mark Eitzel's 11th studio album, 2017's Hey Mr Ferryman.


The night falls like a chain
Nothing and everything
Takes the blood from your vein
Nothing and everything

His lightning-bolt hands
Only fill the room with ash
Makes impossible demands
Accepts credit cards or cash
Won’t suffer your confession
Less you bend to his will
Relies on your compassion
To always get the bill

The chain weighs a ton
Nothing and everything
Freedom’s a gun
It’s nothing and everything

And because you love him
You’re the punching bag
He’s just a big child
It’s just a game of tag
When he reaches for you
Like a demon from a spell
Hopes drown in their blood
Wishes die in the well

The chain shakes you out
Nothing and everything
When a coward’s not found out
Nothing and everything

Behind him slow you follow
Dogged, tired and pale
Just like history’s shadow
Spun out, cold and frail
When he beat your face in the taxi
And the driver called the cop
You said, "don’t worry, it’s the culture,
And it’s never going to stop"

His smoke takes all the air
It’s nothing and everything
Don’t let yourself care
Nothing and everything

You forgive and forgive
Because he puts on a show
He needs you to live
So with him you go
Where all hearts are frightened
And all hands are weak
To a marching drum
You can never speak

The chain pulls your collar
Nothing and everything
When the cage gets smaller
It’s nothing and everything


Mark Eitzel performing "Nothing And Everything" on March 7, 2017 in London, England.

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