When You Got Nothin'

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The title of "When You Got Nothin'" is pretty self-explanatory. The song revolves around a universal question that we all, at times, find asking ourselves: what would happen if we found ourselves with nothing? How strong as we as individuals?

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Verse 1

I see you standin’ there

With your back to me like you don’t care
You got things, fancy clothes

But with all that shit ya still want more
Lemme take off your things

Lemme see straight to that human being
‘Cause what ya have is inside

Don’t you ever ask yourself

Chorus 1

What if there’s a time when you got nothin’, do you hide against the wall?

Or do you have somethin’? Underneath it all
When you got nothin’, don’t you feel so small?
When you got nothin’, you see through it all

Verse 2

I’ve been lost; oh I’ve been down

But somehow I kept my feet on the ground
‘Cause I’ve been strong, I’ve been fine

I’ve seen truths and lies too many times
But I get up, oh I keep goin’

I stay strong, and I keep lovin’

And you have things, and you are fine
Don’t you every ask yourself

Chorus 2

What if there’s a time when you got nothin’, do you hide against the wall?

Or do you do somethin’? With everything you’ve got
‘Cause if you got somethin’, sometimes you feel so strong
But when you got nothin’, you see through it all

When you got nothin’, do you hide against the wall?

Or do you have somethin’? Underneath it all

When you got nothin’, don’t you feel so small?

When you got nothin’, you see through it all

When you got nothin’, you see through it all

Bridge

Nothin’?
Somethin’?
Nothin’?
Nothin’? x5

Final Chorus

Do you hide against the wall?

Or do you have somethin’? Underneath it all
When you got nothin’, don’t you feel so small?
When you got nothin’, you see through it all
When you got nothin’, you see through it all

Outro

When you got nothin’, do you hide against the wall?
Or do you have somethin’, underneath it all?

credits

from Maintain New Type of Swag, released February 14, 2014
Garrett Eaton

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Taylor James Los Angeles, California

Taylor James is one of pop music's most cutting edge, original and refreshing up-and-coming phenomenons. Between his distinctive vocals and his head-bopping tracks produced with close friend and fellow Berklee graduate, Garrett Eaton, there's no way NOT to get hooked on Taylor James and his music. Be sure to check out his entire EP on iTunes, Spotify or anywhere you choose to purchase your music. ... more

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