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Nothing Without Love
Nate Ruess Lyrics


I am nothing without love
I'm but a ship stuck in the sand
Some would say that I'm all alone
But I am, I'm nothing without love

I wanna hold her in my arms
But she feeling low she feeling sad
I would take credit for what's wrong
But I am, I'm nothing without love

Three years at sea after the storm
And this sinking ship that love had put me on
God I wish a gust of wind would come and carry me home
But I, I got nowhere to go

Now here you show up with the force of a wave
And so I'm setting my sail, I'm headed for the empire state
Hey hey Lord, I don't want to lose this one, she make me feel whole
You know I am, I am nothing without love

Oh baby show me a sign
Send up a signal, that everything's fine
Come on slide up right here by my side
You know that I, I want to rest in your light

Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na (I wanna rest in your life) Hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na hey

I am nothing without love
I'm just these thoughts without a pen
And I would take credit for this song
But I am nothing without love

Oh! Baby show me a sign
Send up a signal, that everything's fine
Watch this, come on, come on, come on, come on right by my side
Don't you know that I, don't you know that I
I want to rest in your light
I want to rest in your light
I want to rest in your light
'Cause I am, I am nothing without love

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JEFF BHASKER, JOSH KLINGHOFFER, NATE RUESS, EMILE HAYNIE

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Nate Ruess

Hello there. It's been awhile. Quite awhile. I figured I'd happily take a quick break from recording (warmly, might I add) my very first album and give you a little intel on the song that you're hopefully about to listen to (and maybe even watch!). 

Here are the facts:

- The song is called "Nothing Without Love."

- A lot of times songs come to me in the middle of the night while I'm sleeping, or while I'm driving. This one showed up in the shower. 

- It was recorded with Jeff Bhasker and Emile Haynie (both worked on the album Some Nights as well as "Just Give Me A Reason" and "Headlights").

- A lot of it was made in a house that we rented that wasn't supposed to be a recording studio, but we turned it into one anyways. 

- I remember taking a trip upstate to finish the lyrics, and returning thinking that I'd finally been able to say everything I'd ever been feeling in that moment, and it's applied to my life in so many different ways ever since.

- This is probably my favorite song I've ever written. The one I've listened to the most on repeat. And I can't pinpoint what it is about it that makes its so special to me. Which makes me love it even more. 

Enough rambling. I'm dying for you to hear - and I should probably get back to work. 

Thank you for your patience and putting up with me. I love what I do. And I wouldn't do it if it wasn't for you guys. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do. See you very soon. 

<3 
Nate

P.S. Last fact: That water tank I was in was where they shot the last scene in "Titanic". It was freezing, and after 4 hours in there, I too was about to sink.



Maria Hernandez

I am nothing without love
I’m but a ship stuck in the sand
Some would say that I’m all alone
But I am, I'm nothing without love

I wanna hold her in my arms
But she feeling low she feeling sad
I would take credit for what’s wrong
But I am, I'm nothing without love

Three years at sea after the storm
On this sinking ship that love had put me on
God I wish a gust of wind would come and carry me home
But I, I got nowhere to go

Now here you show up with the force of a wave
And so I'm setting my sail, I’m headed for the empire state
Hey hey lord, I don’t want to lose this one, she make me feel whole
You know I am, I am nothing without love

Oh baby show me a sign
Send up a signal, that everything’s fine
Come on slide up right here by my side
You know that I, I want to rest in your light

Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
I wanna rest in your life
Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na hey, na na na ooh oh
Na na na hey

I am nothing without love
I’m just these thoughts without a pen
And I would take credit for this song
But I am nothing without love

Oh baby show me a sign
Send up a signal, that everything’s fine
Watch this, come on, come on, come on, come on right by my side
Don't you know that I, don't you know that I
I want to rest in your light
I want to rest in your light
I want to rest in your light
'Cause I am, I am nothing without
Para tí Alan ♥️



Lara

[Nate Ruess]
I am nothing without love
I'm but a ship stuck in the sand
Some would say that I'm all alone
But I am, I'm nothing without love

I wanna hold her in my arms
She feelin' alone, she feelin' sad
I would take credit for what's wrong,
But I am, I'm nothing without love

Three years at sea after the storm
And this sinking ship-love you put me on
God, I wish a gust of wind would come
And carry me home
But I, I got nowhere to go
Now I hear you sharp with the force of a wave
So I said myself I'm headed for the unpast day
Hey hey, I don't wanna lose this one
She made me feel whole, you know
I am, I'm nothing without love



Oh baby, show me a sign
Send me a signal that everything's fine
Come on, stand up right up by my side
You know that I wanna rest in your life

Na na na hey, ooh oh
Na na na hey, ooh oh
Na na na hey, ooh oh
Na na na hey, ooh oh
I wanna rest in your life
Na na na hey, ooh oh
Na na na hey, ooh oh
Na na na hey, ooh oh
Na na na hey, ooh oh

I am nothing without love
I'm just these palms without a pair
And I would take credit for this all
But I, I am nothing without love
Oh baby, show me a sign
Send me a signal that everything's fine
Come on, come one, come on right by my side
Don't you know that I, don't you know that I
Don't you know that I, I wanna rest in your life
I wanna rest in your life
I wanna rest in your life
I wanna rest in your life
'Cause I, I am nothing without love

Na na na hey, ooh oh
Na na na hey, ooh oh
Na na na hey, ooh oh
Na na na hey, ooh oh



All comments from YouTube:

IceMetalPunk

Nate's voice is just...so unique. In a way that I can't even describe, except that when I hear him sing, I literally get a feeling inside that I've never had from anything else. That feeling is also indescribable. It's just... Nate. It's the feeling of Nate. And I love it. Every time, I love it.

Karen McGuinness

I could listen to this song every day full bore it's such a awesome song and I just love listening to Nate

Diana Soto

I absolutely agree his voice is so unique and I love it

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Tatum Shoptaugh

I agree! He sings with *feeling and the words are not just empty! Its genuine
Its beautiful, really!
So talented!

Burnt Waffles

He sings with his full voice, that doesn't sound like much but is actually not that common among singers.. his cords are SUPER tight, there is no air in that sound. Listening to him is like a workout, just look at how lean and agile he is, and he sounds exactly like that, that sound and capacity would only come out of someone with that body build. I'm a fast runner and his sound helps me reach my core super fast, better than any running mix.

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Mark Soucek

Fun would have been one of the best modern bands if he didn't leave

Richard Dew

From the band: "One thing that has always been so special about Fun is that we exist as 3 individuals in music who come together to do something collaborative. We make Fun records when we are super inspired to do so. Currently, Nate is working on his first solo album, Andrew is scoring films, and Jack is on tour and working on Bleachers music. The 3 of us have always followed inspiration wherever it leads us. Sometimes that inspiration leads to Fun music, sometimes it leads to musical endeavors outside of Fun."

They all had their own projects before Fun. and they'll continue to have their own projects afterwards. He didn't leave or break up the band. It was Fun period (thus the band name) for the band to come together when they didn't have other things going on, and when they felt inspired to make music together. Honestly, Fun. is great, but they make better music, IMO, separately than together. There is far too much autotune on the "Some Nights" album despite the fact that Nate has such an incredible voice.

Harry Bulz

It was a cultural influence song he did not intend to stay forever beyond the point of showing ppl what is important

PRAJWAL Negi

@IAmBougar so you mean often means 9 years of gap ?

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