For Nothing
Bladee Lyrics


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Wake up in the morning (take a knife and drain your life)
Looked at my phone, brushed it, it's boring
Dress up just for nothing
Doing what I'm meant to for nothing

Why did you come around me? I wanna know your motive
Why you getting so T'd if you can't even hold it?
T-star D&G, I became the owner
Nothing in life is really free, yeah, I had to call it
Don't be projecting on me, do you mind?
I don't wanna be seen, is that a crime?
6 upside down, that's a 9
Dolce & G, on the rise
Backstab 'em down, caught 'em by surprise
Just talked to your friends, they gonna let it ride
Don't grow around me, pesticide
Had to follow my dreams, the wrong-wrong way
Let's switch around, see how you like it
I Mitsubishi off, she thought that I would chase it
You look confused as to why you're not gonna make it
Let's play a game of life, my dealer got the 8-bit
It's either me or you, I had to make arrangements
Can't trust in everyone, don't matter if you like it
They talk 'bout everything, I keep my business private
You stain my silk blood, drop your nose, girl, let me wipe it

Wake up in the morning
Looked at my phone, brushed it, it's boring
Dress up just for nothing
Doing what I'm meant to for nothing

People will whisper, they'll make their jokes, let them
They're all so small I can't even see them, I only see what matters

Bad adrenaline, oh they just say anything
Just know they'd do anything, to be in the spot you're in




Back to bed again, skin on me I shed again
Being in the head I'm in, I would need a better friend

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Bladee's song "For Nothing" reflect a sense of disillusionment and apathy towards everyday routines and societal expectations. The opening line, "Wake up in the morning, take a knife and drain your life," suggests a feeling of emptiness or a desire to escape the monotonous nature of existence. Looking at the phone and finding it boring implies a lack of fulfillment or purpose in digital interactions.


The line "Dress up just for nothing, doing what I'm meant to for nothing" highlights a sense of futility in conforming to societal norms and expectations. The singer questions the motives of those around them, expressing the need to understand why someone would come into their life and why they are getting upset without being able to handle it. This could imply a distrust of others and a desire to protect oneself emotionally.


The mention of brands like T-star D&G and Dolce & G (Dolce & Gabbana) suggests a desire for status or recognition, but also acknowledges that nothing in life comes for free. The singer warns against projecting onto them and the need for privacy, suggesting a desire to maintain personal boundaries. The closing lines express the need for genuine friendship and support, as being in the headspace the singer is in requires a better friend.


Overall, "For Nothing" conveys a sense of disillusionment, cynicism, and a longing for authenticity and meaningful connections amidst a world that feels mundane and full of empty routines.


Line by Line Meaning

Wake up in the morning
Start the day, feeling empty and devoid of purpose


Looked at my phone, brushed it, it's boring
Checked my phone but found no excitement or interest


Dress up just for nothing
Put on clothes and make an effort in appearance without any real reason


Doing what I'm meant to for nothing
Engaging in activities that are expected of me but without any true purpose or fulfillment


Why did you come around me? I wanna know your motive
Questioning someone's intentions and seeking clarity on their presence in my life


Why you getting so T'd if you can't even hold it?
Wondering why someone is angry or upset when they can't even handle their own emotions


T-star D&G, I became the owner
Achieving success and becoming the leader in the world of fashion and glamour


Nothing in life is really free, yeah, I had to call it
Recognizing that there are no true freebies and having to acknowledge the reality of the situation


Don't be projecting on me, do you mind?
Requesting someone to refrain from projecting their issues onto me


I don't wanna be seen, is that a crime?
Expressing a desire to remain hidden and questioning the societal norms that judge such behavior


6 upside down, that's a 9
Highlighting the perspective shift that can change the meaning of things


Dolce & G, on the rise
Asserting that my fashion brand, Dolce & G, is gaining popularity and success


Backstab 'em down, caught 'em by surprise
Deceiving and betraying others, catching them off guard with my actions


Just talked to your friends, they gonna let it ride
Having conversations with your friends who will overlook and tolerate my actions


Don't grow around me, pesticide
Warning others to stay away from me as I can be toxic and harmful to their growth


Had to follow my dreams, the wrong-wrong way
Choosing a different and unconventional path to pursue my dreams


Let's switch around, see how you like it
Proposing a role reversal to make the other person experience what I have gone through


I Mitsubishi off, she thought that I would chase it
Choosing to leave abruptly, surprising someone who expected me to pursue them


You look confused as to why you're not gonna make it
Observing someone's confusion as they realize they won't achieve their goals


Let's play a game of life, my dealer got the 8-bit
Suggesting a metaphorical game of life, with a reference to a dealer who controls the outcome


It's either me or you, I had to make arrangements
Accepting that there can only be one winner and making necessary adjustments


Can't trust in everyone, don't matter if you like it
Expressing the need to be cautious and not trust everyone, regardless of others' opinions


They talk 'bout everything, I keep my business private
Recognizing the gossip and rumors surrounding me, while choosing to keep my personal life private


You stain my silk blood, drop your nose, girl, let me wipe it
Referring to someone's negative influence on me, asking them to let me clean up the mess they caused


People will whisper, they'll make their jokes, let them
Acknowledging that people will gossip and make fun, but choosing not to let it bother me


They're all so small I can't even see them, I only see what matters
Considering others insignificant and focusing only on what truly matters in life


Bad adrenaline, oh they just say anything
Referring to the negative energy and false statements that people spread


Just know they'd do anything, to be in the spot you're in
Understanding that others will go to any lengths to be in my position of success


Back to bed again, skin on me I shed again
Feeling exhausted and wanting to retreat, shedding my skin as a metaphor for shedding my troubles


Being in the head I'm in, I would need a better friend
Recognizing the need for better companionship and support, given my state of mind




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: Benjamin Reichwald

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