Nothing
Depeche Mode Lyrics


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Just give me a reason, some kind of sign
I'll need a miracle to help me this time
I heard what you said and I feel the same
I know in my heart that I'll have to change

Even the stars look brighter tonight
Nothing's impossible
I still believe in love at first sight
Nothing's impossible

How did we get to be this far apart?
How did we get to be this far apart?
I want to be with you, have something to share
I want to be here but I'm not there

Even the stars look brighter tonight
Nothing's impossible
I still believe in love at first sight
Nothing's impossible

Even the stars look brighter tonight
Nothing's impossible
And if you believe in love at first sight
Nothing's impossible





I still believe in love at first sight
Nothing's impossible

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Depeche Mode's song "Nothing" seem to tell of someone who is desperately searching for a sign or reason to hold on to hope as they navigate through a difficult time in their life. The singer is willing to embrace even the most impossible of ideas if it means finding a way forward. The lyrics also suggest a sense of deep longing for connection and love, as the singer wonders how they became so far apart from someone they care about deeply.


When the singer proclaims that "even the stars look brighter tonight," it's as if they're urging themselves to hold on to hope and keep moving forward, despite the obstacles they may face. There's also a sense of determination in the song - the singer knows that something has to change in order to bridge the distance between them and their loved one. At the same time, there's an acknowledgement that change may not come easily, and that the singer will need a miracle - something beyond their understanding - to help them through.


Overall, "Nothing" is a song that speaks to the human condition - the need for hope and the desire for love and connection. The lyrics are powerful in their simplicity, evoking a sense of raw emotion that many listeners can relate to.


Line by Line Meaning

Just give me a reason, some kind of sign
I need a sign to understand you, and find a meaning to these feelings.


I'll need a miracle to help me this time
It's going to take something extraordinary to overcome this difficult situation.


I heard what you said and I feel the same
I am aware of what you have been saying, and I share your feelings.


I know in my heart that I'll have to change
I am aware that I need to change something within myself to make things better.


Even the stars look brighter tonight
The world seems brighter, more hopeful and promising.


Nothing's impossible
Anything is achievable and can happen, it just takes dedication.


I still believe in love at first sight
I still hold on to the hope and possibility of love at first sight.


How did we get to be this far apart?
How did we drift so far, and become so emotionally detached?


I want to be with you, have something to share
I deeply desire to be close to you and share something meaningful.


I want to be here but I'm not there
I'm struggling with being present in the moment, and being emotionally available.


And if you believe in love at first sight
If you hold on to this belief, anything is possible.


I still believe in love at first sight
No matter what, I will always hold on to the possibility and hope of love at first sight.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Andrew Charles Phillpott, Christian Eigner, David Gahan

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