Can't Say Nuthin'

Story Behind The Song

The idea behind this song is that you can change your living conditions but that does not change your LIFE CONDITION. i.e., folks often run away from their problem thinking they can change their situation - only to find the problem eventually coming back

Song Description

Dude folds his hand and leaves his unhappy life looking for something better -- Finds young girl/woman doing the same thing -- they seem to have an common bond and end up making a life together until unhappiness takes over and "Jenny" takes off again (sti

Song Length 4:38 Genre Folk - Rock, Country - Alternative
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Heartbreaking Subject Searching for Love, Change
Similar Artists Wilco, Aerosmith Language English
Era 2000 and later


CAN?T SAY NUTHIN? ? lyrics and music by Richard C. (Kluso) Tollini © 2006
(1st Verse)
(I was) Jus? sittin? round this ol? house, hiding out like cupboard mouse
Living off the scraps you left behid
Now I?m running for the open door cuz I can?t stay ?round here no more
Headin? West to land o? big blue skies
And I left a hollow legacy for everyone to see
But I can?t say nuthin?bout it now, can?t say nuthin? bout it now ? that?s just the way its gonna be
(2nd Verse)
?jenny? she said, was her name, when I picked up along the way
Headin? west on ol? route 35
She smelled of West Virginia coal, only two weeks gone from her momma?s home
Looking for a taste of paradise
An? she left a trail of broken dreams, floating in her wake
Well she can?t say nothin? bout it now, can?t say nuthin? bout it now, that?s just what its gonna take
now?Fire an? ice they feel the same when they burn your skin
An? love won?t fill the empty space, unless you let it in So why not let it in
(3d Verse)
Me n? Jenny found our lives just a few kliqs short o?paradise
On the back fiv?acres of ol?man Franklin?s farm
?Funny how? Jenny said, as she tucked the kids into bed
?it?s the little things that make our lives so hard?
An? I saw that same look in her eyes like back on ol? route 35, and I said
Don?t say nuthin? bout it now, don?t say nuthin? bout it now ? you just gotta leave it all behind
(4th Verse)
Well the very next day I woke to find the note that Jenny left behind
In the shadow of the open kitchen door
She really didn?t have much to say, ?xcept ?sorry? how she could not wait
?seemed like life was gonna pass her by?
But a cold hard rain had washed away her trail of broken dreams
Well I can?t say nuthin?bout it now, can?t say nuthin? bout it now ? that?s just the way its gotta be
Well I can?t say nuthin?bout it now, can?t say nuthin? bout it now - that?s just the way its gonna be

Lyrics Richard C. Tollini (Kluso) Music Richard C. Tollini (Kluso)
Producer Richard C. Tollini (Kluso) Publisher N/A
Performance KLUSO Label BOTE Productions
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