Nothing rhymed ( with lyrics ) – Gilbert O’ Sullivan


Nothing rhymed by Gilbert O’ Sullivan If I give up the seat I’ve been saving To some elderly lady or man Am I being a good boy Am I your pride and joy Mother please if your pleased say I am And if while in the course of my duty While perform an unfortunate take Would you punish me so, unbelievably so Never again will I make that mistake This feeling inside me could never deny me The right to be wrong if I choose And this pleasure I get From say winning a bet is to lose When I’m drinking my Bonaparte Shandy Eating more than enough apple pies Will I glance at my screen and see real human beings strave to death Right in front of my eyes Nothing old, nothing new, nothing ventured Nothing gained, nothing still-born or lost, Nothing further than proof nothing wilder than youth Nothing older than time, nothing sweeter than wine Nothing physically, recklessly, hopelessly blind Nothing I couldn’t say, nothing why ‘cos today, nothing rhymed This feeling inside me could never deny me The right to be wrong if I choose, And this pleasure I get From say winning a bet is to lose Nothing good, nothing bad, nothing ventured Nothing gained, nothing still-born or lost, Nothing further than proof nothing wilder than youth Nothing older than time, nothing sweeter than wine Nothing physically, recklessly, hopelessly blind, nothing I couldn’t say Nothing why ‘cos today Nothing rhymed

100 thoughts on “Nothing rhymed ( with lyrics ) – Gilbert O’ Sullivan

  1. wow this vid was posted in 2009 well in that year i was born. amazing song tho

  2. It`s 2018,i knew this song from the 70s,for weeks it has been in my head every morning when i wake.why????,it`s good i know.

  3. I think a month ago I heared this song on the radio while driving to work. At that moment I realized it was a 40 years old song. I really enjoyed it and it wasn’t a problem to remember the words. Fortunately no one heard my singing. It made my day ❤️

  4. When I hear all the crap of today I am thankful for that beautiful Music of Gilbert O'Sullivan

  5. I`m here thanks to my father who drives me home when I visited him and we listen to '60s and 70`s hits. This song comes across quite often and after Shazamming it like 4 times, we will both never forget it. 🙂 I love this song as well now.

  6. Nothing much better than songwriters like Gilbert ,
    His songs will last forever unlike some playground influentials !!!
    D ..

  7. Listen to this song; look at the talent and observe how far we've fallen. Such a monstrously good song…like a giant remembrance stone one the landscape of musical history.

  8. Ha…compare this to say George Ezra….I cannot believe whats happened to "music", if thats what you can still call todays child like dirge..

  9. Remember this on TOTP when a teenager. Guess we grew up together. To my friends of that day who I have never seen since, and to those I have.

  10. Beauty.This was from his TV special.I had a mike hanging over the TV speaker to record it onto my new cassette recorder…

  11. For me,this is your best Gilbert ….clever ,thoughtful lyrics and really unique……a classic.

  12. Better than most songs at the time. I think this is a beautiful song which deserves better than its memory. Gilbert is a clever bugger.

  13. absolutely one of the best lyrics of his era!! it made an emotional impact to me and i have been playing it over and over again. this man is a deep thinker. He is not a light weight, and I can't figure out why he is not as well known as thousands of less talented songwriters!!

  14. My favourite Irish songwriter of all time, and the most underappreciated here also

  15. What a class song, sang by a class writer and musician, not many about nowadays good old Gilbert the Roy keane lookalike BRILLIANT.👊👍😉

  16. WOT A BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED SONG…and it stokes emotions.. He's up there with Elton John (though Elton doesnt writs his lyrics…Gilbert does) he seems sadly forgotted here.. finicky?? music snobbery??? truly beautiful songs!! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  17. STILL GOING STRONG> WELL DONE GILBERT> YOU ARE IN WITH THE GREATS CR.

  18. Amigos del mundo musical les presento la primera obra de arte de este genio irlandés(gran compositor), creador de TODOS sus temas, LETRA Y MÚSICA. Este Nothing Rhymed fue versionado por artistas de la talla de Tom Jones, Yvonne Elliman, Clodagh Rodgers, Burton Cummings(ex-voz de The Guess Who), Cliff Richard, I Profeti(de Italia) y luego por Bertin Osborne!!!! Solo por nombrar a los artistas más conocidos.GRANDE GILBERT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. También la versionaron la famosísima Dusty Springfield, Morrissey(voz de The Smiths), la cantante y compositora canadiense Emm Gryner, el cantante y compositor John Reilly, y el cantante y compositor John Forde(el de Atlantis). La versión de I Profeti 1971 y Bertín Osborne 1982 no es la letra original!!! GRANDE GILBERT!!!!! Y CLARO GRANDES TODOS LOS CANTANTES QUE HICIERON LOS COVERS, AUN SIN HABERLOS HECHO!!!!!

  20. Wonderful lyrics, the daft costume though…still I remember that, he was brill, great use of words. 😊

  21. Fucking A this is…..!!!
    Better Then the gangsta rap shit nowadays…..

  22. Wonderfully talented, massively underrated songwriter and performer. In the mould of the late and great Gerry Rafferty, they’re both up there with the best.

  23. tTHIS SONG RIVALS ANY OF THE GREATEST SONGS THE BEATLES, DON MCCLEAN OR ANY OF THE TOP GROUPS OF THE 60S OR 70S

  24. For those that think today is all about image then take note..
    In the 70s image was everything, we had glam rock, Gilbert OSullivan dressed as a school boy, Leo Sayer Dressed as a clown, David Bowie Dressed as a different character every couple of year's.
    Today teenage girls wear their underwear on stage and everyone is covered in tattoos, image just as important then than it is now, us coffin dodgers look back and say it was better then or different, personally I think the 70s were tacky and garish, possibly the worst decade for fashion, so bad it's become fancy dress and Halloween fodder, or comedy parody, stick on a jumpsuit and everyone laughs, put on an afro and Everyone laughs, Flares, platform shoes, everyone laughs, nobody says " Wow that is so cool" they just laugh

  25. Well performed, a great song, but with a depth to it, a dark undercurrent, that I like –
    but – hey – why is the super talent of Gilbert Osullivan presented in this fashion?
    I KNOW !!!

  26. My beautiful wife and I bought our first house nearly 50 years ago. We had little money and a box full of LPs one of which was Himself by the great man.We played it to death all through that summer. I played it again recently and now both nearly 70 were shot right back to 1971 the orange curtains the turquoise formica kitchen table .New love that grew. Thanks for posting this I agree G.O underrated

  27. un grandissimo !!! colonna sonora della mia adolescenza e, ancora oggi, brani apprezzato. Very nice song

  28. Hes from Swindon like that band XTC, Diana Dors and Rick Davies from the band Supertramp. Bit of trivia there for you this Tuesday in July 2019 !

  29. Genius… loved his songs… In SA he was popular – often had his songs play on air… miracle in it's own as so many overseas groups' music was banned….
    Nazis were ruling…
    Sad how he was done out of money by money-grubbing agents in UK … wonder where he is today…2019?

  30. I think the poor fellow was abused by his mum, as a child. He was one among many siblings, and as such was at the very least neglected.

  31. Wonderful! An incredible song written by a genius. Proud to have seen him perform and to have shaken his hand…

  32. Was out shopping with my wife today, on comes this track in the shop, went back in time, must be 48 years, what a great tune, and the girl I was with then stole my heart, and that girl is my beautiful wife…

  33. A very special and gifted marriage of popular music meeting classical, orchestral ~ and to perfection. Gilbert, along with a few others, like Paul, and Clifford T Ward, are now memories, so welcome the past, for such History will never be repeated. Regards. Mark. Second Side Up FM.

  34. This man was truly talented. He took the 70's by storm and went from plain old singer to pop star in a minute. He was so different, and to this day nothing has matched his visual originality, or his musical writing skills.

  35. Richard Curtis said that hearing the stunningly brilliant 'Bonaparte Shandy' line as a child created the thought in his mind which eventually led to Comic Relief.

  36. If I give up the seat I've been saving

    To some elderly lady or man

    Am I being a good boy

    Am I your pride and joy

    Mother please if your pleased say I am

    And if while in the course of my duty

    I perform an unfortunate take

    Would you punish me so, unbelievably so

    Never again will I make that mistake

    This feeling inside me could never deny me

    The right to be wrong if I choose

    And this pleasure I get

    From say winning a bet

    Is to lose

    When I'm drinking my Bonaparte Shandy

    Eating more than enough apple pies

    Will I glance at my screen and see real human beings starve to death

    Right in front of my eyes

    Nothing old, nothing new, nothing ventured

    Nothing gained, nothing still-born or lost,

    Nothing further than proof nothing wilder than youth

    Nothing older than time, nothing sweeter than wine

    Nothing physically, recklessly, hopelessly blind

    Nothing I couldn't say

    Nothing why 'cause today

    Nothing rhymed

    This feeling inside me could never deny me

    The right to be wrong if I choose,

    And this pleasure I get

    From say winning a bet

    Is to lose

    Nothing good, nothing bad, nothing ventured

    Nothing gained, nothing still-born or lost,

    Nothing further than proof nothing wilder than youth

    Nothing older than time, nothing sweeter than wine

    Nothing physically, recklessly, hopelessly blind

    Nothing I couldn't say

    Nothing why 'cause today

    Nothing rhymed

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