Nothing Really Matters



Lyrics

When I was very young
Nothing really mattered to me
But making myself happy
I was the only one

Now that I am grown
Everything's changed
I'll never be the same
Because of you

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need
Everything I give you
All comes back to me

Looking at my life
It's very clear to me
I lived so selfishly
I was the only one

I realize
That nobody wins
Something is ending
And something begins

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need
Everything I give you
All comes back to

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need
Everything I give you
All comes back to me

Nothing takes the past away
Like the future
Nothing makes the darkness go
Like the light
You're shelter from the storm
Give me comfort in your arms

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need
Everything I give you
All comes back to me

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need
Everything I give you
All comes back to me

Nothing really matters
Love is all we need

Credits

Written by Madonna and Patrick Leonard
Produced by Madonna, William Orbit and Marius De Vries
Background vocals by Donna DeLory and Niki Haris
Additional drum programming by Steve Sidelnyk


Album

Ray Of Light, the album
Ray Of Light


Single

Nothing Really Matters, the singleThis EDM track describes how the birth of Lola makes all the rest in Madonna's life less important. Released as fifth and final single on March 2, 1999, a full year after the album came out, it didn't chart too well. In the US it didn't go higher than #93 on the Billboard Hot 100. The highest position in the UK and Canada was respectively #7 and #6. Madonna opened the 1999 Grammy Awards with this single in a set reminiscent of the Geisha video. Later that night, she went on to win four trophies.


Video

Nothing Really Matters, the videoThis video, directed by Johan Renck, must be the most mysterious video since Bedtime Story. Madonna plays a Geisha - inspired by Arthur C. Golden's book 'Memoirs of a Geisha' - in a red kimono and a black Cleopatra-wig. The other creatures in the video seem to be her followers. First they all treasure false forms of love, represented by bags of water. But that's not what really matters. Slowly they get the insight, symbolized with the people rising in the air. Madonna herself is walking and dancing through a long corridor. She has left the typical Ray Of Light-dance moves and now does a mystical Geisha-choreography.




Tour

Drowned World TourOn the Drowned World Tour there was an entire Geisha-part which resembled a lot the style used in the Nothing Really Matters-video. Strangely, Nothing Really Matters itself wasn't included as a song. The only performance of this single was at the 1999 Grammy Awards.

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