The lyrics are emotional and resonant:
"With all myself collapsing
I can’t run away with passing time
I can’t drown myself here
Without waiting for the tides
It’s hard enough to dig ourselves out
When all we see is through sunken eyes
When I look at myself now
All I see is through sunken eyes."
As a listener, it reads as a heavy song, but the height at which Cope sings gives the song a little levity, while the lyrics ground you in reality. They tell the story of someone at a crossroads in their life, looking back at the past and their desires, while trying to remain in the present, freeing themselves from what “tethers” them.
I can see this song playing on a rainy, introspective day. This is also a song that I think would lend itself well to remixes, so I can’t wait to see what Cope does with it once it’s released.
“Nothing I Have” drops Fri., April 30 and will be available to purchase and stream on Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music.