Not For Nothing

Not For Nothing is a song by Dave Navarro, it was originally written for his band Spread with Chad Smith. It appears on Dave’s solo debut Trust No One and Spread’s Unicorns & Rainbows demo album.

A sample of a scream by Dave’s former girlfriend, Monet Mazur, appears in the background of the Trust No One version of this song.

Lyrics

Unicorns & Rainbows version:

Not for nothing
You liar
Starfucker

Not for nothing
Baby
Loose the feeling
And this ends
And this ends
And then this ends
Will you start the day tomorrow?
Or me?
Oh heed the name tomorrow
Wait for you

Not for nothing
Starfucker yeah
Not for nothing
Starfucker (fucker)
Not for nothing
Starfucker baby
Move your stuff in
Happiness ends

How can you miss me when I’m here with you?
Miss the person you thought that I would turn into
How can you say you miss the small things?
Every night I try to show a small thing to you

Not for nothing
Starfucker yeah
Not for nothing
Starfucker baby
Not for nothing
Starfucker baby
Move your stuff in
Happiness ends

How can you miss me when I’m here with you?
Miss the person you thought that I would turn into
You ever say that won’t stop it
Take my .38 and push it inside of you

Used to be the things you loved about me
Now they sicken you when you’re around me
Things my friends all seem to love about me
Yeah, yeah

Not for nothing
Starfucker yeah
Not for nothing
Starfucker (fucker)
Not for nothing
Starfucker baby
Move your stuff in
Happiness ends

How can you miss me when I’m here with you?
Miss the person you thought that I would turn into
And when you’re moving closer to me
I pretend that you’re the person you used to be
(you fucking whore)

Trust No One version:

Not for nothing
Starfucker yeah
Not for nothing
Starfucker
Not for nothing
Starfucker baby
Move your stuff in
Happiness ends
How can you miss me when I’m here with you?
Miss the person you thought that I would turn into
How can you say you miss the small things?
Every night I try to show a small thing to you

Not for nothing
Starfucker yeah
Not for nothing
Starfucker
Not for nothing
Starfucker baby
Move your stuff in
Happiness ends

How can you miss me when I’m here with you?
Miss the person you thought that I would turn into
How can you say you miss the small things?
Take my .38 and push it inside of you

Used to be the things you loved about me
Now they sicken you when you’re around me
Things my friends all seem to love about me

Not for nothing
Starfucker yeah
Not for nothing
Starfucker
Not for nothing
Starfucker baby
Move your stuff in
Happiness ends

How can you miss me when I’m here with you?
Miss the person you thought that I would turn into
And when you’re moving closer to me
I pretend that you’re the person you used to be

Known Performances by Dave Navarro: (7)

  • 1998/??/?? - Los Angeles, CA, Blue Light Studios
  • 2001/08/30 - Boston, MA, Hatch Shell
  • 2001/08/31 - Providence, RI, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
  • 2001/09/01 - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
  • 2001/09/04 - Philadelphia, PA, Theater of the Living Arts
  • 2001/09/08 - Chicago, IL, Street Festival
  • 2001/09/09 - Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue Club