Nikka Costa - Push & Pull Lyrics




Mr. Nothing's got a lot
He's got a lot to say
He's good at being what he's not
Gives nothing away
Another day goes on by
And he never speaks his heart
He takes his chance with what he's got
It's too late now to stop

You push and you pull and struggle with the knot
It's tying you up while you're fadin'
You give and you take and take what you got
Round and round 'till it breaks and
You push and you pull and struggle with the knot
It's tying you up while you're fadin' into your lie

Mr. Nothing is late
He's running out of time
He questions whether chance or fate will ever show a sign
Looks to the sky above
For a glimpse of what it means
And never never never make
Make no sense to him

You push and you pull and struggle with the knot
It's tying you up while you're fadin'
You give and you take and take what you got
Round and round 'till it breaks and
You push and you pull and struggle with the knot
It's tying you up while you're fadin' into your lie

You push and you pull it





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  1. Rusty Shackleford

    Proud full patch member of a diamond wearing nation and this one made me tear up. Hard for a good dad and an "outlaw" to coexist in the same body. Just glad everyone is asleep. Don't have to explain these weird water particles streaming down my face

  2. Wouter Vernooij

    George Jung 4 ever

  3. Danko Cooper

    This song is one of the most understand songs I know of. I love this song. Real poetry and Nikka Costa sang the shit outta this. I hate that songs like this really doesn't get any radio play like it should've. But imma keep bumping this song. Its a real ass song.

  4. Bailey Moore

    I was able to hunt down this album on vinyl (the Nikka Costa one not the soundtrack) which was fortunate, since they didn't press it in vinyl for distribution the copy I have is for DJs and features heavy bass on this track. I prefer this version but sometimes Im feeling the bass heavy version

  5. Bella Carolina

    WohOo👍💖

  6. azercalicia

    Never seen BLOW until today on Netflix and heard this song......seriously a great song! It's on repeat now.

  7. Kriti Shrestha

    After watching blow i ended up here❤❤🇳🇵

  8. lookatyourpastside

    I always thought it was a black girl singing this song

  9. παναγιωτα δουρου

    the last part i dont like for some reason

  10. Andzia Zach

    One of the most unappreciated artists of all time!!! <3

  11. Jess Marie Garcia

    Hits me so deep!

  12. eyou chess

    she's not Mirtha Jung, she's Mirtha Legrand a Argentinean TV shower

  13. Marcy Garner

    I agree. The songs i love ive never heard on the radio. Same playlists everyday. Im so glad i grew up in the 70s with 3 older sisters and 3 older brothers. They would listen to the whole albums! thanks to them im able to talk music with others and really dig the songs. Keep rockin classic rockers. RIP TO THE ONES THAT LEFT A LEGACY OF POWERFUL MUSIC THATS GOOD FOR THE SOUL. #HIPPYMUSICLOVER

  14. Felipe Martinez

    Like frusciante skills

  15. Charles Singleton

    The moment u realize nobody gives a fuck about you. So ........... Why not go hard for me and everything I ever wanted 💯💀

  16. rara monty

    2019 still love this song....

  17. Spencer Northcutt

    I just watched Blow for the first time. Perfect end song! I heard this years ago and couldn’t think of the name or artist. It’s almost a trip-hop song to me. So songs like this are very important to me.

  18. Taurus World

    Just finished watching BLOW.

  19. F B

    Daddy raymond. How the fuck am i a mom? Really how?

  20. Amanda Oneill

    Mr. Nothing's got a lot
    He's got a lot to say
    He's good at being what he's not
    Gives nothing away
    Another day goes on by
    And he never speaks his heart
    He takes his chance with what he's got
    It's too late now to stop
    You push and you pull and struggle with the knot
    It's tying you up while you're fadin'
    You give and you take and take what you got
    Round and round 'till it breaks and
    You push and you pull and struggle with the knot
    It's tying you up while you're fadin' into your lie
    Mr. Nothing is late
    He's running out of time
    He questions whether chance or fate will ever show a sign
    Looks to the sky above
    For a glimpse of what it means
    And never never never make
    Make no sense to him
    You push and you pull and struggle with the knot
    It's tying you up while you're fadin'
    You give and you take and take what you got
    Round and round 'till it breaks and
    You push and you pull and struggle with the knot
    It's tying you up while you're fadin' into your lie
    You push and you pull it

  21. La Shone Bryant

    New Orleans East... And the air mixed uptown New Orleans and 1970 to 1980...
    I hear Nikka cryin' ran to my mama, family and I could not find my friends..just a giant foot near my apartment... As weirwolf, literally confusion on a repeated "still" day in Louisiana. Investigation of cops and past residents... A giant glass ball the city of New Orleans was in; a leak, already known.. so many.. souls.....Tipitinas

  22. noswineplease 777

    To my mother, kids and my wife

  23. F B

    Daddy ray ferris i miss you nr nothing.

  24. fawtz

    Thank you Nikka Costa for sharing this beautiful song.

  25. shoplifting began in ancient phoenicia

    Fuck the feds fuck the dea fuk the saturnian sodomite system on this shithole planet,, criminal for life! 😁

  26. Richard Sorel

    We divorced but we got remarried two weeks ago so thank you guys for all your support😉😊

  27. GrumpySan

    The same sensation in 2019😭😔

  28. Dee 1

    I love this right here..Nikka is gorgeous...

    I have an audio copy of Prince performing this, priceless..

    chippy 77

    Is that from when Prince was on stage with Nikki in Las Vegas? OMG...that was THE BEST version of this song EVER. They were perfect together and Prince riffin’ on the guitar toward the end was absolutely amazing. Nikki just stepped back for a moment and was grooving on his superb playing. They sang together too. Just too good for words. You, my friend, are fortunate to have that audio file.💜

    Dee 1

    @chippy 77 here is the one I'm referring to.


    Prince is without Nikki, singin lead & rippin the guitar once again..
    Check it out, njoy..:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfSEmkNc_Rc


    Of course the one with Nikki in Las Vegas is great as well..love both versions..

  29. matthew mortimer

    she’s like a better looking modernish day janis joplin lol xx sorry I couldn’t resist Nikka lol xxxxxxx .......

  30. Donah Hunter

    Nikka Costa 🔥🔥

  31. Tajma Cameron

    Absolutely incredible song and vocalist

  32. sanford198

    2019, still loving this number.

    Craig Allen

    I totally agree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love this song!!!!

    Willie Adams

    I just watched the movie Blow and this is the song at the end

    LaQuita Collins

    January 2020

  33. Stan Davenport

    He takes his chance with what he's got... It's to late now to start...

    So powerful

    Sean Fitzgerald

    Stan Davenport you see I agree with the comment but then I see your picture and I'm like fuck how has this crap spread to 2001 movie end credit songs

  34. John White

    The great prince brought me here, he could pick a tune. This is ffin superb, bless u nikka

    D Martin

    Me also! The two of them together was something heavenly! I didn't even know who Nikka was, Slept on her! DAM!

  35. Paul Paul

    Maravilhosa

  36. Anthony Strunk

    She never got the fame she deserved her debut album was really good

    Derpy Derp

    Anthony Strunk she never wanted it. Shes been singing since she was a kid.

    Derpy Derp

    On stage with greats and she still plays. Screw the fame she gots
    Fans

  37. Couch Warrior

    Love this song. The lyrics really fit what the George Jung character in this movie went through.

  38. Couch Warrior

    Beautiful, talented, such an incredibly sexy voice. She's what's known as the "total package."

  39. Chaz One

    2018 ♡

  40. Marcus Atkinson

    I love it ❤. I'm gonna try to not listen too much so I don't get sick of it. I hope she's doing well. God bless

  41. Scott Dockery

    Poppy I okay. I tough like Paul Masson with a flag .

  42. Kevin Serrick

    My God....the tears...My little girl....daddy's a fuck up.....how I miss you....

  43. noswineplease 777

    I love you keziah and Myellie wish I was better

    Debby Pearson

    Mellie not even close too out of historic serum clod clogs septic acid

  44. TheVoidIsShining

    What happened to nikka?

  45. Dwava Twine

    Love her !!! She is so underrated!!!! Song reminds me soooo much of the battle with family and the love of my father regardless ❤️🙏🏾💁🏾‍♀️💔

  46. James Shurley

    Thank you Nikka for helping me get through a chapter in my life that I feel without this song could have taken me a lifetime. I will always me great fully indebted to you, love and prayers , jimishurley

    Stan Davenport

    I've been going threw it the past 10 years. Stay strong

  47. Leah Anthony

    One of my favorites of all time..

  48. Tony Fuentes

    What's happening to us? Drug addiction 😔

  49. Angela Bugge

    Learn from the past! Look forward to the future! And remember today is a gift!! Hints: THE PRESENT!!🎁

  50. boo boo

    lyrics people get on it for me lol

  51. Pete

    Sometimes i feel like Mr. NOTHING

  52. 1socalshocker

    Great song, makes me wonder how many great songs never get air time. It's sad that these gems never really see the light of day. Radio is dead, not because we don't listen but because 3 companies own all of the stations and they don't want to pay for a larger catalog of music so we get the same old, same old, and miss out on some really great tallent.

    Jazmin Morales

    1socalshocker lol radio is “dead” because people stream music now
    You can still find hidden gems while just streaming
    It has an impact on music because technology changed and buying albums isn’t a big deal anymore

    Andi B.

    @Jazmin Morales You are right...and that's sad 😢

  53. Herman Baker

    I Love This Song, It really a Truth Full Song❣

  54. She Tea

    I'm here to start the dallas green cover movement

  55. vic Victor

    Still listening to this 10/2/2017 RIP COMPASSION & LOVE FOR YOUR FELLOW MAN 😢

  56. Tina Jones

    What I want to write is much more negative..when an idiot doesn't even know child from mother.

  57. Tina Jones

    Sometimes not ever meeting someone and keeping them in your heart as a hero is better then the truth.

    Pamela Morgan Mitchell

    Profound!

  58. Tina Jones

    Oh you know I got nothing nice to say except...Liar.

  59. Ayoub Raif

    What do we call this category of music please ?

  60. Tina Jones

    Bet u don't tell me to take my ass to Texas again.

  61. Paul Morris

    Still here in 2017

  62. Purge187

    ♩♬ All the tired horses in the sun. How'm I 'sposed to get any ridin' done?♪ ♫

  63. F B

    Mr nothing has got a lot to say. Hes good at being whats hes not. Daddy raymond ferris, i wonder if it was worth leaving.

  64. Jessica Trinidad

    i play this for captain jesse. i wish i could play it for him one more time. i miss you<3

    Dean Tongue

    Jessica Trinidad ...chin up Jessica...

  65. Tina Jones

    And in 2017

  66. Danielhubbard60 Hubbatd

    I fn love this song!!

  67. hellfoot1

    Arguably the greatest female voice ever!!!

  68. Лора Матковская

    Эта , песня как и фильм , Взрывают мозг , шедевр судьбы !

  69. The _ReAL.98

    its about the trap life and how dealing dope can end it all even though you love the lifestyle its an addiction in its self that will get you killed or in prison.

    John Doe

    Jerry Galvez trap life? Maybe but not how black you make it sound. Millions of dollars. Trap. LMFAO you are a joke.

  70. Daniela Dangel

    Listen tô herói sinceramente se both esse a children... people user tô saúde i looked Luke her on these times

  71. Daniela Dangel

    Still.listen till 2017

  72. hussain bakhtiar

    This song doesn't makes a lot of sense without BLOW. Listening to this song in 2017 because of the movie.

  73. Marcos A. Mendes

    Sensacional!!

  74. Fuck You

    Very emotional song

  75. crazy riot

    Кайф

  76. antagoonist

    Whos NOT watching it in 2017? :D

  77. Desi Velez

    my daughter and I song

  78. Pisces Life Luna

    My Favorite Movie Forever. ❤❤❤💯💯💯

  79. work box

    I am worried about lil bit..

  80. Tina Jones

    Bye Baby..love you ...fiefel goes West...

  81. Tina Jones

    And to top it off I am so sick from trying to straighten up that it's like the flu.

  82. Tina Jones

    I have lost my heart completely.

  83. Beth Flanagan

    This movie, this song, breaks my heart and gives me a "glimpse of what it means" all at the same time. Out of this world beautiful and sad.

    Laynes Addiction

    I feel what your saying

  84. work box

    Yet I am still a pawn. And no I would never go willingly ever anywhere but I know how to bide my time

  85. Erin Wyn

    Again Nikka soon UNDERATED love her!!!!!!!!!!

  86. work box

    No one should be a pawn in a fucked up game.

  87. caroline boetger

    I love Johnny Depp , he looks like my brother

  88. caroline boetger

    Makes me cry...

  89. Brenda Collier

    when I hear this song I think of my dad....n his struggles...he Neva had a chance...God Bless his Soul..

  90. Alexandre Rogerio

    Eduarda Henklein singing with his friend Adriano Cidral, song On My Own

  91. 4th dimension

    My favorite song on this soundtrack. I bought her album.

  92. Cindy Becerra

    some part of it sounds like Karma Police by Radiohead

  93. Theresa Stanfill

    she digs in hard