This was the last Manics album of my adolescence - it’s release inspired me to form my first band the very same day - & it feels somewhat of a coming of age for the band as they truly became a part of mainstream culture. While the studio album is an anthemic quasi folk rock record, it’s raw power has been revealed through this commemorative tour. It doesn’t feel like looking back, it feels like a re-awakening of greatnesses.
I miss my brother like hell, and every time I hear this I think of how much I loved him and still do. When you lose someone so close to you it's like a part of you is missing and this song has helped me express I how feel and to make sense of it. "What would I give just for one of your smiles."
Nobody Loved You is poetic, beautiful and Cherry blossomic. It represents the sincerity and calmness of a person unloved by all, or as the writer Wire puts it "nobody loved you". I remember hearing the opening guitar riff and loving the song immediately, even more so with the falling cherry blossom tree leaves which gave the song a natural connotation while feeling like a ballad mourning the loss of a friend.
This song is so full of emotion, life, love and sorrow. It reminds me how deep sadness can be when someone you love has left. Cherry blossoms resemble beauty and perfection and remind me how transitory happiness sometimes is.
I grew up in the US and was vaguely aware of MSP but couldn't name or hum a song. Meeting my now-husband in 2009 after moving to the UK, he shared his favourite band that inspired him to play bass (thanks NW). TIMTTMY quickly became my go-to album, as the melancholic chord progressions & lyrics spoke directly to the pain & sadness in my heart. Nobody Loved You just felt like 'my song', though I'm struggling to articulate why in a few short words. "No vendettas, just a cherry blossom tree."
This song always makes me reflect on the love I shared with an old friend who’s no longer here. And whilst hurting deeply, this idea of freedom from the pain they felt, and their beauty of their existence, will always bring a tear of happiness to me. Great song.
I believe when we are in pain, emotionally, spiritually or physically, music can be a bandage to our wounds. It can pick up the pieces of our broken heart. This album gave me hope and inspiration and Nobody Loved You is..Poetry,Dreams & Desire,and painfully beautiful! It came out when I needed,more than ever, to feel hope of a better future and a better life. Thankyou for the comfort,healing and dopamine release your music brings!
Reminds me of a love at the time of this album, I gave her the band and my heart. Now it is just me and the band, but this song will always send me back.
No vendettas, just a cherry blossom tree.
ソニーのMDウォークマンのCM曲ということで、日本ではこの曲がメインタイトルで日本盤が出たと記憶しています。しかし今回リリースされた２０周年記念盤ではPrologue To Historyに差し替えられるという残念な扱い…。歌詞のフレーズやCM曲に使われたこともあり日本人にとっては、このアルバムの曲の中では好きな曲にあげる人も多いのではないでしょうか。
There is no other song like this. Absolutely genius! Perfect song!
That year I`ve lost the person very close to me. She was everything to me: my love, my sister, my friend, my inspiration. When I`ve heard "Nobody Loved you" it was like.... It was like every line and every sound were full of my love and my pain. Every time I listen to this song, it's like I'm sending her a little letter, like I'm saying how I remember and love her. This song is an absolute masterpiece. This song is a part of my soul. One of my favourite of all time!!!
Manics are the best band,TIMTTMY is a great album (fav are Ready for drowning,Nobody loved you,Black dog on my shoulders and Tsunami.And together with a few other(Manic) albums,this one basically safed my life! Also they are great teachers and cause of the Manics i have some great friends. Thank you and have a wonderful christmas James,Sean and Nicky xxx
Everytime I listen to Nobody Loved You, it makes me remember that being loved by one person for real is more important than the fake love of hundreds.