Written and performed by Reynold D. Philipsek / Zino-Rephi Music (BMI)
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When I initially wrote and recorded the song, No Nothing, the lyric (as on this recording), began with, “my grandpa went to see the doctor.” When I perform this tune these days, the lyric is now, “I went to see the doctor.”
The song is obviously about the encroachment of age and the physical changes that attend aging. It’s very challenging to be funny in a song. Randy Newman is one of the few songwriters who can pull this off.