But at least you are free
The later-album equivalent of You Stole the Sun on This Is My Truth, except far more personal and less bouncy. It’s Nicky writing about Richey once again and this time it sounds great.
Nobody Loved You is all about release. The music bursts into crashing waves of noise, the lyrics bid farewell to a lost comrade while giving out one last desperate declaration of one’s feelings. The intensity of the music represents the intensity of the emotion, further emphasised by James’ roaring delivery in the lyrically brilliantly ever-changing chorus.
It’s also somewhat the most open release of feelings from Nicky towards Richey after buggering off. Beneath all the talk of shared memories and personal moments, Nobody Loved You is a message of forgival and redemption, a statement of being able to see through the pain and anger of a close friend fucking off without saying nothing and forgiving the actions. And I think it’s more of a redeemal for Nicky himself rather than a message directly directed towards Richey.
Finally, it’s an emotional release in another form as well. For quite a few tracks now, This Is My Truth’s been calm and introspective, bottling up feelings or brooding on them. Just before the album reaches its end however, Nobody Loved You storms in and just vents out all that depression and melancholy. The release in sound and emotion also happens to become a release in atmosphere, breaking personal barriers in sonic form.
Cherry blossoms, mentioned repeatedly in the songs, are known for their habit to die at the height of their beauty; a rather emotional and even somewhat beautiful way to describe the song’s subject matter.