Too much of nothin' can make a man feel I'll at ease One man's temper might rise, while the other man's temper might freeze. In the days of long confessions, we can not mock a soul When there's too much of nothin', no one has control.
[Chorus:] Say hello to Valerie, say hello to Marion, Send them all my salary, on the waters of oblivion.
Too much of nothin' can make a man abuse a king He can walk the streets and boast like most but he don't know a thing. It's all been done before, it's all been written in the book. But when it's too much of nothin', nobody should look.
Too much of nothin' can turn a man into a liar It can cause some man to sleep on nails, another man to eat fire. Everybody's doin' somethin', I heard it in a dream But when it's too much of nothin', it just makes a fella mean.