Nobody Loves You Like Me

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Nobody Loves You Like Me
ReleaseArtificial Heart
Length2:19
Release date06-09-2011
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"Nobody Loves You Like Me" is a song by Jonathan Coulton from his eighth studio album, Artificial Heart.

[edit] History

This song is entirely a cappella, and in concert Coulton uses a laptop running Ableton Live and his iPhone to control vocal harmonies. In response to fan curiosity, he wrote a blog post that details how he creates the live effect using the VST plugin, The Mouth in Ableton Live and an iPhone app called TouchOSC.

During sound check for their show at Manchester Academy 2 on 10 June 2011 Storm unofficially renamed the song 'The Song That Will Haunt Your Mind For The Next Month' due to its incredibly catchy harmonies. Cernoise captured the remark on video (approximately 3 minutes in).

[edit] Live performance

This song was debuted in concert in Bristol, UK on June 9, 2011. A recording of the first performance is available on YouTube. As mentioned above, Coulton performs it a cappella, using his iPhone and laptop to control vocal harmonies, rather than playing guitar along to the song.

[edit] Availability

"Nobody Loves You Like Me" is available on the album Artificial Heart, which can be ordered through Coulton's website or downloaded on iTunes or Amazon.

[edit] Fan Interpretation

This song could be sung from the perspective of a rockstar or low end celebrity with a terminal illness (Maybe the late stages of lung-cancer) singing in a bar on their last day alive. The "you" he refers to could be a romantic interest or someone who has passed away previously.

Another possible interpretation of the song is that it is about divorce, apparent from various lines that imply breakup and a sense of abandonment, and especially from the verse:

"I won't sign a thing, or else if I do
I'll use a pencil and that will show you
How nothing lasts, how nothing is free
Nobody loves you like me."

This interpretation inspired a fan-made music video.

Another possible interpretation is that it is about a man in the midst of a divorce, and proceeds to commit suicide by jumping to his death.

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Artificial Heart
1. Sticking It To Myself · 2. Artificial Heart · 3. Nemeses · 4. The World Belongs to You · 5. Today With Your Wife · 6. Sucker Punch · 7. Glasses · 8. Je Suis Rick Springfield · 9. Alone at Home · 10. Fraud · 11. Good Morning Tucson · 12. Now I Am An Arsonist · 13. Down Today · 14. Dissolve · 15. Nobody Loves You Like Me · 16. Still Alive · 17. Want You Gone · 18. The Stache
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