Lyrics of I don't care

I don't care. I don't care.
That's what they tell me. That's what they declare.
Am I too forward. Am I too crass?
When I'm around them why is it always like walking on glass?

I want to be truthful to myself and others.
But trouble seems to find me. So why should I bother?
Perhaps my so called opinion is just too much to bear.
I wish them not defensive, just to show them that I care.

I want them to tell me the truth and not hold back.
I want them to be honest and not to get side tracked.
I don't want them to tell me just the things I want to hear.
I don't want them to tell me things to bring me a tear.

I don't care. I don't care.
That's what they tell me. That's what they declare.
Am I too forward. Am I too crass?
When I'm around them why is it like walking on glass?

Maybe I should just turn it
down a notch.
Maybe be observant
Maybe just watch.

Maybe I should just listen.
Maybe not be so bold.
Maybe I should just hear
what I've been always told.

I don't care.
I don't care.
That's what they tell me.
That's what they declare.

Can I be less forward?
And can I be less crass?
Then when I'm around them
the truth will break less glass.

2012 Dan Carlson
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