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Lyric of the Week: APATHY

Apathy

The news doesn’t interest me anymore

Apathy

All I get from current events is a bore

I don’t know

I don’t wanna know

I don’t know, I don’t wanna know, and I don’t care


Apathy

You think it moves me either way

Apathy

What the hell, just another day

I don’t know

I don’t wanna know

I don’t know, I don’t wanna know, and I don’t care


Crises and scandals and earthquakes out west

Right wings and left wings, political mess

Espionage and high financial scam

Wars and inflation and high college fees

Herpes and AIDS and industrial disease

All I can say is WHO GIVES A DAMN?!?


I sit and start at the wall

Don’t care if I don’t get her call

No loving, no hating, no anger, no feeling at all


Apathy

I’m neither calm nor tense

Apathy

TV and radio dull the sense

I don’t know

I don’t wanna know

I don’t know, I don’t wanna know, and I don’t care


©2024 The Hesh Inc.

"Apathy" - original AI art by The Hesh Inc.
I don’t know, I don’t wanna know, and I don’t care.

I wrote this while in the thick of my army service, in 1986 or so. Israel is a country that lives, eats, and breathes news and current events, and at times it can be asphyxiating. Wouldn't it be so much better, I would ask myself when it got to be too much, if I just blew everything off and said I don't care. But there is no way I could not care, and even today, there is no way I cannot care—especially in crazy times when keeping abreast of current events can mean the difference between health and injury, or life and death. All the same, though, one should carefully choose the issues that matter most and pick the battles to fight, because it can become overwhelming. Musically, I used Lou Reed's "Endlessly Jealous" as a template, although this isn't a facsimile thereof. Never recorded or performed.

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