"Tear Away" as written by Stevie Benton, Jason Jones, Michael Luce and C.j. Pierce....
I'm tearing away
Pieces are falling,
I can't seem to make them stay
You run away
Faster and faster,
You can't seem to get away
Break

Hope there's a reason
For questions unanswered
I just don't see everything
Yes, I'm inside you
Tell me how does it feel
To feel like this
Just like I do

I don't care about anyone else but me
I don't care about anyone
I don't care about anyone else but me
I don't care about anyone

Do I really want this
Sometimes I scare myself
I just can't let it go
Can you believe it
Everything happens for reasons
I just don't know

I don't care about anyone else but me
I don't care about anyone
I don't care about anyone else but me
I don't care about anyone
or anything but me
Goddamn I love me

I don't care about anyone else but me
I don't care about anyone
I don't care about anyone else but me
I don't care about anyone or anything

I don't care about anyone else but me
I don't care about anyone


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"Tear Away" as written by C.j. Pierce David Williams

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  • +3
    General CommentIt's a sort of sarcasm to himself. Like everyone he knew dropped him, so now he only cares for himself. But if your listen to the way he sings "goddamn i love me" you can clearly tell that he is saying it in a :cause no one else will" kind of tone.

    I'm also digging the idea of just caring about yourself and being distant so you don't have to deal with bullshit.

    I love this song though, one of my favorites.
    corey_nothingon July 04, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove over and he's not over it song. Exposition:

    I'm tearing away
    (Loss of self/he's beating himself up)
    Pieces are falling
    I can't seem to make them stay
    (He tries to talk and say right things they go wrong and get worse)
    You run away
    Faster and faster you can't seem to get away
    (She's trying to make distance but it doesn't help him stop thinking of her; or she's being polite but basically effectively stringing him on)

    Break!
    (Up, duh)

    Hope there's a reason
    For questions unanswered
    I just don't see everything
    (He can't talk openly to her about questions he still has, or at least can't trust what she's saying to be true anymore so same effect)
    Yes I'm inside you
    Tell me how does it feel to feel like this
    Just like I do
    (Possible ideas: 1) He wants her to still care and thinks maybe she's BSing and still does, 2) He knows she wont tell him to get away so he likes making her awkward because it's all he's got now and she's trapped so they're BOTH trapped in his mind in a similar way, 3) He can't move on and as long as he's making things hard for her she can't find anyone new thus still in his mind similar.)

    I don't care about anyone else but me
    I don't care about anyone
    I don't care about anyone else but me
    I don't care about anyone
    (This is kindof like the voice of truth breaking through, see next verse).

    Do i really want this
    Sometimes i scare myself I just can't let it go
    (This is where he reveals he thinks he could say goodbye and let them both rest but he's unwilling to do so; it seems he really would be relieved by it but doesn't know if he wants her to be? He's doing it on purpose though; and he doesn't know why he's still hanging on either to just torturing her, or maybe to the idea of getting her back. Maybe, just holding onto the pain?)
    Can you believe it?
    Everything happens for reasons
    I just dont know
    (If it all happened 'for the best' he may be induced to let it go; but there's no proof yet?)

    I don't care about anyone else but me
    I don't care about anyone else but me
    I don't care about anyone or anything but me

    Goddamn I love me
    (He's posturing sorrow; but likely there was no one there but him in the first place. And it's still about him, not her.)

    I don't care about anyone else but me
    I don't care about anyone
    I don't care about anyone else but me
    I don't care about anyone

    NOTES: 1) It could be another guy lol; I assumed 'her' but even if he wasn't gay you can write a song about an idea and not mean it directly to your life. 2) I don't think he's advocating it, he's just expressing the experience of someone who is in this position. Maybe he's even trying to reveal the attitude to comment on how it's pathetic. It's certainly not presented as glorious or functional behavior.

    Hope it wasn't retarded!
    dyggvion December 01, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAs egotistical it might seem at a first glance, I think this song is more about a person who was overly optimisitc, or overly trusting, and their hopes were crushed or the person they put their trust into betrayed them. The person retreats into himself, he decides the world is full of terrible people, and he's the only one who matters, and he's the best person there is.
    "I don't care about anyone else but me"
    It sounds pretty selfish, but also sad. This sort of "From now on, I'm only looking after myself, screw them, I won't be crushed anymore"
    I think we may have all felt like this at some point, I'm sure I have.
    flyingpotatoon January 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat if "me" is the name of the singer's girlfriend?
    Shawnon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am in love with this song.. absolutely kicks royal ass
    Pharmicopiaon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya it does...its awesome I especially like the chorus. its about someone who thinks there so much better than everyone else, probably someone the songwriter knew.
    sic n twistedon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not sure about that but i really think this is a good song
    mushroom_man187on May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah a good song......dont know what it exactly means.think its written for someone who decieved this guy!
    undisturbedon May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't like this song because of the chorus "i dont care about anyone else but me"? Arrogant and egotistical, its a stupid badly written song.
    hell_i_call_my_headon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen they played this at the Ozzfest, UK. the lead singer got a hard-on when the crowd sang the chorus! lol
    Harry Manbackon May 27, 2002   Link

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