"Is It Wicked Not to Care?" as written by and Martin/murdoch/colburn/cooke/geddes/jackson/campbe....
Is it wicked not to care when they say that you're mistaken
Thinking hopes and lots of dreams that aren't there?
Is it wicked not to care when you've wasted many hours
Talking endlessly to anyone that's there?
I know the truth awaits me
But still I hesitate because of fear

Skipping tickets making rhymes
Is that all that you believe in?
Wearing rags to make you pretty by design
Rusting armor for effect
It's not fun to watch the rust grow
For it will all be over when you're dead

Counting acts and clutching thoughts
By the river where the moss grows
Over rocks the water running all the time
Is it wicked when you smile Even though you feel like crying
Even though you could be sick at any time?

But if there was a sequel
Would you love me as an equal?
Would you love me till I'm dead

If there was a sequel Would you love me like an equal?
Would you love me till I'm dead
And if there was a sequel
Would you love me as an equal?
Would you love me till I'm dead
Or is there someone else instead?


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"Is It Wicked Not To Care" as written by Isobel Campbell Christopher Geddes

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  • +2
    General Commentit's your favourite song on OK computer?

    what the fuck
    artlesson July 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is my favourite song on "the queen is dead".
    kankurouon September 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about always being on the outside of things, but continuing to travel, like a tourist.

    it's about loneliness, and is by far my favorite song on OK Computer.
    cloudgirlon April 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"And if there was a sequel, would you love me as an equal... ...or is there someone else instead"

    This is just heartwrenching...
    Bananamobileon August 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti def love the lines is it wicked when you smile even though you feel like crying even though you could be sick at any time. best ones.
    chickorita350on November 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about existential angst. The narrator is trying to avoid the bitter truth of dying.
    mithgilon May 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe they're aren't any comments! I love this song.. i think its about how you don't want to believe something the way it is so you just forget about it and pretend things are okay.. i dont know.. but i LOVE these lines : "Is it wicked when you smile Even though you feel like crying
    Even though you could be sick at any time?"
    I_Lie_Here_Charmedon August 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese are sure the best lines and i think they summarize the whole meaning of the song. Also, Isobel's sweetest voice makes it such a delightful thing to listen to! I can't believe there was only one comment about it!
    jolieon April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, this is my favorite song on 'the Black album' and on 'Appetite for destruction' but only my second favorite song on 'Revolver'.
    RyanTChaseon August 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlmao
    uhhhon August 12, 2006   Link

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