"Who Cares?" as written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin....
Basically I'm complicated
I have a hard time taking the easy way
I wouldn't call it schizophrenia
But I'll be in these two here today
If that's ok

An I could go on an on an on
But who cares?

It's deep how you can be so shallow
An I'm afraid coz I have no fear
An I didn't believe in magic
Until I watched you disappear
I wish you were here

An I could go on an on an on
But who cares?

You see, everybody is somebody
But nobody wants to be themselves
Ooh
And if I ever wanted to ever understand me
I'd have to talk to someone else
Coz every little bit helps

An I could go on an on an on
But who cares?

It feels like
The surreal life
But it's still nice
Wish I could live twice
An I still might
If these wounds heal right
I see a lil' light
Even though it's still night

It feels like
The surreal life
But its still nice
Wish I live twice
An I still might
If these wounds heal right
I see a lil' light
Even though it's still night

And I could go on an on an on
But who cares?

And I can go on an on an on
But who cares?


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"Who Cares?" as written by Ira Gershwin George Gershwin

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    General CommentThe lyrics in this song are absolutely incredible. At the end of the day, nobody is actually somebody.

    This is conformity at its best.
    Themactatoron May 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHmm... from my point of view, the song seems to be a simple eclectic mix of various topics, each segment truncated by a groovy "And I can go on and on and on... but who cares?"

    As for individual sections... I'll take a tiny stab, though it'll be pretty broad.
    The first verse deals with... the issue of eccentricity.
    The second's just a message of missing someone who might not be the best choice as evidenced by the first line, i.e. the 'quality' of being shallow.
    The third is, in terms I just made up, a narration of cut-and-paste individuality and it seems like no one is exempt from the mixing of others'... essence, if you will.
    The fourth segment... man, I can't make heads or tails of that. Anybody else wanna take a crack at it? Or is it simple enough to understand, while I'm trying to expose meanings that aren't there? xP.
    code_azulon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCode Azul

    I see a lot of signs of someone in recovery(from addictions) in a few of Gnarls Barkley's songs. I interpret the fourth verse to be about having a second chance at living life. The other verses (particularly the 1st and 3rd) seem to relate to recovery as well, although I like your interpretations as well.
    Bamerellaon July 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit seems like the ending verse relates to the burgeoning fame that Cee-lo is getting from his exposure in Gnarls Barkley. He has been around for a while, but hes starting to get a second wind at the music star, albeit in a different genre.

    of course, I could be totally wrong, since how would he know that they would be a big hit?
    Zaburinoon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit seems like the ending verse relates to the burgeoning fame that Cee-lo is getting from his exposure in Gnarls Barkley. He has been around for a while, but hes starting to get a second wind at the music star, albeit in a different genre.

    of course, I could be totally wrong, since how would he know that they would be a big hit?
    Zaburinoon July 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI am gonna have to say, that given the horribly generic lines, and that fact that he never expounds on a verse after the Who cares part, that this song is making fun of the generic watered down pop/rock/rap scene. Mainly the people who continuosly make money off of hit songs about their personal "struggles" when really no one cares they just like the way the music sounds...
    legacy_faulton July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGod, I love Danger Mouse/s producing.
    And Cee-Lo/s voice.
    hahahaha
    They just go together so well.
    Mr. Shiveron July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about finally running out of energy to think about someone/something not worth obsessing over. I could go on and on and on fixated on this one thing, but in the end, who cares?
    iheartdangeron August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMmm... Bamerella, I see what you mean by recovery. I believe others have pointed out the theme as well, so you're probably on to something.
    code_azulon August 31, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Its deep how you can be so shallow"

    i really dig that line, its clever, and cool to boot
    vieireson October 06, 2006   Link

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