"Goodbye, Apathy" as written by and Ryan Tedder....
I can't sleep, no, not like I used to
I can't breathe in and out like I need to
It's breaking ice, now, to make any movement
What's your vice? You know that mine's the illusion
And all at once (as I'm trying)
I can help you out (just to keep things right)
I'll be what you need
(I kill myself to make everything perfect for you)
I'll do anything
Goodbye, apathy
So long, apathy

So don't sit still, but don't you move away from here
So goodbye, apathy (as I'm trying)
So long, fancy free (just to keep things right)
Goodbye, apathy
(I kill myself to make everything perfect for you)
I don't wanna be you

I don't walk right, not like I used to
There's a jump in my step as I rush to see you
I could be happy here as long as you're near to me

As long as you're close to me
Now that I'm alright (as I'm trying)
I can help you out (just to keep things right)
I'll be what you need
(I kill myself to make everything perfect for you)
Goodbye, apathy
So goodbye, apathy

So don't you stop pushing me, I can take so much
So goodbye, apathy (as I'm trying)
So long, fancy free (just to keep things right)
Goodbye, apathy
(I kill myself to make everything perfect for you)
I don't wanna be you

Everybody is watching you,
Everybody is watching me, too
Everybody is watching you,
Everybody is watching me, too
Everybody is watching you,
Everybody is watching me, too
Everybody is watching you,
Everybody is watching me, too
Everybody is watching you,
Everybody is watching me, too
Everybody is watching you,
Everybody is watching me, too

(I can't sleep)

(I can't sleep)


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"Goodbye, Apathy" as written by Ryan Tedder

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    General CommentHe's talking about love. Ever since he fell in love, he's not apathetic or nonchalaunt about life. He actually cares now, a lot, and its all thanks to loving her. He's saying goodbye to emptiness and hello to love.
    gemcis29on August 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has got a really big "God or Julie" vibe
    i love it!!!! it just seems to be one of those songs where you drift away xxxxxxxxxxxxxx luff luff luff
    xxemilyxxon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is saying i like you alot and now that your leaving nothing is going to be the same. i also think its saying im going to try to change myself "good bye apathy" so i can be perfect for you so you will stay with me.. all in all a really good song. and i love it.
    MusicLover10599on January 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!

    my favorite part is the second verse, talking about how life is different with this person..
    "I don't walk right, not like I used to
    There's a jump in my step as I rush to see you
    I could be happy here as long as you're near to me
    As long as you're close to me"

    the words are beautiful.

    for the most part i think this song is talking about a new love that is growing. and you're saying goodbye to the lack of feeling, and you're so willing to do/be everything for this person. ("I'll be what you need (I kill myself to make everything perfect for ya)")


    :)
    yipeenikkion January 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"what's your vice, you know that mines the illusion"..

    beautiful line
    cupcake0909on April 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard this song and fell in love with one republic, sweet vocals!! I have to agree with musiclover10599, this song is about changing urself, so ur perfect (or at least almost) for the person u love, it's soooo beautiful
    coolercanson May 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsounds like you got it! i love this song, too!
    ChloeGirldieon November 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just got this cd and wow! It's amazing!

    The lyrics are so beautiful in this song. He is saying goodbye to being emotionless and not feeling.
    yipeenikki you got it right.

    I love this song so much, it's incredible!!!!!
    SpeakToMEon November 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is one of the most original songs on here, and it's freakin awesoomeee

    they're saying goodbye to apathy because they've finally found someone to feel for :D
    hplo2PWNZon December 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI completely and totaly agree with vipeenikki.

    This song is about how he is in love and now he feels again and can say goodbye to those days of not caring.

    I love the line theres a jump in my step oh how I'd love for a man to sing this song to me.

    I feel this is a positive love song as compared to a song about after a break up. It is beautifully refreshing.
    white_stone_3on January 03, 2008   Link

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