"I Don't Care (feat. Adam Gontier) (US/Revised Version)" as written by Adam Wade Gontier, Eicca Toppinen and Max Martin....
I try to make it through my life, in my way, there's you
I try to make it through these lies, and that's all I do

Just don't deny it,
Don't try to fight this, and deal with it
And that's just part of it

If you were dead or still alive
I don't care, I don't care
Just go and leave this all behind
Cause I swear (I swear) I don't care

I try to make you see my side
I always try to stay in line
But your eyes see right through
That's all they do

I'm getting buried in this place
I got no room, your in my face
Don't say anything just go away

If you were dead or still alive
I don't care, I don't care
Just go and leave this all behind
Cause I swear (I swear) I don't care

Love changing everything, you won't be left for me
Love changing everything, you won't be left for me

If you were dead or still alive
I don't care, I don't care
Just go and leave this all behind
'Cause I swear (I swear) I don't care

If you were dead or still alive
I don't care (I don't care) I don't care (I don't care)
Just go and leave this all behind
I don't care (I swear) I don't care
At all


Lyrics submitted by viola_illyria

"I Don't Care" as written by Adam Gontier Eicca Toppinen

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI think it means that no matter how hard he tries for her, she will not listen or give him a chance. like no matter what he tells her. How he would do anything for her and she just will not give him a chance. she wants him to change for her but wont do anything for him or have anything to do with him until he does. so he's saying hell with it
    darkguitarist881on July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think there was a girl that he was happy with...then she wasn't the same anymore and things changed. I mean...he says "If you were dead or still alive" implies that there once was something good. Now he's just done with her shit and doesn't want to deal with it. I actually think in this song he's partially trying to convince himself that he doesn't care because he keeps repeating it... Then at the end he really just knows he needs to move on and live his life. I love this song and hope I was close :)
    ximisstheoldayzxon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell, it still doesnt have to be a gf......it could really be anyone who just refuses to see from your side and youre sick of their shit.
    gf/bf.
    parents.
    friends
    anything.
    just sayin my opinion.
    so yea.
    RockkStarrAngelon September 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhen i heard this song for the first time i listen to each word and i really believe that he is not able to deal with anymore bullshit.... When i listen to this song it reminds me i can be strong and just forget about my dad...... i dont care about him and i never will and i hear this song and i think that every word adam sings is away to help me heal.... his words are strong... and life is hard and u can only try so hard but when u try hard its never good enough... there is always lies and bullshit... thinking about everything and if u dont care there is no way for you to keep getting hurt.... and all u wanna do is live a life of being free and without anything.... everything u do effects u in some way and if u dont care then u will never know the pain. trying to live through pain is hard and there is always something u turn to. whether it be self harm, drinking, drugs, or prostitution u are trying to get over the pain by treating urself like shit so u forget the pain.....the sooner u honestly and truely dont care is the day ull realize everything and that its not worth living ur life caring about things that hurt u or cause u pain. the soooner u really dont care about it the sooner ull be free
    juicycassion August 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm...
    1st off.
    wonderful song but that also comes from the fact that im three days graces biggest fan.
    but...
    i think...
    it has to do w/ some chick stoppin him from livin life to the fullest...
    and...he doesnt care if shes dead or a live ( obviously )
    thats about all i can put together right now...
    TDGfanlovesANNAon July 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhh this song is fucking amazing. I think pretty much anyone can relate to it!
    DJgifon July 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is sooo flippin' awesome!!!!! It kicks some major ass! I also think it is about some girl not letting him live life to the fullest, but if you look at a bigger picture, it could be about anyone not letting you live life to the fullest. I think Adam sings this song beautifully! His voice is just so pure and gets the point across well! Amazing song!
    Dark Angel 35on August 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit was ok...
    ExportAon August 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can relate so much... It sounds like my ex boyfriend wrote this about me...hahahahah
    HEDplanetearthon August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen I originally heard this song, I thought it was about a neglected or abandoned son talking to and about his father. In the first verse(s), he sounds as though he's referring to the coping process of the problems that came as a result of not having his dad around. The chorus was him telling his father, wherever he was, that he didn't need him anyway, and that he didn't care whatever happened to him.

    The verses before the bridge sounded like an actual confrontation that might have taken place either before the father left, or when the boy was older, and he had to come to terms with the fact that they'd never have a relationship...

    This is all a huge stretch, and the 'boyfriend pissed at his girlfriend' idea makes much more sense when you actually sit down and read the lyrics. But I thought I'd drop my two cents anyway.
    f-fashionon August 31, 2008   Link

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