"Careless" as written by and Joel Zimmerman....
You're weak and you're gullible, and I don't care
You're a walking disaster, and I don't care
You cry yourself to sleep, and I don't care
You're wasting our time, and I don't care

You knew this day would come, and you did, and you really should have waited
Go cry yourself to sleep, and you should, because I'm so faded
You knew this day would come, and it did, and you really should have waited
Go cry yourself to sleep, and you should, because I'm so faded

You contradict everything, and I don't care
Your logic is twisted, and I don't care
I'll pretend to be happy, and I don't care
You cry yourself to sleep, and I don't care
You're weak and you're gullible, and I don't care
You're a walking disaster, and I don't care

You knew this day would come, and it did, and you should have waited
Go cry yourself to sleep, and you should, because I'm so faded
You knew this day would come, and it did, and you really should have waited
Go cry yourself to sleep, and you should, because I'm so faded
Go cry yourself to sleep, and you should, because I'm so faded


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"Careless" as written by Joel Zimmerman

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    General CommentThis is a good deadmau5 song so here's my two cents..

    He basically Doesnt care because hes too "faded" (high out of his mind) but it can also be understood as him feeling just out of it like hes not really there (but either way you get the same meaning). I'm assuming he doesn't care about what the person does because of the ways the person is and it's so opposite of him that he just gave up and doesn't care any more. OR it can be the same thing except he doesn't care that the person is that way he just loves them regardless? Either or IMO.
    hbmonsteron October 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWrong wrong wrong and wrong
    You're all wrong
    This song has nothing to do with his relationships or not caring about someone else
    It's to himself
    Joel suffers from severe depression from time to time. This song was him venting his frustrations an attitude about himself to himself
    aleksi1161on March 25, 2016   Link
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    General CommentMost love songs are about one partner's deep passion and attachment to the other, but deadmau5 perfectly illustrates the stone cold melancholy of the other side who does not feel strongly at all. I really think that deadmau5 should write more lyrics, because he's quite good at it.
    choclemonon February 03, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song kills me everytime I hear it mainly because of the way I read it. It's a poem to one's self, a sad one at that. The way the song is written repetitively suggests that this is an internal dialogue. The writer is venting his frustrations with himself, but is so upset that he can't or doesn't really desire to change where he is at. It's that breaking point where you give up on trying to understand your feelings or your position in life. He refers to this breaking point when writes, "You knew this day would come, and you did, and you really should have waited". Another interpretation is that these could be words people said to him that he has internalized, and he has let them become a part of his personage. It's likely a combination of self-hatred and words cast upon him by others. When I heard this immediately, I thought, yes, this is far deeper than a breakup. And the background track reflects that as well. It's not vengeful as it may be for an ex. It's simple and melodic, a haunting melody that would be found in someone's head. Our thoughts really determine how we feel about ourselves. "I'll pretend to be happy, and I don't care, You cry yourself to sleep, and I don't care."This is kind of a give away for my interpretation, because this song has so many notes of being disappointed in himself. He gives it away when he says I'll pretend to be happy instead of using "you". He says he will pretend which is what he has been doing while this melody has played over and over in his head. It's a testament to how dark our thoughts can be, and to the demon that is depression.

    Thank you for this beautiful song! No one can argue with that
    Aphrodite29on September 08, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe most 'baddest lyrics to be given' I have ever found..

    Very very nice, love it. I'll give this lyric someone.. deadmau5 is so cool.
    ardibrienzaon July 01, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commentnobody comment on this great lyrics except me..
    I guess there ain't much people notice how cool this music is.. too bad
    ardibrienzaon July 01, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Comment4 months late, but internet high five for digging this as well
    ThatstartIguesson November 02, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti love this song so much....

    to me, it goes like this...
    he realized what kind of person his girlfriend was after she broke up with him. she regrets it because she realized what she lost. where as, he realizes she's in the wrong and he's better off without her.

    "You knew this day would come, and it did. And you really should have waited."
    she broke up with him. he knew it was coming, but he knew he didn't deserve it.
    "Go cry yourself to sleep, and you should. Because I'm so faded."
    she regrets breaking up with him and possibly wants him back. he feels that she deserves to be hurt for hurting him.
    bgladxon November 01, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe following isn't fact, simply my theory, which I think might actually be close to the truth, maybe not... Anyway...

    I always thought this song was directed towards an ex-girlfriend who broke up with him before he hit it big and became famous... So she breaks up with him, breaks his heart or w/e, and then he becomes the biggest dub step artist in history. So now she's crying herself to sleep, pretending to be happy etc, and he doesn't care.

    "You knew this day would come, and it did, and you really should have waited." is definitely what made me think o this, but a lot of the other lyrics also sort of portray this meaning. What with all the "I don't cares"... and why should he? she broke his heart, and if she wants him now because he's famous well, she can screw herself basically.

    I think the song is basically says "haha bet you wish you stayed with me now"

    Meanwhile deadmau5 is banging super models in his mansion.


    ....He don't care.
    Frantic7on October 22, 2012   Link

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