"I Don't Care" as written by Joey Ramone, Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone and Tommy Ramone....
I don't care (he don't care)
I don't care (he don't care)
I don't care (he don't care)
About this world
I don't care (he don't care)
About that girl
I don't care (he don't care)

I don't care (he don't care)
I don't care (he don't care)
I don't care (he don't care)
About these words
I don't care
About that girl
I don't care

I don't care
I don't care
I don't care
I don't care
I don't care
I don't care

I don't care (he don't care)
I don't care (he don't care)
I don't care (he don't care)
About these words
I don't care
About that girl
I don't care


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"I Don't Care" as written by Douglas Colvin Dee Dee Ramone

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    General Commentthis fucking rocks!punk rock at its best!
    hybridkidon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is dope. It's sad that the Ramones are never going to get back together again cuz Johhny, Joey, and Dee Dee (although he quit the band) are dead now.

    In general this song is about an outsider who is apathetic. It probably reflects how the Ramones (Joey in particular) felt about certain things because they grew up as outcasts. This is shown in many Ramones songs (for this song it would be in the line "I don't care, about these words") as well as in the documentary END OF THE CENTURY.
    River Wolfon August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAs a demo on their first ep special edition, this song is better than some stuff on the regular record
    walkabouton November 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I Don't Care," written by Joey, is one of the band's simplest and most negative songs. Joey told Jim Bessman in the Ramones book: "'I Don't Care'- people thought that was nihilistic but it really sort of evolved out of being in a heavy depression, some sort of insanity- mental illness."
    Shocktreatment77on November 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song when I am depressed
    chris1977adon October 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationWhen I met Joey Ramone at The Edge in Fort Lauderdale, 20 Apr 1995, I asked him about this song, if it was about him being a nihilist and not caring about things. Joey was very mono-syllabical when I met him, and he just said "Yeah". Then after a pause "especially when I was younger".
    RenRamoneon August 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIf you listen to the demo version, you can hear a definite Stogges influence. Real cool song.
    rossdavidon February 21, 2013   Link

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