Do you not hear me anymore
I know it's not your thing to care
I know it's cool to be so bored
I sucks me in
When you're aloof
It sucks me in, it sucks it works
I guess it's cool to be alone

Will you never rest
Fighting the battle of who could care less
Everyday you wake up late
Sometimes I wish I was
That way

And you think Rockford Files is cool
But there are some things
That you would change
If it were up to you
So think about your masterpiece (yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Watch the Rockford Files
And call to see if Paul can score some weed.

Do you never rest
Fighting the battle of who could care less
Unearned unhappiness
That's all right I guess

I've got this great idea
Why don't we pitch it to the Franklin Fucking Mint
Fine pewter portraits of
General apathy and major boredom singing
Whatever and ever Amen

Oh well maybe not I'll try again
This should cheer you up for sure
See I've got your old I.D.
And you're all dressed up like the Cure

You never rest
Fighting the battle
Of who could care less
Unearned unhappiness
You're my hero I confess

Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Battle of Who Could Care Less" as written by Ben Folds

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  • +1
    General CommentDo you not hear me anymore
    I know it's not your thing to care....
    >>yo..thats maddd deep...i love BEN FOLDS FIVE!<<
    starburzt123on May 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti don't think catch-22 is the correct term in describing apathy as a goal...oxymoron perhaps? catch-22 refers to an inescapable no matter what path you take, you're screwed.
    interpretthison March 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfairly self explanatory this really. About a person who has a friend who is just about the most nochalent person he knows, where being casual is cool, to the point where it's just an act. Good song, 'whatever and ever, amen'
    darren_kifon April 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song completely reminds me of an ex-boyfriend who is now a friend. Especially the first stanza and the lines about how his aloofness sucks the person in. It's a great song :)
    bogartfanon May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Why don't we pitch it to the Franklin fucking mint
    Fine pewter portraits of
    General Apathy and Major Boredom singing...
    Whatever and ever Amen"

    I agree with anna118k, those are awesome lines. My favorites. GENERAL apathy & MAJOR boredom. Wow. :o) I am very much intrigued by these kind of people, these extremely zoned out people who can just ignore everything and be cool. Wish I could be like that sometimes. Really.
    fallonyourKNEESon August 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeems like a song about the complete and total disregard for any kind of deity or ruling force - 'Whatever and ever, Amen' is like aThere may be a God but I dont really care if there is one' kind of thing
    captainbackfireon May 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst Ben song i heard. beauty.
    Two people that 'religiously' follow the belief that they have to act aloof to win. I can never be bothered with these mind games or the way some girls start arguements in relationships cos they think we'll break up and make up passionately. I certainly proved her half-right! heh, heh.
    benfoldsfanon May 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. "whatever and ever amen"... its so brilliant.
    xxpianorockerxxon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this song is definately about an extremely apathetic person.
    ThingsIHaventToldUon June 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat's so great about not caring? i don't care. it only gets you in trouble, then leads you to become to loser you really are. whatever and ever, amen.
    this is the first bff song i ever heard. one of the best, too.
    i read somewhere that this song was about an ex.
    ataraxia37on July 02, 2003   Link

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