Why Don't You Care About Me?

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This track is about the child dealing with his uncaring father that disregards him and in some ways wishes he didn't exist. I wrote the lyrics in a kind of singsongy limerick format because the character is still a child, so the formatting seems somewhat childish. However, the lyrics themselves contrast the format with very mature and disturbing subject matter, from drugs to prostitutes.

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Ever since Mom died you've hated me
Never given me a chance to let you see
Everything I do
I do it for you
But you just throw it back at me

Ever since Mom died you're drunk everyday
Bringing home whores to pass the time away
You don't have a job
You're a real slob
Lord knows I don't want to be you someday

I can't see them
Don't rearrange it
On the surface
Fall into pieces
All my wishes
They're not for me

Why don't you care about me?
Out in the night leaving me empty
Through the glass I see a familiar face
She comforts me then quickly fades away

Ever since mom died you're miserable
Depression pills straight down the hole
The drugs don't last
You're stuck in the past
I'd pity you if it didn't get so old

Ever since mom died the fault is mine
It's a disaster when it's just fine
If I weren't here
You wouldn't fear
'Cause she'd be with you 'till the end of time

I can't see them
Don't rearrange it
On the surface
Fall into pieces
All my wishes
They're not for me

Why don't you care about me?
Out in the night leaving me empty
Through the glass I see a familiar face
She comforts me then quickly fades away

Why don't you care about me?
Out in the night leaving me empty
Through the glass I see a familiar face
She comforts me then quickly fades away

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from The Fake Reality, released August 8, 2013

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