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Song Parodies -> "I Don't Really Care"

Original Song Title:

"I've Been Everywhere"

Original Performer:

Johnny Cash

Parody Song Title:

"I Don't Really Care"

Parody Written by:

Red Ant

The Lyrics

I took a few liberties pacing this. Note to the satire impaired: I do care. I care a lot, but Faith No More already did that one. =)
I was kickin' right back on my porch on Dontgivaf*cca Road
Laughing at all that matters in the world, see, I have this code
When you live on Dontgivaf*cca, man it is really sweet
Because other peoples' problems are of no concern to me
As long as I get paid on Friday ...I'm one happy man
For the rest: "Listen - frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!"

I don't really care, man
I don't really care, man
Never a despair, man
Don't pry into affairs, and
Won't worry about what's fair plan
I don't really care!

Don't care 'bout:
Nor children
Trump's billions
Hurt feelings
Glass ceilings
Faith healings
Thoughts repressed
Those possessed
Those depressed
A world distressed
If you're a mess
You can guess that

I don't really care, man!
I don't really care, man
About the age of Cher, man
Or little kids that swear, damn!
Whatever became of hair bands?
I don't really care!

Don't care 'bout:
Junior Mints
Paying rent
50 cent
Air defense
Common sense
Those "on the fence"
Your MySpace friends
And all the French! whee!

I don't really care, man
I don't really care, man
"Britney showed down there!", and?
"We breath polluted air!", and?
You've artwork that's really rare, and
I don't really care!

Don't care 'bout:
Crippled Patients
Land invasions
The population
United Nations
Your vacation
Or the Asians!

I don't really care, man
I don't really care, man
'bout your problems there, man
Your screaming "life's unfair!", whaa!
As long as I get my share, man
I don't really care!

Don't care 'bout:
Greeting cards
Meeting stars
EV cars
Life on Mars
Singles bars
Death from SARS
Greedy whores
Need a penny
Take a penny
Have plenty
Augmented lips
Pink slips
Cargo ships
Jumbo hips
Potato chips
All committees
If you're witty
Or unpretty
Won't get my pity
And screw these cities!

I don't flippin' care, man
I don't friggin' care, man
Sit back in my chair, and
Rest my derriere, man
Off into space I just stare, man
I don't ever care!

copyright 2007+ Jack "Red Ant" Fletcher

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 36

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 2   0
 3   0
 4   7
 5   28

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Adagio - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I don't know this one well at all, but I don't care. : )
Jack Wilson - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Love it! 555
Matthias - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Careless Laughter, 5's
Ann Hammond - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
what Adagio said
alvin rhodes - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
terrific job on a crazily paced song
Tommy Turtle - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
I have often walked down this street before
But it never seemed so funny or so sweet before
All at once am I
Giving you Five High
Know that I'm on the street where you live

Are there homeless folks in the heart of town?
I don't care; my house is in another part of town
What a monstrous bore
Things like these, and more
I'm with you on the street where you live
And oh! the glowering feeling
Just to know you think these things suck
The overpowering feeling
That someone besides myself don't give a f***

People rant and rave; how they bother me
You don't like it here? Go somewhere that you'd rather be
Let the bulls**t fly! I don't care 'cause I
Am with you on the street where you live!
("On the Street Where You Live", from "My Fair Lady"

I'm with you on most of this, but hey! -- leave our own PMS out of this!... Oh, wait, you meant the syndrome, not the author...
Tam - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Pacing is awesome, information overload for real! I can tell that you obviously don't care... so I give you 5's for your honesty! Excellent job!!!
Agrimorfee - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
You care a lot about your parody skills! 555
AFW - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Top notch rendition..loads of highly humerous "Don't Dare" listings..
AFW - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Typo on "Dare" should be "Don't Care" listings
Yoidy - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Such Dylanesque apathy! 555
Fitu - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
yea, even a faulty clockk is right twice a day.
Below Average Dave - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Whoever oned you did not read it, this parody is very challenging, I applaud thee, and hope that by the time I get to Project 3, I'll get a chance to show off my true creativity (These first 2 sets represent my growth over the years, with "Every Call I Make" and "Dead End Jobs" being a good indication of where I'm headed and "No Hos" and "The Meat Song" being good indications of where I started, and the other songs representing everything in between). . .you are quite talented Red Ant. . .555
Jason - January 02, 2007 - Report this comment
Fitu, the only faulty clock is inside your head. By the way, this is well paced.
PMS - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
I'm glad for the disclaimer in your top comments. Otherwise I might have taken the line about PMS personally and overdosed on Midol and chocolate;) As always a great job LOL funny! Thanks TT for your support.
TT - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
PMS: If only I were a brassiere, I could support you better, but... anytime. (I knew what RA really meant :)
Red Ant - January 03, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks Pat, Jack, Matthias, Ann, Alvin, TT, Tam, Agrimorfee, AFW, Yoidy, Dave, Jason and PMS.

Tommy Turtle: You should submit that!

Fitu: The saying is "Even a stopped clock is right twice a day." In any event, your comment makes no sense.
TT - January 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Aw, it makes no sense except as a comment to yours, but thanks anyway :)
Kristof Robertson - January 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Monstrously good, Jack! This is like The Curmudgeon's Anthem! And I don't care about all of the above, except for Fiddy Cent...that guy really moves me! ;-) 555+
Glen S - January 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Sorry, your pacing was off in a couple of places, so I'll have to give you a '1' in that category. Oh, wait, you already know that I don't care about that. Your vacation/or the asians, heh, heh. Well done. 'lips/slips/ships/hips/chips'? Come on, Jack, there's more 'ips' than that and you know it. :cp
Glen S - January 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Also, props for fitting junior mints in there, and everything else. The next step is singing it, right? - January 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Excellent, Red. "Hair bands" is a delightful, unexpected rhyme (in the chorus, not verse, no less), and "Your MySpace friends" made me laugh, since I just spent weeks redesigning my Top 24. My fave verse/list is the third - great continuous rhyme - even if "United Nations" made my brain detour into "Give Peace a Chance" (I expected the next line to be "Congratulations"). Fun stuff.
Stuart McArthur - January 24, 2007 - Report this comment
wow, and a bonus cameo track from Tommy Turtle - and that's 2 list parodies of yours I've read in half an hour Jack - from one who claims to have not done one until recently - and you're right about Cher - nobody's been caring about her age for almost 106 years now - 555
Agrimorfee - February 09, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) see above, if you care...
Jason - February 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I agree with Agrimorfee. 555
Michael E Cormier - February 10, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Ya don't care? C'mon bro, ya gotta care about the 555. Nice job on a doozy of a song to parody (trust me, I know)
Max Power - February 11, 2007 - Report this comment
Matthias - February 11, 2007 - Report this comment
List parodies like this one, and We Didn't Start The Fire, are very difficult, because you can't leave any lines the same, you need to change just about every word to fit it into the parody in order for it to make sense and be funny. Thus these kinds of parodies get my outmost respect.
Below Average Dave - February 13, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I technically already commented on this one, but it was more conversational to you. . .than anything. . .so now more on the parody. There are a lot of things on your list that imagining someone singing to it would be quite hilarious. Red Ant, this one is a great idea as far as a parody in that it encompasses the original idea. I know you took some liberties on the pacing, that is no joke, what I found interesting about it is that your words, while not always meshing perfectly, they meshed with each other. . .kinda I don't care about this, but I don't care about that either---Perhaps Offense followed by Defense showed that most clearly. Clearly when you wrote this song you were in a mood, hey--you never did update your job situation buddy--how's it going?
tomario - February 15, 2007 - Report this comment
you showed great patience and great word play ever thought of doing "mediate" by inxs ?a lot of work and a great result (no i'm not gonna say it) oh alright then ...but i don't care !!! 555 top parody
Peter Andersson - February 15, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - The biggest problem in the world today is apathy - but who gives a f*ck about that, I'm just glad to see that so many people cared about this parody and that you cared to write it. :-)
Phil Alexander - February 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I'd leave a comment, but I guess you'd not care about that, either...

(Had an idea for this song, so have been listening to it quite a bit recently - have to say this one got better with each verse)
Johnny D - February 25, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I don't really care about this parody's pacing -- it's good anyway!
Stuart McArthur - February 26, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) see above - great work on this one Jack - the choruses were my favourite bits, and I thought they paced beautifully, esp the "rest my derriere" and the Britney lines - ccould this OS be the supercali of '04, the MMG of '05, and the BOG of '06?
Tim Mayfield - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I can understand why you wouldn't care about most of these.. but Super-sizing?? How can one not care about that? Still you did a fabulous job and even if you don't care, I gave 5's at the office.
The Charnstar - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - So far, you're winning in my books. THIS KICKS ASS! You have got to record this song, so I can put it on my MP3 and scream it at EVERYONE! MUA HA HA HAH AHA!.... 5-5-5
Jack Wilson - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM-See above!
wannabemustangjockey - February 28, 2007 - Report this comment
SOTM - I could swear I commented on this already, I guess not. Great parody. I have yet to successfully match a parody of this OS to the OS, but I suppose it's all in the pronunciation and not getting tongue-tied. Very funny subs here and great rhymes!
Red Ant - March 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Thanks to Kristof, Glen x 2, Spaff, Stu x 2, Aggy, Jason, Michael, Max, Matthias, Dave, Tomario, Peter, Phil, Johnny D, Tim, Charnstar, Jack amd Jay.

Kristof: I wish I had remembered that you like 50 Cent: I would have issued you a challenge to do one of his songs. =)

Glen: Given that everything I've said I wanted to record in the past year has fallen through, perhaps I can reverse jinx myself here and say I'm never recording this one.

Spaff: You have a top 24? Geez, I think I've got 3 friends on Myspace, lol. I, too, like the third chorus, though singing it is hairy since I took the most pacing liberties there: a recording (which I won't make) would probably be only 22 of those 24 "-ations" for singability.

Stu: This, "The Elements", and "My Favorite Things" are my only "list" parodies, and all were done fairly recently. I'm not sure this is going to be a staple song for '07 - I wouldn't bet on it.

Michael: I'll check out your version of this OS in a bit.

Matthias: Not to mention the odd rhyme scheme and inconsistent verses. I'm pleased though to receive your "outmost respect". =)

Dave: I think I sent a PM about it, but the job situation is resolved for now. As for being in a mood, yes, I was: the store that night was all out of Junior Mints. ;)

Tomario: I have a completed parody of "Mediate" written, but I never posted it since it's just a list of rhymes with no meaning, much like the original, and therefore not much of an improvement (though I did vary the second half of the song instead of repeat it like INXS did). If I can find it, I'll post it just for you.

Peter: I'm sure that "I don't give a f*** about apathy" would be a killer bumper sticker if only more people knew what "apathy" meant.

Phil: Great recording you made. Not sure if I commented on the song itself yet... I'll take a look in a bit.

Johnny D: Not caring about pacing? Heresy! ;)

Tim: "Supersizing" here generally means you get the same amount of food in a bigger container, and get charged thirty cents more for it.

Charnstar: If I ever don't record this, feel free to blast it as loud as possible.

Jay: And not running out of breath, and not caring enough to not record this.

Thanks again, all.
kelly... - October 15, 2007 - Report this comment
very funny.
McKludge - March 30, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTY - Keeping with the apathy theme, this was, well, okay, I guess (j/k)
By the way, this months meeting of Apathetics Anonymous has been cancelled again.
Jeff Reuben - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Had me laughing...I'm sorry I missed this the first time around...great idea.
Mikey Squirrel - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTY- I like how in the verse that rhymes with 'ation' everything is alphabetical. You must have had everything written out in advance. Very funny and well done, Red Ant.

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