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I Stopped Caring Years Ago

By orangedrink on December 19, 2018 10:48 am

I used to have a really rough time with my family.  At one point, I never wanted to see them again.  Our relationship isn't perfect now, but it is so much better than it ever has been.  I'm leaving tomorrow (Wednesday) to visit them for the holidays.  I don't know if they will ever understand me, but that's okay.  I want to accept them for who they are and where they're at.  I'm really happy and grateful for all the progress we have all collectively made.  I'm happy to visit them for the holiday.  In a positive sense of acceptance, I stopped caring years ago.

I wrote this and recorded in a whirlwind of 3 or 4 hours.  I feel like I 100% captured how I feel right in this moment.

Intro is my friend and his sister, maybe from 1997; outro is my 10th grade English teacher talking about me smile



Don’t go running away
Just don’t go running away
But don’t stay home
They just don’t want you to stay
Left alone

So what is it good for?
They don’t like what they see
So what is it good for?
You don’t know what I mean?

There’s just no way to explain
And this i know
I stopped caring years ago

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December 24, 2018 2:18 am

Old recordings are a treasure-trove (both positive and negative).

December 24, 2018 2:31 am

To not care can be a very powerful thing for one's mental well being. I've had my share of family drama over the years (including this one!) and have gained some tools to, in my own mind, split down what "actually" matters, and what I'm just "supposed" to think matters. Hope you have a great Christmas and new years drink, you're awesome and don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise.

December 24, 2018 10:04 pm

High praise from your English teacher.  Creativity showing through at an early age. Were you a young archivist? Pretty cool to have box of cassettes from the past.

Your vocals really shine. The feeling comes through. Maybe because you captured in the 3 hours rather than reworking. Much enjoyed. Have a good trip and holiday!

December 25, 2018 11:14 pm

This may very well be grunge.

December 26, 2018 2:24 pm

i feel this. loved it. happy holidays!

December 27, 2018 2:22 pm

Glad you and your family have moved forward, families can be tough.  Great use of the old recordings, powerful song, hope you have a great visit.

December 27, 2018 10:07 pm

Great track, and the old recordings frame it very nicely.
Happy holidays!

December 29, 2018 9:43 pm

Enjoyed, I think I'll listen again. Awesome sample snips, vocal / lyrics, good job, always nice to hear your vocal tracks.

LOL - Devieus and grunge smile

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