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Saturday, September 13, 2008

I Don't Care

The first song I heard from Apocalyptica was I'm Not Jesus, and I was instantly impressed by the band's ability to incorporate classical string instruments with their hard-rock sound.
Just recently, I heard I Don't Care by Apocalyptica, and I must say ... I love this song even more.
This track is gorgeous through-and-through. It opens with the band's trademark cellos, which create a soft, beautiful introduction to what proves to be a desperate, sorrowful collection of verses and chorus. The lyrics are the type that, at face value, are nothing but sad; but if you listen to them long enough and really try to feel what they're saying, you get an almost hopeful vibe from the bleak words.
The cellos really pick up in the bridge, where they swell and crescendo just enough to give you a definite feel for the essence of the track - right before a piano joins in to really take it home. And just when you think the song is over, one more chorus, full of crashing drums and steady guitar, pitches in to make sure you get the message.
And you do. This song is so powerful and so emotional, it's impossible not to be captivated by the whole thing.
And the music video. Oh my. A complete masterpiece. Every aspect of the video blends in perfectly with the message of the song; the dark, hopelessly hopeful feeling. The dancing in the video blows me away, and I love how they really showcased their cellos in several amazing shots.
Overall, I think this song is simply stunning. I commend Apocalyptica on being the only metal band I know to incorporate cellos in their music on a regular basis; and they completely rock it! I look forward to seeing this band on the charts again and again; I can see them becoming one of my new favorites.
This is I Don't Care by Apocalyptica, featuring Adam Gontier.

Apocalyptica - I Don't Care Official Music Video
I used MySpace videos to post this video because I couldn't find an embed-able version on YouTube. I've never tried this before, so ... I hope it works okay o.0

Apocalyptica - I Don't Care Feat. Adam Gontier


I Don't Care
Apocalyptica feat. Adam Gontier

I try to make it through my life, in my way, there's you
I try to make it through these lies, and that's all I do

Just don't deny it
Don't try to fight this
And deal with it, that's just part of it

If you were dead or still alive
I don't care, I don't care
Just go and leave this all behind
'Cause I swear, I don't care

I try to make you see my side
Always trying to stay in line
But your eyes see right through
That's all they do

I'm getting buried in this place
I've got no room, you're in my face
Don't say anything, just go away

If you were dead or still alive
I don't care, I don't care
Just go and leave this all behind
'Cause I swear, I don't care

I'm changing everything, 'cause you won't be there for me ...

If you were dead or still alive
I don't care, I don't care
Just go and leave this all behind
'Cause I swear, I don't care

If you were dead or still alive
I don't care, I don't care
Just go and leave this all behind
I don't care, I don't care, at all ...

2 comments:

Amy said...

Wow.
I've heard some Apocalyptica, in fact a friend of mine just recently introduced me to the band.

This song was amazing though!!! Kudos to the band!!!

And you're right about that dancing, somehow they danced with this detached look about them but still lured you in with the emotion.

You should check out their song "Helden" it's a cover of David Bowies "Heros" and It's amazing, heehee and in German xD

I don't Care HYPE said...

I wasn't too impressed by the colaboration. I felt it too contrived. This would be a good song if not for the tired vocal style of Adam Grontier. The most redeeming musical moments are with Apocalyptica.

I Hyped I Don't Care on Everhype and gave it 68% which I think is fairly accurate.

I wouldn’t mind getting some opinions on it . If you get on there, rate me a 5 & request friendship.