I Don’t Know And I Don’t Care

by Jimmy Buffett and Peter Mayer

from the album Beach House on the Moon


Lyrics

Why does the sunset in the west
And why does my heart keep beating in my chest
What ever happened to the Duke of Earl
I got a PBS mind in a MTV world
Is it ignorance or apathy
I forgot these lessons taught to me
Some say life isn’t fair
Hey, I don’t know, I don’t care

Ambivalent, well, yes and no
Hey where did all the hippies go
Our conversation sounds like actors’ lines
Is it time for your medication or mine
Is it ignorance or apathy
I forgot these lessons taught to me
Some say life isn’t fair
Hey I don’t know, I don’t care

Therapy is extremely expensive
Poppin’ bubblie wrap is radically cheap
You choose which one helps with your problem
I’m gonna get some sleep
I’m gonna get some sleep

Sandy beaches in distant reaches
And oh those lovely Georgia peaches
It’s never too much and never too late
To pack your bags and get out of state
Is it ignorance or apathy
The worried will all disagree
Some say life isn’t fair
Hell, I don’t know and I don’t care

If you’re looking for a quote from me
I’ll be under the mango tree
Just can’t say how I’ll get there
Hey, I don’t know and I don’t care
I don’t know and I don’t’ care
I don’t know and I don’t care