APATHY
Writers: Melanie Safka and Peter Schekeryk

Publishers: EMI April Music Inc (ASCAP)/ Neighbor-Music

From the album SEVENTH WAVE (1983)

 

I can't sleep, I can't write
I can't eat, I can't fight
This damned old apathy is killing me
I can't love, I can't hate
I can't run, I can't wait
This damned old apathy is killing me

 

Ooh oh babe, I'm feelin' so damned low
'Cause I've been waiting around here
And I can wait anymore
Ooh honey, you don't treat me nice at all
You lead me to the edge
And then you ask me why I fall
You ask me why I fall

 

I can't sleep, I can't write
I can't eat, I can't fight
This damned old apathy is killing me
I can't love, I can't hate
I can't run, I can't wait
This damned old apathy is killing me

 

Ooh oh babe, I don't care no more
I don't remember fighting
But I feel like I lost the war
Ooh child, I'm gonna leave you with this song
If you don't believe I'm leaving
Count the days I'm gone
Count the days I'm gone

 

Who needs this damned old apathy
It's wearing out my heart and drying out my brain
Oh set me free from this damned old apathy
This damned old apathy

 

I canít laugh, I can't cry
I canít live and I can't die
'Cause this damned old apathy is killing me
I can't end, I can't begin
I canít lose but I can' win
'Cause this damned old apathy is killing me

 

This damned old apathy is killing me
Ah this damned old apathy is killing me
This damned old apathy (Who needs apathy?)
This damned old apathy (Who needs apathy?)