Song of the Day #4,887: ‘Can’t Cry These Tears’ – Garbage

After two excellent electronica-fueled alt-rock albums, the band Garbage released 2001’s Beautiful Garbage and evolved their sound in interesting ways. Today’s song is a great example.

‘Can’t Cry These Tears’ is the band’s stab at a Phil Spector-style production, marrying 60s pop with their own electro-grunge aesthetic.

Garbage’s output after this album was spotty, but those first three records make them one of the best, most innovative bands of the era.

[Chorus]
I just don’t care anymore
I’ve reached the end of the road
I just don’t care anymore
Won’t cry these tears anymore

[Verse 1]
Can’t find it in the bible, can’t find it on TV
Can’t find it in diamonds, there’s something inside me that just won’t allow me
To find it in music, can’t find it in my soul
Can’t find it in chocolate, oh babe, I can’t hide it, I can’t even find it in you

[Chorus]
I just don’t care anymore
I’ve reached the end of the road
I just don’t care anymore
Won’t cry these tears anymore

[Verse 2]
There’s no way she can kiss you the way that I do
I heard that you miss me, oh you should be careful of who you keep talking to
Long nights without you have taught me to be strong
I’ve cut all my losses, think no more about it cause I couldn’t find it in you

[Chorus]
I just don’t care anymore
I’ve reached the end of the road
I just don’t care anymore
Won’t cry these tears anymore

[Bridge]
There was a time I thought I’d die
If you should ever leave me high and dry
And you don’t want me any more
It’s time to settle the score

[Chorus]
I just don’t care anymore
I’ve reached the end of my tether I’ve torn all your letters up
I just don’t care anymore
Won’t cry these tears anymore
I just don’t care anymore
I’ve reached the end of my rope and it’s time that I told you so
I just don’t care anymore
Won’t cry these tears anymore

[Outro]
It’s time to settle the score

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,887: ‘Can’t Cry These Tears’ – Garbage

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Interesting blending of genres.

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