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Drowning Pool - Tear Away



This was originally going to be released as the follow-up to Drowning Pool's breakthrough single "Bodies," but the band's label decided it could be too divisive after 9/11 so "Sinner" was released instead. "This is the most united we've been [as a country] in a while as far as all our differences being put aside and being pretty much together to fight the evil horde across the sea," frontman Dave Williams told MTV News days after the September 11 attacks. "So putting out a song with a chorus that says 'I don't care about anybody else but me' just didn't seem like a good move."


It was eventually released as the band's third single in early 2002.


Though the song's message is clearly self-centered, Williams explained it's not entirely negative. "Everybody at one time or another in their life needs to say, 'Forget everybody else, I need to deal with me. I need to take care of myself,'" he said.



Lyrics


I'm tearing away


Pieces are falling I can't seem to make them stay


You run away


Faster and faster you can't seem to get away



Break



Hope there's a reason


For questions unanswered I just don't see everything


Yes, I'm inside you


Tell me how does it feel to feel like this


Just like I do



I don't care about anyone else but me


I don't care about anyone


I don't care about anyone else but me


I don't care about anyone



Do I really want this


Sometimes I scare myself I just can't let it go


Can you believe it


Everything happens for reasons I just don't know



I don't care about anyone else but me


I don't care about anyone


I don't care about anyone else but me


I don't care about anyone or anything but me



God damn I love me



I don't care about anyone else but me


I don't care about anyone


I don't care about anyone else but me


I don't care about anyone or anything


I don't care about anyone else but me


I don't care about anyone

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