I Don't Care
Ariana Grande Lyrics


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Used to cry 'bout some crazy shit before
I used to feel so obligated to be so much more
I used to let some people tell me how to live and what to be
But if I can't be me, then what's the point? No

I don't care about it anymore, oh
I don't care about it anymore
Now I laugh about the things that used to be important to me
Used to have a hold on me, used to have a hold
Like what do you think
And what he thinks and what they think
But I love me
I don't care about it anymore, oh
I don't care about it anymore





I don't care about it anymore
I don't care about it anymore

Overall Meaning

In Ariana Grande's song "I Don't Care," the singer expresses her newfound freedom from other people's expectations and judgments. The first verse suggests that the singer used to feel burdened by the pressure to be more than she was, to conform to unrealistic standards set by others. But now she realizes that being true to herself is more important than trying to please others. This is shown in the chorus where she repeats "I don't care about it anymore" as if to emphasize her newfound independence.


The second verse further elaborates on this idea that the singer is now free from the opinions of others. She is able to laugh at the things that used to be important to her and no longer feels the hold that other people's thoughts and expectations had on her. The chorus is repeated again to highlight the newfound freedom that the singer feels. The song ends with the same repeated line, "I don't care about it anymore," as if to drive home the point that she has found self-acceptance and contentment.


Overall, "I Don't Care" is a powerful message about the importance of embracing one's own identity and not letting others dictate how we should live our lives. The song encourages listeners to be true to themselves and to not worry about the opinions of others.


Line by Line Meaning

Used to cry 'bout some crazy shit before
I used to get upset about trivial things in the past


I used to feel so obligated to be so much more
I felt like I had to constantly exceed expectations


I used to let some people tell me how to live and what to be
I allowed others to dictate my life choices and aspirations


But if I can't be me, then what's the point? No
If I can't be my authentic self, then there's no reason to continue


Now I laugh about the things that used to be important to me
I find humor in the things I used to take very seriously


Used to have a hold on me, used to have a hold
I used to be captive to the opinions of others


Like what do you think
I cared too much about what others thought of me


And what he thinks and what they think
I was heavily influenced by the opinions of specific individuals and groups


But I love me
I value my own opinion and self-love


I don't care about it anymore, oh
I am no longer concerned with the opinions of others


I don't care about it anymore
I am completely self-assured and independent


I don't care about it anymore
I am free from the constraints of societal expectations




Lyrics © Roba Music Verlag GMBH, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Reservoir Media Management, Inc., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Ariana Grande, Mike Foster, Ryan Tedder, Steven Franks, Thomas Brown, Travis Sayles, Victoria McCants, THOMAS LEE BROWN, VICTORIA MONET

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