I Don’t Mind

Reality’s a dream
A game in which I seem
To never find out just what I am
I’m not sure if I’m an actor or ham
A shamen or sham
But if you don’t mind, I don’t mind

I’m lost without a clue
So how can I undo
The tangle of these webs I keep weaving
I don’t know if I should be believing
The centre perceiving
But if you don’t mind, I don’t mind

I used to know that you didn’t care
But gambling never got me anywhere
Each time I used to feel so sure
But something about you made me doubt you more

How could you convince me
When everything I see
Just makes me feel you’re putting me down
And if it’s true this pathetic clown’ll
Keep hanging around
That’s if you don’t mind, I don’t mind

I used to know that you didn’t care
But gambling never got me anywhere
Each time I used to be so sure
But something about you made me doubt you more

I even think you hate me when you call me on the phone
And sometimes when we go out I wish I’d stayed at home
And when I’m dreaming or just lying in my bed
I think you’ve got it in for me
Is it all in my head is it in my head

How can you convince me
When everything I see
Just makes me feel you’re putting me down
And if it’s true this pathetic clown’ll
Keep hanging around
That’s if you don’t mind
I don’t mind
I don’t mind

Song Notes

“I Don’t Mind” is a song by punk rock band The Buzzcocks. It was released in 1978 and appears on The Buzzcocks’ debut album, “Another Music in a Different Kitchen”. The song was first played live by Ash at the v97 festival - Charlotte Hatherley’s first gig with the band - the song made a reappearance in Ash’s set list at the 2002 Glastonbury festival. A recorded version of the song, produced by Ash themseleves appears on the B-side to the “Envy” single.