Sunday Music: My Bad Reputation

“I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation.”

I used to only hear this song as nihilistic. You know, as in nothing has meaning. Now it kind of feels existential, or maybe even, dare I say, stoic. Where it only has the meaning you ascribe to it, and if “the others” don’t like it or call it bad, that’s on them.

Not a bad reminder for a Sunday morning (pun intended). Rock out a little with your bad reputation. Thanks Joan.

I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation
Living in the past, it’s a new generation
A girl can do what she wants to do and that’s what I’m gonna do
An’ I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation
Oh no, not me
An’ I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation
Never said I wanted to improve my station
An’ I’m only doin’ good when I’m havin’ fun
An’ I don’t have to please no one
An’ I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation
Oh no, no, no, no not me, oh no, no, no, no not me
I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation
I’ve never been afraid of any deviation
An’ I don’t really care if you think I’m strange
I ain’t gonna change
An’ I’m never gonna care ’bout my bad reputation
Oh no, not me, oh no, not me
Pedal, boys!
An’ I don’t give a damn ’bout my reputation
The world’s in trouble, there’s no communication
An’ everyone can say what they wanna say
It never gets better, anyway
So why should I care about a bad reputation, anyway?
Oh no, not me, oh no, not me
I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation
You’re living in the past, it’s a new generation
An’ I only feel good when I got no pain
An’ that’s how I’m gonna stay
An’ I don’t give a damn ’bout my bad reputation
Oh no, not me, oh no, not me
Not me, not me

you have to do this specific live version (because it is by far the best version)

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