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So I was on my way home from work today, listening to Diana Krall's CD When I Look In Your Eyes. She's such an amazing singer and my dad has all her CDs, so I've been trying to make sure I've heard all of her work. The last track, "Why Should I Care," comes on. I listen. It ends. I repeat the song. I repeat the song for the last twenty minutes of my car ride home. That's at least four times.

It's a soft, simple song about being left while you're still in love. It's not like I've ever even had that kind of experience to relate to. The song simply grabbed hold of something inside me.

I was so fascinated by it that I wanted to look up who wrote it. The style, and the fact that Diana Krall is known for covering old jazz standards, lead me to believe that it was probably from the fifties or so. I looked it up. No, it's not from the sixties. It's from the late nineties.

And Clint Eastwood wrote it.

This has just blown my mind. I don't know what to think about this. All I know is that I'm in love with this song.

Was there something more I could have done?
Or was I not meant to be the one?
Where's the life I thought we would share?
And should I care?

And will someone else get more of you?
Will she go to sleep more sure of you?
Will she wake up knowing you're still there?
And why should I care?

There's always one to turn and walk away
And one who just wants to stay
But who said that love is always fair?
And why should I care?

Should I leave you alone here in the dark?
Holding my broken heart
While a promise still hangs in the air
Why should I care?


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