It Doesn't Matter Anymore

Album: The Buddy Holly Story (1959)
Charted: 1 13
  • There you go and baby here am I
    Well you left me here so I could sit and cry
    Well, golly gee what have you done to me
    Well I guess it doesn't matter anymore

    Do you remember baby, last September
    How you held me tight, each and every night
    Well oops-a-daisy, how you drove me crazy
    But I guess it doesn't matter anymore

    There's no use in me a-cryin'
    I've done everything and now I'm sick of trying
    I've thrown away my nights and wasted all my days over you

    Well you go your way and I'll go mine
    Now and forever 'till the end of time
    I'll find somebody new and baby
    We'll say we're through and you won't matter anymore

    There's no use in me a-cryin'
    I've done everything and now I'm sick of trying
    I've thrown away my nights and wasted all my days over you

    Now you go your way baby and I'll go mine
    Now and forever 'till the end of time
    I'll find somebody new and baby
    We'll say we're through and you won't matter anymore
    You won't matter anymore Writer/s: Paul Anka
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 10

  • Mr Pheasent from Etna CaUsed to have one of his old 45 RPM but the songs were Peggy Sue and Everyday
  • Rabbit Bunny from Westminster MdThe relationship may not have mattered but Buddy will always matter! I can hear Holly's rage in this song-the darker side of his emotional world!
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 5th 1959, Coral Records released the Buddy Holly single "It Doesn't Matter Anymore"...
    And sadly, twenty-nine days later was 'the day the music died'...
    Twenty days after Buddy's death on February 23rd "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #82; five weeks later on March 30th it would peak at #13 {for 1 week} and it stayed on the chart for 14 weeks...
    The record's B-side, "Raining In My Heart", also made the Top 100; it spent 2 weeks on the chart, the first week at #95 and the second week at #88.
  • Bill from Bangor, United KingdomLove Buddy Holly music
  • Ryan from Toronto, CanadaThere is a recent cover of this song by a young Canadian artist named Serena Ryder; her voice and the piano in the song make it one of the best covers I've ever heard.
  • Bob from Comox, B.c., CanadaThis was also recorded by Daniel O'Donnell on his CD
    "From The Heart/Thoughts Of Home" 2002.
  • Tony from Devon, EnglandHolly rushed in with the song three hours before the recording session and orchestra leader Dick Jacobs wrote the arrangement in that time. That's why the strings are pizzicato; evidently that was all he had time to do.
  • Alan from Grande Prairie, Alberta, CanadaI have heard that Holly had asked Anka to write a song for him to record during the Dick Jacob's session. Apparently Anka forgot and when contacted by Holly about the song in a panic Anka wrote it in a matter of minutes.
  • Jerry from Brooklyn, NyThere two really fine covers of this -- one by Linda Ronstadt and the other by the always magnificent Eva Cassidy. It never ceases to amaze me how versatile Eva Cassidy was. There is hardly a style or genre that she did not master and make her own.
  • Joel from Jesup, IaThis may be one of the first "f-you" songs of rock n' roll.
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