Reelin’ In The Years 59: It Don’t Matter To Me

Ignore the poor grammar in the title and lyric; it’s a shorthand typical of US influenced popular song and I suppose we must live with it.

This, though, is an example of something that’s quite difficult to get right, the love song. Its composer, David Gates, somehow had the knack of pitching the love song correctly. He also wrote Everything I Own, Make It With You, If (we’ll gloss over the Telly Savalas abomination of that,) Baby I’m A Want You, Guitar Man (not the Elvis Presley hit with the same title) and Lost Without Your Love among others.

Bread: It Don’t Matter To Me

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