Who Sang Sympathy? Blackeyed Susan

Blackeyed Susan Electric Rattlebone cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991-5-7
length: 5:05
producer: Randy Cantor
piano: Randy Cantor
lead vocals: Dean Davidson
mixer: Phil Nicolo
engineer: Phil Nicolo, Jeff Hinger and Andy Kravitz
background vocals: Erik Levy, Tony Santoro, Rick Criniti, Annette Hardeman and Charlene Holloway
Hammond organ: Randy Cantor
acoustic guitar: Tony Santoro, Dean Davidson and Rick Criniti
harmonica: Dean Davidson
percussion: Andy Kravitz, Chris Branco and Dean Davidson
slide guitar: Rick Criniti
drums (drum set): Chris Branco
bass guitar: Erik Levy
editor: Ray Legnini
assistant mixer: Dan Harjung, Dean Davidson and Randy Cantor
assistant recording engineer: Lou Cantazaro, Mark Schulz, Mary Alison Janney and Mark Nemcoff
associate producer: Dean Davidson
electric guitar: Rick Criniti and Tony Santoro
composer: Dean Davidson
lyricist: Dean Davidson

Playin' uptown Northeast Philly
Back in summer '83
You been talkin' and a-laughin'
Always leanin' down hard on me

But then I hit the bright lights
And you became my best friend
When my dream got shattered
Why should I take your imitation hand

Don't waste my time on the matter
'Cause you don't care about me
If what you say is on the level
But behind my back you turned on me
Yeah, yeah

Sympathy
Ah, you don't care, ah, no
Don't need no sympathy, yeah, yeah
You weren't there, you weren't there
Sympathy
Don't come around, oh, no
Don't need your sympathy, yeah, yeah
You don't care, oh, no
Sympathy

There's a place where you had grown up
You give it all that you got
A taker comes along and
Takin' everything that you've got that you're savin'

Don't waste my time on the matter
'Cause you don't care about me
If what you say is on the level, yeah
But behind my back you turned on me
Yeah, yeah

Sympathy
Ah, you don't care, ah, no
Don't need your sympathy, yeah, yeah
You weren't there, you weren't there
Sympathy
I'm better off alone
Don't need your sympathy, yeah, yeah
You don't care, oh, no
Sympathy, whoo!

Ah, yeah, sympathy
You don't care, ah, no
Don't need your sympathy, yeah, yeah
I don't care, you don't care

Sympathy
Ah, you don't care, oh, no
Don't need your sympathy, yeah, yeah
I don't care, you don't care
Ooh yeah, sympathy
I'm better off alone
Don't need your sympathy, yeah, yeah, yeah
Ah, yeah!

Sympathy
Don't come around no more
Don't need no sympathy, yeah, yeah
Whoo!
Sympathy
Sympathy, yeah, yeah, yeah


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Electric Rattlebone
  • 2 Satisfaction
  • 3 None of It Matters
  • 4 Sympathy
  • 5 Ride With Me
  • 6 Old Lady Snow
  • 7 Don’t Bring Me Down
  • 8 Indica
  • 9 She’s So Fine
  • 10 How Long
  • 11 Best of Friends
  • 12 Holiday
  • 13 Heart of the City