The Water Cycle Embody Nostalgia & Infatuation in “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care”

The Water Cycle © 2018
The Water Cycle’s “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care” creatively dances the notion of bubbly, impassioned, and potentially short-lived romanticized love into our modern day world obsessed with exploring love without facades

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The Water Cycle, a DIY pop band from Boston, MA, was nominated by Boston Music Awards for New Artist of the Year – and for good reason. Jack Kerwin, Joe Kerwin, and Rob Capodilupo’s most recent EP, February 2018’s The Water Cycle Falls in Love, is as Allston Pudding‘s Kara Kokinos puts it all too well, “a fun little ode to romance with the purest of intentions.” Whether it’s veering towards lo-fi surf rock or a ’50s rock vibe, each song on the EP is a unique sound tied together with the color of romance.

One of the most nostalgic songs on the record, “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care,” stands out as summer turns to fall and winter, and our “Summer Lovin’” romances begin to fade with the weather. It’s nostalgic in that you want to get up and swing dance even though you might never have (and don’t know how to), but also in the band’s dated lyrical word choice. There’s talk about “hot rod racin’,” and going to a “movie show,” amongst other things.

You don’t like crazy music
You don’t like rockin bands
You just want to go to the movie show
And sit there holding hands
You’re so square, baby I don’t care.
You don’t like hot rod racin’
Or driving late at night
You just want to park where its nice and dark
You just want to hold me tight
You’re so square, baby I don’t care.
“(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care” – The Water Cycle


The Water Cycle Falls in Love EP

The Water Cycle Falls in Love EP

The Water Cycle’s lyrics are sweet and paint a Grease-like picture in your head — one of romanticized love that has an urgency of adoration. “(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care” specifically captures young love in its upbeat and repetitive driving melody and its immature, but accurate, sentiment that maybe such young love is actually just infatuation: An intense passion for someone who it might not make rational sense to love (but you just don’t care).

You don’t know any
dance steps that I do

Only one can love me
here like you do do do
I don’t know why my heart grips
I only know it does
I wonder why I love you doll
I guess it’s just because
You’re so square, baby I don’t care
Baby I don’t care
Baby I don’t care
The Water Cycle © 2018

The Water Cycle © 2018

“(You’re So Square) Baby I Don’t Care” creatively dances the notion of bubbly, impassioned, and potentially short-lived romanticized love into our modern day world obsessed with exploring love without facades. It’s refreshing to hear a love song that withholds painful, deep emotions and focuses on the playfulness of being head over heels for someone. The Water Cycle does not fail to remind us to stop taking everything so seriously, to enjoy someone for how they make you feel, and to dance a little every once and a while, even if it only lasts for 1:28.

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