It Doesn't Matter

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LP Album cover for the song "It Doesn't Matter"

"It Doesn't Matter"

"It Doesn't Matter" is the title of a song written by Doug Wilde, Peter Gilboy and Ralph Cole and released on Attic Records in Canada in 1993.

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Song Background for "It Doesn't Matter"

The music was written by Doug Wilde, with lyrics by Doug Wilde, Ralph Cole (guitarist for Lighthouse) and an ad agency copywriter named Peter Gilboy. At the time Doug Wilde was partners with Ralph Cole in a company called Harris Cole Wilde. They produced the music for a commercial and when it became popular the duo was contacted by Attic Records and asked to create a single of the track. They expanded the 30 second song to single length. They needed a name for the artist singing it (it was actually sung by Doug Wilde (low voice) and Ralph Cole.

"We decided on the combo of our last names for the mythical artist Coleman Wilde. The single sold about 30 thousand copies.. not bad for Canada, and still gets played once in a while on the radio. It's a pretty simple piece but people seemed to like it."

"An interesting bit of trivia... when asked to write the song we were given some lyrics from the ad agency and actually wrote 5 other pieces of music to the same lyric. We submitted all 6 to the agency and other music houses submitted pieces as well, so there were about 20 pieces of music written to the lyric. The agency chose the one that became the single."

Doug Wilde 2004
Source: http://rae.tnir.org/archives/2004/02/coleman-wild


Doug Wilde is a master composer/arrangeer who has composed music for the Canadian jazz fusion band Manteca and a Canadian radio drama on CBC Radio One called Trust Inc.. He has played keyboard for a number of artists including Leonard Cohen Jane Siberry, Simon Wyneburg and Scott Merrit . His ex-wife is Canadian singer-songwriter Nancy White. You may contact Doug Wilde here.
Source: DougWilde.com


Lyrics for "It Doesn't Matter"

© 1993
Music written by Doug Wilde
Lyrics written by Doug Wilde, Ralph Cole and Peter Gilboy


It's a slow walk, the sideways glance
it's fast talk, you take a chance
No two people gonna see it the same
Take a look around.

It's a country mob, it's the city beat
A sandy beach, or a small town street
No two places gonna feel the same
Take a look around.

Where you're from, it doesn't matter
What you wear, it doesn't matter
The way you move, it doesn't matter
It doesn't matter how you cut your hair
It's what's inside that counts.
It's what's inside that counts.

it's a brand new style, it's a broken heart
the young girl's smile, it's a work of art.
no two people gonna see it the same
take a look around

the whispered word, it's a rock and roll band
a thunder night, you're clapping your hands
no two people gonna hear it the same
take a look around

where you're from, it doesn't matter
what you wear, it doesn't matter
the way you move, it doesn't matter
it doesn't matter how you cut your hair
it's what's inside that counts.
it's what's inside that counts.
it's what's inside that counts.

take a look around, it doesn't matter
take a look around, it doesn't matter
take a look around, it doesn't matter
the way you move, it doesn't matter
it doesn't matter how you cut your hair
it's what's inside that counts.
it's what's inside that counts.
it's what's inside that counts.....