"Don't Hate Me" as written by Kim Williams, Lonnie Wilson, Jimmy Yeary and Jeff Bates....
A light snow is falling on London
All sign of the living has gone
The train pulls into the stations
And no one gets off and no-one gets on

Don't hate me
I'm not special like you
I'm tired and I'm so alone
Don't fight me
I know you'll never care
Can I call you on the telephone, now and then?

One light burns in a window
It guides all the shadows below
Inside the ghost of a parting
And no one is left, just the cigarette smoke

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"Don't Hate Me" as written by Lonnie Wilson Kim Williams

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  • +2
    General CommentThis one is (not only) lyrically one of my absolute favorites... especially the chorus (The verses might represent some personal experiences, dunno).

    From my point of view, its about when you love a girl but she doesn't love you. When you are in such a situation, listen to that song and, trust me, you will not only understand every single line of the chorus, you can really FEEL it... simply awesome!
    pwon May 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHis name is Theo Something. You can find it on Wikipedia. He's pretty good, indeed. The Sax is truly awesome. I think it's the first track that they used this instrument in.
    Wakeboard_Snufkinon December 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy has no one commented on this song??
    i love it
    nonoranon February 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd like to know who does the sax solo, its awesome.....

    And as for the meaning, seems very straightforward
    SekundesCon August 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@Wakeboard_Snufkin:
    beg your pardon, but your comment is pretty useless. why don't you give the full name?

    wikipedia says -- theo travis --
    ledaethon January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful, yet gloomy. Such an overwhelmingly emotional song. It could be a lot of things and I'm sure only Steve Wilson really knows the exact meaning behind it. Maybe a failed relationship?
    FeLKoNon July 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionAtmospherically and lyrically, this song has always reminded me of The Cure's 10:15 on a Saturday Night.
    an2000on January 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionAh the train referral. No one gets on. no one gets off. Stationary.

    Long day perhaps, can I call you?
    to me it's person stuck on a relationship that has ended. His ghost of a parting. You see... this song is making me tick! could mean a waste since no one is left. just the perfume of smoke. wasted. regret? or just not being wanted= Don't hate me?
    Ahourstoryon August 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationA person living an ordinary life and slipping through the cracks, hardly being noticed, being desperate for some semblance of human contact, but also thinking that others won't find them interesting enough to spend time with. "Don't hate me--I'm not special like you" describe an inferiority complex pretty well.
    spacedyeon June 14, 2014   Link

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