"Hate That I Love You" as written by and Eriksen/hermansen/smith....
That's how much I love you
That's how much I need you
And I can't stand you
Must everything you do make me wanna smile
Can I not like you for awhile? (No)

But you won't let me
You upset me, girl
And then you kiss my lips
All of a sudden I forget (that I was upset)
Can't remember what you did

(But I hate it) You know exactly what to do
So that I can't stay mad at you
For too long, that's wrong

(But I hate it) You know exactly how to touch
So that I don't want to fuss and fight no more
Said I despise that I adore you

And I hate how much I love you, boy (yeah)
I can't stand how much I need you (I need you)
And I hate how much I love you, boy (ooh, whoa)
But I just can't let you go
And I hate that I love you so (ooh)

And you completely know the power that you have (the power that you have)
The only one makes me laugh (one that makes you laugh)

Sad, and it's not fair
How you take advantage of the fact
That I love you beyond a reason why
And it just ain't right

And I hate how much I love you, girl
I can't stand how much I need you (yeah)
And I hate how much I love you, girl
But I just can't let you go
But I hate that I love you so

One of these days maybe your magic won't affect me
And your kiss won't make me weak
But no one in this world knows me the way you know me
So you'll probably always have a spell on me
Yeah, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

That's how much I love you (how much I need you)
That's how much I need you (how much I love you)
That's how much I love you (Oh, need you)
That's how much I need you (I need you)

And I hate that I love you so
And I hate how much I love you, boy
I can't stand how much I need ya (I can't stand how much I need you)
And I hate how much I love you, boy
But I just can't let you go (but I just can't let you go, no)
And I hate that I love you so (ooh)

And I hate that I love you so, so


Lyrics submitted by bean14, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Hate That I Love You" as written by Tor Erik Hermansen Mikkel Eriksen

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +3
    General Commentlet me be the FIRST to say
    this song makes my life.
    it so reminds me of my amazing boyfriend and i.
    he will piss me off so bad, yet there is so much love, that i forget in about 5 minutes.
    Rihanna wrote this for the boy who she will never get enough of and shes kinda upset with herself because he has so much power of her.

    AH I LOVE IT.
    girlygurl44on June 05, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song gets me every single time i listen to it, me and my ex girlfriend this was the way we were id do something wrong id cuddle her and kiss her until she was smiling and again and vice versa she only had to look at me with her eyes as she did and that was it... i was happy again!

    "And you completely know the power that you have
    The only one that makes me laugh"

    its that bit what gets me the most i could be in the worst mood and she'd make a funny remark or comment and all the tears were gone

    im not with her no more and until recently i was best mates with her but just like loosing her as a girlfriend ive lost her friendship aswell me and my stupid ways and i know its getting old now but i cant turn this song off because i miss her i miss smiling because of her

    i miss how she made me feel
    and this song just brings all the feelings back i feel for her!

    its cruel!
    Kev Willowon April 06, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthmm,for me this song doesnt always tells about boyfriend,but it could be .about girl/boy who fall in love with his/her bestfriend,who really really understand herseld/himself so well.but they cant date each other
    msmadden91on May 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLuv luv luv it!!! as much as i want to punch my bf for sometimes hurting my feelings(w/c he doesn't really mean)i just can't..cuz he is soooo adorable when hugs me....
    MariaDJon June 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not the type of person who really listens to this sort of music much anymore, but I was flipping through the channels and decided to listen.

    I ended up enjoying the song, and I got a bit teary-eyed, because it's the exact situation I'm in right now and have been in for nearing five years.

    The entire song is about falling in love with a person who you aren't supposed to fall for. There can be multiple reasons why you aren't "supposed" to be with them: age, distance, gender, and perhaps you both may have someone else in your life. The hardest thing to do is to admit that you love that person, and the easiest thing is to say, "I hate you", and hope that one day you will mean it.

    This song is the definition of a love/hate relationship.
    ArsenicTwiston September 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think i meaning is pretty self explanitory - you wish you didnt love someone as much as you do. you cant get angry at them - 'So that I can't stay mad at you for too long that's wrong'.
    that person just has a complete hold over you.
    _something_pretty_on November 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's like you're under a spell with this other person.
    You know you want to break free but you can't.

    I'm guessing this song is pretty much self-explanitory.

    The story of my life in three minutes and forty-three seconds.
    no paparazzion June 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSometimes I think of this associated with my ex.
    Gah, I want to get over him so bad-and listening to these sort of songs just emphasize the fact that I can't stand him being apart from me.
    I don't know...

    I think this song is just a bit whiney.
    xLysson September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI went through this with my ex bf.....he would make me SO mad and all he would have to do was apologize and give me that sad face and i would just foget about it.
    C!xLORE!bArAon October 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't find the right words...she's looking into my soul i guess^^
    i feel exactly the same what she's singing...he's not my boyfriend but i love him since we're little kids...i know him my whle life and it's a long story but at this time now he's so..exclusive...he's not friendly and even he's rude all the time-i love him so much more...and i hate it! i really hate it...i can't let him go..that's 1 of many reasons i go away from here...i have to forget him...it's a terrible feeling when you know you must forget a person you love soo damn much because it won't work with you 2 and you don't know if you can love another one so much like this person...sometimes...i hope i can...
    HelloKitty90on November 13, 2007   Link

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