See, I come from a time where they didn't put rear view mirrors on passenger sides of vehicles

And this is for those who still drink malt liquor
Put the poison in your body just to pass out quicker
When death calls, best believe it's gonna get all emotional
'Cause I ain't goin' to Hell without my menthols
Damn cable TV got me trapped in girls actin' dumb and cops beatin' black men
Overfill, overkill, tryna deal, call the toll-free and order me some diet pills, aight!
Got me lookin' at the sugar in the Kool-Aid
That you made, you need to chase it down with some toothpaste
Still stuck to the simple things, yup
The struggle in between a couple of Krsipy Kremes
I have to ask if you could pass that half and half to get my coffee back on track
Big-ups to all the carbonated hiccups, the energy drinks, and the suicide big gulps
Gonna find happiness in the fast food
Super-size a triple bypass heart attack too
Distract view with these colorful tattoos
To cover up the fact that we feel like bad news

Uh, we love the things that hate us
Push snooze again, girl, I don't wanna wake up
America the beautiful, that's how she played us
Wasn't that cute? It musta been her makeup
Try'na grab everything that she gave us
Just take it back in the math on that pay stub
Lookin' at the neighbors like, "Wait up!" (wait up)
Uh, we love the things that hate us


Pain killers help find some feeling
Crack the vike in half just to break the time sealant
Take it by yourself on the living room carpet
Do a little bump just to clean your apartment
I've seen your wife, she's not the true finest
I understand why you like to pay them prostitutes
Strip clubs, gun shops, oh Jesus
Right next to the liquor store for your convenience
Everybody say, "Ho!" for the Cuervo
You can drive if you promise to be careful
Turn the radio up and light a doobie
And keep actin' like life is like a movie
This is for the needles you share
Because them after-school TV specials is too square
Cook the coke for your own consumption
On some Jo-Jo Dems in Old School, what's your function?
As American as herpes and hot dogs
Got lost between the mustard and the hot sauce
Unprotected sex with that one you just met
You ain't even got all your hep shots yet
It goes...

Uh, we love the things that hate us
Push snooze again, girl, I don't wanna wake up
America the beautiful, that's how she played us
Wasn't that cute? It musta been her makeup
Try'na grab everything that she gave us
Just take it back in the math on that pay stub
Lookin' at the neighbors like, "Wait up!" (wait up)
Uh, we love the things that hate us


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    General Comment"america the beautiful, thats how she played us. wasnt that cute, it musta been her makeup."

    briliant - strickly leakage = badass and FREE
    catliketheifon April 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm still trying to figure what jojo dems are... thoughts?
    UndercoverPunkon September 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like this song a lot, probably my favorite off of Strictly Leakage. I think the meaning is fairly simple incase someone doesn't get it... It's about the things that people love in life and can't stop doing...which actually turn out to be pretty bad for them.

    Obviously if you listen to it: malt liquor, menthols/cigs, cable tv, sugar, krispy creams, coffee, energy drinks, fast food, etc... it all fits. I like it so much because it really makes you think about your bad habits...because everyone loves at least some of these things, and the negative consequences of them all would be why they are "the things that hate us".

    I don't know, there might be a deeper meaning but this album is really crazy and fun so i doubt it. It's still a smooth one though.
    Chalmersrox04on January 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite Atmosphere song, satire at its finest...
    otisholmeson December 17, 2009   Link

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