Bend over I seem to love you now
Oh we've been over this far too long
to argue about these little things I've done
so get over it
and I'm done here and now
learn to shoulder it

With this cold shoulder
I seem to taunt you
Although we've been over this
Far too long
To argue about these little things I've done
here and now
but you'll get over it
when I've won you will know
to get over it

and you
you hate me I hate me too...
you hate me I hate me too
hate gives me hate in you
cause you hate me so I do too
hate Is me hate is you
if you hate me I hate me too
I'll hate you so long

Come on and let me plea
I can not want to be a bother
but you will not tell me please
I can not bear this any longer
when you want me I have needs
and I don't want to be a bother
but I wear them on my sleeve
and I don't want them any longer

and you
you hate me I hate me too
you hate me I hate me too
hate gives me I hate you
cause you hate me so I do too
hate is me hate in you
if you hate me I hate me too
I hate to tell you

Come on and let me plea
I can not want to be a bother
but you will not tell me please
I can not bear this any longer
when you want me I have needs
and I don't want to be a bother
but I wear them on my sleeve
and I don't want them any longer


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    General CommentHoly shit! No comments? This is one of their most powerful songs. Just the pure frustration of the song. It is always building, even in the "you hate/I hate" lines. It never really releases (and this is most certainly a planned occurrence).

    The song is simple. At first, to me, they've having sex. It is all they have (bend over, I seem to love you now...). Then he mentions the "little things I've done" and tells her to "get over it" because he's done arguing about his past mistakes and small transgressions which she holds against him. Her incessant bitching is dragging down the relationship.

    He then gives her the cold shoulder to get back at her for bringing up his mistakes. When he says "when I've won" he is talking about the arguments. This is the sign of a failing relationship, when you just want to win the arguments instead of fix the problems or, in this event, ignore the "little things."

    Then the "hate" lines. He loves her. She hates him. He wants to make her happy, so he hates himself. This is probably due to her bringing up the "little things." It is a lingering issue, so he hates himself for that. There is definitely a conflict of interest within himself though. Literally, seconds before this part of the song, he was talking about giving her the cold shoulder. His pride is telling him to get back at her and win the arguments, his heart is telling him to appease her.

    Come on and let me plea
    I can not want to be a bother
    but you will not tell me please
    I can not bear this any longer
    when you want me I have needs
    and I don't want to be a bother
    but I wear them on my sleeve
    and I don't want them any longer

    ^^ This part is tricky. It seems he is trying to end the relationship. He doesn't want to be a bother to her, but she won't say how she feels about him. He needs this so he feels validation for either leaving or staying. He cannot bear this any longer. When she wants him, he has things he needs (whether it be sexual or something else, not sure) and he doesn't want to bring her down by making her feel like all she is is something to be used for his personal gain (hence the "i don't want to be a bother" line again). But, he says he wears these needs (or feelings) on his sleeve, so he is exposed. When his needs are not met, you can tell it upsets him. The last line here, to me, has double meaning. I don't want them any longer means both his needs, as they are ruining his relationship, and the responsibility of the relationship itself. I think this is validated by the repetition of the self-loathing lines to follow.

    This is my best shot. I'm probably off a bit, but I think it is a decent look at the song.
    RoleMartyrXon November 17, 2011   Link

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