"I Hate The Way" as written by and Polly Victoria Scattergood....
I hate the way I cry when you say you miss me
But I love the way you hold me when I sleep
I hate the way I bleed each time you kiss me
But you say "Hey, sleeping beauty, go back to sleep."

We had pennies in our pockets
We had hope in our eyes
He said "Girl, you've got a million different faces
So why'd you put on that disguise?"

Well, take what you want 'cos I have got nothing
Pass me some pills, I'll go to bed
But, however much I toss and turn
I feel a dark place up ahead

Some nights I just sit back here, I remember
I just remember, before it all got lost up in the mess
He said "Not all men are bad and I am not like your dad
And I will hold you even though you're slightly mad
Cos I am not a man who will ever break you."

We had pennies in our pockets
We had hope in our eyes
He said "Girl, you've got a million different faces
So why'd you put on that disguise?"

Well, take what you want 'cos I have got nothing
Pass me some pills and I'll go to bed
But, however much I toss and turn
I feel a dark place up ahead

Do do do do do do do do do
My doctor says I've got to sing a happy tune
Do do do do do do do do do
A do do do but my body gave up too soon

Do do do do do do do do do
You know what?
I am just fine until I'm on my own
Do do do do do do do do
An do do do do oh somebody please come home

I hate the way I tremble when you touch me
You're like a needle slowly piercing my skin
I hate the my way stomach aches
and I really hate these loveless mistakes
Cos' I'm screaming for my rock who never picks up
Why do you never pick up?

We had pennies in our pockets
We had hope in our eyes
He said "Girl, you've got a million different faces
So why'd you put on that disguise?"

Well, you can take what you want 'cos I have got nothing
Pass me some pills and I will go to bed
But, however much I toss and turn
I feel a dark place up ahead

Do do do do do do do do
My doctor says I'd got to sing a happy tune

Maybe if I skip my dinner
Make myself pretty and thinner
Maybe then he'll love me and stop looking at the other girls
So you said I'm paranoid. I'm paranoid?
Well I nearly choked. And no more of that crap
You cannot break someone whose just been broken
You can't break somebody whose just been broken

So take me now I'm naked
As you watch, I'll let you take it
Maybe then you'll love me and stop looking at the other girls
So you said I'm paranoid. Well, paranoid?
Well, I nearly choked. And no more of that crap
You cannot break someone whose just been broken
You can't break somebody whose just been broken

Then I think he'll love me and stop looking at those other girls


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"I Hate the Way" as written by Polly Victoria Scattergood

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    General Commenther voice is so heartbreaking and raw

    i cried the last time my boyfriend played me this as i couldn't stand how so much of this song relates to my life and past, and she feels exactly the same way i feel/felt

    btw i think it should be "Then I think he'll love me and stop LICKING OUT the other girls"

    towriteloveonmyarmson April 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIntense...
    mister care-too-muchon May 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry, but the 'licking out' comment made me laugh. It just doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the song. It's just Polly's accent... I do admit it seems like that, but it just doesn't fit and seems ridiculous.

    Anyway, fabulous song. It reminds me of a friend of mine who's in a tough relationship but won't leave because she loves him.
    Jemmarghon June 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThere's no way it's 'licking out'!

    I think she's talking to a person who doesn't love the projections that she tries to be to please them, but who loves who she actually is. The last bit could be her dropping her pretences but still being self-conscious about it and not believing they'll actually accept her as she is.
    AmazinglyGracelesson October 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song but it cuts out before those last two verses on my version?
    Are they hidden on the cd or something? Because I downloaded mine :( lol.
    RozYeh!on November 23, 2009   Link

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