"Hatred (A Duet)" as written by and Davies....
You keep on accusing me
Of making your life misery
But if that's not abusing me, what isn't
You wanna be my friend, well it's too late
My love for you has turned to hate
And I think that it's a permanent condition
You say you wanna make the peace
Smile and turn the other cheek
I can't put myself in such a weak position
Now I'm willing to accept this fate
You and me just can't cohabitate
We agree to hate and that's our fast decision

Hatred, hatred
Is the only thing that keeps us together
Hatred, hatred
Is the only thing that lasts forever

Driven by hate, driven by hate
Driven by hate, driven by hate
ON the surface I'm a mild-mannered person
That's until you scratch the animal inside
Then you bring out all my animal aggression
I gotta hatred for you that is never gonna die
Driven to hate, driven to hate
Driven to hate, driven to hate

[Chorus]
Hatred, hatred
Is the only thing that lasts forever
Hatred, hatred
Is the only thing that keeps us together

While races try to integrate
Nations try to gravitate
Towards equal rights, regardless of religion
Politicians might decree
For the sake of humanity
Love and peace instead of a collision
You and me accept reality
There's no way that we can agree
The world can't make us alter this position
At least you and I know where we stand
We can't be friends, walk hand in hand
My hostility for you defies description

Hatred, hatred
Is the only thing that keeps us together
Hatred, hatred
Is the only thing that lasts forever

Driven by hate, driven by hate
Driven by hate, driven by hate
Hate's the only thing we have in common
There's no escape, we'll always be this way
So we might as well just learn to live together
'cause we're gonna be this way till our dying day
Driven by hate, driven by hate
Driven by hate, driven by hate

[Chorus]

If you keep on putting me down
Rub my name into the ground
I'll drag the dirt all over town about you
And if you spread the filth on me
I'll only have one remedy
I'll spill the beans, you'll see I've got a mouth, too

[Chorus: x2]

Yeah, hatred
Your attitude is downright rude
Your jokes appall me, they're so crude
Why don't you just drop dead and don't recover
I'm the mirror to your mood
You hate me and I hate you
So at least we understand each other
Hatred, hatred is the only thing that lasts, what is it?
Hatred, hatred

Hatred, hatred
Is the only thing that lasts forever
Hatred, hatred
Is the only thing that lasts forever


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    My InterpretationBeing in a rock band with your brother is not easy, especially if he's your more dominant older brother who calls all the shots, I know....I've been there.

    What is interesting about this song is that it like an epitaph to the end of the Davies Brother's working relationship and the end of the Kinks. In 1994 when the Kinks broke up; things must have been pretty bad for Dave that he finally had reached the last straw with Ray (Hat's off to him for keeping loyal for 30 years, considering that most brother groups often split up after 15 years; Oasis, Dire straits, BeeGees, Beach Boys.....etc; I'm baffled that Sparks keep going).

    Since this time Dave has had a stroke and has had to re-learn to play the guitar again but despite this, I do sincerely hope that one day we can enjoy a Kinks re-union (they were the best rock band I have ever seen live and that is up against some very stiff competition) I'm sure before that can happen Ray's going to have to swallow his pride and find a way to plant the olive tree with Dave......Fingers crossed.
    BarnabyHugheson October 23, 2015   Link

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