"I Hate It Too" as written by Jeffery Dimpsey, Tim Lash, Bryan St. Pere and Matt Talbott....
Morning gray ignites a twisted mess of foreign shapes and sounds
I wish the ceiling was the ground
I'll send you flowers made of silent tiny pieces of the sun
To help me make up for this one

While you send me tidal waves of love when you're alone
And I can't remember what you do
To find a way to turn the signal back to heaven sounding blue
And bring me faithful back to you

And she don't hold me right, she's never going to get me there
Not tonight
If we break off gently in slow motion, spinning outward into
Space

My hand always floating gently at the wheel while you sweetly
Hold my face
And I need you to give it meaning, I need you to share the view
Or it becomes a time for me to love myself like every other
Thing I do


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"I Hate It Too" as written by Jeffery Dimpsey Bryan St. Pere

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    General CommentCORRECTED LYRICS:

    Morning gray ignites a twisted mess of foreign shapes and sounds, I wish the ceiling was the ground.
    I'll send you flowers made of silent tiny pieces of the sun to help me make up for this one.
    While you send me tidal waves of love when you're alone and I can't remember what you do to find a way to turn the signal back to heaven sounding blue and bring me faithful back to you.

    And she don't hold me right, she's never going to get me there.
    And she don't hold me right, she's never going to get me there, not tonight.

    If we break off gently in slow motion spinning outward into space,
    my hand, always firm and gently at the wheel, while you sweetly hold my face.
    And I need you to give it meaning, I need you to share the view or it becomes a time for me to love myself like every other thing I do.

    And she don't hold me right, she's never going to get me there.
    And she don't hold me right, she's never going to get me there, not tonight
    Dixie_Normason December 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love HUM; they’ve been my favorite band since 1994, and I still listen to their albums monthly (usually on a road trip since they’re great from start to finish).

    Back in college, I dissected “You’d Prefer an Astronaut” as term paper for an English comp class (we had to pick a piece of literature, and I argued the lyrics were poetry; the prof agreed). I no longer have the paper, but I still recall the gist of it.

    For as beautiful and ethereal as the lyrics are, the album tells a relatively simple but heartfelt story of a relationship’s inception, duration and aftermath. In short:
    Little Dipper — two “star-crossed lovers” get together despite parental disapproval

    The Pod — This relationship used to rock, but now it’s full of drug-related drama

    Stars — The girl is becoming disillusioned, feeling that she’s missed better opportunities in life because of the choice to be together; resentment builds

    The Suicide Machine — this is the man’s perspective. He feels like he’s stuck in a boring rut of the same old B.S.; drugs help him cope.

    Very Old Man — the decision is made to break up. Ironically, the climax of the story is “softly recorded”

    Why I like the Robins — After the break-up, the woman is hoping that all the guys who used to want her still will. The guy just wants to sleep around.

    I’d Like your Hair Long — He’s annoyed and conflicted because he wants her back, but not the way she was. He’s angry that she wasn’t what he expected.

    I Hate it Too — meaningless sex isn’t as awesome as it sounds; he misses her.

    Songs of Farewell and Departure — this is kinda like when a play has a narrator who leaves the audience with some final thoughts about the “moral of the story” that was just told.
    So, the last few songs are almost like the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Eventually, the guy copes and is alright.

    MattD1980on April 07, 2011   Link
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    General Commenta guy messes up big time with his grilfriendso he's trying to make up for it. along the way, he realizes this girl isn't right for him and decides to break it off with her.
    ShiverForMeon January 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think of this song more like he is with another girl and he wants to be with his "x"
    locontion April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy god, I think these are some of the most beautiful lyrics committed to paper...
    TaoAvatar20on June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe guy and the girl messed up, but they're still in love with each other. he needs her to share his life with so he can enjoy it. but at the same time, he remembers what she did to him and he knows it's not going to work. hard to explain, but i'm in that siuation and i see it from her side.
    deftonesgirl_57on July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about waking up next to someone who isn't the person you love.
    Lyrically this is perhaps my favourite song in the world.
    SheSpideron May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt is about a guy who has fallen out of love with someone or never fell in love with her in the first place.
    red131on September 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsex
    Dasuitekillaon December 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentamazing song.
    everlea does a cover which i am addicted to.
    my god!
    BOOM!babyon January 22, 2009   Link

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