Oh I am growing tired
Of allowing you to steal
Everything I have
You're making me feel
Like I was born to service you
But I am growing by the hour

You left us far behind
So we all discard our souls
And blaze through your skies
So afraid to die

'Cause I was born to destroy you
I am growing by the hour
I'm getting strong in every way

You led me on
You led me on

Oh, I'm getting strong in every way

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Hate This and I'll Love You Lyrics as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's about god. Maybe he really hates god and wants to destroy him. Maybe he was born into some religion he hates. Perhaps he's a deist...oh well obviously no one will agree with me, but my meaning is way better than some relationship bullshit.
    godOfNothingon January 30, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen I heard this I thought it was clearly about his loss of faith in religion and how he feels like all those years were wasted where he felt boxed in and tied to this deity he started to have doubts about.

    "You're making me feel
    Like I was born to service you
    But I am growing by the hour"

    "'Cause I was born to destroy you
    I am growing by the hour
    I'm getting strong in every way"

    Now in his maturity he learns the truth about religion and is growing stronger in his new perspective because of past experiences. But that is just how I see it.. Matt seems to take an agnostic view in all his songs relating to religion. I love this song.
    sadnessSirenon April 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe last few notes and the insects in the background give the album an awesome sense of closure dont ya think?
    also listening to this song loud through earphones is a surreal feeling =)
    salvationfoundon December 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI believe this a song about his relationship with his mother. When kids are little they would do anything for their mother, becasue they believe their mother would do anything for them. When we become teenagers we become upset when we don't get what we want and often blow this out of proportion making such claims as our parents don't love us ("you led me on"). Also I believe this is from the teenage perspective of wanting to break free becasue it talks about "growing by the hour". This tone has darker themes too, such as "I was born to destroy you", which could possibly be an allusion to the species of spider that kills its mother shortly after hatching. The line "so unafraid to die" may be about the cockiness, arrogance, and ignorance of teens and the reckless things they do.
    ironman24601on April 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou're making me feel...like I....was born to destroy you!!! i love it....he's amazing....GO MATT!!!!
    Kezon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure he says...

    So UNafraid to die

    Possibly Not...
    Vacheon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, it is unafraid

    i think it's maybe about a relationship (hehe) where the chick controls every aspect of it... "I am growing tired of allowing you to steal everything I have you're making me feel like I was born to service you"...? But then the next half of the song is completely didfferent so I think I'm wrong.
    One of the best Muse lyrics in this song though... "So unafraid to die" oh wait, so is "I was born to destroy you"... they are such powerful lines and can mean so much when you put your mind to it
    Nix_649on July 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i kinda agree with all you, first of all, muse does have powerful lines, they are fucking awesome, but i think it is about a girl controlling him and then like he says he is getting stronger and able to resist, and eventually he does, it is just what the words say
    nomoreqwertys1on September 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Matt is saying that people put so much pressure on you to act in a certain way and everytime you think you are OK people take that away from you.."steal everything I have, you're making me feel like I was born to service you.."- He doesn't want to have to just live up to stereotypes and expectations, he wants to be free to be himself. This song is about him gaining the control and power to resist the force of people and to ignore what they say, he knows he has the capacity to destroy them, because if no-one listens then they will cease to matter.
    electricveilon April 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseems a bit weird for a song title. dusnt exactly sell itself does it? :P
    mmmmmpieon November 02, 2004   Link

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