Hate You More

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This one's an original called "Hate You More."

There's a certain zone in songwriting where the rhyme scheme and other technical aspects get in a feedback loop with what I'm trying to communicate, where they both inform and augment each other. I'll be looking for a line, and the first word that comes to mind that fits the meter will match right up with what I want to say, or I'll just write what I want to say with the intention of rewording it to fit later, only to find that it already works in the context.

I acknowledge that that probably doesn't make a lot of sense. It's difficult to articulate, but whatever it is, I've learned that when I experience it, I tend to like the song that I end up writing.

I got there with this song. I like it, and I hope you do too.

lyrics

I guess the sun still rises
Without your head against my chest
And the air is awfully clearer
Without your menthol cigarettes
And the plans we left abandoned
Seem adorably quaint
And the things I took for granted
Seem impossibly attained

And I know you’d say you’re sorry
That’s what makes it feel so hard
Cause you always wanted the best for me
Even if it meant us being apart

So give me some reason to hate you
Cause I’m tired of being mature
Give me some bullets to fire your way
Cause I’ve had it with this good rapport
You gift-wrapped my heart in a bow-tied box
Left it beating on my front door
And I can’t seem to shake you
So help me try to hate you more

Hitch my name to your CRV
And drag it across this town
Burn my fields and steal my grain
And pour salt across my ground
Cause the wind still blows and the walls still creak
The same way they used to do
And if whiskey was words and tobacco could speak
They’d be saying I still love you

And I know you’d tell me something
That would make me feel ok
Until I wake up the next morning
And you’re still a thousand miles away

So give me some reason to hate you
Cause I’m tired of being mature
Give me some bullets to fire your way
Cause I’ve had it with this good rapport
You gift-wrapped my heart in a bow-tied box
Left it beating on my front door
And I can’t seem to shake you
So help me try to hate you more

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from Green Curtain Songs, released September 21, 2017

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Nate Paladino California

I write and sing sad songs that sometimes sound happy. Mostly about love and toxic masculinity.

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