You Hate Me and I Don't Know Why

©2009 Earl Vickers

mp3

1) I called you up the other day
It’s been years and years, I couldn’t wait
to talk heart to heart
You were always such a sweet thing
I can see your face, I can’t believe that we
drifted apart

2) But the moment you heard my voice
you slammed down the phone, like you had no choice
and I felt empty inside
You know it really kills me, it just kills me
to think you’ve been hating me
all this time
I didn't know

ch) You hate me and I don’t know why
You hate me and I don't know why
You hate me and I don't know why

3) You know I had some dark years
Just disappeared, like so many tears
Like so many dead ends
I lashed out at lovers and strangers
but I swear I thought that we
ended as friends

ch) You hate me and I don’t know why...

Was it something that I said
about wishing you and all your friends were dead?
Was it something that I did?
Did I knock you up and not pay for the kid?
Did I do something wrong?
I bet I did, but it’s been so long
and now you hate me and I don’t know why

(optional passive-aggressive section)
Did you think that I uploaded
all those photos of your bloated
naked body to the internet?
You look so cute when you’re nude and upset
Did I lock you in a crate?
Am I the one who taught you how to hate?
‘Cause you hate me and I don’t know why

ch) (optional)
You hate me and I don’t know why...

4) I’m sorry if I hurt you
or disturbed you, or deserted you
You be the judge
But it’s been a long time, such a long time
This must be a record for
holding a grudge

5) I guess I had my chances
Can’t be demanding any answers
I guess I was wrong
But if you can forgive me
please forgive me, I’m pouring my heart out to
you in this song

Can I undo what I did?
Can I take it back, whatever it is?
Can I go back in time
Make it right and undo my crime?
Can I make it up to you?
Can I come and make sweet love to you?
(kidding...)
I know you hate me but I don’t know why

ch) You hate me and I don’t know why...

Oh won’t you tell me please?
There’s so many possibilities
Did I give you some disease?
Rabies or fleas or allergies
Do I make you sneeze?
Did I give you the idiopathic hate-me’s?
'Cause you hate me and I don’t know why


Dedicated to Elizabeth Choy Moorman

Other songs

Museum of Conceptual Art