It’s a Family Movie She Hates Her Dad
Hot Mulligan Lyrics


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Blackout, am I better now?

Dinner table yelling at the television
Getting high before noon
Your sister stole your pills again
Won't you ever learn a little?
Try and cut the cord, hit the lights
See the space heater drying up the floorboards

Offer nothing, never change
Look inside us, all the same
You'll find nothing you can save
But try and stitch up grandpa's Tommy's

Blackout, am I better now?
I saw my family off their face as I was graduating
And that's how yeah, you pass it down
Can't pretend like you wanted that

Sit me down and give me the confessional
Stay together for the kid
Isn't that original? Never know
I'll grow up and learn that we were poor
Money talks, but it never tells you
Love is more important (important)

Nothing special, family name
I'll never find the will to change
And if I could, I would stay the same

Blackout, am I better now?
I saw my family off their face as I was graduating
And that's how yeah, you pass it down
Hereditary, maybe see if I grow into something

So now it's bottles breaking
See the whole house is shaking
Let's open up, tear down the walls and sink into the basement
And that's how yeah, you pass it down
Can't pretend like you wanted that
You pass it down

Always selfish, still the same
Maybe I've been in the way
Don't cast shame, oh, I'm so sorry

Blackout, am I better now?
I saw my family off their face as I was graduating
And that's how yeah, you pass it down
Hereditary, maybe see if I grow into something

So now it's bottles breaking
See the whole house is shaking
Let's open up, tear down the walls and sink into the basement
And that's how yeah, you pass it down
Can't pretend like you wanted that
You pass it down

Now it's bottles breaking
The whole house is shaking
See it's bad foundation
Oh, you've grown complacent
Now it's bottles breaking




The whole house is shaking
So just have one but don't have trust or any conversations

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "It’s a Family Movie She Hates Her Dad" by Hot Mulligan depict a dysfunctional family dynamic and the cycle of negative behavior that can be passed down through generations. The song starts with the singer questioning if they are better now after a blackout, implying a previous struggle with substance abuse or self-destructive behavior.


The first verse describes a chaotic dinner scene with yelling at the television and drug use. The sister stealing pills suggests a pattern of substance abuse within the family. The line "Try and cut the cord, hit the lights, see the space heater drying up the floorboards" could symbolize the singer's desire to escape the toxic environment they grew up in and find a way to break free from their family's destructive patterns.


The chorus speaks of witnessing their family members under the influence while graduating, indicating a lack of stability and support during important milestones. The phrase "that's how yeah, you pass it down" suggests that these negative behaviors and habits are being inherited or learned from the older generations. The singer acknowledges that they cannot pretend they desired this kind of upbringing and expresses a desire to grow into something different from the hereditary patterns they've witnessed.


The second verse highlights the familiar dynamic of staying together "for the kid" but realizing that it may not be the healthiest choice in the long run. The line "Money talks, but it never tells you love is more important" suggests that material wealth does not compensate for the emotional neglect or dysfunction within the family. The singer feels trapped by their family's expectations and struggles to find the motivation to change their circumstances.


The bridge emphasizes the destructive nature of the family dynamic, with "bottles breaking" and the whole house shaking. The metaphor of tearing down walls and sinking into the basement could symbolize a desperate attempt to escape the confines of their family's toxic environment. The line "Can't pretend like you wanted that, you pass it down" suggests that the singer acknowledges the negative impact their family has had on them but feels powerless to break free from the cycle.


In the final chorus, the repetition of "now it's bottles breaking" and "the whole house is shaking" emphasizes the ongoing chaos and instability within the family. The line "So just have one but don't have trust or any conversations" implies a cautionary lesson from the singer's experience, warning against indulging in destructive behaviors while lacking emotional connection or open communication.


Overall, "It’s a Family Movie She Hates Her Dad" delves into themes of generational trauma, the impact of a dysfunctional family on individual growth, and the struggle to break free from negative cycles. The lyrics evoke a sense of frustration, helplessness, and a longing for a different and healthier future.


Line by Line Meaning

Blackout, am I better now?
Have I improved after losing consciousness and losing control?


Dinner table yelling at the television
The family arguing loudly while gathered around the dining table and watching TV


Getting high before noon
Using drugs and getting intoxicated early in the day


Your sister stole your pills again
Your sibling took your medications without permission once more


Won't you ever learn a little?
Will you never gain knowledge or understanding?


Try and cut the cord, hit the lights
Attempt to detach yourself from toxic influences and switch off the lights


See the space heater drying up the floorboards
Observe the heater causing the wooden floor to become dry and damaged


Offer nothing, never change
Provide nothing and remain constant


Look inside us, all the same
Examine ourselves to find that we are all alike


You'll find nothing you can save
You will discover nothing worth rescuing


But try and stitch up grandpa's Tommy's
But attempt to mend grandpa's Tommy's (a person's name) situation


I saw my family off their face as I was graduating
I witnessed my family heavily under the influence at my graduation


And that's how yeah, you pass it down
And that's how yes, you transmit it to the next generation


Can't pretend like you wanted that
Cannot pretend like you desired that outcome


Sit me down and give me the confessional
Make me sit and confess my sins


Stay together for the kid
Remain united for the sake of the child


Isn't that original? Never know
Isn't that innovative? One can never know


I'll grow up and learn that we were poor
I will mature and comprehend that we were financially deprived


Money talks, but it never tells you
Money has influence, but it doesn't provide guidance


Love is more important (important)
Love holds greater significance


Nothing special, family name
The family name is not extraordinary


I'll never find the will to change
I will never discover the motivation to transform


And if I could, I would stay the same
And if I had the ability, I would remain unchanged


So now it's bottles breaking
Thus, now bottles are being shattered


See the whole house is shaking
Notice how the entire house is trembling


Let's open up, tear down the walls and sink into the basement
Let's be vulnerable, dismantle our emotional barriers, and descend into the darkest depths


Can't pretend like you wanted that
Cannot pretend like you desired that outcome


You pass it down
You transfer it to the next generation


Always selfish, still the same
Always self-centered, yet unchanged


Maybe I've been in the way
Perhaps I have been obstructing or hindering


Don't cast shame, oh, I'm so sorry
Do not shame, oh, I express deep remorse


Hereditary, maybe see if I grow into something
Inherited traits, possibly observing if I develop into something


The whole house is shaking
The entire house is vibrating


See it's bad foundation
Recognize that it has a weak base or groundwork


Oh, you've grown complacent
Oh, you have become self-satisfied or content


Now it's bottles breaking
Now bottles are being shattered


So just have one but don't have trust or any conversations
Therefore, just consume one, but refrain from having trust or engaging in any discussions




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: Brandon Blakely, Christopher Freeman, Nathan Sanville, Ryan Malicsi

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