Hate Yourself
TV Girl Lyrics


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You
You'd fall in love with anyone

I'd think you'd fall in love with anyone
Who fell in love with you
And they frequently do
So take comfort
Cruel comfort
Before you start to wonder
How you got locked inside your room
And how long will it...
Take?
Before you start to hate yourself
And go straight
To the arms of someone else
And I'll just
Wait
'Till those arms belong to me and I'm not
Saying that you love me
I'm not saying any...
Thing
Tell me
Do you let them down, gently?
Does is only make it harder?
To let the feeling linger
To drag it out a little longer
Does it put your mind at ease?
But you're the one who brought 'em here
You're the one who has to take them when you leave
And how long will it...
Take?
Before you start to hate yourself
And go
Straight to the arms of someone else
And I'll just
Wait
'Till those arms belong to me
And I'm not saying that you love me
I'm not saying any...
Thing
And how long will it...
Take?
Before you start to hate yourself
And go...
Straight to the arms of someone else
And I'll just...
Wait
'Till those arms belong to me
And I'm not




Saying that you love me
I'm not saying any...

Overall Meaning

The song "Hate Yourself" by TV Girl is about being trapped in a cycle of self-doubt and seeking validation from others. The lyrics suggest that the singer believes the person they're addressing tends to fall in love with anyone who shows them affection, and that they use this as a way to feel comfort in the moment. However, the singer warns that this pattern will ultimately lead to self-hatred, and that the only way to break the cycle is to confront the underlying issues head on.


The lyrics also touch on themes of codependency and emotional manipulation. The singer asks if the person they're addressing lets their partners down gently or if they drag out the relationships to avoid being alone. The song suggests that this behavior is ultimately harmful to everyone involved, and that true healing can only occur through honest self-reflection.


Overall, "Hate Yourself" is a melancholy but insightful look at the complicated and often painful nature of human relationships. It encourages listeners to take a hard look at their own patterns of behavior and strive towards personal growth and self-acceptance.


Line by Line Meaning

You
Referring to the subject of the song


You'd fall in love with anyone
The subject has a tendency to fall in love easily


I'd think you'd fall in love with anyone
The singer believes the subject will fall in love with anyone who falls in love with them


Who fell in love with you
Describing who the subject will fall in love with


And they frequently do
People tend to fall in love with the subject


So take comfort
The subject can find comfort in their ability to easily attract love


Cruel comfort
This comfort is not necessarily a good thing, as it can lead to problems


Before you start to wonder
Advising the subject to think carefully before over-analyzing their situation


How you got locked inside your room
Describing a sense of feeling trapped or stuck in a situation


And how long will it... take?
Questioning how long it will be until the subject reaches a breaking point


Before you start to hate yourself
Implying that the subject will eventually begin to dislike themselves


And go straight to the arms of someone else
The subject may seek comfort in a new partner


And I'll just... wait
The singer will patiently wait for the subject to come back to them


'Till those arms belong to me
Describing the hopeful outcome of the situation


And I'm not saying that you love me
The singer is not making any particular assumptions about the subject's feelings towards them


I'm not saying any... thing
Further emphasizing that the singer is not making any definitive statements


Tell me
The singer is seeking information from the subject


Do you let them down, gently?
Asking if the subject is kind when breaking up with people


Does is only make it harder?
Wondering if being gentle actually makes it more difficult for the person being broken up with


To let the feeling linger
Describing the act of prolonging one's feelings


To drag it out a little longer
Further emphasizing the idea of prolonging feelings


Does it put your mind at ease?
Questioning the subject's own emotional state when going through a break up


But you're the one who brought 'em here
Reminding the subject that they chose to enter the relationship


You're the one who has to take them when you leave
Implying that the subject is responsible for the emotional consequences of ending the relationship




Writer(s): PETERING BRADLEY ROBERT

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@ZXSnipes00

" And how long will it...
Take?
Before you start to hate yourself
And go
Straight to the arms of someone else
And I'll just
Wait
'Till those arms belong to me
And I'm not saying that you love me
I'm not saying any...
Thing "
hits hard ngl



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@donaldwall8145

Never heard of this band till I took my son to the concert in San Antonio and was really impressed.

@syutokennard

This song makes me feel things

@vivivoli

this song shouldnt be so relatable but it hits

@daniiiiuuuu

hits hard, I'm pretty sure it's not a good thing to feel related to this song this much

@vivivoli

it happened again🙏🙏🙏😀😀😀🤩🤩let's fucking go

@bacon7248

hope you get better, hating yourself is easy but learning to love yourself is way harder than hating yourself, my point being taking time to be yourself doesn't mean your progressing slower in life just take your time for yourself since I know alot of people don't do that. stay strong KEEP your head up and look at the fun parts of life :D <3

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