In an interview with ilikemusic.com
, the band's drummer De'Mar Hamilton was asked if the Plain White T's had lyrics concerning relationships that people could relate to. He replied: "Personally for me, there's a song we have called 'Hate.' I think a lot of our songs can have a personal affect on basically anyone. I think that's the beauty of our lyrics, they're not that hard to get, but at the same time people can relate to them and say 'wow I know what this guy's saying,' especially with the song called 'Hate (I Really Don't Like You).' It's a little bit personal to me because I have been through that situation where I think it's the best thing ever and I'm all excited and telling all my friends about it and she winds up to not be for real. That's kind of what the song's about."