This is a tearful Country ballad about the dying love of a father and son. The lead singer was a teenager and drank whisky, then his father caught him in the kitchen and said, "I know you live here, but this is still my home. It's my way or the highway." Then he slammed the door and said "I hate you!" He shook his head and said "okay." Later in life, he discovers for himself how that felt when he got into a nasty argument with his girl, then she slammed the door and said "I hate you." In both incidents, the same message was given. Although they never loved back, that can't stop the love given to them. It's unconditional.
Landon - Winchester, OH