I Hate Myself

Album: Alone (2016)
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  • This girl group ode to self-loathing finds Chrissie Hynde listing reasons why she hates herself:

    I hate myself, I hate myself, I hate myself
    For being jealous
    I hate myself, I hate myself, I hate myself
    For thing that you can't see
    I hate myself, I hate myself, I hate myself
    For using other fellows
    To blindside you to get inside of me
    For which I seek an explanation
  • Hynde told The Sun the track may be full of self-loathing, but it should not be seen as self-pitying. "The song says 'I hate myself for backing the wrong horse, I hate myself for being jealous, I hate myself for my reckless phony self-destruction"

    "Then also it talks about being judged and sent to hell," she continued. "So there's a healthy theme of death that rides through the whole album."

    "I mean if I wrote a song and it said, 'This is a great time and everyone loves each other and I'm having a great day,' people would be like, 'F--- off! Why are you telling me that?," Hynde added. "No one ever wrote a great song about sitting on the sofa and watching television with their loved ones."

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