I hate everything about you//Three Days Grace//Three Days Grace//July 22nd 2003
You know how you have that one song by a certain band and you’re not really acquainted with much? This is the one of those songs, which I find to be quite synonymous with the song I discussed in my last post. However, this is more along the lines of being stuck in a toxic and argumentative relationship. Sometimes when we love someone, we overlook their flaws, but what happens when they stop loving you? Denial starts to sink in and in moments of clarity you are suddenly thrown into this Tartarus-like abyss, filling you up with emotions of resentment. It’s hard to understand how you can hate everything about someone and yet still managed to love them. It’s like when you try to rationalize what you feel but you fail because emotions can’t be quantified and there’s no way to understand how love and hate can co-exist.
What this song really manages to encapsulate is the passion which lies in the root of every relationship. How, this passion , can flit between being hate, love, lust or anything else. The rawness in the lead vocalist’s voice really adds to the entire aspect of the confusion which he sings about. I have always considered love and chaos to be quite synonymous with each other, which can be seen through the song. However, it’s not the love which poets write about, that causes chaos; it’s only lust that results in hate and so many energy. The vocalist is not in love and maybe if he understood that, he would feel less angry of how he felt. Love is blind but it ultimately sees through the pretense and that’s why it’s a state of peace and contentment, unlike what is being depicted here. This is perhaps an adolescent mistake to make, to muddle up anything that fills us up with a certain amount of passion. It’s this inability to differentiate that creates issues of anger, which has been effectively through his indecision.
I always reccomend this song as an effective break-up song because it really helps you clear you mind. It’s incredibly relatable to anyone who has been in a long term relationship; at an early age, the more years you have spent, the more repressed anger there might be. I believe that relationships can’t be stable without a certain maturity of mind and this may only arise with age and experience. This song incorporates a very matured guitar riff, which contrasts with the immature lyrics, perhaps making a juxtaposition between the mature concept of love and the immaturity of the people involved in the relationship. Not only is this a song about a dying relationship, you can listen to it when you’re in rage of any kind. I’ve always found this song to be an effective stress reliever because of the fast paced riff. Three Days Grace isn’t one of my favorite bands, but this song manages to put itself into a lot of my top five categories.