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(If you're sleeping are you dreaming
If your dreaming are you dreaming of me?
I can't believe you actually picked me.)

("Hi Justin, this is your mother, and it's 2:33 on Monday afternoon.
I was just calling to see how you were doing.
You sounded really uptight last night.
It made me a little nervous, and a l... And... Well...
It made me nervous, it sounded like you were nervous, too.
I just wanted to make sure you were really OK,
And wanted to see if you were checking in on your medication.
You know I love you, and...
Take care honey
I know you're under a lot of pressure.
See ya. Bye bye")

I have to block out thoughts of you so I don't lose my head
They crawl in like a cockroach leaving babies in my bed
Dropping little reels of tape to remind me that I'm alone
Playing movies in my head that make a porno feel like home
There's a burning in my pride, a nervous bleeding in my brain
An ounce of peace is all I want for you. Will you never call again?
And will you never say that you love me just to put it in my face?
And will you never try to reach me?
It is I that wanted space

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn't do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what's good for you

I'm sober now for 3 whole months it's one accomplishment that you helped me with
The one thing that always tore us apart is the one thing I won't touch again
In a sick way I want to thank you for holding my head up late at night
While I was busy waging wars on myself, you were trying to stop the fight
You never doubted my warped opinions on things like suicidal hate
You made me compliment myself when it was way too hard to take
So I'll drive so fucking far away that I'll never cross your mind
And do whatever it takes in your heart to leave me behind

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn't do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what's good for you

And with a sad hard heart I say bye to you and wave
Kicking shadows on the street for every mistake that I had made
And like a baby boy I never was a man
Until I saw your blue eyes cry and I held your face in my hand
And then I fell down yelling "Make it go away!"
Just make a smile come back and shine just like it used to be
And then she whispered "How can you do this to me?"

Hate me today
Hate me tomorrow
Hate me for all the things I didn't do for you

Hate me in ways
Yeah ways hard to swallow
Hate me so you can finally see what's good for you
For you
For you
For you

[Children voices:]
If you're sleeping, are you dreaming,
If you're dreaming are you dreaming of me.
I can't believe you actually picked me

[Girl:] Hey Justin! [x12]



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    avelynvampireJun 30, 2008 at 11:05 pm
    this song is actually about his mother not his girlfriend which i originally believed...he trying to tell his mom that he loves her for helping him but she kind of puts it in his face that she is helping him...now he does'nt want her to help him anymore and he just wants her to move on with her life...that why he says hate me today, hate me tommarrow...

    I AM THE WALRUS,
    AVELYN VAMPIRE...
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    MEVANS14843Jul 13, 2008 at 8:36 am
    I agree with vampire. I think the relationship Justin has with his mom is one of love and hate. He loves and appreciates everything she's done for him, but yet, i think he feels smothered and wants some peace...
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    skye_blue00Oct 9, 2008 at 9:49 pm
    he wants to thank her for helping him and let her know that he really apreciates it, but he wants her to be mad at him for hurting her the way that he did.
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    isabellayessiOct 6, 2008 at 10:08 pm
    I have issues with my mother so his speaking about addiction and how he did not listen to her and the adice of his pride"that he can't sollow".
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    Craig ThomasJan 7, 2013 at 2:52 pm
    I sing his song hate me for layla as her daddy I have let her down but going to fix it daddy promises.

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