“I Hate Everything” was written by Gary Harrison and Keith Stegall and recorded by George Strait in 2004. The song was featured in the album, 50 Number ones.
What’s in the Song
Reading “I Hate Everything” as the title, it sounded like the song would be full of negativity. It may have been written out of anger or while experiencing certain disappointments in life. But, knowing that this is a George Strait song, it won’t hurt to give it a good listen and perhaps, some careful rumination of the song’s content.
“I Hate Everything” began with a scene where the narrator meets a guy in a bar. The guy said that he hated everything. His ex-wife was cheating on him. Consequently, he would keep on drinking to numb his heartaches. He continued rambling on about his life and compared the place he is living at to a prison.
The bleakness was evident throughout the song. But as it progresses, there was an interesting twist on the part of the narrator. He, too, was in the club as a result of a fight he had with his wife.
After listening to the tirade of the other man, he began to realize that he would like to change things with his wife. The narrator didn’t want to end up with the same situation that the man in the bar was in. Thus, the narrator finally came to his senses. He pulled up his phone and told his wife that he is coming home. He would want to work things out and make it right with her.
Hate usually begins when someone was able to experience an unpleasant situation in life. A person could feel blinded to hate everything about life. Hence, he’ll think that nothing is worth living for. We couldn’t blame or change how people react to life’s unfortunate circumstances, but by simply lending a listening ear, there’s something that we could learn from them.
“I Hate Everything,” made famous by George Strait, teaches us the same lesson. That meeting people facing different situations is not an opportunity to judge, but an opportunity to learn from them. Furthermore, the track teaches us that whatever setbacks we are currently experiencing, it should not be the determining factor of what our life would be like. We can choose to not be stuck and not let ourselves be prisoners of our painful past.
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