Hatred (A Duet)

Ray Davies, released on Phobia, © Davray Music Ltd. 1993

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You keep on accusing me

Of making your life misery

But if that's not abusing me, what isn't

You wanna be my friend, well it's too late

My love for you has turned to hate

And I think that it's a permanent condition

You say you wanna make the peace

Smile and turn the other cheek

I can't put myself in such a weak position

Now I'm willing to accept this fate

You and me just can't cohabitate

We agree to hate and that's our fast decision

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Hatred, hatred

Is the only thing that keeps us together

Hatred, hatred

Is the only thing that lasts forever

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Driven by hate, driven by hate

Driven by hate, driven by hate

ON the surface I'm a mild-mannered person

That's until you scratch the animal inside

Then you bring out all my animal aggression

I gotta hatred for you that is never gonna die

Driven to hate, driven to hate

Driven to hate, driven to hate

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[Chorus:]

Hatred, hatred

Is the only thing that lasts forever

Hatred, hatred

Is the only thing that keeps us together

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While races try to integrate

Nations try to gravitate

Towards equal rights, regardless of religion

Politicians might decree

For the sake of humanity

Love and peace instead of a collision

You and me accept reality

There's no way that we can agree

The world can't make us alter this position

At least you and I know where we stand

We can't be friends, walk hand in hand

My hostility for you defies description

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Hatred, hatred

Is the only thing that keeps us together

Hatred, hatred

Is the only thing that lasts forever

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Driven by hate, driven by hate

Driven by hate, driven by hate

Hate's the only thing we have in common

There's no escape, we'll always be this way

So we might as well just learn to live together

'Cos we're gonna be this way till our dying day

Driven by hate, driven by hate

Driven by hate, driven by hate

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[Chorus]

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If you keep on putting me down

Rub my name into the ground

I'll drag the dirt all over town about you

And if you spread the filth on me

I'll only have one remedy

I'll spill the beans, you'll see I've got a mouth, too

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[Chorus 2x]

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Yeah, hatred

Your attitude is downright rude

Your jokes appall me, they're so crude

Why don't you just drop dead and don't recover

I'm the mirror to your mood

You hate me and I hate you

So at least we understand each other

Hatred, hatred is the only thing that lasts, what is it?

Hatred, hatred

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Hatred, hatred

Is the only thing that lasts forever

Hatred, hatred

Is the only thing that lasts forever

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