Hate My Life

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"Hate My Life"
Cover for "Hate My Life" single by Theory of a Deadman.
Single by Theory of a Deadman
from the album Scars & Souvenirs
B-side "Your Dream"
Released
  • October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30) (Canada)
  • November 10, 2008 (2008-11-10) small>(U.S.)
Format
Recorded September 2007–January 2008
Genre
Length 3:10
Label
Composer(s)
  • Tyler Connolly
  • Dave Brenner
  • Dean Back
Lyricist(s)
  • Tyler Connolly
  • Christine Danielle Connolly
Producer(s) Howard Benson
Theory of a Deadman singles chronology
"All or Nothing"
(2008)
"Hate My Life"
(2008)
"Not Meant to Be"
(2008)

"Hate My Life" is the fourth overall single (third American single and fifth Canadian single) by Theory of a Deadman from the album Scars & Souvenirs. It was released to rock stations across Canada on October 30, while in the United States it was released on November 10, 2008. The track was selected as BBC Radio One's Track of the Week for the week ending March 20, 2009.

Song meaning[edit]

According to Tyler Connolly, the band's lead singer, this song enables people to feel that no matter how bad their own life is going, that there is always someone out there who feels just as bad.

During a concert, Tyler explained that "I wrote this song because one day I got out of bed and was like 'Today feels like it's going to be a bad day. I can feel it.' I realized that there are people out there that have it worse than most people who bitch and complain, and decided to write it so maybe it could make someone's day a little better, except for the homeless people. I fucking hate the homeless people."

Music video[edit]

According to Theory's site,[1] the video was shot on November 15, 2008. It was asked on the site, as a contest, for forty fans to star in the music video. It was filmed at the Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, California. It was released January 9, 2009, on Yahoo! Music. It was directed by Bill Fishman.

At the beginning of the video, Tyler sees a hobo, and then he starts singing the song, the lyrics matching everything that is happening in the video. He complains about how he hates hobos ("So sick of the hobos always begging for change, I don't like how I gotta work and they just sit around and get paid"), he almost gets hit by a car ("I hate all of the people, who can't drive their cars...), we meet his wife, played by his real wife Christine Danielle Connolly ("I hate how my wife; is always up my ass...), a girl drops her bag of lingerie (Tyler looking at it interestingly), a construction worker's boss telling him off ("I still hate my job, my boss is a dick...), and when he sings the chorus, a sign comes down from a building reading "I Hate My Life." Then, Tyler jumps onto a parade float with the rest of the band, performing the rest of the song. Behind them travels a huge group of people, which include the hobo, the construction workers, and the others Tyler ran into.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008-2009) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 7
U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 3
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 22
U.S. Billboard Rock Songs 26
Canadian Hot 100 65
UK Singles Chart 92

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