Following up their last two singles in 2018, The Chainsmokers release their newest song this Friday entitled “Everybody Hates Me.”


Like “Sick Boy” and “You Owe Me” before it, “Everybody Hates Me” features heavily introspective and reflective lyrics, looking back on past actions and perceptions from the outside looking in. The main line of the chorus, “Walk into the club like everybody hates me,” could be taken as a matter of fact, or as a state of mind – as in, walk in as if they hate you with an intent to prove them wrong.

Perhaps the most salient verse of the track, and the one most directed toward recompense and remorse, is:

I’m a product of the internet
And now, I’m face to face with all the voices in my head
I can’t even check the time without facing regret
Why do I still have to mean everything I ever said?
And I’m not trying to be like “poor me,” I made it
I’m just trying to stay normal now that they know what my name is
Yeah, I just wanna drink tequila with my friends
They’re the reason that I still am who I am

You don’t have to have a degree in English lit to be able to decipher the meaning here.

As with “Sick Boy” and “You Owe Me,” fans can likely expect a music video for “Everybody Hates Me” soon. Until then you can stream the track below.

[Intro: Drew Taggart]
Yeah, let’s do it again but, uh, this time, uh, let’s go full psycho

[Verse 1]
Yeah, I just wanna drink tequila with my friend
She said she cheated ’cause she tried to get ahead
The more I read it, yeah, the more I take offense
I’m so defeated, I can’t get outside my head
I post a picture of myself ’cause I’m lonely
Everyone knows what I look like
Not even one of them knows me
Yeah, I just want to drink tequila with my friends
I’m so defeated, I just want this shit to end

[Chorus]
So I walk into the club like, everybody hates me
I walk into the club like, everybody hates me
I’m talkin’ to myself, shit, now they think I’m crazy
I walk into the club like, everybody hates me (everybody hates me)
Like everybody hates me

[Drop]
Like everybody hates me (everybody, yeah)

[Verse 2]
I’m a product of the internet
And now, I’m face to face with all the voices in my head
I can’t even check the time without facing regret
Why do I still have to mean everything I ever said?
And I’m not trying to be like “poor me,” I made it
I’m just trying to stay normal now that they know what my name is
Yeah, I just wanna drink tequila with my friends
They’re the reason that I still am who I am

[Chorus]
So I walk into the club like, everybody hates me
I walk into the club like, everybody hates me
I’m talkin’ to myself, shit, now they think I’m crazy
I walk into the club like, everybody hates me (everybody hates me)
Like everybody hates me

[Drop]
Like everybody, everybody hates me (everybody, yeah)

[Breakdown]
I walk into the club like, everybody hates me
I walk into the club like, everybody hates me
I walk into the club like, everybody hates me

[Drop]
I walk into the club like, everybody, yeah
Everybody (everybody)
I walk into the club like, everybody, yeah
Everybody (everybody)
I walk into the club like, everybody hates me

[Outro]
Everybody, yeah, everybody

 

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