Fotogalerie van Jan-Maarten Goedkoop

Cat Power VII
Cat Power VII
"Do you believe she said that?"

"Hate takes the title of a Nirvana track for its refrain – "I hate myself and I want to die" – and it's the bleakest moment on 2006's The Greatest, her soul-soaked and languorous seventh album. Recorded with the feted Memphis Rhythm Band, it brims with a resigned, hard-won peace. And yet weeks before the record's release, and with her label preparing for her stardom to go stratospheric, she suffered a psychotic breakdown and was hospitalised. She's been on medication for bipolar disorder since then". uit een interview met The Guardian in augustus 2012.

Chan Marshall met 'Hate' van het album The Greatest. Nummer speelde ze ook live (hier) op 31 oktober  2014 in de Gaité Lyrique in Parijs. (zie ook de volgende twee foto's, VIII en IX, van Cat Power). Zie ook deze wat alternatieve uitvoering qua tekst.

Hate  Chan Marshall

Anyone can tell you there's no more road to ride
Everyone will tell you there's no place to hide
There's no laws or rules to unchain your life
But the ones who didn't make it,
The ones who couldn't take it,
So glad they made it out alive

Everyone loves the fun
Everyone comes by
In the wind I crunch, I want to die

They can give me pills
Or let me drink my fill
The heart wants to explode
Far away where nobody knows

Do you believe she said that?
Do you believe she said that?

I said “I hate myself and I want to die.”

Half of it is innocent
The other half is wise
The whole damn thing makes no sense
I wish I could tell you a lie
Hey, come here
Let me whisper in your ear

I hate myself and I want to die

Do you believe she said that?
Can you believe she repeated that?
I said, “I hate me, myself and I”
Said “I hate myself and I want to die ”