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"I'm happy to acknowledge the goodness, I really am, and the efforts, and that it just was not correct, and I don't need to pretend that you're a monster to make peace with this ending. [...] And it would be easier if you were... [...] It can not have been right and that person can still be a good person."

–Ariana Grande on the track.[1]

"I Wish I Hated You" (stylized in all lowercase) is the eleventh track on Ariana Grande’s seventh studio album, Eternal Sunshine. It was released on March 8, 2024, through Republic Records.

Background[]

On February 17, 2024, Grande made a post on Instagram posting all of the alternative album covers and revealing more song titles. These included "Don't Wanna Break Up Again", "True Story", and "I Wish I Hated You".

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]
Hung all my clothes in the closet you made
Your shoes still in boxes
I send them your way
Hoping life brings you no new pain

[Pre-Chorus]
I rearrange my memories
I try to rewrite our life

[Chorus]
But no matter how I try to (Mm)
And no matter how I want to (Mm)
And no matter how easy things could be if I did
And no matter how guilty I still feel saying it
I wish I hated you
I wish that weren't true
Wish there was worse to you
I wish you were worse to me
Yeah, I wish I hated you

[Verse 2]
Our shadows dance in a parallel plane
Just two different endings
You learn to repair
And I learn to keep me in one place

[Pre-Chorus]
So close (So close) and yet so far (So far)
If only we had known from the start

[Chorus]
But no matter how I try to (Mm)
And no matter how I want to (Mm)
And no matter how easy things could be if I did
And no matter how guilty I still feel saying it
I wish I hated you
I wish that weren't true
Wish there was worse to you
I wish you were worse to me
Yeah, I wish I hated you

Trivia[]

  • In the second chorus, a voice crack can be heard followed by some sniffing, indicating that Grande may have been crying during recording.
  • On an interview with Zach Sang, Grande stated that she will most likely never sing this song live.[1]
  • This song is possibly about Ariana's ex-husband Dalton Gomez.

References[]

Navigation[]

Eternal Sunshine
March 8, 2024 • 35:26 • Republic Records
Songs
Released ByeDon't Wanna Break Up AgainEternal SunshineI Wish I Hated YouImperfect For YouIntro (End of the World)Ordinary ThingsSaturn ReturnsSupernaturalThe Boy Is MineTrue StoryWe Can't Be Friends (Wait For Your Love)Yes, And?
Unreleased EternallyOnly When It MattersRainbowShoot My HeartSoul Idea
Artists
Ariana GrandeBrandyDiana GarlandMariah CareyMarjorie GrandeMonicaTroye Sivan
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