Every roommate kept awake
By every sigh and scream we make
All the feelings that I get
But I still don’t miss you yet
Only when I stop to think about it
I hate everything about you”
My mother would sometimes call me Grace when I would trip over my own feet or do something completely clumsy. One day in late ’94 I had planned a long weekend out of town. It happened to be a weekend they all wanted to fly in and work on songs with me. I refused to change my plans. The voice on the other end of the phone gave me a warning, “Three days, Grace!” While on the trip my aunt’s home caught fire and she died of smoke inhalation. To commemorate the day my aunt died, to draw a connection to the element Lithium being atomic #3, and the song “3″ I wrote and would go on to be performed by Britney Spears, I decided to name the band Three Days Grace.
When I made up the song “I Hate Everything About You” it was very much inspired by Nirvana‘s song “Heart Shaped Box” and Def Leppard’s song “Miss You In A Heartbeat“. Just as this song happened to be written many years before it’s release, so were Nirvana’s and Def Leppard’s.
In 1993, Nirvana recorded “I Hate Myself and Want to Die”.
Both songs were based on Joan Jett & The Blackheart’s ’88 hit song “I Hate Myself for Loving You“.