HATE IT HERE

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John Louis Howard Imagine if Angel Olsen, Mitski, and Colleen Green all had a secret sister and it turned out to be the same person. A perfect combination of beauty, gritty, edgy, and lush. In my top 10 for 2017 so far. Favorite track: Protection Spells.
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Leka there are some emotions you can't put into words, but hate it here managed to put them all in 5 songs. one of the most incredible pieces of art i have ever had the chance to experience. i would die for mia berrin. Favorite track: You/Him (Maybe).
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"[Hate it Here] is made for peering into darkened summer skies and counting the stars... Pom-Pom Squad shares their whole heart with us and its resounding heartbeat sticks with you long after its conclusion." - The Grey Estates

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released April 13, 2017

Written by Mia Berrin

Mia Berrin - vocals, guitar
Alex Carr - lead guitar, percussion
Zoltán Sindhu - bass, percussion

Produced and engineered by Alex Carr

Photo by Jacqueline De Gorter
Graphics by Mollie Charlotte Suss

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Track Name: Protection Spells
You said "I'm sorry" as you went to leave
And I lit a match to throw down at your feet
And screamed "Don't come back"
As you turned toward the door
And I ached as the flames grew up from the floor

And I'm tired of going out
And I'm tired of staying in bed
And I'm tired of your heart beating its way into my head
The old incantations I kept to myself
"I miss you" and "I love you" are weak protections spells

I held myself to the sound of my own breath
Settled down and slept in the crook of my own neck
And I looked out the window
And I wondered aloud
Will the sun ever come back? I'm so tired of the clouds

And I'm tired of going out
And I'm tired of staying in bed
And I'm tired of your heart beating its way into my head
The old incantations I kept to myself
"I miss you" and "I love you" are weak protections spells
Track Name: He Never Shows
You are the shadow in the doorway
Gently bleeding on your pickguard
And I wanna be the band-aid
Wrapped around your finger

You said you wanted to steal me away
So I packed a bag but you never came
And I know that you don't owe me anything
I'm just sick of loving meaning waiting

And you are so hard to hold
He'll call you up but he never shows

Why do you act like you don't when you do?
Just because I used to like you back in high school?
You've got your checklist of shitty excuses
And I've got a habit of making boys like you my muses

And you are so hard to hold
He'll call you up but he never shows
Track Name: You/Him (Maybe)
Happy happened while we were doing other things
I still feel your hand sliding up my knee
Softly softly

Makes me look at dead flowers and wanna cry
Because I didn't look hard enough
While they were still alive

You watered my heart like summer fruit
Nurtured me 'til I grew
until I was too ripe for you
and Fell into the arms of someone new

Rhythmically I erase your name
From the places that I see every day
The memories start to fade
The way you look at me changes

You were a big city trapped in a small town
With sacred places I learned and I loved well
He was a small town trapped in a big city
Couldn't cut himself to fit so he tried to cut me
He tried to cut me
He tried to cut me

Maybe when you're not a thousand miles away
We can make out in your car on some music-less day
Maybe by then we'll be ready
We can pretend it's the first time

The day you knew you were synesthetic
Sensed the way I tugged on his jacket
I loved you more than that even then
I always loved you more than him

You were a big city trapped in a small town
With sacred places I learned and I loved well
He was a small town trapped in a big city
Couldn't cut himself to fit so he tried to cut me
He tried to cut me
He tried to cut me


You were a big city trapped in a small town
With sacred places I learned and I loved well
He was a small town trapped in a big city
Couldn't cut himself to fit so he tried to cut me
He tried to cut me
He tried to cut me
Track Name: Hate It Here
Teenage feelings got me down
Teenage feelings got me down
In the middle of a summer night
In the house where I learned how to die

Stupid questions that keep haunting me:
Am I ever gonna be happy?
Am I looking for another reason so be sad?
When something touches you, do you touch back?

Am I ever gonna be okay?
Am I allowed to like myself one day?
Will I keep building prisons
Making cages to keep myself in?

I am a pit I dug
I am a pit I dug
Better than I was but
Not quite good enough

I am a pit I dug
I am a pit I dug
Better than I was
But not quite good enough

Everything is crystal clear
Everything is crystal clear
Don't know where I'm supposed to go but
Wherever I go I know

I hate it here
Track Name: Sunday Song
In seven years time, I will wake up and sigh
Every cell in my body has died
And I will make tea and build myself a fire
And examine my work with pride

And I will eat sweet yellow peaches
And lick my fingers clean
And I will burst like a flower from the earth knowing you
Have never touched me

And I will burn everything you ever saw me in
I will grow a new layer of skin

And I will fix my eyes on the ground
As I pass you on the way uptown
Watching your fingerprints as they fall from my face
I will look you in the eyes and feel nothing
I will look you in the eyes and feel nothing