“Self-Hatred” is an example of a sad song disguised by its up tempo feel. I wanted to convey what I was feeling at the time I wrote it, which was almost a sense of joy for the inspiration, as well as pain from where the inspiration originated. The song was all but complete, but we all agreed something was missing.
Derek Trucks brought to this tune exactly what it needed. He was able to say through his instrument exactly what I was trying to say with this tune."