I picked up the Blue October album, "Foiled" this morning after hearing the song "Hate Me" on the radio several times this week. Listening to the whole song (not just the radio played part) really got to me in the tears kind of way. Basically, to me it is about a guy who did a lot of things in his life that really impacted his family; addictions, hateful words, etc. At the beginning of the song is a message from his mom, checking up on him and hoping he is well and saying she loves him. Through the lyrics he is saying, after all I did to you, it would be better if you just hated me so I wouldn't keep messing up and hurting you.