Gives You Hell ~ The All-American Rejects

The All-American Rejects is an American rock band formed in Stillwater, Oklahoma in 1999.  The band consists of lead vocalist and bass guitarist Tyson Ritter, lead guitarist, Nick Wheeler, rhythm guitarist, Mike Kennerty, and drummer Chris Gaylor.

In 2000, still in high school, the band made a demo simply labeled The All-American Rejects, with Jesse Tabish as vocalist/guitarist, Tyson Ritter as vocalist/bassist and Nick Wheeler on drums.  The demo CD was engineered, mixed and mastered by Wheeler, and was recorded/mastered at Oops! I Crapped My Pants studio in Stillwater. It was also managed by Half-A-Cup Entertainment. The demo is now commonly referred to as The Blue Disc or The Blue Album. The CD consisted of twelve songs, a few of which would be included on the Same Girl, New Songs demo made in 2001. Jesse Tabish later split from the group. Ritter and Wheeler put together the Same Girl, New Songs EP, which was soon sent to independent Doghouse Records, where an intern saved the disc from the trash, and revealed it to the label owner. The All-American Rejects were soon signed to a recording contract.

Gives You Hell

Gives You Hell” is a song by The All-American Rejects that was released as the lead single from their 2008 album, When the World Comes Down.

I wake up every evening
With a big smile on my face
And it never feels out of place
And you’re still probably working
At a 9 to 5 pace
I wonder how bad that tastes

When you see my face
Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell
When you walk my way
Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell

Now where’s your picket fence, love?
And where’s that shiny car?
And did it ever get you far?
You never seemed so tense, love
I’ve never seen you fall so hard
Do you know where you are?

And truth be told, I miss you
And truth be told, I’m lying

When you see my face
Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell
When you walk my way
Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell
If you find a man that’s worth a damn and treats you well
Then he’s a fool, you’re just as well
Hope it gives you hell
I hope it gives you hell

Tomorrow you’ll be thinking to yourself,
“Where did it all go wrong?”
But the list goes on and on (and on and on and on)
And truth be told, I miss you
And truth be told, I’m lying

When you see my face
Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell
When you walk my way
Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell
If you find a man that’s worth a damn and treats you well
Then he’s a fool, you’re just as well
Hope it gives you hell

Now you’ll never see
What you’ve done to me
You can take back your memories
They’re no good to me
And here’s all your lies
You can look me in the eyes
With the sad, sad look
That you wear so well

When you see my face
Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell
When you walk my way
Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell
If you find a man that’s worth a damn and treats you well
Then he’s a fool, you’re just as well
Hope it gives you hell

When you see my face
Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell
(Hope it gives you hell)
When you walk my way
Hope it gives you hell, hope it gives you hell
(Hope it gives you hell)
When you hear this song and you sing along, well, you’ll never tell
(Well you’ll never tell)
And you’re the fool, I’m just as well
I hope it gives you hell
(It will give you hell)
When you hear this song I hope that it will give you hell
(It will give you hell)
You can sing along I hope that it puts you through hell

  • Audio from the 2008 album, When the World Comes Down:
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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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