"Heavy" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
An angel kissed my strings
While I slept last night
And her rhythm broke my hunger
And I died a little less
Well I just want to get some
Get some while I’m still tall
Oh, let’s tell the world we’re unheard
We’re unsure
We’re unstop
We’re unstoppable
Oh, let’s tell the girls to be strong
To be sure
To be heard
We want to be heard
And you’re all
You’re all I want
Yeah, all I want
So tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me where have you been?
Well, an angel kissed my hands
While I slept last night
And when I woke up this morning
God, I missed you something fierce
I just want to get some
Get some while I’m still tall
Oh, let’s tell the world we’re unheard
We’re unsure
We’re unstop
We’re unstoppable
Oh, let’s tell the girls to be strong
To be sure
To be heard
We want to be heard
And you’re all
You’re all I want
Yeah, all I want
So tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me where have you been?
Fashion isn’t dead
No, it’s just inside out
It’s just inside out
She says she needs a priest
Wants to get closer to God
I say all I need’s a ladder
I want to touch your sky
You want it all
Do you want it all?
Do you want it all?
Do you want it all?
And you’re heavy in my heart
You’re heavy in my hands
You’re heavy in my mouth
Yes, you’re heavy in my day
You’re heavy in my songs
You’re heavy in light
And you’re all that I want
Yeah, you’re all that I want
Yeah, you’re all that I want
God, you’re all that I want
Oh, you’re all I want


Lyrics submitted by MEMPSestina, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General Commentthis song is great. and it is definetely one of the very best of tegan and sara's songs. there are alot more t and s songs that aren't on this site.. but, i don't feel like i know the lyrics to the exact, but if i ever have time, i'll try
    spiCheLon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentis this song about god or..?
    holonion August 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHeavy has to be my favourite T&S song, and to come all the way from it's UFLO days.. Argh, Sara just has a way with words, no?
    heavyinmyhearton August 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about obsessive love; making someone your God.
    "She says she needs a priest
    Wants to get closer to God
    I say all I need's a ladder
    I want to touch your sky "
    The "you" in the song is set up to be compared to God.
    a-girlon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyes i agree one of the best t&s songs. i really really need the tabs for this! ive been searching its so hard to find t&s tabs. ill give it time i guess.
    id say this is about obsessive love

    And her rhythm broke my hunger
    And I died a little less
    Well I just want to get some
    Get some while I?m still tall
    Adagio%Breezeson April 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so good.
    precipitateon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about falling in love with a girl for the first time, and wanting to tell the world about it. the lines "she says she needs a priest, wants to get closer to god" mean to me that the girl she fell in love with is'nt ready for it (maybe she is religious), but she (the singer) does'nt care about these doubts and just wants to live this love.
    "Oh, let’s tell the world we’re unheard
    We’re unsure
    We’re unstop
    We’re unstoppable
    Oh Let’s tell the girls to be strong
    To be sure
    To be heard
    We want to be heard" ... I suppose, this is how you feel, when you are a girl, who loves girls...
    abstractedon November 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDo they play this song live anymore...? I know they don't like to play a lot of their old stuff, and I couldn't find it on YouTube.
    ecureuil69on January 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCompletely amazing, just took my breath away first time I heard it. But I don't really get the fashion isn't dead-part, it doesn't really fit in.
    Megairaon February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI definitely see this as falling in love with a girl who would rather know God,
    and isn't sure she wants to be with Sara.

    Either way,
    definitely a beautiful song,
    my favorite of their oldies.
    Kishonaon August 16, 2008   Link

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