"Welcome Home" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
The sun’s rays don’t bother me
No, they cast down such a wonderful heat
Masking beauty
By a terrible fate
If you fly too close and then you turn too late

The night still confuses me
We’d all get tired and have to sleep eventually
Regardless of the sun’s demands
Regardless if it made much sense

You moved so far that I know how far
And then you got so sad that I, I bought a car
Yes, I’ll come get you
And I will bring you home
I’ll come get you
And I will bring you home

He sat me down
He said he was incomplete
He thinks true love’s going to get him back on his feet
He said you only find love once in your life
So I guess when you find it, you got to hold it right
You’ll hold it right

It makes no sense
Because there’s no sense in it at all
We all wait around
We wait for you to get tired and fall
As your shadow, well, it resumes with me
Yes, your shadow, it was made for me

She speaks clearly
He speaks loudly
I speak only clearly loudly
Yes, she speaks clearly
He speaks loudly
I speak only clearly loudly

Yeah, my shadow, well, it resumes with me
Yes, my shadow, well, it was made for me

She told me love will come once in your life
So I guess when you find it
You got to hold it right
You got to hold it right
You hold it right

You moved so far that I knew exactly how far
And then you got so sad that I, I bought a car
Yes, I’ll come get you
And I will bring you home
I’ll come get you
And I will bring you home
I’ll come get you
And I’ll say welcome home


Lyrics submitted by MEMPSestina, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song is my favourite song in thee WHOLE WIDE WORLD forever and ever and ever
    every time i listen to it its fucking amazing, never gets old. and im making a big collage for my wall and the lyrics will be in huge letters across my wall
    FUCKYA!
    iwontregreton August 03, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me it sounds like she's talking about a parent leaving.
    I've only heard the singers make mentioning of their mother, but never their father. So it sounds like he bolted, and his excuse was that he was "incomplete."

    And the part where he/she is telling her to hold on tightly to love, I interpret as her parents each sitting her down and talking to her.

    I'm probably way off.
    But Tegan has used her parents as an example before, once when she was explaining one of her other songs (I know, I know, I know).
    e-minoron October 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's so odd how certain lyrics can just speak to you all of a sudden. Like, you can listen to a song for so long, and then one night one part jumps out to you and you don't know why.

    "The night still confuses me
    We'd all get tired and have to sleep eventually
    Regardless of the sun's demands
    Regardless if it made much sense"
    you think you knowon March 31, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know, I love when that happens


    I love this fuckin song. LOVE IT.
    precipitateon November 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTegan wrote it as far as I know
    BeckyRamoneon August 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's so odd how certain lyrics can just speak to you all of a sudden. Like, you can listen to a song for so long, and then one night one part jumps out to you and you don't know why.

    "The night still confuses me
    We'd all get tired and have to sleep eventually
    Regardless of the sun's demands
    Regardless if it made much sense"
    you think you knowon March 31, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know who wrote this? like was it tegan or sara?
    chilikidon August 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe said he was incomplete
    He thinks true love’s gonna get him back on his feet
    He said you only find love once in your life
    So I guess when you find it you gonna hold it right

    best lyrics ever ever ever
    and so true :)
    CALLEY_roadtojoyon April 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it's so beautiful. I can't really understand the meaning of it but I love this part:
    "Yes your shadow it was made for me
    ...
    Yes my shadow well it was made for me"

    To me, that sounds like the girl she was in love with loved her but Tegan (or Sara, I don't know who wrote this) wasn't "made" for anyone else but herself.

    Also, the part about her buying a car to drive to get her girlfriend back is awesome :)
    Vballon April 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love the "you moved so far that I knew exactly how far..." it's like someone went so far away that they couldn't be any farther; so she knew exactly where they had to be. even with the car part, i don't think the person physically moved, though, just emotionally.
    berriblossomon May 01, 2008   Link

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