In the dark
Someone came with you and said
Are you ready to go?
Are you ready, are you set?
And so they start again
Don't tell me
Ready, arms out
I am standing here now
Now I'm ready too
Stronger than the rest
Better than the best
She said, "Here I am"
She said, "Here I am"
Strong as any man
The only woman
She said, "Here I am"
She said, "Here I am"
Stronger than the rest
Better than the best
She said, "Here I am"
She said, "Here I am"
Walk away
You've had more than your say
Ready now, ready now
Let's go, let's ready
Here we go
Better than the best
Stronger than the rest
She said, "Here I am"
She said, "Here I am"
Going to take you
To the end of tomorrow
I will take you
To the end of my world
I'm going to fight for the right
To believe in myself
I'm going to fight for the right
To release myself
Release myself and
Rainbow shirt ribbed
In acid love
And our lives are ribbed
In plastic love
Here I am
Here I am
It's not just you
She loved me too
Here I am
Here I am
It's not just you
She loved me too
Here I am
Here I am
Going to take you
To the end of tomorrow
I will take you
To the end of my world
I'm going to fight for the right
To believe in myself
I'm going to fight for the right
To release myself
Release myself and
It went on, on, and on
It went on, on, and on
Stronger than the rest
Better than the best
She said, "Here I am"
It went on, on, and on
It went on, on, and on
Strong as any man
Was the only woman
She said, "Here I am"
Here I am and on
Walk away
You've had more than your say
Here I am
It went on, on, and on
It went on, on, and on
Louder and louder
It will build and fade
And soon your love
Will turn to hate
She said, "Here I am"
she said, "Here I am"
It went on, on, and on
It went on, on, and on
Louder and louder
It will build and fade
And soon your love
Will turn to hate
She said, "Here I am"
Louder and louder
It will build and fade
And soon your love
Will turn to hate
She said, "Here I am
Here I am, here I am"
On, on, and on
On, on, and on
Louder and louder
It will build and fade
And soon your love
Will turn to hate
She said, "Here I am"
She said, "Here I am"
Walk away
You've had more than your say
You've fallen down
And now we're tired
And we need some time
To rest our head
Underqualified, undersatisfied
I lie
I'm underqualified, I'm undersatisfied
I lie
I'm underqualified, I'm undersatisfied
I lie
I'm going to take you to the end of tomorrow
It's not just you, she loved me too
I'm going to take you to the end of my world
I'm going to qualify
I'm going to satisfy
My love
I will take you to the end of tomorrow
I will take you to the end of my world


Lyrics submitted by heavyinmyheart, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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  • +1
    General Commentwow, i left a comment four years ago!!!!!!!! still my favorite tegan and sara song.
    spiCheLon September 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes anyone else hear, "It's not just you she left me too" instead of "loved" on the last verse?
    livebreathecisumon November 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my fav tegan and sara song. i found it on kazaa, i dunno where it came from
    spiCheLon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's so crazy that in all those years only one person would comment. This is such a good song. I wish so much that they would rerecord they're really early stuff. Or just record singing them live once now.
    futurelookslikeon January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love, love, LOVE their early stuff. It's like spoken poetry said out loud to a beat. Not that their new songs are bad or anything...they did get me hooked on them after all but still, TnS back in the day rocked!

    Sooo, the song...coming out. In the beginning she seems to have made her mind up about telling everybody the truth.

    "I'm gonna fight for the right
    to believe in myself
    I'm gonna fight for the right
    to release myself"

    She seems to realize that she should be able to experience life the same way everybody else does.

    "gonna take you
    to the end of tomorrow
    I will take you
    to the end of my world"

    ^^^ dont know what that means, but those lines are amazing.

    what really gets to me though...

    "RAINBOW SHIRT RIBBED IN ACID LOVE"

    so beautiful. =]
    yesterdaystomorrow1on June 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...it's song from yellow demo...
    isis21on October 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...it's song from yellow demo...
    isis21on October 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah I kinda like this song. Too bad Tegan basically disowned this song by saying she wishes she'd never written it. :(
    girl_onthewingon November 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen did she say that? I seen youtube videos of her saying some of her old songs embarrass her.. it was a banter video and someone in the audience was like "play girly man! (which is actually called burried alive, but is often missnamed)" and she was like "wow.. god no" ... and then later she was like "i find myself being embarrassed like 10 times a night.. people are like "play superstar!.. and I'm like oh god, worst song I have ever written"
    krsriotgrrrl12on December 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me it sounds like it's about losing her virginity, but maybe I'm just thinking dirty =P
    flyingxponyon February 03, 2008   Link

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