"Don't Confess" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
Don't think I'll confess
Why would I confess that I?
Don't think I'll deny
Why would I deny that I?

And don't be so hard on yourself
You won't get better till you're worse
Yeah, you send a little smile my way

Don't be so hard on yourself
You won't get better till you're worse
Yeah, you send a little love my way

And every second I spend waiting
Drags me closer to this grave
I'm not alone, no, I'm just on my own
And I, it's a little cold outside
Ooh, ooh, ooh

And don't think I'll escape
Why would I escape you?
And don't think I'll replace
How could I replace you?

And don't be so hard on yourself
You won't get better till you're worse
Yeah, you send a little smile my way

And don't be so hard on yourself
You won't get better till you're worse
Yeah, you send a little love my way

And every second I spend waiting
Drags me closer to this grave
I'm not alone, no, I'm just on my own
And I, it's a little cold outside
Ooh, ooh, ooh

And so don't be so hard on yourself
You won't get better till you're worse
Send your love my way



Lyrics submitted by heavyinmyheart, edited by Mellow_Harsher, havok453

"Don't Confess" as written by Tegan Rain Quin Sara Keirsten Quin

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    General Commenti think this is a diolauge bettween two people who have clearly stopped loving each other but still hold each other dear, and incouraging each other to move on even if it didnt work out. its sweet and honest without being all sicko girlfriend/boyfriend on each other after breaking up.
    spiritedawayon May 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfave T&S song. i love the "don`t think i`ll deny..."
    clairebabyon April 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I’m not alone
    no, I’m just on my own"

    ^^^i luv that line. its gotten me through some tough times...
    starfish7on June 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow. i love love love this song.

    "yeah you send a little love my way
    every second I spend waiting
    drags me closer to this grave"

    this song is amazing.
    megadethhon July 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's not "Don't Confess (This Thing That Breaks My Heart)"
    "This Thing That Breaks My Heart" is part of the title of AND DARLING
    *sigh*
    Does nobody even look in the lyric booklets these days? Or even listen to the SONG?
    D:

    But I love "Don't Confess"
    a lot
    a lot a lot
    gshsfdsgon May 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHm..no one actually said what they think this song means. well, it reminds me of myself not being able to confess to this guy that i like him. or liked him, i'm not sure anymore. but anyways, based on what i'm going through this song sounds like she doesn't want to confess or deny her feelings and she wants the person on the recieving end to send her a signal ("send a little smile/send a little love")...i dunno, that's what i get out of this. i'd like to hear other opinions though
    Ms.Tadakichion July 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea what this song means. one time I hear it it means one thing, the next it means something else. I guess that's what makes these lyrics so good, they mean so much.
    sakion October 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a couple in which person 1 has decided that she needs a break from the relationship to deal with her own issues, and the narrator (person 2) is having a hard time with the separation and can't move on. She (the narrator) is trying to express that she just wants to be with the subject despite what the subject thinks she may need to accomplish by taking a break. The lyrics "Don't be so hard on yourself, you won't get better 'til you get worse. Send your love my way," give me the sense that shes trying to say "Don't leave and try to get better because its just going to get worse. Stay with me and love me."

    Oh, and regarding the issue of the title, I definitely think that it was deliberately a line from the song "And Darling." Maybe the subject of this song was the same in both songs. In "And Darling" the subject seems to be breaking the narrator's heart, so to speak, with her love, and in this song her heart is being broken because she was left by this person.
    agapi918on June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Ms Tadakichi's interpretation - i feel that the song is about having feelings for someone but not being able to 'confess' it at that time..yet wanting signals in return. Perhaps i just took that interpretation out of it because that's how i felt at the time i was first exposed to it. Regardless, it is an awesome song.
    mistiqueblueon July 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdon’t think I’ll escape
    why would I escape you
    don’t think I’ll replace
    how could I replace you

    ahh.
    amazing.
    i was thinking maybe about not telling someone you have feelings for them, and not feeling sorry for yourself that you cant be with that person, just knowing that for whatever reason, youre not with them.
    sarahkaulbackon October 01, 2007   Link

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