"You Wouldn't Like Me" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
There's a war inside of me
Do I cause new heartbreak to write new broken song
Do I push it down or let it run me
Right into the ground
I feel like I wouldn't like me
If I met me
Well I can't stop talking
For fear of listening to unwelcome sound
And you haven't called me in weeks
And honestly it's bringing me down
I feel like I wouldn't like me if I met me
I feel like you wouldn't like me if you met me
And don't you worry, there's still time
There's nothing to live for
When I'm sleeping alone
And I wash the windows outside
In hopes that the glare
Will bring you around
Sunshine is days away
I won't be saved, I know all the words
I can't say that I'll love you forever
I won't say that I'll love you forever


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"You Wouldn't Like Me" as written by Tegan Rain Quin Sara Keirsten Quin

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  • +2
    General Commentit's not a he, tegan and sara are both lesbians.
    farfronormon January 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningDude i'm like ninety five percent sure it's just about self doubt and not being content with yourself. Not sure where this online relationship stuff came from.
    Woodsyon January 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou know when you are with someone, either dating or getting close to that stage, and even though you are with the person and may be having a great time, you may still have that paranoia that the person doesn't like you as much as you like them, or they may not see all your cute little idiosyncracies the same way you do.

    Sometimes it can be quite a serious neurosis, always self deprecating, especially if you have been in a bad relationship in the past, you sometimes stop yourself from edging forwards into really committing to the person. If it's all new and things are just getting started, it's more difficult to pour out your head and heart so it just makes it more difficult to know what the other person is thinking.

    That is what I think this song is about. It comes as such a surprise when your other actually says something otherwise to what you have been thinking. I wasn't sure if the girl I had started seeing liked me, or if she was serious about me, or if she had it in her head already that she wanted to end things (as we sometimes do, but don't know how to) and one night we were lying there talking about each other and how things had happened so fast and she said "I feel like I can only be happy when I'm with you". It really shocked me :)

    I wasn't sure what to make of these lines:

    sunshine is days away
    i won't be saved, i know all the words
    i can't say that i'll love you forever
    i won't say that i'll love you forever

    It does work with my theory above - it is just a 'safety', a way of not taking that full commitment that she tells herself in case things don't work out?
    Manxbasson June 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel like i wouldn't like me if i met me
    i feel like you wouldn't like me if you met me


    makes it sound like some sort of internet relationship/long distance...or they really don't know the real girl. but that's just me :/
    killstaron December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt has to be about some long distance/online relationship.

    Possibly the person was in love with this person online, and then maybe they met, and he realized he didn't like her? Or possibly she's just saying that since she doesn't like herself, how could anyone else like her?

    She mentions that he doesn't call anymore, and it's bringing her down, but there's still time, and she washes the windows, waiting for this person to come by.
    kaoruchan100on January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGEEEEEEEE l always thought it was about self identity problems and not knowing who they are and that they were putting up a front mostly and that if they ever let this facade down then they would be appauled at whatever they found, as maybe they have some skeletons in the closet and issues with being upfront...................

    ps: this song is KICK ASS live, l saw em on the 16th
    katerxdaisyon March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me, its about being scared to get to know your self
    QQQQQQQQQQon March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont really think its about a long distance/online relationship like some of you said. i think its not that literal and its not that they actually havent met the person. i think its more about being afraid to show ones real self to someone because what if they dont like it? i know thats something lots of people worry about, me included. it sucks that people do hide their real selves, but it does happen, and i think this song expresses it really well.
    ladandayon April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfarfron-Are you saying that Tegan and Sara 'with' each other? Well, actually, they're twins...o_O
    XxGetOverItXxon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo farfron is not saying that just because they\'re lesbians they\'re with each other! I think it\'s fairly obvious they\'re twins lol!
    I\'m with ladanday I think it\'s about being afraid to show your true self
    merry_cherryon April 23, 2005   Link

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