I don't need company
In the company of you
And I don't need love
Because your love will do

And I've got you
And you've got me
And that's all we need

I don't need air
I don't need to breathe
And I don't need rest
I don't have time to sleep

Because I've got you
And you've got me
And that's all we need

When I get up, so do you
When you get home
I sleep right through
And on the road
I sleep alone
And I can't wait
Until I'm home

Because I've got you
And you've got me
Yeah, I've got you
And you've got me
And that's all we need


Lyrics submitted by delial, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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  • +1
    General Comment"And again, it's not for Sara, 'cause that would be creepy..." lol

    They should have released this track! It's so cute!
    okimeowon January 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's a geat song. just not a ggreat song to listen to after a break up.
    kelso17on August 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTegan was talking about how she used to have anxiety issues when she would get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. She would walk out to the living room and just freeze, unable to make it to the bathroom or back to the bedroom. She said her girlfriend started walking her to the bathroom at night and it became a regular thing, even after they moved. So I think "When I get up so do you, when you get up I sleep right through," is talking about that.
    e moneyon February 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOn an interview with AfterEllen Tegan said this- TQ: I have a song called "When I Get Up" that I actually wrote in bed. One day, not feeling very good and laying around, my girlfriend and I were just hanging out, and I never played guitar in front of her, never wrote any songs in front of her, we just weren't like that. I pulled out my guitar and started f---ing around, so I started writing, "When I get up" and made up a chorus line, and she's like, "Hey, that's really good! Hold on!" She got up and got a piece of paper and a pen, and she wrote it down. I was like, "Oh my God, that's so cute."
    Reba54321on January 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song yet. OK, I guess the lyrics are kind of self-explanatory... but it's just so beautiful. It sounds.. delicate.
    chocolatesprinkleson March 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttegan's singing in a completely different way. I love it, I can't wait until they start working on a new album.
    precipitateon April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't beleive more people havn't commented this song. This is the cutest song EVER. This is LOVE.
    GoodnightandGoon May 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. i think its so sweet. i love the line 'When I get up so do you, When you get up I sleep right through.' i dont know why i like it so much, but i just do. :]

    its pretty self-explanitory. its about having someone you love and thats all you need.
    ashleyloseron May 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree, this is love.
    xmonikaxon May 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i believe most, if not all, of their song are self explanitory but it is still beautiful.
    spiritedawayon May 27, 2007   Link

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