She fell in love with a boy
Who spoke her second language
And who lived across the ocean
In the evil empire

He awoke her sleeping heart
And swept away the darkness
An acute fear of flying
Couldn't keep her away

Oh, oh, oh

She landed on her feet
And joined his fledgling rock group
As they toured the evil empire
Selling t-shirts at the shows

She taught him what was real
She taught him he was okay
That his thoughts were not just rubbish
That he had something good to give

Still his heart was so ambivalent and hopesick
Of her he wasn't ever sure
But she gave in so sweetly that the spirit said
"Boy, you better go run to her (run to her)"

So when she split, he hopped on a plane
With his parents and his brother
He told her that he loved her
They were married in the summer

Oh, oh, oh


Lyrics submitted by doppelkeks, edited by Fuggnucket

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  • +1
    General CommentI agree with JACKIE THE HOBO, and Pablo Traine. This song is simply amazing.
    PrEsLeYsBiGsIsTaon March 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou've got to be fucking kidding me.
    awayinthemountainson February 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's def about nina.

    i love how kevin describes america as " the evil empire".
    JACKIE THE HOBOon January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit makes me very happy
    Sunset Rubdownon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDu og meg means "you and me" or something like that, in norwegian. Nina comes from Norway, so it's definitely about her.

    I think he says "She fell in love with a boy who spoke HER second language."
    Pablo Traineon March 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawwwwww of montreal is my favorite band ever :)

    jesus, i melt every time i hear one of their songs! i'm totally gone now.
    fursoftasfuron April 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe horns are a great touch. Reminds me of old-school OM.
    Waqckuon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit most definently says "spoke her second language"... because we all know how Kevin speaks with his up pitched words and whatnot. pronouncing it "ha" instead of "her"
    ianskilletton November 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is really amazing! of montreal is continuously on my mind.(i'm obsessed with the shins too..)

    i love the beat and melody an the syncopation oh just everything of of montreal :))))))))))
    lisasonodaon January 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, waqcku is right its all about the horns

    and yea.. he definately says "HER second language."
    fantastic toasteron April 14, 2008   Link

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