If I don't recover
Sell this house and find
Something lost outside your window
Not forever
But on the night I die
I swear I'll sleep outside your window

I feel the knife going in
I'm feeling anxious
Not enough to kill me
I thought it'd happen fast
But I'm feeling it now
And I feel anxious
Sleeping inches from me
I let it pass

Emy should I stop?
Do you think I'll make
It to the morning if it's written
Stitch it up
The kind of song I know
Causes mother, sister, lover worry

I feel the knife going in
I'm feeling anxious
Not enough to kill me
I thought it'd happen fast
But I'm feeling it now
And I feel anxious
Sleeping inches from me
I let it pass


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Knife Going In song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentthese lyrics are seriously wrong.
    Technophobiaon July 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfrom the cd booklet:

    If I don't recover
    Sell this house and find something lost outside your window
    Not Forever
    On the night I die
    I swear I'll sleep outside your window

    I feel the knife going in
    I'm feeling anxious
    Not enough to kill me
    I thought it'd happen fast
    But I'm feeling it now
    And I feel anxious
    Sleeping inches from me
    I let it pass

    Emy, should I stop?
    Do you think I'll make it to the morning if it's written?
    Stitch it up
    The kind of song I know cause mother, sister, lover worry


    emy (aka ee storey) is tegan and sara's number 1 on their myspace if you want to know who she is.
    tarelysianon July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell if she said it was about the death of her grandma... maybe the Knife Going In is like symbolism for what the feeling was when her grandma died. Like a knife going in, but not killing her. And her reaction was to run, hide, get away from the feeling. Asking Emy, her girlfriend, if she should stop worrying and fretting. Whether she would make it to the next morning without her grandma. She wants emy to stitch up the blow of her grandma dying. And she knows shes writing a song that'll make her mother, her sister, and her lover worry about her.
    Daemonicuson July 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAfter reading all the comments above it made me decide this song really is a lot more simple.

    I think it is about a relative passing and then feeling/being suicidal.

    "If I don't recover // Sell this house.."
    Simply inheriting.

    "Not Forever // On the night I die // I swear I'll sleep outside your window"
    Being away from each other isn't going to last forever. Most would liked to believe their loved ones stay and watch over them.

    "I feel the knife going in // I'm feeling anxious // Not enough to kill me // I thought it'd happen fast"
    I don't know why this didn't ring suicide or cutting to anyone.

    I think the rest of the song explains itself. I think the comments above will only confuse/annoy other readers.

    That's the funny thing about this site, sometimes it just really isn't anything deeper than what it says.

    I think it would help you understand better if you could just relate to the song and really feel the meaning.

    Otherwise you really would need to do all the backstreet boy background check... what's their favorite food, what color are their underwear, who's their daddy.

    Just hearing her voice in how she sings this song, the pain should translate it perfectly. Especially how haunting it is when she sings "I let it pass". Even just how the music sounds music box almost. Just sets an eerie tone for their angry/calm singing and it shows how contemplative the lyrics are.

    Quite simple but still lovely.
    artificially_sweeton October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "I'm feeling like she's not enough to kill me"

    "i thought it up and fast"

    "and we should've stopped"
    like metal marioon June 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also think it's "The kind of song I know 'cause mother, sister you're the worry"
    exclusifon June 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, you two are right on both counts.

    That said, I've not much of a clue as to what this song means. "She" probably represents something intangible rather than a person.
    m0ofinon June 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually it's...

    "I'm feeling anxious. Not enough to kill me, ..."


    Ive always liked tegan and sara, but i never considered them my favorite band (although living room has always been my favorite song). That is until i heard their new album - now im completely obsessed with it and all the songs on it. I think i may even like it better than dcfc - plans, which is not easily done.
    Sugarspellitouton June 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about being betrayed and trying to forget it. "knife going in"=backstbbing i dunno
    love this song though
    vegetable_carroton June 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim really confused. anybody kno what this is about?
    lissyish703on July 17, 2007   Link

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