"Hop a Plane" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
I took the train back, back to where I came from
I took it all alone, it's been so long, I know
Imagine me there my heart asleep with no air
Begging ocean please, help me drown these memories

All I need to hear is that you're not mine
I'm moving east then, somewhere far away from the sight of my hands, the sight of me not moving
You can't just hop a plane and come and visit me again
I claim it's in my head and I regret offering

You take a second, take a year
You took me out and took me in
And told me all of this and then
You take a moment, take a year, you helped me out
I listened in, you taught me all of this and then

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    General Commentfrom a lot of the songs on this album it sounds like tegan was seeing someone and the boundaries of their relationship were questionable, i.e. the other person wouldn't say whether they were dating or just friends, or something else, and probably said that she needed time to think about it. "you take a second take a second, take a year take a year" and so tegan, who really likes this person just wants to hear that they're not together so that she can move on with her life, rather than have the pain of wishful thinking. i think the same theme is continued into 'soil, soil', and ends with 'call it off'
    exclusifon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think thats very accurate. I love the story told by all of her songs album. Amazing. I love her genius.

    The whole thing just burns in me.

    "All I need to hear is that you're not mine."

    because when she hops a plane and visits its just heightens and reawakens all the feelings yet she leaves and its back to misery and a purgatory state where you want her and you cant help it if only she'll just want you back but if she doesn't you need to know to move on... oh but what if she does? just wait a little longer... a littler longer... seconds, days, months... etc,

    but you can't convince yourself to let go until you hear the words.


    i love this song.
    ImpliedLoveon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking that this song is about either Tegan or Sara wanting closure in a relationship. Probably because she sings, "all I want to hear is that you're not mine."
    jbabyloveon June 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of that movie moment when someone looks at their ex and says, "Tell me you don't love me." It sounds like there was a break-up, but she can't get her out of her head. She's wondering if all these strong emotions of love and lasting forever were just in her head, and all she wants is her to say she doesn't care so she can move on for good.
    zion_roseon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSimply amazing.
    Technophobiaon July 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the first comment 100%

    I like how she "took the train back", but her partner said "you can't just hop a plane".

    Train=cheap transport

    Hop a plane=casually hoping a plane, even though planes are more expensive. Plane=rock star, too good for whatever.
    louloumc89on August 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of the best songs on the album. i love the

    "You take a second, take a year
    You took me out and took me in
    And told me all of this and then
    You take a moment, take a year, you helped me out"
    part. so good. mmmm. it's sounds like she's frustrated and it comes accross so well.
    wannabeslutson September 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentman they're brilliant!! i think this is my favorite song on the new album! :))
    kassichi88on September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, still. Haha. Wow. I'm obsessed with tegan and sara. :D
    Technophobiaon October 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit also might have to do w/ tegan and sara moving away from each other. tegan might b kind of pissed off abotu it, so shes talking about. like if u look at the end, teh you took me out and took me kind of has to do w/ like sara helping tegan out, but then now that sara's w/ emy and tegan and sara moved away tegan feels kind of removed from sara.
    amelia_activiston November 14, 2007   Link

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