"Like O, Like H" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
When I was eight I was sure I was growing nerves
Like steel in my palm
Make a map of what you see
Direct pain effectively
I was eight, I was sure I was growing pains
Like lead in my feet

S.O.S. to my mother, take the hinges off the door
S.O.S. to my mother, take the hinges off the door
Oh, oh, sugar spell it out like
Oh, oh, sugar spell it out like
Oh, oh, sugar spell it out like
Oh, oh, sugar spell it out like oh
Like O, like H, in your gut
Like O, like H, in your gut
Like O, like H, in your gut
In your
In your

S.O.S.
S.O.S.

When I was four plus a ten I was swinging fists
Like nails in a board
Pull your hands inside of you
Six years until I'll be through
I was four plus ten, I was swinging fists
Like a race to be sure

S.O.S. to my mother, take the hinges off the door
S.O.S. to my mother, take the hinges off the door
Oh, oh, sugar spell it out like
Oh, oh, sugar spell it out like
Oh, oh, sugar spell it out like
Oh, oh, sugar spell it out like oh
Like O, like H, in your gut
Like O, like H, in your gut
Like O, like H, in your gut
In your
In your

S.O.S.
S.O.S.
In your gut
S.O.S.
In your gut
In your


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  • +1
    General CommentI think Sara wrote this song about wanting to figure out what was going on in her about being gay. Wanting her mom to get straight to the point once Sara told her she was gay, because her mother had problems with that at first.

    Or also a want sara has of people needing to get to the point and not to beat around the bush.
    Daemonicuson June 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentif you watched the chapter 3 -the con you would know that sugar spell it out was what sara wanted to name the album so this song would've been the title track probably. i love this song it's so cool sara could make a decent rapper :P please don't bash me for saying that!

    Oh oh sugar spell it out like
    Like O like H in your gut
    vegetable_carroton June 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentofcourse she'd make a decent rapper, vegetable_carrot, if you'd heard their old albums you'd already know that.
    starcrxssedon November 17, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's mostly about the anxiety Sara had as she was growing up. Like someone mentioned earlier, she did an interview where she said that when she was young, she always thought she was sick.

    overall I think the lyrics Sara writes are kind of dark and cryptic, I like her style. Tegan's lyrics tend to be more explicit and let the listener know exactly what she's going through, when Sara likes to make sort of a riddle out of it. It's funny how much the twins actually differ.
    letmeBeaon January 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a good song, really.
    goolebirdon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this about the singer warning her mother to help her as a child and teenager because she's going to develop issues that she won't be able to handle on her own. It's the gut feeling.

    It's ironic that the chorus line is "sugar spell it out" as in "Just say what you mean" since the song is so cryptic
    ImpliedLoveon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Spell it out" - the mothers difficulty in understanding her - since teenage emotions are so difficult to explain.
    Often seemingly angst-ridden over nothing?
    miss_motoon June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOs and Hs in the gut make me think stomach acid. probably meaning like the gut feeling, like ImpliedLove said.
    Franzmoon July 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is just basically about the confusion one goes through while growing up, and how she was kind of looking to her mom for advice or guidance on how to handle it.
    e moneyon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with implied love, i think it's about her struggle with her sexuality. she realized it when she was really young (six), and maybe came out when she was twenty?
    "i was four plus a ten....six years til i'll be through"

    it's this inner turmoil of wanting to be honest with her parent, but not being able to tell them..i think. ha.
    ren_is_deadon August 20, 2007   Link

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