"Call It Off" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
I won't regret saying this
This thing that I'm saying
Is it better than keeping my mouth shut
That goes without saying

Call, break it off
Call, break my own heart
Maybe I would have been something you'd be good at
Maybe you would have been something I'd be good at

But now we'll never know
I won't be sad
But in case I go there
Everyday, to make myself feel bad
There's a chance that I'll start to wonder if this was the thing to do

I won't be out long
But I still think it better if
You take your time coming over here
I think that's for the best

Call, break it off
Call, break my own heart
Maybe I would have been something you would be good at
Maybe you would have been something I would be good at

But now we'll never know
I won't be sad
But in case I go there
Everyday, to make myself feel bad
There's a chance that I'll start to wonder if this was the thing to do
I'll start to wonder if this was the thing to do


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"Call It Off" as written by Tegan Rain Quin Sara Keirsten Quin

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  • +2
    General Commenttegan and sara are so therapeutic for me.
    the whole frustrating relationship this song describes is so real.
    i really don't want to be done with this person, but it's for the best to just get over it.
    but then you still feel so uncertain.
    maybe if i had done something different, it wouldn't be like this, it could have been better.
    this song is great for me.
    i like that i can express myself with their songs.
    cloan21on October 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this ends the chapter of uncertainty seen in 'hop a plane' and 'soil, soil'. tegan realizes she shouldn't hurt herself by waiting forever for someone who might never come around, so instead of waiting to be heartbroken she breaks it off with the person herself, knowing that it will be better for her in the end, even if she doubts her decision now.
    exclusifon June 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    MemoryNot sure if someone already posted this and my memory kind of sucks, but I think Tegan said at a concert that the song was about her breaking up with someone and then visiting her myspace page over and over again, sort of like haunting herself about the decision she wasn't completely sure of.
    PardonYouon December 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSooo.... I am pretty sure this song influenced my boyfriend to break up with me... :/ FML
    HelpMeNowon March 25, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationOkay, so we all know this is about Myspace stalking but I'll kind of break down my interpretation of it.

    "I wont regret saying this
    This thing that I'm saying
    Is it better than keeping my mouth shut?
    That goes without saying"
    Tegan isn't going to regret ending this "kind of" relationship, she knows that ending it is better than sticking around.

    "Call, break it off
    Call, break my own heart"
    She is calling the person to end the relationship because she knows it will be better for her in the long run but right now it's not really something she wants to do, hence, "break my own heart". Also, this song kind of, to me, seems like it goes along with Soil, Soil because of this part.

    "Maybe I would've been something you'd be good at
    Maybe you would've been something I'd be good at"
    Pretty self-explanitory, I think, she feels like she messes everything up but she feels like she could have been good at this relationship.

    "But now we'll never know
    I won't be sad
    But in case I'll go there
    Everyday, to make myself feel bad
    There's a chance that I'll start to wonder if this was the thing to do"
    This is where the Myspace stalking comes into play, she isn't going to be sad about the relationship with this person but, she goes to their page everyday and she see's that they're happy and obviously that's going to make anyone feel bad. Then she wonders if she made the right decision ending the relationship.

    "I won't be out long
    But I still think it better if
    You take your time coming over here
    I think that's for the best"
    She's saying that she isn't going to be out long but she really doesn't want to see this person so she just wants them to take their time and keep putting off seeing them.

    whatabeautifulmessthisison October 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabsolutely adore this song
    the music is textually thin, and accentuates the voices.. love it
    palindromeon May 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with exclusif.

    She's breaking her own heart by ending it with this other person who has been stringing her along and she'll later torture herself by wondering if it was the right thing to do, because if she did ever come around maybe they would been something to behold.

    Unfortunately, she does know that it's the right thing to do and breaks it off.
    ImpliedLoveon June 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited for the new album. I CAN'T WAIT!
    Technophobiaon July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with your guys' meanings. I think this is about her knowing that there might have been the possibility for something significant with this person, but still choosing to end whatever relationship they had. but unlike some others, i dont think she knows if shes doing the right thing or not.
    kev123on July 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh man i love the line "maybe you would have been something i'd be good at." what a good way to say that. it's the "what-ifs" .. but you gotta let it go ("but now we'll never know.. i won't be sad") ..
    hab204on July 19, 2007   Link

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