"Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart" as written by and Thomas James Gabel....
No (no), it's not what we meant to say (it's not what we meant to say)
We don't really love each other
What happens when the summer's over?
(How long before distance becomes a chore?)
I'm approaching with great (great) trepidation
I hope you'll understand

Before you speak (before you speak)
Think about what you're trying to say (think about what you're trying to say)
Who else is there to blame for miscommunication?
You're getting caught up in the excitement
(You making promises you can't keep)
You need to leave all your options open

Too much momentum
This room feels like it's going to explode
Too many angles
Too many factors to cover
Waiting for signal
You're searching for a network
You have to fight to stay in control of the situation

Anxiety, anxiety, you give me no mercy
Grind my teeth smooth and flat in my sleep
We took some pills to calm us down
(We needed help to come back up)
Just trying to stay in control of the situation

Too much momentum
This room feels like it's going to explode
Too many angles
Too many factors to cover
Waiting for signal
You're searching for a network
You have to fight to stay in control of the situation
And we fall apart so easily

Too much momentum
This room feels like it's going to explode
Too many angles
Too many factors to cover
Waiting for signal
You're searching for a network
You have to fight to stay in control
You have to fight to stay in control
No, you don't have to fight to stay in control of the situation


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"Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart" as written by Thomas James Gabel

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    General CommentIf you look at the title in comparison to the song, it is logical that these feelings are what are borne on the FM waves of the heart. Based on Tom's stance against radio rock (see: Piss and Vinegar), I feel that Tom is suggesting that this relationship he and Tegan's character have is really perfect. But radio rock has spurred a culture of dependency, who creates problems that don't exist. The FM waves of the heart are therefore the part that says "no, this can't be right, something needs to be wrong with me in order for me to be real" or some other contrived shit that radio bands sing about. It's hard to verbalize. But that's just what I get out of the title.
    Nowahon July 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like Nowah's interpretation... just to expand on it, I think it's a statement on our tendency to second-guess ourselves no matter what and how that can fuck up things that would have been fine otherwise, and then the last line says that maybe it's not something worth second-guessing and analyzing, and you don't have to be in this position of "control" over yourself.
    astatusquoexileon July 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSad song is sad.
    KeasbyKnightson July 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like "backdoors to cover"
    Pocketmoonlighton July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. Tegan's voice just makes it so much better. Perfect.
    _hideandseekon July 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Tegan's presence in this song. She just makes it, completely, for me.
    Technophobiaon September 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe title of this song comes from a line in the book "The Man With the Golden Arm" by Nelson Algren.

    It's a pretty straightforward song. Relationships are hard and fucked up and sometimes you don't even know how you really feel
    LonStokeson September 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat would be great if tom gabel started a side project that made more melodic music like this song.
    arms of larryon September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOoh Tegan Quin ^_^
    She makes this song perfect.
    RainbowsintheDarkon October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentarms of lary -

    you're a motherfucking idiot.
    brunoisradon November 09, 2007   Link

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