I cram it in
I try my best to scream
And when I find myself outside your house
I'm trying hard to figure where you're at
Oh, oh, oh
I just need a second

I feel the burn inside my inner thigh
I feel the slightest touch and I might die
And so I figure run and hide
Oh, oh, oh
I just need a second

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Where do you go
When you're not here with me?

And when I cry I do it all alone
And on the floor
I get myself into the moment
Lose myself completely on it
Oh, oh, oh
I just need a second

I like to think you think about me like
I like to think about you
Later I'll be thinking of this moment
And I'm waiting
Oh, oh, oh
I just need a second

And when the spell is cast
I feel myself, I'm falling fast
I get myself into the way
Of the things I want to say to you
Oh, oh, oh
I just need a second

Oh, oh, oh, oh
What do you do
When I'm not there with you?

And when I cry I do it all alone
And on the floor
I get myself into the moment
Lose myself completely on it
Oh, oh, oh
I just need a second

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Where do you go
When you're not here with me?


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    General CommentAMAZING. It's just about this doubt. This trust issue. You just are left wondering when you're not with the person. You just sit and imagine the worst. And you feel so isolated. God. I feel like I can relate to every song they write. I love Tegan and Sara like I have never, ever, ever, ever loved a band before. It astounds me, how intensely I feel for this band. I REALLY want to see them.
    Technophobiaon November 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe my mind is in the gutter, but it sounds to me like she's talking about masurbating when she feels emotionally disconnected from her lover. Just read it!
    danilenaeon November 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt first I thought that, but now I think it's about being completely lovesick and losing yourself in that feeling. When she says "when I cry I do it all alone and on the floor" I think the "do it" refers to the crying. The ohhhhs sound like crying moans to me. I felt this way before and listened to "Unchained Melody" over and over - it was pretty sad actually.
    cat.eveon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its purposely about both... i think its showing two extremes... ecstasy & agony that love can bring
    themusicsaveson December 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song to me is about trying to confess that you like someone but it's hard to do but that's just my interpretation.
    vegetable_carroton January 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentat first i thought about the lyrics literally, but now i'm wondering if tegan is refering to the mind of the person and where their thoughts are instead of their body physically. the whole "when i find myself outside your house, i'm trying hard to figure where you went" could be interpreted metaphorically as finding herself outside someone's thoughts. and the "where do you go when you're not here with me" could be her asking where their thoughts are if they're not with her. or maybe that's just me
    palindromeon March 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOMG - palindrome !!!

    thats fucking awesome!!!
    i think this song is a fucking great song and that it was just like about how sometimes ya get abit crazed with feelings,like even the music in this song sounds like really busy or crazy like heaps of thoughts in ya head but seriously what PALINDROME wrote i love the way ya think thats so awesome dude!!!
    dancingwithmyselfon June 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdanilenae I think it is at some point about masterbating.
    but i also agree with palindrome that's a really great theory and it makes great sense
    anabopon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentShe said it has nothing to do with a relationship just that she moved into an old house with a friend and when making songs her friend would sing it lol. She says its aobut her being a loser lol but i dunno i doubt it.
    TRQSKQon December 28, 2008   Link
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    General Comment'I like to think you think about me like I like to think about you" I always sing that. I love it
    ahaaaon September 01, 2009   Link

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