"On Directing" as written by and Sara Quin Tegan Quin....
You're directing me.
Your eyes focused like a microscope.
Get the cuts you need.
Eyes focused like a micro-scope.

Go steady with me.
I know it turns you off when I
I get talking like a teen.
I get talking like a teen.

You're directing me.
You're dressed up. I lose my grip, my focus.
Make those eyes at me.
I lose my grip, I lose my focus.

Go steady with me.
I know it turns you off when I
I get talking like a teen.
I get talking like a teen.

Go steady with me.
I know it turns you off when I
I get talking like a teen.
I get talking like a teen.

You're directing me. (Hold on to me)
Your eyes focused like a microscope.
Get the cuts you need. (Hold on to me)
Eyes focused like a microscope.

You're directing me. (Hold on to me)
You're dressed up I lose my grip, my focus.
Make those eyes at me. (Hold on to me)
I lose my grip, I lose my focus.

Go steady with me.
I know it turns you off when I
I get talking like a teen.
I get talking like a teen


Lyrics submitted by flyingxpony

"On Directing" as written by Tegan Rain Quin Sara Keirsten Quin

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    General CommentNew to this site. How do you fix the submitted lyrics? This is what I have:

    You're directing me.
    Your eyes focused like a microscope.
    Get the cuts you need.
    Eyes focused like a micro-scope.

    Go steady with me.
    I know it turns you off when I
    I get talking like a team.
    I get talking like a team.

    You're directing me.
    You're dressed up. I lose my grip, my focus.
    Make those eyes at me.
    I lose my grip, I lose my focus.

    Go steady with me.
    I know it turns you off when I
    I get talking like a team.
    I get talking like a team.

    Go steady with me.
    I know it turns you off when I
    I get talking like a team.
    I get talking like a team.

    You're directing me. (Hold on to me)
    Your eyes focused like a microscope.
    Get the cuts you need. (Hold on to me)
    Eyes focused like a microscope.

    You're directing me. (Hold on to me)
    You're dressed up I lose my grip, my focus.
    Make those eyes at me. (Hold on to me)
    I lose my grip, I lose my focus.

    Go steady with me.
    I know it turns you off when I
    I get talking like a team.
    I get talking like a team...
    khdewineon October 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit sounds like:

    go steady with me
    I know it tipped(ticked? turns?) you off when I
    I get talking like a teen
    i get talking like a teen

    but thats just what i got from it :/
    tandsanyoneon October 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti don't know why but i've never interpreted "go steady with me" in the way most everyone else seems to have, as in that way teenager's refer to "going steady," or being in relationships.
    i always saw it as sara, or whoever the character may be, sort of just asking the other person to maybe give them a little break, be gentle, take it easy on them, so to speak.
    i realize that the word structure fits better, and the predominant view does make more sense, but i still hear it the way i hear it, and it seems to have more levels of meaning for me this way.
    TheWrongGirlon November 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSara explains it pretty well all here: youtube.com/…
    "Go steady with me" is thus not the teen way of proposing someone but the preferred, 18th century one ;) I think it is so cute.
    Saraloveron December 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI apologize that these aren't perfected yet, I'm just going from the Rifflandia concert recordings on YouTube, but I think they're close at least! Any input at all is very much appreciated as I'm not 100% on any of the lyrics yet, but we can work on them until the CD comes out =)

    I'd particularly appreciate if someone could figure out that line where I had to put all the question marks xD
    flyingxponyon October 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso, it's questionable whether the line is "tipped" or "ticked", I figured that I wouldn't be able to figure that out for sure until I get the line after.
    flyingxponyon October 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know if it makes much sense, but i think that verse is:

    go steady with me
    i know it turns you off when i
    i can't tuck in my teeth
    i can't tuck in my teeth
    intoyourblueveinson October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm pretty sure the parts switch between:
    "I know it ticks you off when I" and "I know it turns you off when I"

    But anyway, this song is incredible. I cant wait for oct 27!
    LovexMovementon October 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry it took me awhile to fix my lyrics, guys, I was a bit late to learn that it was online early. I think I've got it covered =)
    flyingxponyon October 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI guess it's just about relationships, how the other person has the chance to either break you down or take you as you are and I always thought that the song was a cute way of saying that don't mess around with me, probably because of the "go steady with me" and "hold on to me" parts. I've also been wondering that are the words related to actual film directing in the song by accident. I guess not but you can find at least "I lose my grip, I lose my focus" and "Get the cuts you need" from the song that are terms of film making also...
    ellahellaon April 12, 2010   Link

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