"Northshore" as written by Sara Keirsten Quin and Tegan Rain Quin....
Don't bend
Don't blink
Don't beg
Don't scream
Don't whine
Don't fight
Don't tell me, don't tell me, don't tell me.

Don't feel
Don't tear
Don't kiss
Don't care
Don't touch
Don't want me, don't want me, don't want me.

Somethings so sick about this,
My misery is so addictive
I'm halfway there with your Northshore from the floor singing to you over my shoulder

Don't run
Don't hide
Don't hurt
Don't lie
Don't breathe
Don't try
Don't find me, don't find me, don't find me.

Don't cringe
[ Tegan and Sara Lyrics are found on www.songlyrics.com ]
Don't clinch
Don't look
Don't flinch
Don't know, don't go
Don't leave me, don't leave me, don't leave me.

Somethings so sick about this,
My misery is so addictive
I'm halfway there with your Northshore from the floor singing to you over my shoulder.

Don't sing
Don't talk
Don't yell
Don't laugh
Don't think, don't speak,
Don't save me, don't save me, don't save me

Don't stay
Don't plan
Don't heal
Don't mend
Don't take, don't send
Don't love me, don't love, don't love me

Somethings so sick about this,
My misery is so addictive
I'm halfway there with your Northshore from the floor singing to you over my shoulder
I'm halfway there with your Northshore from the floor singing to you over my shoulder
I'm halfway there with your Northshore from the floor singing to you over my shoulder
I'm halfway there with your Northshore from the floor singing to you over my shoulder


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"Northshore" as written by Tegan Rain Quin Sara Keirsten Quin

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    General CommentIn an interview Tegan said that this was her list of "dont's" for her relationships.
    musicjunkiee108on December 31, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnother classic about trying to get over love!

    Oh wait, which of there songs aren't about that...

    Just kidding, I love the girls. But yeah "Somethings so sick about this, my misery is so addictive," basically "I'm not letting go, though that's because I don't want to."
    srsizzyon October 17, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionTegan and Sara release yet another beautiful album...way to surpass my expectations.
    WAJohnson123on October 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentisn't it amazing?? I'm really proud of them. this album is so entirely different from everything else, even though it clearly also pulls from everything they've done before. you know? it's really cool, I'm so excited!
    flyingxponyon October 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentalso, I'm fairly sure the second line is don't bleed, not don't blink
    flyingxponyon October 20, 2009   Link
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    General Comment@pony; I agree. I hear elements from their past albums, but it's still a different one. I like how they're able to do that with each new record.

    Anyway, I think Tegan is basically talking about how confusing it can sometimes be after a breakup. When you look over your shoulder at someone without really turning around, you don't really get a good look at them. You have to keep switching shoulders to get different perspectives, and it never equals up to a whole "picture." It's almost as though she's saying, "Don't do anything because I have to determine what emotion I should be feeling based on how you are right now."
    {Did that make sense?}

    That's just my take on the song.
    kopraon October 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentcould the 'my misery is so addictive' line be about breaking up with somebody but you are happier then sad about it. breaking up with somebody is the misery but it has become addictive because she feels better alone? im just thinking out loud here.
    sparkie0on October 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm halfway there watching Northshore from the floor

    and the last verse... Don't stare don't glare
    don't heal don't mend don't take don't send don't love me
    auntiemoweenon October 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHaha I saw them Oct 30, and Tegan said that everytime she sang this song, she didn't know what one of the "don't ___" lyrics was. So she either would make one up or just go "mmhmmm" and made it a game for herself because she didn't feel like looking up the lyrics. :P silly
    groupieon November 04, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it could also be about sickly enjoying the misery of being alone. Like, as a human you want to be with someone, but you've also come to perversely enjoy the misery of being alone and thus you may bristle at people's attempt to date you even if may have liked them until the moment that they show an interest.
    VictoriaLeeon November 29, 2009   Link

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