"Night Watch" as written by and Sara Keirsten Quin Tegan Rain Quin....
I've got grounds for divorce.
it's in my blood this divorce.
I separate everybody, I need
distance from your body.
Oh I deserve this anguish on my house.

So get away, you cannot follow me.
I get away, you cannot follow me.
So get away, you cannot follow me.
So get away, you cannot follow me. I get away.

I've got grounds for recourse.
Your lungs fill with discourse.
You separate from my body, you need
consistence from somebody.
Oh I deserve this anguish on my house.

So get away, you cannot follow me.
I get away, you cannot follow me.
So get away, you cannot follow me.
I get away, you cannot follow me.
So get away, you cannot follow me.
I get away, you cannot follow me.
So get away.


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"Night Watch" as written by Tegan Rain Quin Sara Keirsten Quin

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  • +3
    My InterpretationI LOVE this song!

    I think it's not necessarily about her divorce from a partner or about her parent's divorce (ie the song is in their opinion).

    For me, this song is about someone who has commitment issues.
    (I've got grounds for divorce, It's in my blood, this divorce) Is about how she feels like she can't help causing break ups in relationships because she has commitment issues, she needs time to herself and because her parents divorced when she was young. The singer can't help needing distance from people, it's just part of who she is.

    (I'll separate everybody, I need distance from your body) She is saying that she has to get away from people, not just lovers, but everyone, she needs time away from everyone to be with herself

    (Oh, I deserve this anguish on my house) This line is saying that her partner is angry with her for always needing distance and the singer is annoyed with herself for needing to keep away from people and thinks that her partner deserves to be annoyed with her

    (So get away, you cannot follow me) Obvious really, she just has to get away from others and from her partner and there's nothing anyone can do about it, no matter how much the singer loves someone, she needs to get away

    (I've got grounds for recourse) She's saying there is a chance that she can fix this aspect of her personality because
    (Your lungs fill with discourse) her partner is feeling divided between staying with her or just getting out of the relationship, and she doesn't want her partner to leave.

    (You separate from my body, You need consistence from somebody) Her partner is drifting away from her because the singer is too distant from her whereas her partner needs someone who is consistent and this is why the singer wants to change, again because she doesn't want her partner to leave

    (Oh, I deserve this anguish on my house) Her partner is hurt by the singer and is giving her grief for being so distant and the singer thinks she deserves this anguish because it is her who is hurting her partner, it is her who is breaking up their relationship.

    So yeah, I think it's about someone who needs distance from people, no matter how much they love them and this quality is breaking up a relationship and hurting their partner, who is slowly moving away and debating whether or not to stay
    getinmycaron November 08, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIs it just me or does the chorus sound sting and the police esque? Just the way she sings it i dunno just a thought! :)
    Abigayon October 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo get away... i get away... thats what the book says
    auntiemoweenon October 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about commitment issues. and how she wont let anyone get close to her because she doesn't want to end up like her divorced parents.
    ahaaaon November 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hear: "So can't do it, do not follow me"
    alomaxrawwron October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe's definitely saying "can not." I've listened to this a dozen times; it's hard to hear her say "you," it's kind of subdued in the way it's said, but I know for sure it's "cannot," not "do not."
    srsizzyon October 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso, I kind of think that even the words in parenthesis are also "I can't do it" and "so can't do it", rather than "so can do it" and "I can do it"
    flyingxponyon October 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso get away


    ill get away
    Topknot28on October 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand while i'm here... i read sara wrote it about their parents, but would anyone perhaps like to discuss their feelings about the meaning of the song? maybe delve a bit deeper into it?
    TheWrongGirlon October 31, 2009   Link
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    General Commentafter viewing some of the new album lyrics, it's strange to see how few people buy cds anymore these days... as the lyrics are right in the booklet.

    i bought the cd. i wouldn't even allow myself to listen to it before the actual release date. i think the wait makes whatever's be waited for more appreciated. if you want to know this truth, though... i prefer when a cd doesn't come with the lyrics. i haven't even looked at them. i like to interpret them myself. there's more to discover that way. anyway, here's what i hear:

    i’ve got grounds for divorce
    it’s in my blood this divorce
    i separate everybody
    i need distance from your body
    oh, i deserve this anguish on my house

    so get away, you cannot follow me
    i get away, you cannot follow me
    so get away, you cannot follow me
    so get away, you cannot follow me
    i get away

    i’ve got grounds for divorce
    your lungs fill with discourse
    you separate from my body
    you need consistence from somebody
    oh, i deserve this anguish on my house

    so get away, you cannot follow me
    i get away, you cannot follow me
    so get away, you cannot follow me
    i get away, you cannot follow me
    so get away, you cannot follow me
    i get away, you cannot follow me
    so get away

    TheWrongGirlon October 31, 2009   Link

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