"Light Up" as written by Sara Keirsten Quin and Tegan Rain Quin....
What would I do differently
With two kids on my hip?

Let them say what they will, because they will anyhow
Let them say what they will, because they will anyhow

I'm the age you were then
What goes through your mind?
Find some success
And reduce the worry on your babies' minds

Let them say what they will, because they will anyhow
Let them say what they will, because they will anyhow
Lay (lay), lay back and light up
Lay (lay), lay back and light up
Without any guilt

Lay (lay), lay back and light up
Lay (lay), lay back and light up
Without any guilt

Credit my weak heart and strong mind
To that bad circumstance and the terrible time
Well I've searched for myself . . .
What will I find?

Let them say what they will, because they will anyhow
Let them say what they will, because they will anyhow

We're eggshells and not easy to hold
We uncurl and unwind when we sleep side by side

Let them say what they will, because they will anyhow
Let them say what they will, because they will anyhow
Lay (lay), lay back and light up
Lay (lay), lay back and light up
Without any guilt
Lay (lay), lay back and light up
Lay (lay), lay back and light up


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    General Commentthe way i see it, it's about her mum and having to grow up and raise them (tegan and sara) at such a young age and making sure that they were alright and safe, regardless of what other people said about her or them, or the situation or whatever.

    and Sara is contemplating over what her life would have been like had she been through that while giving credit to her mum for doing what she did and getting through everything with them because well, raising kids on your own is by no means easy.

    "What would I do differently
    With two kids on my hip
    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow"
    brokenxwristson November 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentstop reposting the lyrics over and over wtf.
    ahaaaon December 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI actually hear, "What would I do to find relief, with two kids on my hips?"
    youisapunkon December 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti thought this song was about their disapproval of their mother's smoking (cigarettes/weed) around them, either while she was pregnant or while she was taking care of them as children. She neglected them by doing so, but didn't seem to care. Maybe i'm taking the "light up" line too literally.
    instantclassicon June 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat would I do differently (I think she's saying that weird and stretched out..)
    With two kids at my hip

    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Let them say what they will 'cause they will anyhow

    I'm the age you were then
    What goes through your mind?
    Find some success,
    And reduce the worry on your babies' minds

    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Without any guilt

    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Without any guilt

    Cried out ? (I think she's saying something else..), my weak heart and strong mind to that bad circumstance and that terrible time
    Well I've searched for myself..
    What would I find?

    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow

    Well eggshells are not easy to hold
    They uncurl and unwind while we sleep side by side

    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Without any guilt
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    flyingxponyon October 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat would I do differently (I think she's saying that weird and stretched out..)
    With two kids at my hip

    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Let them say what they will 'cause they will anyhow

    I'm the age you were then
    What goes through your mind?
    Find some success,
    And reduce the worry on your babies' minds

    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Without any guilt

    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Without any guilt

    Cried out ? (I think she's saying something else..), my weak heart and strong mind to that bad circumstance and that terrible time
    Well I've searched for myself..
    What would I find?

    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow

    Well eggshells are not easy to hold
    They uncurl and unwind while we sleep side by side

    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Without any guilt
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    flyingxponyon October 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta few small changes i think?
    What would I do differently
    With two kids on my hip (i think I hear on)

    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Let them say what they will 'cause they will anyhow

    I'm the age you were then
    What goes through your mind?
    Find some success,
    And reduce the worry on your babies' minds

    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Without any guilt

    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Without any guilt

    Credit my weak heart and strong mind to that bad (i'm pretty sure she sings credit)
    circumstance in that terrible time (and i hear IN that terrible time)
    Well I've searched for myself..
    What would I find?

    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow

    Well eggshells are not easy to hold
    They uncurl and unwind while we sleep side by side

    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Let them say what they will, 'cause they will anyhow
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Without any guilt
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    Lay (lay), lay back and light up
    sweaterveston October 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCredit my weak heart....

    and We're eggshells and not easy to hold. We uncurl, and unwind when we sleep side by side
    auntiemoweenon October 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionfavorite song on sainthood.
    ahaaaon October 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks. Yes, this is my favorite song on Sainthood as well.
    nylon1979on November 01, 2009   Link

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