It was midnight
Your hand was in mine
All eyes were on our table
It was after noon before you were out of bed
And I was able to concentrate
To figure out a plan to keep you here
To evaluate
To make a list, a list to convince you

Don't run away
It only fuels the flames
Don't pull away
It only makes me want to stay

It was Monday
You were packing on my floor
My eyes were charting every move you made
It was early evening before you were home
And I was sure you were safe
I can't concentrate
I try so hard to plan to keep you here
I can't evaluate
I threw away the list to convince you

Don't run away
It only fuels the flames
Don't pull away
It only makes me want to stay
Don't run away
It only fuels the flames
Don't pull away
It only makes me want to stay
Gone . . . gone . . . gone . . . gone . . .

Don't run away
It only fuels the flames
Don't pull away
It only makes me want to stay
(It was midnight)
Don't run away
It only fuels the flames
(It was midnight)
Don't pull away
It only makes me want to stay


Lyrics submitted by flyingxpony, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentI really like this song..I'm glad they added this one in =)
    I think she's trying to figure out how to get her lover to stay with her. the first bit is about the first time the girl mentioned that she didn't think things were working out, and during the second part she's watching her pack and get ready to leave and Tegan's at a loss of how she could stop the inevitable..
    flyingxponyon October 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlol you are my favourite person, flyingxpony. I agree with your interpretation as well. And I absolutely adore the Paramore vibe of this song.
    emoxguitaron October 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmight not be so cool to ask, but i figured i'd inquire anyway... might anyone be willing to share this song with me? it's the only one of the new songs that i've been unable to hear.
    TheWrongGirlon November 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about Tegan's relationship with Lindsey Byrnes. I might be wrong, but I think that The Con was also about her. Tegan chased after Lindsey for years because she couldn't decided whether or not she was a lesbian or not, and maybe this song is about problems they were having in their relationship at one point...

    "it was midnight
    your hand was in mine
    all eyes were on our table
    it was after noon before you were out of bed and I was able to concentrate
    to figure out a plan to keep you here,
    to evaluate..
    to make a list, a list to convince you"

    I think that first verse is describing the fact that Lindsey may not have been comfortable being with Tegan, having people look at two women holding hands.

    "it was monday
    you were packing on my floor
    my eyes were charting every move you made
    it was early evening before you were home and I was sure you were safe
    I can't concentrate
    I try so hard to plan to keep you here
    I can't evaluate
    I threw away the list to convince you"

    This part is obviously describing Tegan being left, possibly because of what I said before, Lindsey was uncomfortable with the relationship and wanted out.

    "don't run away;
    it only fuels the flames..
    don't pull away;
    it only makes me want to stay..
    (it was midnight)"

    I guess here Tegan is trying to tell Lindsey not to leave, because she's not going to give up.


    heath2000thon December 18, 2009   Link

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