"All You Got" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
Here the lights fall just as hard
A bit softer in the stall
It's not really wrong
It's not really right
I'm wide awake

She's upfront, upshot
Upstart up in every case
The kind of girl that whispers
Thank god for you
Oh yeah, all you got/need is me

Her confusion is in
The night that I stumbled
It's in the morning
That I that I struggled
Because I start to forget
But she will always remember
The kind of girl who laughs and says
Get up off your knees
Oh yeah, all you need/want is me

So you come and so you go
Tell me how hard how fast
Baby, tell me how high I must go
Tell me what you want
And tell me what you need
Tell me how hard, how fast, baby,
How high I must go
Oh yeah, well all you need is me
This is the time of my life


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"All You Got" as written by Tegan Quin Sara Quin

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    General CommentI think this is about Girl 1, who's in love with this guy and she'll do anything for him ("Tell me how hard how fast baby tell me how high i must go"), but he's already got Girl 2. Girl 1 thinks that maybe Girl 2 is a little better of a person than she is ("she's upfront upshot upfront in every case") but she also believes that this guy would be better off with herself ("all you got/need/want is me").

    That's my interpretation, but it may be way off. Does anyone else LOVE Tegan's ( i think it's tegan) voice in this one?
    neonlovechickon November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThey're lesbians, both of them. So, that makes the theory, different from my theory.l can't say WRONG because l'm not one of the Quinn Twins and well "The kind of girl that says, thank god for you" suggests girl 1 is interested in girl 2 sexually and there is no boy involved what so ever.
    lt's one of my favourite T&S songs.
    katerxdaisyon December 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about having a *ahem* thing with a friend and how it changes your whole relationship to her.

    "because I start to forget but she will always remember" means even though you're trying to pretend it never happened doesn't mean it'll just go away.
    werechickon January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about two lesbians with a relationship I want.

    The singer’s saying she doesn’t see the situation as a dream. She’s wide awake while everything is happening with this other girl who’s forward, carefree and knows exactly what she wants.

    “She's upfront, upshot
    Upstart up in every case”

    In the case of dealing with your sexuality you have feelings of right and wrong as people challenge you. It feels right to you, but people will always say otherwise which is why she says:

    “It's not really wrong
    It's not really right”

    But she’s wide awake and she knows this is what she wants.
    jenniwilliamson January 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentl'ma prolly sing this song to my girlie when l see her cause, l'm sweet like that. l fully realized how cracked out l was when l babbled on earlier, but yeah l agree whole heartedly that yes its about lesbians, yes they were friends and the friendship transformed into something else

    1- "it's not really wrong it's not really right"
    just how she percieves whats going on and how she feels about it? like, l always felt 1/2 like WOW I AM SO HAVING FUN AND SOOOOOO GOING TO BURN IN HELL BUT ITS BLOODY WELL WORTH IT

    2-"her confusion is in the night that I stumbled
    it's in the morning that I that I struggled
    because I start to forget but she will always remember" SOOOOOOOOOO struck me as a time l did..stuff..drunk with a friend, and just waking up and thinking, ..what a night omg my head someone please turn off the sun... and l tried to block it out and be like noooo l'm straight l was just totally hammered but l secretly loved it and when l came to terms with it l was better for it

    3- "this is the time of my life" - the heightened emotion makes you feel very alive and very like everythings new and like a total epiphany
    katerxdaisyon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjenniwilliams, smart girl. i agree completely. definately the relationship i want...
    the seattle buzzon September 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with jenni too, I think most girls(or all people really)would love a relationship like this, but it's so hard to find...besides the meaning, damn this song is just so damn sassy sounding during this part:

    "tell me how hard how fast
    baby tell me how high I must go"

    really, the vocals in general in this song are very sexy =p
    delialon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbaaasically my relationship in a nutshell. but a little different from how it seems like they meant it.
    my girlfriend lives 700 miles away right now (i'm in chicago, she's in new york). the first line i feel really explains that our cities aren't all the different.

    "she's up front..." that's her. she's crazy energetic and into so much and really informed about stuff. the middle stuff i associate with jsut some random stuff about us. "tell me what you want..." is like expressing exactly what i feel for her. i'd do anything for her.
    onegrrlprideparadeon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with jenniwilliams also...

    But I almost wonder if it could also be about a drunken night spent with a friend. Girl 1 has let loose of her inhibitions; but in the morning, is ashamed of her newfound sexuality and wants to forget it. Girl 2 is, indeed, forward and knows what she wants. Girl 2 presses the relationship until Girl 1 realizes that it's all she ever needed or wanted.

    I think there's a few different ways you could interpret this one. I love T&S.
    [RighteousBabe.]on December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with jenniwilliams also...

    But I almost wonder if it could also be about a drunken night spent with a friend. Girl 1 has let loose of her inhibitions; but in the morning, is ashamed of her newfound sexuality and wants to forget it. Girl 2 is, indeed, forward and knows what she wants. Girl 2 presses the relationship until Girl 1 realizes that it's all she ever needed or wanted.

    I think there's a few different ways you could interpret this one. I love T&S.
    [RighteousBabe.]on December 28, 2006   Link

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