"Divided" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
Go downtown to catch the early movie.
The shows are cheaper there
And they don't mind if you put your feet up.
She's out on the highway.
She's got a homemade sign it says.
Go ahead try to figure what my future looks like.

I don't want to live my life like a story.
Always thinkin' I could've been something.
Don't run along side and control me.
Just film away and let me be.

At ease I, I feel fine.
I'll move on, I'll go on.

There's something so divided.
Don't worry about me I'll be fine.
Don't live your life for me or for anyone.
You live your life as if you're one.
You live your life as if you're one.
Quiet, it's awful quiet.

How can you be mad?
We've just got started.
I want to shave my head and lie in bed all day long.

How can you be mad?
We've just got started.
You live your as if you're one.
You live your as if you're one.

At ease I, I feel fine.
I'll move on, I'll go on.

Don't live your life like a movie.
Always thinkin' you could've been something.
Don't live your life for me or for anyone.
You live your life as if you're one.
You live your life as if you're one.
Quiet, it's awful quiet. so quiet.


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"Divided" as written by Tegan Quin Sara Quin

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    General CommentThis is the time where the two of them really didn't get along. Sara and Tegan were just out of high school and they had just months before decided to not go to university and be in a band together. Then Sara got into a relationship and was distracted from being in the band and everything else in her life. She had told her mom later that she would be be in the band with Tegan for a little while because Tegan didn't have much going on for her(as told by tegan's point of view). And their mother stuck them into therapy in which they were soon after removed from therapy for harassing the therapist. Somewhere in this time period Tegan wrote this song for Sara.

    During the live shows she sings "The shows are cheaper they don't mind when I put my feet up / Sara's out on the highway" and it ends with the fist verse. The last line they sing in the live version is "Go ahead and tell me what my future looks like"
    hypractvon April 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhiteiron had it right. Tegan wrote it when her and Sara weren't getting along at all, back when they were younger.
    krsriotgrrrl12on December 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti lve this song so much. thisis one of my favorite groups. i love their voices and heir lyrics.

    but its
    "go ahead try to figure out what my future looks like"

    thats what i have :)
    cherryXkisson May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is probly one of my favourite T&S songs. i just really like the flow of the song.
    fuzzy_bunnyon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is probly one of my favourite T&S songs. i just really like the flow of the song.
    fuzzy_bunnyon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnce upon a time, T&S couldn't stand one another. Tegan got to spend a week apart from Sara by staying at a friends' house. She felt it was liberating, and it inspired her to write this song about Sara. And they lived happily ever after, the end.
    WhiteIronon October 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I wanna shave my head and lie in bed all day long..."

    Oh, I know the feeling. This songs speaks to me in so many ways.

    I also like: "Yeah, talk like that so when you're 18 you can hear what a brat you were." Haha!
    1832on June 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is all about the good and bad of being a twin. Wanting to be your own person, but knowing you can't be.
    LillySchullon December 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, fully, l was at the T&S show with my girlie on Feb 16th and before they played it it was like, YEAH I WROTE THIS FOR MY SISTER and the audience was like AWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!
    katerxdaisyon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentisn't this about therapy/counseling, too? "how can you be mad, we just got started."
    thatpartydresson January 14, 2006   Link

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