"My Number" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
Showers pounding out a new beat
I trade my old shoes for new feet
I grab a new seat
I don't like the one I got
The fabric's wearing through
And it's wearing me out
You're wearing me down

Watching old baseball games
And low budget telethons
Ain't like watching you yourself
When you yourself is on
Got time to wander to waste and to whine
But when it comes to you
It seems like I just can't find the time

So watch your head and then watch the ground
It's a silly time to learn to swim
When you start to drown
It's a silly time to learn to swim
On the way down

If I gave you my number
Would it still be the same
If I saved you from drowning
Promise me you'll never go away
Promise me you'll always stay

Closed down the last local zoo
I'm gonna win the endless war
Over who kills the last koala bear
And who in death will love him more then I
He grabs me by the hand
Drags me to the shore
And says maybe you don't love me
But you'll grow to love me even more
And I well I'm not surprised


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"My Number" as written by Tegan Rain Quin Sara Keirsten Quin

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    General CommentI love this part:

    "He grabs me by the hand
    Drags me to the shore
    And says maybe you don't love me
    but you'll grow to love me even more!"

    It's just so dynamic, and the way they sing it is priceless...Tegan and Sara should get way more recognition, especially in the US.
    neonlovechickon November 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment*got


    Ummm what can I say....if this song were a person, I'd sure as hell marry it!
    Trainwreckon June 08, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti personally think that this song is about two people in a relationship who are completly in love with eachother, but one of them is hesitant to throw themselves into a commited relationship. like she doesn't know how to be in a relationship, but she's already drowning in love (it's a silly time to learn to swim on the way down) and she's just making excuses to avoid their problems (i've got time to wonder, to waste, and to whine, but when it comes to you i haven't got the time) but he wont take it, and finally tells her that she's being stupid and that he loves her &such. (he grabs me by the hand, and drags me to the shore, and says maybe you don't love me now, but you'll grow to love me even more) and by the end, she agrees (i'm not surprised)

    sorry for the long, and probably false, theory.
    with_a_shrugon April 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti've always thought this song is about tegan telling a boyfriend, or someone who likes her, she is actually gay. and him saying, you're not, i can make you love me... so on and so forth... love this song!
    hkbmon May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about the writer coming to terms with being gay. The first 5 lines describe her tranforming into someone new. The next few lines, ending with "got time to wander, to waste and to wind, but when it comes to you it seems like I just can't find the time" is her saying no matter how bored she is, she just doesn't want to be with her boyfriend. The line about drowning is referring to drowning in her feelings about being gay, and being in a situation where she absolutely must deal with them. The first chorus line "if I gave you my number" is about a girl, real or hypothetical, and how this simple act would change her life entirely. The second verse goes back to the boyfriend, him trying to convince her that she's not really gay. This is the last new line in the song, and him saying this ultimately gives her the courage to "learn to swim" and act on her feelings for girls.

    That's my take on it, we'll never really know if it's right or wrong, but it is an interpretation I can completely relate to. It could be equally meaningful to someone else with a completely different interpretation, which is the depth and beauty of the song.
    uteon November 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song just sounds really cool.
    Rach56on May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey, if you wanna hear a REALLY good version of this song, im me or something... i'll send it to you. i know a girl who can sing this song like no other...
    emo12PUNK12metalon July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song..there type is so different and they dont have bad voices ... this song rox!
    MusicaLuvaon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I'm gonna win the endless war
    over who kills the last koala bear
    and who in death will love him more and I..."
    THAT PART GETS ME EVERY TIME; IT'S SO UNIQUE YET MEANINGFUL.
    livelovelaughon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsaw them play this on Conan O'Brien. pretty cool
    light_rail_coyoteon October 16, 2002   Link

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