"Not with You" as written by and Tegan Quin Sara Quin....
I can't believe I've let you in
And now here I am telling you
That I'm suffocating in here
Just like the drugs you are keeping me
I felt shark teeth underneath my socks
Before I lost much blood
Around this world will I be enough?

From the liquor stores
To the train stop floors
Your filthy room, your drama blues
I am nothing if I'm not with you
I'm always right, always wrong
Dressing bad is like loving you
There is nothing I haven't worn
Nothing I haven't said before

Your fluid is thick against my sheets
When you look at me oh so angry
I know it's true
My strength has come from loving you
Behavior I just can't grow into
So you fake and you flaw
For your cops and your cause
It makes no difference to me
It's love that you stole, that you stole

From the liquor stores
To the train stop floors
Your filthy room your drama blues
I am nothing if I'm not with you
I'm always right always wrong
Dressing bad is like loving you
There is nothing I haven't worn

Nothing I haven't said before
So here I am around this world
Will I be enough?
This is nothing I haven't said before
You are nothing I haven't felt before


Lyrics submitted by LizardGirl, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Not with You" as written by Tegan Rain Quin Sara Keirsten Quin

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    General Commentit's "suffocating in here" not her, lol.


    I love this song to death. Especially "I felt shark teeth underneath my socks before I lost much blood" and "Your fluid is thick against my sheets"
    okimeowon December 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely ADORE this song. it's different, but the chorus is so catchy at the same time.

    i think this song means that whichever one of the twins wrote this was in love with someone, but they had so many faults they didnt 'know what to do with it. at the same time, they couldnt bear to let them go. she's nothing without her, but at the same time, she's suffocating and can't decide whether to free herself or put up with all the crap she's going through.

    my friend and i just went through the EXACT same thing.

    and i just recently discovered my deep seeded love for old tegan and sara stuff. it completes my collection. really does.
    xxCITYGIRLonyouxxon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its about watching your lover be a hot mess on drugs and being out of control. Especially the line about "i'm always right, I'm always wrong" It feels like that when the person you love is always contradicting herself saying she knows she's out of control but denying it the next time you confront her about it.
    I'm nothing if I'm not with you sounds like it has a double meaning to it. It could be that her love is so intense that she feels like she could never be without this person but it also sounds like I mean nothing to you when I'm not there and you don't consider how your actions make me feel.
    Around This world will I be enough? maybe enough for you to change?
    It just sounds like She's falling out of love with this person.
    LittleFolkieGurlon February 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is sara's song. I love it live.
    I feel like this song is about being with someone who's troubled. But yet you can't seem to leave even though you have thought about it many times.
    woogenesison August 28, 2014   Link

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