Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara (de izq a der)

Esta banda Indie Canadiense me gusta  particularmente en base a un sólo disco que considero  el mejor que han hecho ya que tiene la combinación exacta entre folk, rock, pop y música experimental. Se trata de  The Con (2007) y nada que han compuesto antes o después supera la genialidad de ese álbum. Eso ya es mucho decir para la banda de las gemelas Quin, que sin lugar a dudas lanzarán otro disco en el futuro que me cierre tanto como este. Sus conciertos son famosos por,  no solamente la música, sino por la  interacción entre ellas. Considerando además que sus video clips son particularmente horribles y con un toque amateur que no les corresponde, lo mejor es poner performances en vivo de mis canciones favoritas del álbum.

5) “KNIFE GOING IN” (SARA QUIN). La letra de la canción no es tan oscura como hacer parecer el título y el estribillo. Es, por supuesto, una metáfora.

If I don’t recover
Sell this house and find
Something lost outside your window
Not forever
But on the night I die
I swear
I’ll sleep outside your window
I feel the knife going in
I’m feeling anxious
Not enough to kill me
I thought it’d happen fast
But I’m feeling it now and I feel anxious
Sleeping inches from me
I let it pass
Emy should I stop?
Do you think I’ll make
It to the morning if it’s written
Stitch it up
The kind of song I know causes mother, sister, lover worry
I feel the knife going in
I’m feeling anxious
Not enough to kill me
I thought it’d happen fast
But I’m feeling it now
And I feel anxious
Sleeping inches from me
I let it pass

4) “CALL IT OFF” (TEGAN QUIN).

I won’t regret saying this
This thing
That I’m saying
Is it better than
Keeping my mouth shut
That goes without saying
Call, break it off
Call, break my own heart
Maybe I would have been
Something you’d be good at
Maybe you would have been
Something I’d be good at
But now we’ll never know
I won’t be sad
But in case
I’ll go there
Everyday,
To make myself feel bad
There’s a chance
I’ll start to wonder
If this was the thing to do
I won’t be out long
But I still think it better if
You take your time
Coming over here
I think that’s for the best
Call, break it off
Call, break my own heart
Maybe I would have been
Something you’d be good at
Maybe you would have been
Something I’d be good at
But now
We’ll never know
I won’t be sad
But in case
I’ll go there
Everyday,
To make myself feel bad
There’s a chance
I’ll start to wonder
If this was the thing to do
I’ll start to wonder
If this was the thing to do

3) “BURN YOUR LIFE DOWN” (SARA QUIN) No se pierdan sobre todo el final. es excelente.

Tell me that you know
Another way to get it done
It’s not me or how I would be
But it’s a different situation
A different situation
You lay awake in the night
Just staring at the ceiling above
Pulling pieces of it out
Is such a waste of time
Keep on fighting to remember
That nothing is lost in the end
When you burn burn burn your life down
Get me to the door
Out of bed on the track
I’m not sure starting over
It’s a different situation
A different situation
You wake up in the night
And refuse to be afraid of it now
Unfolding pieces of it faster
Don’t you waste your time
You’ve been planning to remember
So nothing will be lost in the end
And you burn burn burn your life down
And you burn burn burn your life down
I drive around the block
And I’m not looking to my right
I feel the glass against my cheek
And I can’t see you in the light
I break my heart around this
Break my heart around this
I drive around the block
And I’m not looking to my right
I feel the glass against my cheek
And I can’t see you in the light
I break my heart around this
Break my heart around this pole

2) “THE CON” (TEGAN QUIN).

I listened in

Yes I’m guilty of this
You should know this
I broke down and wrote you back
Before you had a chance to
Forget forgotten
I am moving past this giving notice
I have to go
Yes I know the feeling,
Know you’re leaving
Calm down, I’m calling you to say
I’m capsized, staring on the edge of safe
Calm down, I’m calling back to say
I’m home now
I’m coming around, I’m coming around
Nobody likes to but I really like to cry
Nobody likes me
Maybe if I cry
Spelled out your name and lists the reasons
Faint of heart
Don’t call me back
I imagine you when I was distant
Not insistent
I followed suit and laid out on my back imagine that
A million hours left to think of you
And think of that
Calm down, I’m calling you to say
I’m capsized, staring on the edge of safe
Calm down, I’m calling back to say
I’m home now
I’m coming around, I’m coming around
Nobody likes to but I really like to cry
Nobody likes me
Maybe if I cry
Encircle me, I need to be, taken down
Encircle me, I need to be, taken down
Encircle me, I need to be, taken down
Nobody likes to
But I really like to cry
Nobody likes me
Maybe if I cry
Nobody [x9]
Encircle me, I need to be, taken down

1) “DARK COME SOON” (TEGAN QUIN)

Dark, you can’t come soon enough for me
Saved, from one more day of misery
Everything I love
Get back for me now
Everyone I love
I need you now
Don’t forget a million miles for me
Safe and another day passed by me
Everything I love
Get back for me now
Everyone I love
I need you now
So I conned,
I lied I lied to me too
(so what?)
So I conned,
I lied I lied to me too
(so what?)
Hold out for the ones you know will love you
Hide out from the ones you know will love you
You, you too
Hike to the edge and barely there
Slow
To make my move, I’m almost there
Everything I say I say to me first
Everything I do I do to me first
So what, I lied I lied to me too
(so what?)
So what, I lied I lied to me too
Hold out for the ones you know will love you
Hide out from the ones you know will love you
You, you too
Dark you can’t come soon enough for me


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One Response to Tegan and Sara

  1. kat says:

    the demos for those songs are pretty sweet too

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