Saturday, June 18, 2016

Singalong! The First by Tegan and Sara

Get ready, I'm about to sound like a snooty hipster: I used to LOVE Tegan and Sara before they got really famous.  Don't get me wrong, I still like their music, but back when I was in high school, before they had a song in the Lego Movie soundtrack, they were this cool alt-folk duo jamming on their guitars with passion and a little anger and they were amazing.  This was the first Tegan and Sara song I ever heard and I instantly fell in love with them.  Can you blame me?  They were the perfect outlet for my non-conformist angst.  I'm not going to lie, I still love it.


THE FIRST
by Tegan and Sara

Stand up sit down baby
Gonna be a formal dress down hey day
We decide why not go downtown
How about you and me we go get wasted
You'll have, you'll have to excuse me
Please please, please excuse me
You'll have, you'll have to excuse me

This will be my first time
By definition from grade school to English 30
We quietly become strong so early
Take it or leave it
They can't believe it

They go from kindergarten to killing sprees
They go from heartache to inner peace
100 foot ceilings 100 percent deceit
He said let's leave this between you and me
My cats watch my stuff leave my house
Between you and me the cat burglars are
What did you see what did you steal
Tell me baby how does it feel
Yeah how do you feel

It's a top ten list of
Things that move me the most
It's a top ten list of
Things that bother me the most
A top ten list of
Things that scare me the most
I'd have to say that the future
Wasting time in the fast food line
I decide to walk the fine line
And celebrate life celebrate death
I choose to celebrate the first
I celebrate the first

We decide to go out walking
The whole time that we're talking
Convinced that we're living
The whole time that we're dying
We decide to go out walking
The whole time that you're talking
Convinced that you're living
Whole time that I'm dying

Keeps me on my toes
Where did the time go
You keep me on my toes
Where did the time go

On the edge of town where the gravel's thin
They're gonna wear you down
Until you're thin and tired tired tired
Of wasting time in the fast food line
I decide to walk the fine line
And celebrate life celebrate death
I choose to celebrate
The first to come the first to go
The first to say yes the first to say no
I'm gonna seize this moment
The first to come the first to go
The first to say yes the first to say no

We decide to go out walking
The whole time that we're talking
Convinced that we're living
Whole time that we're dying
Keeps me on my toes
Where did the time go, yeah
Keeps me on my toes
Where did the time go
You keep me on my toes
Where did the time go
You keep me on my toes
You keep me on my toes
You keep me on my toes

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