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Riff: Tegan and Sara – “I Couldn’t Be Your Friend”

Jan 29, 2013

Now you wanna say /I was a criminal /Stole you away/That sounds so fictional

from I Couldn't Be Your Friend lyrics by Tegan and Sara

The track most likely to appease fans bewildered by their reinvention, this jangly slice of harmony-laden power-pop is also the record’s most acrimonious as Tegan reveals she couldn’t even contemplate remaining civil with an accusing ex who failed to equal the same investment in their relationship.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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