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Riff: Tegan and Sara – “Shock To Your System”

Jan 29, 2013

You’re only meant to hurt once in a while/Who gave you reason?

from Shock To Your System lyrics by Tegan and Sara

Penned by Sara during a bout of cabin fever in the height of the Montreal winter, the album’s closer ends on an understandably melancholic, if still wondrously epic, synth-pop note as the part of her that’s ready to take on the world tries to defeat the part of her consumed by loneliness.

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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