Night Watch

Album: Sainthood (2009)
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  • This song is about Tegan and Sara's parents' divorce. It is the first time that the twins have broached the subject in a song.
  • A number of songs on Sainthood examine the theme of exemplary behavior in the pursuit of love and relationships, inspired in part by the ending of Sara's long-term relationship. She told The Los Angeles Times: "Getting out of a long relationship shook me to my core. You can be so committed to something and yet it still doesn't work. I think if we knew how things were going to end, most people wouldn't get involved, but love is throwing caution to the wind. All of the songs touch on that."


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