No, this is not another self deprecating post. I didn’t really know what to write about so I pressed the ‘inspire me’ button on wordpress and this is what I got:
Take a line from a song that you love or connect with. Now forget the song, and turn that line into the title or inspiration for your post.
‘Nobody likes me, maybe if I cry” -Tegan Quin from ‘The Con’
I love listening to The Con. I mean, Heartthrob is awesome but The Con will remain my favorite. So I chose this line. No, this is not depressing. This is not another emo song so stop judging. The surface meaning, the one which immediately pops into your head is “okay, so the singer is saying nobody likes her so she’s going to cry.” I feel like this means so much more. I feel like this line represents that feeling when you do something wrong, but you don’t want to accept your mistake. Especially when it’s something you didn’t do on purpose. You know people are going to blame you and you’re tired of that, of being blamed. So you cry or something, just so people will feel sorry for you. So that you can put off taking the blame, at least for sometime. We all want sympathy. I know I’m like this because once when I was little, I got angry with my sister for something and pushed her. She stumbled, accidentally hit her hand on a shelf or something nearby and got hurt. Naturally, she got angry, started crying and ran to tell my mom. I immediately started crying too. Why? Because I knew my mom would yell at me and I didn’t mean to push her and I didn’t want to be yelled at. This is just a really small, stupid example but it conveys the meaning. We’ve all done this at one point. Because who doesn’t like a bit of sympathy? We do something wrong, we cry so that people will comfort us.
Honestly, I feel like this line has so many ways of being interpreted and it’s so interesting to hear what different people think about it. I feel like this song has so many hidden meanings and metaphors and I can spend hours just sitting around and making up different meanings for this.
I know I’m crazy. That’s why I love Tegan and Sara, all of their songs are like this. They seem straightforward but they’re full of different meanings and different people infer it in different ways. Kind of like poetry. The Con is just….perfect. Every line in the song represents how I felt at one point. Which is why I’ll love this song forever.