We agree to disagree. For the new album I am firmly in the Tegan camp, while Sean was definitely preferring the Sara stuff. For my money, "The Con" (formerly entitled "Encircle Me") is the best song on the album.
No worries. After finishing up with the first song from The Con, T&S went right to the classics, from a great new arrangement of "Monday Monday Monday" to all the best songs from So Jealous, including my favorite, "Where Does the Good Go?"
There are some songs that, for whatever reason, can completely encapsulate a moment or era in your life. Maybe it's a single line from a song, or the melody of a chorus or verse. The chorus of "Where Does the Good Go?" does that for me. It's the sound of every John Hughes movie, the soaring joys and devastating lows of falling in love when you're young, of meeting and losing friends, of realizing that you're moving from one stage of life to another, and the stage you're leaving will grow more distant every day.
I can't explain why the song does this to me - I know part of it has to do with the harmonizing over the chorus. But I don't care why - I just care that it does happen, and that I can with a single song go back to a time in my life when I was still unsure of the person I would become.