Tegan and Sara have promised that their new album Hey, I’m Just Like You will transport fans back to their teenage years and with their most recent release – courtesy of Sire Records – they’re doing just that.

On Friday (September 20th), the duo dropped their new single “Don’t Believe the Things They Tell You (They Lie),” a moody pop-punk confessional where Tegan and Sara beg their listeners not to take their words as gospel, because they aren’t always telling the truth as they sing “The thing my mother told me/ Was that everyone would love me/ But in the dark I feel so lonely…. I don’t want to be a liar/ but I do it every day,”.

The effort’s lyric video, similarly, sees the twins taking aim at their own message, as their words on the video screen are sequentially redacted and crossed out, as though they’re trying to take them back.

In a statement, Sara said that the song was, in part, inspired by an episode of the classic ’80s sitcom Punky Brewster. “Our mother tells a story about watching [it] with us when we were four years old,” she said. “The episode’s morality tale focused on lying, and near the end of the show, she describes one of us climbing onto her back, sobbing into her neck and confessing a lie we’d told her earlier in the day. At 15, we started telling lies again, and we absolved ourselves constantly in the lyrics of our songs.”

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