Glass Animals: Tangerine Meaning
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Song Released: 2020
As focused as Mr. Miyagi
You poke a your phone postin' aerial photos
Of you with your smoothie
I can't keep on makin' you happy
'Cause you got issues with your daddy
I miss ramen noodles and laughing at...
anonymous Apr 16th report
I think Tangerine is about a family who over time become unhappy and the wife leaves the husband with their son. A few years later, the son finds a girl when he gets out of the car and they get together, a few years time skip later, and she's pregnant, and history repeats itself, the girl leaves him and the same thing happens with their son and so on.
anonymous Oct 3rd 2020 report
I believe this song is about a time when Dave was straying from one of his close friends, or someone else important to him. Dave has said the dreamland album is more of a personal biography he wrote over quarantine. This specific song, I think is about someone in his life changing in a way he isn't fond of. One of the lines says "I can't keep on making you happy 'cause you got issues with your daddy" so I think whoever dave is talking about in this song is going through a hard time in their life and no matter what he does he can't stop them from changing.
To summarize it up, someone close to dave is going through a major changing point in life and is drifting away from him.
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