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Penelope Scott: Sweet Hibiscus Tea Meaning

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Here's the thing, I can't do anything right
Try as I absolutely, totally might
The bones are melting, the skeleton is ash
The clavicle detaches and falls with a deafening crash
And I'm not your protagonist
I'm not even my own
I don't know...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 24th report

    Originally, I thought it was about the environment deteriorating. “Waxy, glitching leaves, hot garbage pile, artificial, sunlight”

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 7th report

    The song is about moving to a new place and you haven’t quite made it your own yet. There’s a certain feeling of helplessness and simultaneous unrealness when you’ve moved and you don’t know how you feel about where you are. I absolutely love this song. when i first moved to my dads house i was absolutely devastated my first night there and despite feeling like i was lying in the middle of what felt like another dimension my most distinct memory of that first night is the hot cup of tea that they had made for me before i got there. i might’ve missed something about the song but this is at least the part about it that i picked up and focus on.


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