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Daddy Issues Lyrics

Take you like a drug
I taste you on my tongue
You ask me what I'm thinking about
I'll tell you that I'm thinking about
Whatever you're thinking about
Tell me something that I forget
But you might have to tell me again
It's crazy what you...

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    anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2021 report

    this song is not made for "thirst traps" its a good song with a deep meaning. it is about an abuse father who made his daughter and wife go through many terrible things. the singer states "if you were my little girl, id do whatever i could do" saying the song is about an abused young girl and that he would treat her good if she was his daughter.

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    anonymous
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    Mar 23rd 2021 report

    I think it's about a young boy and a young girl who both have terrible fathers (hence the title 'Daddy Issues') and they managed to find each other in the midst of it all and became really close. They share their experiences and the boy can't help but want to become the girl's father just so that he could give her the father she deserved.

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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2021 report

    about two people with toxic fathers and who find happiness in each other. the singer feels that he wants to be her father figure to show her how proper love feels. the singer's father left him and his mother and it traumatised him even if he tried to numb himself. the girl's father was abusive towards her and her mother. also since they are referred to as boy and girl it accentuates the importance of a healthy father figure in their lives.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 13th report

    Pretty obvious from the name. This song is about a guy who is friends/a relative to a girl who's constantly being abused by her father. He's aware of this and wants to help her "If you were my little girl, I'd run away and hide with you" In the end,her father goes too far and accidentally kills her "And now you're dead it hurts"

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 9th report

    The song is not a "thirst traps" it is a good song with a deep meaning.
    I think it's about a young boy and a young girl who despite having bad fathers in each of their lives ( hence the title “Daddy Issues”) managed to meet each other in the middle of everything, and because of that they created a strong connection.
    The girls father was abusive towards her and her mother. And the singer feels that he wants to be her father figure to show her how proper love feels. Meanwhile the boy's father left him and his mom,it traumatized him even if he tries to numb the pain.

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 29th report

    I think it's about a guy who knows how to recognize trauma, and the girl he is overly dramatic because she has borderline personality disorder. He likes her because she is damaged but he is too. The first verse also seems obsessive and like he will do anything to get in her pants. When he Says "now that your dead it hurts" is he talking about the girl because now he's a predatory stalker and murdered her because she didn't want to be with him and he was obsessed with her.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 2nd report

    i think its about an abusive father that left the daughter cheated on the mom was abusive to the mother the daughter got addicted to drugs and she ends up having emotional problems and the dad gave the mom money

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 30th 2022 report

    I feel that this song is about a father who was in the girl and boy life but he was abusive to the kids and these two people found each other later in life and he tries to take care of her better than her father did because he understands what she's going through.

  9. anonymous
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    Sep 11th 2021 report

    i think the song is about a girl who had / has an abusive and disfunctional relationship and how it deeply affects her current life like having to repeat herself and the singer is probably her lover wanting to protect her because he knows how this feels

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 16th 2021 report

    I think it is about a father not being present in his children's childhood and cheated on their mother Because in the remix it says "daddy stock around but he wasn't present cheated on your mum but she never left him first I didn't get it now I understand he broke her heart left money in her hand so everything got paid for she made sure you and your brother had way more than she ever had growing up".

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2021 report

    a girl grew up with an abusive father, she ended up finding a boy who had dealt with the same trauma as he and became close. the boy had felt as he needed to protect her, hence the line "and if you were my little girl I'd run away and hide with you". you can see it as a protective relationship or like a brother and sister.

  12. anonymous
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    Jun 22nd 2021 report

    I feel it’s talking about a girl who is growing up to fast and has to deal with a lot of things and needed more attention from older guys :(

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  13. anonymous
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    May 19th 2021 report

    I think the song is about someone who just genuinely doesn't have a good relationship with her dad so she turns to drugs and boys to make her feel better

  14. anonymous
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    Apr 26th 2021 report

    The girl with daddy issues is in a toxic abuse relationship with a boy who uses the girls past against her as he has manipulated her into telling all of her past. he secretly also has daddy issues too and has also suffered through the tramua and he is very self destructive too and whatever he says to her he is basically saying to himself

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  15. anonymous
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    Apr 9th 2021 report

    I think this song is about a girl with problems with her father, whether he abandoned her or abused her, and her turning towards things like drugs and alcohol. Reminiscing on memories while intoxicated. I mean even in the first line it says take you like a drug. Most people also look at drugs and alcohol as a friend.

  16. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 2021 report

    this one to me is interpreted as someone talking about someone else’s daddy issues; perhaps a lover. though as time goes on they start to reminisce/remembering their own disappointment of a father and their own childhood situation. eventually starting to sing of themselves. if u have listened to the remix... the extra verses really exemplify this theory. the singer goes from singing “left a bad taste on your tongue” about their possible lover/friend. to saying “and she didnt even take any drugs” they switch back and forth from first and third pov constantly. reading as them trying to sing about their friend’s experience or say that theyll be there for their friend but they keep going back and remembering what they had gone through.

  17. anonymous
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    Feb 26th 2021 report

    for a long while i thought the song was about a young little girl whom had went through trama and now had daddy issues, and the way she coped with it was she had adult interactions. i now see this song from a whole new perspective. im sorry.

  18. anonymous
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    Dec 20th 2020 report

    daddy issues by the neighborhood is about abuse, rape,trauma,etc. The neighborhood stated to use the album but mostly the song “daddy issues” to escape one of the following.


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