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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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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jan 29th 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 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.

  3. anonymous
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    Today, 21:31 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.

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 9th 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.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 22nd 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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  6. anonymous
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    May 19th 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

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  7. anonymous
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    Apr 26th 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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  8. anonymous
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    Apr 9th 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.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 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.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 26th 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.

  11. 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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