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Daddy Issues
The Neighbourhood Lyrics


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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'll forget
And you might have to tell me again
It's crazy what you'll do for a friend

Go ahead and cry, little girl
Nobody does it like you do
I know how much it matters to you
I know that you got daddy issues
And if you were my little girl
I'd do whatever I could do
I'd run away and hide with you
I love that you got daddy issues
And I do too

I tried to write your name in the rain
But the rain never came
So I made with the sun
The shame always comes at the worst time

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'll forget
And you might have to tell me again
It's crazy what you'll do for a friend

Go ahead and cry, little girl
Nobody does it like you do
I know how much it matters to you
I know that you got daddy issues
And if you were my little girl
I'd do whatever I could do
I'd run away and hide with you
I love that you got daddy issues

I keep on tryin' to let you go
I'm dyin' to let you know
How I'm getting on
I didn't cry when you left at first
But now that you're dead, it hurts
This time, I gotta know
Where did my daddy go?
I'm not entirely here
Half of me has disappeared

Go ahead and cry, little boy
You know that your daddy did too
You know what your mama went through
You gotta let it out soon, just let it out

Go ahead and cry, little girl
Nobody does it like you do
I know how much it matters to you
I know that you got daddy issues
And if you were my little girl
I'd do whatever I could do
I'd run away and hide with you
I love that you got daddy issues
And I do too
If you were my little girl
I'd do whatever I could do
I'd run away and hide with you
I love that you got daddy issues
And I do too

Overall Meaning

"Daddy Issues" by The Neighbourhood is a song that speaks of a complex relationship between two individuals, one of whom has unresolved issues with their father. The song begins with the line "Take you like a drug, I taste you on my tongue," which is suggestive of a passionate, addictive dynamic between the two characters. Throughout the song, the singer tries to understand the other person's thoughts and feelings, asking them what's on their mind and willing to listen to their problems. At one point, the singer acknowledges that they also have "daddy issues," implying a shared emotional burden between the two.


The chorus of the song centers around the line "I know that you got daddy issues," emphasizing the pain and trauma that the person with those issues carries with them. However, despite the serious subject matter, the song is ultimately a message of support and empathy. The singer assures the person with daddy issues that they are not alone and that they would do anything to help them. The final lines of the song, which repeat the chorus, are a reaffirmation of this message.


Overall, "Daddy Issues" is a poignant and empathetic exploration of the complex emotions that can arise from a difficult relationship with a parent.


Line by Line Meaning

Take you like a drug
You have become an addictive substance to me


I taste you on my tongue
The feeling of you is constantly present in my mind


You ask me what I'm thinking about I'll tell you that I'm thinking about Whatever you're thinking about
My thoughts revolve around yours, and what you're thinking is what I'm thinking


Tell me something that I'll forget And you might have to tell me again It's crazy what you'll do for a friend
I'll do anything for you, even if it's something you've already told me before


Go ahead and cry, little girl Nobody does it like you do I know how much it matters to you I know that you got daddy issues
I understand your pain and how it's been caused by your relationship with your father


And if you were my little girl I'd do whatever I could do I'd run away and hide with you I love that you got daddy issues And I do too
I relate to you and would want to help you in any way possible


I tried to write your name in the rain But the rain never came So I made with the sun The shame always comes at the worst time
I tried to do something futile to erase you from my mind, but the shame and guilt always comes back


I keep on tryin' to let you go I'm dyin' to let you know How I'm getting on I didn't cry when you left at first But now that you're dead, it hurts This time, I gotta know Where did my daddy go? I'm not entirely here Half of me has disappeared
I'm trying to move on, but I can't help feeling the pain caused by my absent father, and it's like a part of me is missing


Go ahead and cry, little boy You know that your daddy did too You know what your mama went through You gotta let it out soon, just let it out
The pain and sadness are not exclusive to you, and it's okay to deal with it in your own way




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Justyn Pilbrow, Jeremy Freedman, Zachary Abels, Jesse Rutherford, Mike Margott, Brandon Fried

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lyrics:
take you like a drug
I taste you on my tongue
You ask me what I'm thinking about
I tell you that I'm thinking about
Whatever you're thinking about
Tell me something that I'll forget
And you might have to tell me again
It's crazy what you'll do for a friend
Go ahead and cry, little girl
Nobody does it like you do
I know how much it matters to you
I know that you got daddy issues
And if you were my little girl
I'd do whatever I could do
I'd run away and hide with you
I know that you got daddy issues, and I do too
I tried to write your name in the rain
But the rain never came
So I made with the sun
The shade
Always comes at the worst time
You ask me what I'm thinking about
I tell you that I'm thinking about
Whatever you're thinking about
Tell me something that I'll forget
And you might have to tell me again
It's crazy what you'll do for a friend
Go ahead and cry, little girl
Nobody does it like you do
I know how much it matters to you
I know that you got daddy issues
And if you were my little girl
I'd do whatever I could do
I'd run away and hide with you
I know that you got daddy issues
I keep on trying to let you go
I'm dying to let you know
How I'm getting on
I didn't cry when you left at first
But now that you're dead it hurts
This time I gotta know
Where did my daddy go?
I'm not entirely here
Half of me has disappeared
Go ahead and cry, little boy
You know that your daddy did too
You know what your mama went through
You gotta let it out soon, just let it out
Go ahead and cry, little girl
Nobody does it like you d..
(you'r welcome❤)



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@hypegirlness

"i didn't cry when you left at first, but now that you're dead it hurts"

@savannahrutledge4150

triplet line enthusiast this hits home so hard

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@8015908

He coulda stopped her death....

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