"Sweet Tangerine" as written by and Robert Samuel Morris....
Rain falls, quickly wetting my hair and clothes
My cries fall upon her deaf ears
More tears
Let me in, please, it's cold
I'm freezing out here
I miss you, my dear
You're all his and I'm all yours
Like it or not, I'm all you've got

Everyone will make mistakes
Without the sour, the sweet wouldn't taste as...

Sweet tangerine
Will you please come back to me?
Cause I don't think that these feelings are gonna leave

Light cuts through the clouds
And haunts me like bad dreams
Outside, looking in
I'm feeling lost and cold as a sin
A shred of a hope, a little bit of sweetness
Anything please, except for defeat
If I could, I'd lock you up and toss out the key
It's just you and me

Everyone will make mistakes
And I know I have
Without the sour, the sweet wouldn't taste as...

Sweet tangerine
Will you please come back to me?
Cause I don't think these feelings are gonna to leave

Sweet melody
You'll be singing in your sleep
But this time you're not listening to a word I say

Crept through the curtains as quick as the cold winds
Slowly exploring the room where you sleep
The stare of your portrait
The passing of your scent
Left me no choice but to stay

I will dissolve into the dark beneath your bed
My hands will wait for a taste of your skin

Sweet tangerine
Will you please come back to me?
Cause I don't think these feelings are gonna to leave

Sweet melody
You'll be singing in your sleep
But this time you're not listening to a word I say
A word I say


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  • +1
    General CommentThis reminds me of my old boyfriend. ... :-|
    kasandraon May 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit makes stalking seem okay, doesn't it? it's a good song.
    concretedreamson June 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of this guy I know, who screws up all of his relationships. He really cares about this one girl, but he messed up OVER and OVER and he's constantly wanting her back. Everytime he admits to his mistakes and says he will change, but he doesn't. And now the girl is fed up with him and won't listen to him anymore. And could the stalking part just be a metaphor? Like to show how desperate this guy has become for this particular girl. Not that he actually did those things.
    zeroangelon July 09, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is a song about a pet cat who's owner has a new boyfriend and is spending lots of time away from home, or when she is home, she doesn't give the kitty the attention he wants. Think about it.
    MoogleChix0ron March 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am in love with this song!! Canlt wait for the record to come out!!

    Anyway, the meanings pretty obvious. Narrator is a stalker who is head over heels for someone, and watches them, always desperatly wanting them, but always unsure if he/she should make a move, becasue the last time he/she did, he/she didn't get the reaction he/she wanted.
    elmochildon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about losing a girl and wanting her back. They are talking about how lonely and cold he is without his girl. All he seems to want to do is watch her as she sleeps
    Samantha723on May 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is you're all his and I'm all yours, not you're all ears and i'm all yours :)
    kasandraon June 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, it's a shred* of hope and I will dissolve*

    :)
    kasandraon June 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment(via lyrics booklet)
    kasandraon June 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely about a stalker.
    EmpressAtoZon June 17, 2006   Link

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