"Who Killed Tangerine?" as written by Curt Smith, Roland Orzabal and Charlton Clay Pettus....
What ya gonna choose the poison or the lines
Lived with crazy pain in all your life
Something in your mind just tells you no
Hope in conversation starts to flow

Stuck inside a wheel, inside a wheel
Wondering everyday is it all for real
Blinking every time a cold wind blow
Our love don't fill a mile in rose

Danger remains
Wat ya gonna do when the old man reads you dry
Step down from the plane and pluck the eye
Slide in deeper closer to the bone
Don't you just wish your heart was made of stone?

Waxing like an old crack 45
Counting out the ways you could stay alive
Placing all the banks and feel the stones
My love won't leave her ways of foam

And when you think it's all over
It's not over, it's not over
And when you think it's all over
It's not over, it's not over
And when you think it's all over
It's not over, it's not over

Who killed tangerine?
The prettiest girl I've ever seen
Who killed tangerine?

Who killed tangerine?
The prettiest girl I've ever seen
Who killed tangerine?

And when you think it's all over
It's not over, it's not over
And when you think it's all over
It's not over, it's not over
And when you think it's all over
It's not over, it's not over


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"Who Killed Tangerine?" as written by Curt Smith Charlton Clay Pettus

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    General CommentThe song itself is quite obvious in its meaning. However, having only just gotten into the album after owning it for 1 year, this is the best track after Closest Thing...it starts at a gentle plodding pace, quite innocent and calm, but then in a short time its running away and SHOUTING at you, inviting you join in. Tears for fears have a knack of doing this well, witness Shout, Year of Knife, Everybody wants to Rule the World.
    walesrobon May 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhether or not there is any validity in this, this song reminds me so much of the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and though the movie came out in 2004, this song would have been utterly perfect for it.
    dakotahbluon February 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut what is it really about?
    ritienne17on June 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBrilliant song.
    I noticed the obvious Beatle-feel over the whole album (yes, I'm a fan of those guys too) and this is pretty much their equvalent of Hey Jude with the endless chanting.
    Too bad they made it so short...
    OldSkoolon April 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhenever it gets to the "when you think that it's all over, it's not over" part, I think of them saying "we're back, bitches."
    biba01on September 16, 2007   Link

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