"Tangerine" is a fun song that tells the story of a wayward adventure with a girl called "Tangerine,"
whom just happened to (cough) "borrow" a car for a joy ride. The song sounds like a retro 60's riff song with jangly guitars and a great groove.
she smelled of gasoline,
dressed just like James Dean
her hair was sunset orange
she shoulda been in a magazine
She said her name was jean
but all her friends called her Tangerine.
she offered me a ride
in her 444
told me to get inside & she opened up the door,
I said where we gonna go?
she said anywhere but slow. oh Tangerine
I said I never met a girl like you. (girl like you)
she looked me in the eyes I knew I was through there was nothing I could do...
she said she didn't need a license to fly
that's when she shifted into overdrive
The next thing I knew
lights were flashing red and blue
you coulda imagined my surprise
when she pulled off to the side and said
" I sort of borrowed this ride"
I thought I was gonna die
I told that cop, she offered me a ride, he said "don't you worry son',
I'm gonna let you slide
This ain't the first joyride.
don't go with Tangerine