Plastic Palm Trees Lyrics – Tate McRae

English 229 December 8, 2023
"Plastic Palm Trees" by Tate McRae explores the theme of disillusionment and the gap between appearance and reality. It delves into the speaker's experiences of transitioning from a mundane past to a seemingly glamorous present, only to discover that the newfound dreams and happiness are superficial, akin to the artificiality of plastic palm trees. ...Read More

Plastic Palm Trees Lyrics

[Verse 1: Tate McRae]
Used to drive around in your Wrangler in our deadbeat town
In the parking lot, we would talk about all the drama
Had nothing better to do
Now I go out with my new friends to a party downtown
In a new dress till the liquor runs out, every weekend
Go out somebody new

[Pre-Chorus: Tate McRae]
You could say that all my dreams came true
Oh, what an underwhelming view

[Chorus: Tate McRae]
Thought that it was real, thought that it was worth it
Out the window, everything was looking perfect
Caught in a dream
It's not what it seems (Ah-ah-ah)
Thought that I was fine sitting in the backseat
In the mirror, really looked like I was happy
Caught in a dream
Till something in my head said (Ah-ah-ah)
"I'm sorry, you were just looking at plastic palm trees" (Ah-ah-ah)
Plastic palm trees

[Verse 2: Tate McRae]
Didn't know you need a motive to keep a friend around
To find a boyfriend who doesn't mess around
Bet if you saw me doing well, you'd hit me out of the blue

[Pre-Chorus: Tate McRae]
You could say that all my dreams came true
Oh, what an oh-so-lonely view

[Chorus: Tate McRae]
Thought that it was real, thought that it was worth it
Out the window, everything was looking perfect
Caught in a dream
It's not what it seems (Ah-ah-ah)
Thought that I was fine sitting in the backseat
In the mirror, really looked like I was happy
Caught in a dream
Till something in my head said (Ah-ah-ah)
"I'm sorry you were just looking at plastic palm trees" (Ah-ah-ah)
Plastic palm trees

[Outro: Tate McRae]
It's not how
It used to be
Staring at plastic palm trees
It's not how (It's not how)
It used to be (It used to be)
Staring at plastic palm trees

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Last Update: December 12, 2023

Plastic Palm Trees Lyrics Meaning

FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Plastic Palm Trees" song?

"Plastic Palm Trees" song is sung by Tate McRae.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Plastic Palm Trees" song?

"Plastic Palm Trees" song lyrics written by Tate McRae, Sarah Aarons & Greg Kurstin.

Who is the music producer of "Plastic Palm Trees" song?

"Plastic Palm Trees" song music composed & produced by Greg Kurstin.

When was "Plastic Palm Trees" song released?

"Plastic Palm Trees" song was released on December 8, 2023.