Melanie Martinez: Alphabet Boy Meaning
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Alphabet Boy Lyrics
You build me up like building blocks just so you can bring me down
You can crush my candy cane but you'll never catch me cry
If you dangle that diploma and I deck you, don't be...
anonymous May 13th, 5:32pm report
This song is about someone who used to help her write songs.She says she no longer needs his help as she can write her songs herself.
If you notice the first four lines of the first and the second verse they have an alliteration of the letters A,B,C and D respectively
"You're ALWAYS AIMING paper AIRPLANES AT me when you're AROUND
You raise me up like BUILDING BLOCKS just so you can BRING me down
You CAN CRUSH my CANDY CANE but you'll never CATCH me CRY
If you DANGLE that DIPLOMA and I DECK and you DON'T be surprised"
"APPLES AREN'T ALWAYS APPROPRIATE in APOLOGIES
BUTTERSCOTCH and BUBBLEGUM drops are BITTERSWEET to me
You keep CALLING me a CHILD while you keep COUNTING all your COINS
You're not my DADDY and I'm not your DOLLY and your DICTIONARY'S DESTROYED"
She showed them she's worth it!!
(I wish someone will rate my interpretation
anonymous Jun 16th, 2017 6:02pm report
It's about her old songwriter who would always act superior to her. SO basically in this song she's saying "I don't fucking care if you have a songwriting degree, I can write my own songs"
Grey_Assassin May 30th, 2017 5:18pm report
This song is about the boy from Carousel. He tries to help her write better songs, and he's acting superior. Crybaby realized that, so with this song, she is saying, "I can write my own songs, and I don't need your help. I am smart, and I don't care if your a college grad, wazz off!"
anonymous May 24th, 5:00pm report
Se called him alphabet boy because he always thinks she can't write good songs. That's why she spelled F*** YOU!
anonymous May 19th, 5:42am report
I think that CryBaby is tring to explain to a friend or sibling
that even though they are older she knows her alphebet and they don't have to teach her.
anonymous Jan 15th, 2018 1:07am report
Mealanie used to date someone who wanted to teach her how to write her songs and in alphabet boy she’s saying she doesn’t need help with her songs and doesn’t care that he has a degree in writing so they break up.
anonymous Nov 29th, 2017 11:04pm report
You may act all genius but we peoples aren’t that dumb. Basically.
anonymous Sep 26th, 2017 9:14am report
I always thought that it was about her older brother from Cry Baby who wrote "Cry Baby" on her birth certificate. And maybe when she says "f*** your degree, alphabet boy" I thought it maybe ment those little certificates you get from graduating Kindergarten and preschool and all that.
anonymous Sep 25th, 2017 9:54pm report
I feel this song is about those kinds of popular boys who tease innocent girls about being "stupid" and what not. Melanie is trying to prove that she isn't dumb, and that they need to stop treating her like crap. I have been through this, and I am relating to this song so hard right now.
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anonymous Aug 12th, 2017 8:16pm report
This is about Cry Baby with the guy from Carousel. (Also one of Melanie's past boyfriends) Cry Baby was stuck in this relationship, and he was also teaching her things she already knew. So she broke up with him. That's what Alphabet Boy is. Cry Baby's break up song.
anonymous Aug 4th, 2017 8:20pm report
I think the point of the song "Alphabet Boy" was a relationship going the wrong way between her and the guy that she was dating
anonymous Jul 10th, 2017 7:30pm report
I think the meaning of the song is her trying to tell other people that they cant boss her around and that you should stick up for the people "bringing you down."
anonymous Jun 20th, 2017 6:07am report
Crybaby is in a fight with a boy named alphabet boy and she is saying all that to alphabet boy because there in a fight so she is being mean to him and when shes says but you one the spellimg bee now but are you sanetre then me now he is saying that to her as pay back.
anonymous Apr 12th, 2017 4:38pm report
This song is about her teacher who always called her dumb and thought she wasn't able to learn and be smart so she called him bad things like poop and chip wrappers
anonymous Mar 21st, 2017 3:16pm report
This song is about Crybaby getting over her crush once she realized he didn't love her back.
anonymous Feb 20th, 2017 2:46pm report
I think she's telling the boy that eventhough she didn't get a degree, it doesn't mean he's smarter. I think she's trying to say that she is smart as well.
anonymous Feb 5th, 2017 2:43am report
It's about a guy who's throws inderects at her while they are together even after the realationship (if any)she says fuck his degree although he keeps teaching her is about just when you think you have life figured out it never fails to surprise us that makes us realize we never stop learning life's lessons.. but she'll get up get herself together and be on her own without the having to be codependent on him..
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