What does Alphabet Boy mean?

Search Login

Melanie Martinez: Alphabet Boy Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Get "Alphabet Boy" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon

Alphabet Boy Lyrics

Play "Alphabet Boy"
on Amazon Music

You're always aiming paper airplanes at me when you're around
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...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    May 13th, 2018 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
    like:
    "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"
    Second verse:
    "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"

    How witty!!
    She showed them she's worth it!!

    (I wish someone will rate my interpretation



  2. 2TOP RATED

    Grey_Assassin
    click a star to vote
    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!"



  3. 3TOP RATED

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    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"



  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Yesterday, 23:03 report


    Crybaby has a abusive boyfriend who wants to help her write songs. But she wants to write songs herself. Her boyfriend treats her like a child and tries to control her.

    In the song she calls her boyfriend "Alphabet Boy" cause he thinks he writes songs better then she does. And he thinks he should write the lyrics. Crybaby is pretty upset at him and wishes he would stop.

    Another thing I noticed quite interesting about this song is that there's alliteration in the song of A, B, C and D. Both of the verses in the song are like that. Such as "Always Aiming paper Airplanes At me when you're Around".



  5.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 25th, 11:37pm report


    I think this song is singing about a bad boyfriend who's trying to teacher the girl how to write songs. But she doesn't want his help. She could also be telling a boy she doesn't want him controlling her all the time.



  6.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 12th, 10:40pm report


    That males are not more intellectual than females.



  7.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 18th, 6:13pm report


    I don't think that this song is about songwriting specifically. I think that it's about growing up and trying to get people to understand that you don't need their help anymore. It says, "I'm not a little kid now, watch me get big now," which is like she's explaining that I don't need you anymore or exactly what it says in the lyrics, I'm not a little kid now and I don't need you telling me what to do, how to do it or anything else. It's like with my parents. They're overprotective and don't understand that I'm old enough to do things on my own. That's what she's trying to explain.



  8.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 1st, 2018 12:26pm report


    This song is about Johnny (the boy from Caurasoul and Soap... And Play Date and Training Wheels) who is Crybaby's ex. He's trying to get her back, but he only uses her for sex, and he tells her that he's smarter than her. Crybaby is trying to turn away from him, even though she might still love him a little. She doesn't want to be with someone who thinks she's an idiot and uses her for sex



  9.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    May 24th, 2018 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!

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


  10.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    May 19th, 2018 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.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


  11.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    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.



  12.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 29th, 2017 11:04pm report


    You may act all genius but we peoples aren’t that dumb. Basically.



  13.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    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.



  14.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    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.



  15.  

    meh
    click a star to vote
    Aug 12th, 2017 8:59pm report


    i think it is about her crush at school and she wants him to stop teasing her so she tells him to f*** off.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


  16.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    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.



  17.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    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



  18.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    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."



‹ prev 12



More Melanie Martinez song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

The Man Who Can't Be Moved anonymous
Remind Me To Forget anonymous
Play anonymous
Pity Party anonymous
Alphabet Boy anonymous
Pacify Her anonymous
Carousel anonymous
Californication anonymous
Scar Tissue anonymous
The Fear anonymous
Defying Gravity anonymous
Into The Unknown anonymous
Let Em In anonymous
New World Man anonymous
Soft anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

That Ain’t My Truck
Jake Hoot
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Kacey Musgraves
Everywhere But On
Matt Stell
Inside Out
Five Finger Death Punch
Birthday Suit
Cosmo Sheldrake
Posthumous Forgiveness
Tame Impala
Home Tonight
Paul McCartney
California Halo Blue
AWOLNATION