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Bittersweet Tragedy Lyrics

Sweet, boy, straight out of the movie screen
Candy hearts and chocolate dreams
I, met, my prince upon a popcorn bowl
He held my heart and let it go
Ice cream, upon a summer's day
Beginning sweetness never stays

Melting through the...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    May 17th 2018 report

    I think that Crybaby wrote this song about how her relationship with a man is going awful because he is always mean to her and abuses her. The part melting through the cracks in my hand, guess I held on for too long, means that she held on to their abusive relationship to long. And to her its a tragedy because she thought he was the one


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    May 6th 2016 report

    This seems like the song is about a girl (maybe Melanie's character 'Crybaby') and a handsome boy/guy (Lyric: Boy straight out of the movie screen) and how me may have teased the girl/messed with her heart by saying he liked her, then treating her like she isn't there. Welp. This is all I got :D (#thisallkindajusthappenedtome ;-;)


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    Mar 9th 2016 report

    This song is about a guy she liked. She thought he was so sweet and amazing, but he was actually the opposite. He manipulated her and lied to her.

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    Feb 13th 2021 report

    I think its about a fake love Cry Baby had a boy friend that only wanted to mess with her heart reminds me about how one day I told my best friend I loved her she said she did to spoiler alert she lied she is really mean she lies alot

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    Jan 8th 2021 report

    i think this song is about how crybaby was in a relationship that was sour and bad but she only focused on the sweet parts about it. she then realized how bad it was and "spat it out and brushed her teeth" meaning, she let go of him and started working on herself.

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    Aug 2nd 2020 report

    I think this song means that she loves this guy and he sadly passed away because of bittersweet TRAGEDY and someone you love passed away is very tragic.

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    May 23rd 2020 report

    my personal interpretation is that the song is about a boy she loved, who maybe never noticed her or treated her really bad. she was sick of this “bittersweet tragedy“ so she wanted to get over him and she realized she held on too long onto this boy.

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    Apr 29th 2020 report

    Melanie’s character “Crybaby” met a guy and got into a relationship. At first, everything was so perfect, but things rarely stay that way. Their relationship became toxic, whether that be because it turned abusive, there was cheating, or they just weren’t good for each other. Either way their relationship devolved but Crybaby was still holding on, remembering the “beginning sweetness.” This song is her process of letting go and acknowledging that things are done, and that’s for the best. I can relate a lot, this song reminds me of my first love. :,)

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    Feb 23rd 2020 report

    Crybaby was in love with a boy, but realized how he wouldn't be good for her. He's useless to her now, and what she expected to be a passionate relationship was actually a waste of time. She 'spat him out' (metaphorically speaking dropped her romantic feelings for him).

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    May 1st 2018 report

    Crybaby likes this boy but he only plays with crybaby heart .

  11. anonymous
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    Feb 8th 2018 report

    I think it means how the relationship started well but there was something bad about it

  12. anonymous
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    Feb 19th 2017 report

    This song is about Crybaby and a boy she dated. They broke up and Crybaby is saying how bittersweet the relationship was and how the break up was. (I listened to this a lot during my break up and I can compare a lot :()

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