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Melanie Martinez: Bittersweet Tragedy Meaning


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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...


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    May 17th, 2018 5:27pm 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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    Mar 9th, 2016 3:32pm 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 19th, 2017 2:23pm 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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    Aug 2nd, 8:09pm 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, 5:37pm 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, 4:15pm 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 2:14pm 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 5:10pm report

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


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    Feb 8th, 2018 2:10pm report

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


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    May 6th, 2016 5:07pm 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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