Melanie Martinez: Bombs on Monday Meaning
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Bombs on Monday Lyrics
I never thought that something something so tragic could ever happen...
anonymous Jan 16th, 2018 1:47am report
Personally, I think this is about the invasion of Poland in WWII. Which happened on a Monday. And the first things the Germans did was drop bombs. "Waiting for the news together" means how Neville Chanberlin was waiting for the news with his wife. Because he ordered the Germans to pull out of Poland, but they were waiting for the news of it. "Pinky promise I'll still love your garden even with no flowers" signifies how after WWII many gardens didn't have flowers due to people not being able to plant them. "Any moment an explosion" points to how no one was expecting the invasion. Just a theory but......
anonymous Mar 9th, 2018 3:43pm report
(My theory) I think that Melanie wrote about someone dying of cancer. the “garden with no flowers” represents someone’s hair loss due to cancer, Time will still be hours, meaning that they would need to cherish the time they have together “ love will still be trying” meaning that they would love the person no matter what happens.
anonymous Jan 16th, 2018 1:27pm report
I think this is about the Holocaust. "I never thought that something something so tragic could ever happen"-the Holocaust. "Eyes like hazel, twinkle in the Starlight. Even when they're crying" - Jews crying. "Garden with no flowers" - Concentration Camps. This is a very sad song I cry when it comes on. :(
anonymous Feb 14th, 2:03am report
My theory is that she’s talking about cancer because of the lyrics “doctors orders, don’t be heartbroken” like chemotherapy, a doctors orders to help. “Never thought that someone thing something, so tragic would happen to our peaceful, little perfect family” they didn’t expect this to happen, “you make moments last for ever” they made amazing moments with them! “Time is still ours” they can cherish the moments while they are still there.. from my experience because someone in my family had cancer and now they’re in a better place
anonymous Feb 1st, 2:14pm report
I think this song is About the bombing on cry baby’s family which led to the crying and deaths and gardens with no more flowers to her and her family. This was supposed to be on cry baby album so I think she wanted to end it with the death of someone, but cut it in order to continue on with k-12
anonymous Jan 2nd, 1:02am report
Although melanie has told us that it’s about the hiroshima bombing in my opinion it could also be interpreted as a trans person speaking to their s/o or a parent about surgery and telling them their trans.
anonymous Dec 28th, 12:25pm report
Melanie has stated herself this song is about the Hiroshima bombing which occurred August 6th 1945 on Monday morning
anonymous Nov 19th, 11:51am report
I think the song is about her parents getting divorced or maybe just a married couple getting divorced. They dropped a “bomb” on the kids one Monday morning meaning they told them they were splitting up.
anonymous Nov 12th, 11:32pm report
I think that the song is about a married couple nit able to have children. "Ill still love your garden," such as themselves. "Even with no flowers" as their children "bombs are falling Monday morning" as a sign that they just got the news that they will not be able to have children
anonymous Nov 10th, 11:13pm report
I think when she says “ I’ll still love your garden even with no flowers,” is about a family who can’t have children.
anonymous May 12th, 2019 5:36pm report
At first I obviously thought it was about world war 2 but then when I really listened to the lyrics I realized that the song must be about someone with cancer “waiting for the news together, an explosion any moment” meant that they were waiting for bad or good news, most likely at a hospital and the worst news could come and ruin their lives at any moment. And “you make moments last forever” meant that they probably didn’t know how long they’d have together and they made every moment count. “I’ll still love your garden, even with no flowers” meant even thought the person had cancer they’d still love them. So yeah that’s just my view on it.
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anonymous Jul 13th, 2018 7:26pm report
I think it's about World war II or the Cold War, or even Pearl Harbour. When I first heard this, I thought of a family of either poor, or rich people, awaiting the news that the enemies to their country had gone, and it was early on a Monday morning, and they were killed. Or one of the family members died. But, that's just a guess
anonymous Dec 24th, 2017 12:42pm report
I feel as though it's about someone who is sick. Not about wars. Melanie Martinez has a habit of hiding meanings with a lot of metaphors. If someone has cancer for example it's news that could be unexpected and the whole family will be waiting on good news of the disease going away. Bombs on Monday morning can signify waiting on Monday morning for an answer from the doctors. And when she says "doctors orders don't be broken hearted" it's because being sad while you are battling a disease lowers your bodies desire to create immunity. Time will still be ours signifies there is still time to be together and that whatever happens they'll still love one another.
anonymous Nov 27th, 2017 11:18pm report
Idk, but this is about war. Melanie likes to insert real life themes into her songs, so she wrote this probably about all the families of the military soldiers that go to war, and the bomb fallin on monday morning is about how this happens constantly. "Waiting for the news together, an explosion at any moment" is about how those families wait for news of their loved ones at any time, and the explosion would be the actual news.
This was supposed to be on the Cry Baby album, so it makes perfect sense, Crybaby's dad would go to war and this would screw up her family even more- and it would probably come after Dollhouse.
anonymous Sep 28th, 2017 9:22pm report
(this is just a theory) i think that Melanie knows someone lost someone in her family and is deeply depressed.i think that the persons husband went to war and on the first day (monday) the enemy droped bombs on everybody ...the wife is waiting for news of her husband and is crying oh so much "eyes like hazel twinkle in the starlight,even when they're crying"
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