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 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.
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 May 11th, 5:14pm report
My interpretation is it's about rape, the "Bombs on Monday morning" (for a child under 9) is they're waiting to see if the diagnosis of DID is going to be a yes or no, that news is hard on the family, which I understand, I have a diagnosis of this, and for a child 10+ waiting to see if the child has complexed PTSD, and "I'll still love your garden even with no flowers" is a metaphor of saying "though you're not a virgin, I still love you, it wasn't your fault!"
anonymous May 4th, 5:07am report
I personally think everyone’s are correct but I agree with WWII or the holocaust but also it could be about how someone can’t have kids because like, seeds to grow in to children and the children are flowers
anonymous Mar 20th, 3:13am report
I think bombs on monday is probabaly about 9/11 "an explosion any moment" "waiting for the news togehter (my english is bad sorry) this is just my opinion
It was said by Melanie Martinez herself that this about the Hiroshima bombing, and it did happen on Monday. "I'll still love your garden even with no flowers" It Can be because of the explosion and radiation, killing the flowers. "Waiting for the news" Could mean that they are waiting to see if they exploded yet. To me, maybe just me, this is the theory that makes the most sense.
It was said by Melanie Martinez herself that this about the Hiroshima bombing, and it did happen on Monday. "I'll still love your garden even with no flowers" It Can be because of the explosion and radiation, killing the flowers. "Waiting for the news" Could mean that they are waiting to see if they exploded the entire town or just part. To me, maybe just me, this is the theory that makes the most sense.
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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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.
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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 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.
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