What does Crybaby mean?

Melanie Martinez: Crybaby Meaning

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Crybaby Lyrics

They call you Crybaby, Crybaby, but you don't f***ing care.

They call you Crybaby, Crybaby, so you laugh through your tears.


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 15th 2017 !⃝

    It's saying cry or do whatever you want no one should judge you for being you they think you are weak but only a weak person would hold in their feelings because if you show you aren't afraid to be laughed at or made fun of you are so strong but everyone else has their own opinion this is just mine❤️


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Feb 5th 2020 !⃝

    Crybaby is about Melanie's character named Crybaby. She's a strong and sensitive girl. Crybaby gets made fun of for being a crybaby but she doesn't care what they say.

    In the Crybaby music video they show how Crybaby gets her name. Her brother is the one who named her cause her mom complained about Crybaby being a crybaby when she was first born. So her brother thought that his mom's complaint was suppose to be his sister's name and wrote Crybaby on her birth certificate. Crybaby had a rough childhood. She had a mom who was always drunk. And was bullied for being a crybaby.

    Melanie gave her character the name Crybaby cause when she was a kid she was called a crybaby.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 23rd 2019 !⃝

    For me crybaby is about being bullied by everyone for being emotion and she is a badass at not giving a fuck about others opinions ..
    But sometimes the bullied gets into her yet she tries to consult herself in her lyrics she says that her friends left her but she says to herself that it's not because of u it's because of them ...for me I feel like the main thing here is people r bullied for having emotions for feeling sad and crying but here Melanie is telling that being emotional is not a factor and I think she means that you can be emotional and cry but still be strong . I feel that crybaby here is the strongest since she cries to pour out her feelings yet manages to be happy despite all that bullies and not give a fuck to them

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 4th 2023 !⃝

    Of course the song crybaby is based on Melanie’s character “crybaby”… and we all know it’s the start of her backstory on how she was always overwhelmed and what others thought of her etc. but… surely there could be another meaning to this? I feel like Melanie was somewhat like this maybe back in her younger years? And that’s where the whole character came from ?

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 17th 2023 !⃝

    This song "Crybaby" meaning is when someone gets bullied they cry right and sometime the bullies don't care so the song is Melanie or someone else sticking up for her or their selves.

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2023 !⃝

    Thos song is about being sensitive and stubborn and being bullied for it. As a toddler, you get call names like Crybaby for crying a lot and being sensitive.

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 4th 2022 !⃝

    This is just my opinion but I think this song is about people making fun of crybaby (Melanie) since she takes things hard and cries a lot but she does not give a f*ck. I think it's the best to ignore what others think about and believe in yourself. Don't let people judge you just because you're sensitive or you have feelings that others make fun about.Believe in yourself!You're beutiful!

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 3rd 2022 !⃝

    This is the start of the Crybaby album, our first introduction the Crybaby. She is an emotional and overly sensitive person, so she gets hurt easily. This also relates to other people and Melanie Martinez herself, as she got bullied when she was younger because of the gap in her teeth, and because she was also very sensitive, it didn't help much.
    Crybaby doesn't give a f**k about the bullies and just allows her tears to fall. I think this shows that even if you do cry and show emotions, your not weak, you aren't afraid to express your emotions.
    This song also really inspired me since I'm quite a crybaby myself :)

  9. anonymous
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    May 4th 2022 !⃝

    My interpretation of this song is at first they dislike being a "crybaby" but end up embracing the emotions they feel instead of invalidating them and letting others do so as well. They end up owning their emotions and not caring what others think about them, telling others it is okay to feel the way they want to.

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2022 !⃝

    To me this represents how people get bullied for emotions. I have always been bullied for being smart, being emotional, for being "weird" and I've learned to not give a f*ck. I'm so tired of it, and at this point I'm done. Good for her for realizing that people suffer through this. Sometimes it gets to her, but at the same time it gets to me too. I think she has suffered through this too. She is telling every one that she doesn't give a f*ck anymore

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 6th 2021 !⃝

    In the song "Crybaby" the lyric "They call me Crybaby,Crybaby but you don't f**king care" they bully her because she very emotional and an easy target and in the lyric "your hearts to big her your body. It's why you don't fit inside" is how emotional she is.

  12. anonymous
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    Jun 20th 2020 !⃝

    I think this song is about this character that Melanie Martinez created as "crybaby" that this girl has a big heart but people are taking advantage and when her friends leave her she's trying to clam her self by saying "its not you its them, your one of a kind and no one understands" witch is also saying that people don't understand that a lot of people could be sensitive and her crybaby tears keeps coming back just like others.

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 19th 2020 !⃝

    Crybaby is exactly her name - a crybaby. She is constantly bullied for being over emotional, but she doesn't care. Melanie was labelled as a crybaby as a kid and did not have many friends growing up, and the song is supposed to be taking what was meant to be an insult as a compliment.

  14. anonymous
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    Feb 23rd 2020 !⃝

    Crybaby is constantly teased for being a 'crybaby', but doesn't care. She learned how to laugh through her tears, and chooses to let her tears drown. She lost all her friends, but tells herself it's them, not her. No one understands; she'll just pour it out before she can explain. But she doesn't care, and just cries.

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2019 !⃝

    Everyone kinda knows that this song is Crybaby's backstory. If you don't know who Crybaby is she's Melanie's made-up character. Crybaby was probably bullied a lot and teased for being who she is.

    Crybaby is also pretty lonely and no one understands her at all. The phrase "I look at you and I see myself, and I know you better then anyone else, and I have the same facuet in my eyes, so your tears are mine!" Probably means Melanie's connection to her character, Crybaby. And Crybaby is also pretty based off Melanie's life and childhood.

    Another thing is like all of Melanie's songs are about Crybaby. And if you listen to more of her songs you'll understand more of Crybaby. Like "Dollhouse" for example explains Crybaby's family and how she had a bad childhood.

  16. anonymous
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    Dec 13th 2019 !⃝

    This song is suppose to be Crybaby's backstory. How she was bullied for being sensitive but she never cared. This also how her backstory developed.

  17. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2019 !⃝

    I believe that this song is about a girl who is sensitive,making her being made fun of worse. She tries to hold back her tears every time,but lets them out anyways. Don't hold it in,let it out don't keep emotions in.

  18. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2019 !⃝

    Crybaby is about a girl who is bullied and teased by everyone. It’s also the beginning and backstory of the crybaby album.

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