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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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    Jun 23rd 2019 report

    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


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    Oct 15th 2017 report

    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❤️


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    Apr 4th 2018 report

    crybaby is about a character named crybaby who is constantly mistreated and taunted by her mother and has had emotional scarring as a result of this. leading to her having no friends as in the lyric "you're all on your own and you lost all your friends, you told yourself that its not you its them". crybaby is the base of all the other songs/stories on the album... kind of like her backstory.

  4. anonymous
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    May 4th report

    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.

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 19th report

    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

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 6th 2021 report

    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.

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 20th 2020 report

    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.

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 19th 2020 report

    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.

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 23rd 2020 report

    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.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 5th 2020 report

    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.

  11. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2019 report

    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.

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 13th 2019 report

    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.

  13. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2019 report

    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.

  14. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2019 report

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

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 28th 2018 report

    This song is about Cry Baby. Simple as that. It introduces Melanie Martinez's character Cry Baby. Her and her story are further developed in some of her other songs (Dollhouse, Sippy Cup, Alphabet Boy, etc.)

  16. anonymous
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    Mar 24th 2018 report

    This song is about assholes who cant understand that people go through shit behind closed doors making fun of them because there emotions cant be held any longer.

  17. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd 2018 report

    This song says that a girl named Crybaby has been made fun of and mistreated by her alcoholic mother. She sees that her friend is like her and tries to help push past the hate and push to the good side with her friend.

  18. InterpretationBOT
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    Nov 12th 2017 report

    It's about Melanie being depressive. She's made fun of for being emotional, but she meets someone who's as weak and lonely as her. She sings about how the pair of them hate everyone else, but she follows her friend's lead and tries to ignore the bullies.

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