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Melanie Martinez: Dollhouse Meaning

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Dollhouse Lyrics

Hey girl, open the walls, play with your dolls
We'll be a perfect family.
When you walk away, is when we really play
You don't hear me when I say,
"Mom, please wake up.
Dad's with a slut, and your son is smoking cannabis."

No one...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2018 report

    I like to think of this song as the Kabra Family song (if ur a 39 clues fan u know why)//// It’s about crybaby’s broken family and that they ignore her////“don’t let them see what goes down in the kitchen” Her father is ‘courting’ the slut and she does not want to see it//// “know one ever listens this wallpaper glistens” She try’s to tell everyone she’s not perfect but everyone has to be asses and ignore her and say she’s crazy
    [I decided not to go further in the interpretation]

  2. anonymous
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    Nov 4th 2018 report

    I honestly think that its talking about someone being interacted with a demon or something cause it says "I see things that no one else sees" Like is that not enough evidence. So i think that's what its trying to say i also think its talking about how her family isn't perfect.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 5th 2018 report

    I think it refers to the so-called popular people or bullies. Everyone thinks that the popular people are perfect and think of them as nothing less. In all reality, everyone has there flaws but for some people, it is hard to show. As for bullies, no one thinks that they have any feelings because they hurt people. In all reality, they hurt others because they have been hurt themselves. The part "Picture picture smile for the picture" may be referring to society. Everyone wants to look happy on the outside when they're dying on the inside.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 29th 2018 report

    This is the theme song for the dilaurnetis family in pretty little liars. lol

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 7th 2018 report

    I think this song is about how rich families are always perceived as being perfect etc, when in reality, they are usually the most broken family wise. They always have to act perfect because this is what people expect them to be like when I’m realty behind closed doors, they’re fucked up. Simple as that;(

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 2nd 2018 report

    I honestly think ‘dollhouse’ means that even though people may act perfect, down inside they’re dying or are completely imperfect.
    Another meaning could be that she is trying to make a song relevant to everyday families. Many aren’t perfect, but if they seem like they are, that you need to look down deeper in a person or some people.

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 28th 2018 report

    i think dollhouse really talks about hidden secrets in ourselves i mean no one is really perfect but people really dont look hard enough to see we all are behind closedoors or behind a mask doing things that one day will come to the light and we will regret it.

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 19th 2018 report

    So basically what I think is that is explaining her problems at home, like her mom being an alcoholic because dad is cheating on her. But to everyone else on the "outside" they get along perfectly and are a well behaved family. Which is the basic of the song.

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 14th 2018 report

    so basically crybaby is about how crybaby's emotional and how no one understands her so they make fun of and call her names. dollhouse describes why she's so emotional and what that thing is about her that's no one understands. they make fun of her because they think she's perfect and just a crybaby. she tells us that she is in fact not perfect.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 1st 2018 report

    I think this song is about mental illness. “Everyone thinks that we’re perfect, please don’t let them look through the curtains” means that’s she’s trying to be normal on the outside but on the inside she’s falling apart. Her dads a cheater, her mums an alcoholic, and her brothers a stoner. She’s just trying to get through this but she doesn’t want people to know so she puts on an act of perfect. “Everyone thinks that we’re perfect” She’s putting on the perfect doll act to get through her sad and broken life.

  11. anonymous
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    May 24th 2018 report

    She needs that, she raped tim..

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  12. anonymous
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    May 24th 2018 report

    If you look at crybaby at bit more, you'll see why her dad cheats, her mom drinks, and her brother is a stoner.

  13. anonymous
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    Mar 4th 2018 report

    there's a lot question in my mind in this song specially the line "Don't Let Them See What Goes Down The Kitchen" part..seriously it's creepy..and i'm thingking 'maybe it's gory down the kitchen or maybe no'

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 22nd 2018 report

    I think that the song talks about how your family will act all spotless of problems and flaws around everyone else in life, while in the real world or the Dollhouse (Your own home), they act terrible. Cry Baby just wants a better family. As you look at the videos of the other songs in the Cry Baby album and listen to the music, you start to see that the way she acts is more because of her 'Picture perfect' family.

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 1st 2018 report

    I think it means you act like a perfect family outside of the house And around people but when your not around people you are totally different

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