Melanie Martinez: Dollhouse Meaning
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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."
anonymous Dec 26th 2017 report
I believe that this song is about a girl who tried to be perfect. The whole time her and her family put on a facade of being a beautiful, perfect family that doesn't have any problems, when in actuality, they have many. As for the part about opening her walls, I think that she's saying that you shouldn't hide who you are in order to be a perfect doll.
anonymous Dec 18th 2017 report
No one can be perfect, ebven in the song it says "everyone thinks tnhat were perfect, please dont let them look through the curtins" meaning dont let them see inside of the house, its really a good song if you take the time to listen to it and it has a diffrent meaning for everyone
anonymous Nov 29th 2017 report
Each “perfect” family is just a mask that one wears. Reality wise, it’s a lie that was never true to begin with. Once someone is near is coming by, they put that mask on and act like a perfect innocent family.
anonymous Nov 21st 2017 report
Basically, I think she is singing about how a ton of families come across "perfect" when they're really not. In secret, Mums and alcoholic, Dad's a slut and her brother's a drug addict. Sadly, this is how some families live. We may view them as a family that are perfect and get along really well when really there lives are just messed up. She feels like she is the closest to being a doll but realises her family are portraying a false image of their family which she feels uncomftable with. x
anonymous Nov 20th 2017 report
It's about a "perfect" family which actually...isn't perfect at all.Mom is an alcoholic, dad is cheating on her, and cryaby's brother is smoking cannabis. I believe that with this song, Melanie is trying to show us that we may believe something is perfect but it actually isn't.
anonymous Nov 19th 2017 report
So the song is basically about Melanie who live with her family and 'everyone Thinks that we're Perfect' and every one of them are in separate rooms so "no one ever listen"because no can hear Melanie and she try to contact the girl so she can Play with her. Its just my opinion don't judge
anonymous Oct 7th 2017 report
Dollhouse is about cry baby having a "perfect" family in front of people but when you look away there not all perfect.
anonymous Aug 12th 2017 report
Dollhouse is about a "perfect family." On the outside. But on the inside they're a mess. It's a two-faced family really. But, it's also about how people view celebrity's. We expect famous people to be perfect. But when they do something that shows people they are human, people don't like it. So it really has two meanings.
anonymous Jun 11th 2017 report
They think that crybaby has the perfect life (e.g. big house, pretty clothes ext..) but they don't see what actually happens.
No one ever listens, (they think she has such a perfect life so they don't think she's serious?? Idk)
the wallpaper glistens,
Don't let them see what goes down in the kitchen (possibly being abused)
Hey girl, look at my mom,
She's got it going on, ha, you're blinded by her jewellery,
Uh oh, She's heading to the attic,
Plastic, go back to being plastic
(Go back to being plastic could mean go back to being normal and perfect and uh oh, She's heading to the attic could mean that she's hidden her alcohol to try and make her stop drinking, idk)
She's trying to fix her family on her own but it's not working, or she's had enough of being abused (one day they'll see what goes down in the kitchen, meaning that her voice will eventually be heard)
Idk but this is kinda what I gathered form the song, it's probably all wrong but idrc
The first meaning is Crybaby's family. Her Dad is cheating, her mom knows he's cheating so she turned to alchohol to get away from stress, and her brother is engulfed in the life of drugs, and Crybaby herself is very emotional on the outside and secretly a psychopath.But no one could tell because of their nice house and perfect curb appeal and clothing.
The song is also about how people view celebrities. Famous people are expected to be perfect and awesome. But when they do something to show that they are human and not omnipotent, people don't like it.
anonymous Apr 21st 2017 report
I think Melanie was trying to explain a situation that she was in, maybe her father was an infidel, and her mother knew so started drinking, and her brother was a stoner.
anonymous Apr 14th 2017 report
Melanie is talking about the town she lived in. The families were very different when nobody else could see them. Like some parents cheated on the parent and their child didn't know. And teenagers could smoke cannabis or weed without the parents knowing this.
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