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My friends don't walk they run.
Skinny dip in rabbit holes for fun.
Poppin', poppin' balloons with guns.
Gettin' high off helium.
We paint white roses red.
Each shade from a different person's head.
This dream, dream is a killer,...

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    anonymous
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    Mar 18th, 2017 3:25pm report


    It's about Crybaby finally finding her clique,people who are just like her. She came from a broken home surrounded by madness so she kinda accepted her own craziness and embraced her crazy side.
    She finds normal people scary and that's a metafore for non-conformism and not fitting in with what's considered normal. Melanie herself actually is kinda "on the crazy side" so she decided to put it into lyrics...and nailed it :)



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    anonymous
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    Dec 20th, 12:32am report


    Mad Hatter by Melanie Martinez, I think the two latest comments kind of explained the lyrics of this songs. Actually, these comments made me laugh and say ha ha silently.

    - Same person who made comments recently



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    anonymous
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    Dec 20th, 12:04am report


    Here we come to the end of Crybaby's journey. Mad Hatter. She belongs in a wonderland world full of things of her insane imagination. Crybaby is afraid of normal people without mental illneses, and feels comfortable with ones who do. She always knew that she was secretly insane inside from all of the things that happened in her life. The line, 'I'm peeling the skin off my face, cause I really hate being safe,' which is truly terrifying. As for peeling the skin off your face. She adds that she doesn't like to be safe from others. She also has finally found freinds, (big, fuzzy animals as seen in the video) since she's always referring to as 'we.' Overall, Crybaby's identity was always truly, mentally, insane.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 19th, 12:39pm report


    Well, after ALL of the sad/traumatic events that happened throughout Crybaby's life, she drives herself insane. She finally has found comfort in her own little wonderland world. She's free from all of the people that caused her pain and anger.
    She expresses herself as insane. She's with all the other 'crazies' that make her feel normal.
    While the normal people make her feel scared, so she should be secluded from normal people without mental illnesses.
    She makes a lot of Alice in Wonderland references, which adds to the whole mental theme. In all, Crybaby has found a place where she can be psycho self.



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    anonymous
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    May 20th, 2018 5:02am report


    She finds people just as crazy and wierd as her and don't treat her differently like normal people do.She finds true FRIENDS!!!



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    anonymous
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    May 9th, 2018 5:55pm report


    I just think it's about crybaby wanting to be not alone while her teddy bear friends like her the way she is crazy fun and phyco so she is mad as hatter and loves it



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    anonymous
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    Mar 30th, 2018 3:45pm report


    I have a mental illness as well, so I understand the feeling of being a crazy person, and being very different from society. The normal people scare her because they cannot relate and they are trying to make her be someone else. There are many Alice in Wonderland references, that make sense as everyone there is crazy and makes her feel better. I do have depression/anxiety so this song is my favorite and is personally relatable. Thx 4 reading



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    anonymous
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    Jan 25th, 2018 1:31am report


    I think it means that crybaby is struggling to find a way to cope with her past and present emotions. According to the song it states that she is "getting high off helium" which means she is struggling too cope with the pain, so she turned to getting high. I like this song very much my favorite line is "so what if I'm crazy the best people are." Overall this song relates to me a lot



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    anonymous
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    Jan 19th, 2018 1:45am report


    Personally, in my opinion I think it's, (the song), is linked to Dollhouse. Her family is truly messed up and everyone thinks that there perfect, but in reality, they're the total opposite. Anyways, I think Mad Hatter is about how her family is sadly, messed up and she is trying to act perfect but then she realizes that she's different and needs people like her. (Different, not the same, unique)



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    anonymous
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    Nov 30th, 2017 11:10pm report


    This is based off Alice in Wonderland. As seen by the quotes "we paint white roses red" and "skinny dip in rabbit holes for fun" because alice fell into a rabbit hole. This is about Crybaby being crazy and having her own little wonderland



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    anonymous
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    Nov 20th, 2017 11:20pm report


    You can be Alice, I'll be the Mad Hatter...



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    anonymous
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    Nov 20th, 2017 11:17pm report


    Being crazy means being yourself. The normals are the people that are fake, not themselves. She finaly found some crazy friends and accepts her self.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 16th, 2017 11:04pm report


    Melanie is glamorizing mental illness.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 11th, 2017 11:36pm report


    Some of the songs make you think crybaby is crazy in this song she is actually exepting for who she is



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    anonymous
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    Oct 28th, 2017 10:22pm report


    It's about excepting that she is CRAZY



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    anonymous
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    Sep 23rd, 2017 9:19pm report


    As someone with a mental illness, her lyrics seem like she's fantasizing mental illnesses.



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