What does Mrs Potato Head mean?

Melanie Martinez: Mrs Potato Head Meaning

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Mrs Potato Head Lyrics

If you weren't born with it
You can buy a couple ornaments
Just be sure to read the warning, kids
Cause pretty soon you'll be bored of it
Sexual, hey girl if you wanna feel sexual
You can always call up a professional
They stick pins in you...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jun 16th 2021 !⃝

    This song shows that all women/girls are beautiful and that they don't need any type of treatment to become even more beautiful. "It's such a waste, how little girls are growing into their mother's face" means that little girls are already growing beautiful, but they're learning to "cut and paste" (In this case it means plastic surgery) when it's not even necessary.

    You don't need to look like a Barbie if you want to be beautiful, and of course, you don't need to get plastic surgery because you are pretty and stunning just the way you are.

  2. 2TOP RATED

    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jan 8th 2021 !⃝

    I believe this song is about the expectations being set on girls now in days considering the beauty standard being put on them making them think that if they dont look a certain way they should change themselves with surgery to look the way society tells them to.

  3. 3TOP RATED

    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 28th 2020 !⃝

    The part of the song that made the most sad was the part that said “It’s such a waste. Little girls grow into their mother’s face, but little girls are learning how to cut and paste, and pucker up their lips until they suffocate.” This part shows that these little girls could be growing up to be beautiful just the way they are, but today’s society is saying that they need to have surgery to completely change their body and make them look like a Barbie doll.

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 4th !⃝

    For me the meaning is how women tend to get plastic surgery because no one will fall in love with her because they think she is unattractive hence the lyrics don't be dramatic it's only some plastic no one will love you if you're unattractive and Melanie used Mrs. potato head because you're able to rearrange her facial features and the lyrics Oh Mr. Potato Head tell me how did you afford her surgery? Did you swear you'd stay forever even if her face don't stay together means will you stay with her if her face doesn't stay pretty or the surgery makes her ugly instead of pretty.

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2023 !⃝

    This is a story of a married woman who is probably being humiliated by everyone including her husband. So she decided to get plastic surgery and when Melanie Martinez sang, "Do you swear you'll stay forever
    Even if her face don't stay together" means that she wants to be with Mr Potato Head even if her face changes. The moral is that people should appreciate inner beauty, not what you see

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 27th 2023 !⃝

    I think it’s about how people (esp young girls) feel the need to get plastic surgery in order to feel beautiful do to the unrealistic beauty standards and how it’s sad

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd 2023 !⃝

    So crybaby is explaining how you don’t need plastic surgery because you are beautiful just the way you are. But other women or men think otherwise. Everyone is beautiful in their own unique way. That’s all crybaby is trying to say. But social media/etc says if you don’t look good no one will love you. But whoever made that up is not a good person. Also it matters what’s on the inside.

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 30th 2023 !⃝

    Mrs Potato Head is about Melanie/crybaby wondering why women in today's society change themselves to fit the beauty standard, since their beautiful just the way they are. "It's such a waste, when little girls grow into their mothers face. Well little girls are learning how to copy and paste." This shows that girls are already growing up to be beautiful but to fit into this fixed beauty standard they get surgery to fit into this, and how men would not like or stay with them if they didn't look a certain way. The song also expresses how today's society says that if you are unattractive no one will love you. Mrs Potato Head is a character on Toy Story who can change her facial parts by adding on new eyes, makeup, or lips. This is influenced in the song to show how women who get plastic surgery change their features to look good.

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 6th 2022 !⃝

    I think that Mrs Potato Head is about beauty standards and that people have so high expectations such as having big eyes, big lips, a small nose etc., especially boys having these standards and that girls really want to feel loved and so they try to impress boys by trying to be a girl that looks pretty or have plastic surgery etc., but after it, they realise that it wasn't worth it at all.

  10. anonymous
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    Sep 1st 2021 !⃝

    I think this song is about cosmetics, beauty-standards and fashion nowadays. I think this song is from the perspective of an 18-year-old women who's never had make-up on before, and how she's scared make-up will exceed her "ugliness" even more, and her being self-conscious about her looks, and how she thinks eyeshadow, lipstick, etc, would make her more self-conscious about how it'll look, and that people'll make fun of her looks with that.

  11. anonymous
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    Jul 10th 2021 !⃝

    I leasing to this song before, it’s kind of disturbing little bit I know girls are different but I’m not sure about this song it’s seems wrong to me, and singing this song is kind of creepy to me, I am worry.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  12. anonymous
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    May 12th 2021 !⃝

    I think this song, like everyone else says, is about beauty and society. “But little girls are learning how to cut and paste and pucker up their lips until they suffocate” is basically saying girls are trying to up their beauty standards to what society wants, and “no one will love you if you’re unattractive” is quite sad, considering that this part means that they can’t be beautiful in their own way to feel loved, instead, they have to get plastic surgery to be loved, yet only to be hated more if the surgery backfires. This means that people are now dependent on their faces and their looks to be loved. In the video, when Mrs. Potato Head’s surgery backfired, Mr. Potato head was the one to pressure her into getting it in the first place, unsatisfied with her own natural beauty. Mr. Potato Head represents all of society, pressuring girls (and possibly boys too, I don’t discriminate) into being a “beautiful” face that they’re not and don’t have to be. When the surgery backfires, however, society just shuns them more for it. It’s sad how some people think of a person they want, all the looks and everything, and expect it to come true. At the end, when Mr. Potato head leaves her for another, more beautiful girl, this shows society turning it’s back on the ones that had been hurt trying to feel loved. The people who’s surgery backfired are now probably looked down upon all because they just wanted to be pretty. As for “it’s such a waste, seeing little girl turn into their mother’s face” this part means that even little girls are wasting their childhood and time, trying on cosmetics and whatnot, until their face looks like their mother’s face. All that natural beauty hidden behind layers of makeup. And the attempts turn out futile, too. Again, what a waste of time. Everyone, don’t get plastic surgery, everyone is beautiful in their own way. And don’t expect that your beauty dream standards will be coming true because you said so, either. It’s ok to want, but not ok to force it on someone. I wish you all a great day, and everyone, be proud of your face. If it’s past 8:00 pm, go to sleep. Do it.

  13. anonymous
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    May 9th 2021 !⃝

    i think when it says "cause pretty soon you will get bored of it" sounds like its saying that you will get used to what you look like and u will get more plastic surgery and it will be come an addiction its like one big continuing circle :)

  14. anonymous
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    Mar 26th 2021 !⃝

    Women always go on about being beautiful and having a thick butt. It’s not about those things they need to understand beauty is within, and what’s on the inside. Men need to stop expecting women to be this perfect kardashian and then want it to be real. It’s not build a bitch. If you don’t want her then don’t tt her it’s that easy. YAL WOMEN NEED TO KNOW YALL ARE BADDIES NO MATTER WHAT

  15. anonymous
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    Feb 27th 2021 !⃝

    The whole song talks about plastic surgery and why people should not attempt it. The saddest part for me is "No one will love you if you are not attractive". This shows that people are now dependent on their faces in order to be liked and it reminds me of the body-shaming in my previous school.

  16. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2020 !⃝

    what is messed up is how this song is so good but yet so sad. if you really hear the lyrics it’s so sad and asking about how the husband or boyfriend wants the girl to get plastic surgery, but it doesn’t even turn out as he wanted so he leaves her. What also is messed up is how people are doing this in real life too. Men will treat women like objects and boss them around like their servants. Some men aren’t like this and that’s good but it’s just so messed up. I’m glad Melanie made this song and pointed out that people are doing this.

  17. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2020 !⃝

    This song is basically saying you dont need surgery to be beautiful
    The part where it says "it's such a waste when little girls grow into their mother's face, but little girls are learning how to cut and paste, and pucker up their lips until they suffocate." Is just so sad to me because it is saying girls aren't happy with their looks and want to change everything about themselves. Mr potato head is basically all of society, pressuring women into getting plastic surgery and then hating them after it's done.

  18. anonymous
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    Nov 14th 2020 !⃝

    I think that the guy represents society and the song is saying that society is forcing woman to get plastic surgery. So basically Melanie is saying that we don't have to get plastic surgery to be beautiful.

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