Melanie Martinez: Mrs Potato Head Meaning
Mrs Potato Head Lyrics
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...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Mar 28th 2020 report
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.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Dec 2nd 2016 report
The title of the song itself refers to plastic surgery. A girl who is beautiful however extremely insecure, uses plastic surgery to change her face. With a potato head, you can take off the facial features and change it. This represents that with plastic surgery, they "take" off their face and change it. Melanie wants to show that all women are beautiful and don't need plastic surgery to be beautiful. Specific lines show that woman think that they wont be loved if they're"unattractive" so they change to be loved.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jul 15th 2017 report
It's a parody of now...look at the Kardashians, Models...media in general...all they tell us is to be stick thin, plump up your lips, smooth your skin out, get Botox, get your breasts as big as a watermelon, fill your ass up with silicone...but this song is very much amazing, and it mirrors what we see...pill diet and such
anonymous Mar 26th report
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
anonymous Feb 27th report
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.
anonymous Jan 8th report
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.
anonymous Dec 28th report
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.
anonymous Dec 14th report
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.
anonymous Nov 14th report
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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anonymous Sep 22nd 2020 report
The part "Oh Mrs. Potato Head tell me
Is it true that pain is beauty?
Does a new face come with a warranty?
Will a pretty face make it better?" Is questioning if the plastic surgery is helping or hurting her, and "Oh Mr. Potato Head tell me
How did you afford her surgery?
Do you swear you'll stay forever
Even if her face don't stay together
Even if her face don't stay together" Is asking the husband how the heck he got the money for the surgery, and if the husband will like her even if the girl's face falls apart .
anonymous Jul 19th 2020 report
A woman gets pressured by her boyfriend and he makes her get plastic surgery for boob inplants and a face lift. After her face heals the boyfriend is excited to see if his plan worked, turns out her face doesn't come out as he expected so he leaves her and finds another innocent woman to see if his plan will work the next time.
anonymous Jun 30th 2020 report
This song always makes me sad :,(
It’s about a girl who’s boyfriend made her get plastic surgery because he thought she wasn’t objectively pretty. When he realizes all the plastic makes her look bad, he leaves her to try again on another girl.
“Do you swear you’ll stay forever, even if her face don’t stay together.”
It really tells people that they don’t have to get surgeries just to be what people think pretty is. You’re beautiful just the way you are.
anonymous Jun 1st 2020 report
She’s telling people that plastic surgery is wrong.
anonymous May 5th 2020 report
I think this song is about a women trying to look perfect for a guy. She gets lots and lots of plastic surgery but he still doesn't love her after it heals.
anonymous Apr 12th 2020 report
it is about a woman falling for a man and that man is a dumb-ass to think that a girl only needs prettiness and nothing else, and tells the woman that they are going to a plastic surgery.all i want to say is, us,females, are pretty in our own way and i hope there is no more people going to do
some fucking stupid surgery!!!!!!!!!:<
anonymous Mar 2nd 2020 report
I believe the song's meaning is about how girls want to get/ or forced to get plastic surgery because they want to look pretty, yet the hints of how it will make them regret it in the song are everywhere.
And in the music video it is about "the perfect man" that she falled for and he pressured her into getting plastic surgery, when he saw that she did not come out as pretty as he wanted as it quotes; " Do you promise that you'll stay forever? Even if her face don't stay together?" . Obviously, he does not stay forever as we see in the end of the music video he's swaying another innocent, beautiful woman into doing the same thing.
anonymous Feb 23rd 2020 report
Women get plastic surgery to look beautiful, like how you change a Mrs. Potato Head's face. It also says that kids are lucky to not care, but they probably will someday. "Just be sure to read the warning kids, 'cause pretty soon you'll be bored of it" you'll realize that it wasn't worth it to get plastic surgery. Women will also question if their man will stay with them based on how they look.
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