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...
anonymous Mar 28th, 3:31am 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.
anonymous Sep 25th, 2016 9:17pm report
Mrs. Potato Head by Melanie Martinez symbolizes the insecurities of women who result to plastic surgery. The line "Baby soft skin turns into leather -
Don't be dramatic it's only some plastic -
No one will love you if you're unattractive" means that plastic surgery will 'fix your face', but it also takes away your natural beauty. Also, "Do you swear you'll stay forever, even if her face don't stay together" explains itself. She's asking her lover if he'll stay with her if what's supposed to make her beautiful makes her ugly. The song basically means that being fake is bad.
anonymous Mar 2nd, 3:27pm 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 Jun 30th, 6:57pm 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, 6:41pm report
She’s telling people that plastic surgery is wrong.
anonymous May 5th, 5:01pm 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, 4:47am 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 Feb 23rd, 2:13am 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.
anonymous Jan 25th, 1:55pm report
It’s about the things girls do to look pretty when they all ready are and how they can get pressured into it
anonymous Jan 25th, 1:53pm report
I think this song is about how girls get pressed into plastic surgery and stuffing their bras, plumping the limps ex. Even though there all ready beautiful ;)
anonymous Jan 9th, 2020 1:21pm report
This song is about a girl who falls in love with "the perfect guy" who buys her all this pretty stuff and soon enough he gets bored of her because shes not a fucking barbie doll and makes her n appointment to get plastic surgery and get bigger boobs when she is already perfect and its heart breaking when he sees that she made a mistake because in the end he gets another pretty girl to do the same and I guess this song shows that you should not change yourself no matter what people say because there is no such thing as perfect and you should like yourself no matter what people say - a melanie martinez fan :3 uwu owo.
anonymous Jan 4th, 2020 1:43am report
I think Potato Head is about the struggles young women, women even kids have with their appearances, and that society sets a standard and shows “perfect celebrities, models etc” which all had plastic surgery. And the line saying “Sexual, hey girl if you want to feel Sexual you can always call up a professional they stick pins in you like a vegetable” so i think this is about how some women don’t feel pretty or good enough for who they love and that they will get face lifts, butt lifts, breast implants for them to believe that they look beautiful, and for their partner to love them.
anonymous Dec 22nd, 2019 12:49pm report
This is about how Crybaby is saving girls from being in a toxic relationship,being a plastic (from Mean girls),and destroying the body for men/women.details:"Baby soft skin turns into leather""no one will love you if your unattractive" SO she is saying be YOUR SELF! THERE IS NO ONE YOU MORE THAN YOU!!!!!=)
anonymous Dec 14th, 2019 12:08am report
In this song it's singing about what girls do to be beautiful. How girls get plastic surgery just so they can be loved. The phrase, "Baby soft skin turns into leather" means when girls get plastic surgery and their skin hardens.
And when the song says "Oh Mr. Patato Head tell me, how did you afford her surgery, do you swear you'll stay forever, even her face don't stay together" means will the boy stay with the girl even her face gets botched?
Another thing is the song is called "Mrs. Patato Head" is cause girls get plastic surgery and and have pins stuck into them like vegetables. It said so in the song.
anonymous Nov 25th, 2019 11:49pm report
This song is singing about doing stuff just be pretty. Like getting plastic surgery to be beautiful. The phrase "will you swear to stay forever, even her face doesn't stay together" could mean will the boy still love the girl if she's ugly?
anonymous Nov 16th, 2019 11:25pm report
One of the lyrics that really hit me in this song is, “does a pretty face make it better?”. Crybaby has a really rough life, and on top of it, she starts judging herself. She wonders if being pretty will make her life better or make her happier. People who get plastic surgery are usually pressured into it. But she’s also worried it might go wrong because so many things in her life had already gone wrong. I feel like the other theories are right but I wanted to add this on top of it. Thanks for reading!
anonymous Oct 23rd, 2019 10:06pm report
The song expresses that it's about getting plastic surgery, Melanie shows that many people feel that they aren't 'pretty', and that they get surgery due to that fact. Melanie tries to say that we're all beautiful and we shouldn't change ourselves because of what someone said.
Thanks for reading my interpretation.
Submitted on Wednesday 23rd October 2019
8:06 UK time
anonymous Oct 10th, 2019 10:43pm report
The song represents the struggles of women in the past, and present. How they had to be lady-like and pretty and beautiful. Some husbands only married to pretty much flex on other men. A lot of women were pressured into plastic surgery, diet pills, wigs and many other fake pieces of plastic, and ornaments.
-a 10 year old who felt like writing this
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