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Did my invitations disappear
Why'd I put my heart on every cursive letter?
Tell me why the hell no one is here
Tell me what to do to make it all feel better
Maybe it's a cruel joke on me
Whatever, whatever
Just means there's way more cake...


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    Jun 30th, 2016 6:07pm report

    Pity Party is about not just throwing a party and no one shows up, but because this is about Crybaby, if you listen to the first song in the Crybaby album, there's one part that kind of refers to Pity Party: "You're all on your own and you lost all your friends". And then you go back to Pity Party, you see her all alone at her house, throwing herself the biggest dang Pity Party in the world because nobody showed up. Even her closest friends and the boy of her dreams.


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    Jun 6th, 2016 6:24am report

    I think she's a miserable person who wants company... The birthday party is a metaphor for something fun so in the video she's not just crying... A pity party is when you're really sad... She obviously wanted someone to join her loneliness so she invited them... Nobody wanted to share in the sadness so she destroyed everything in a temper tantrum


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    May 9th, 5:21pm report

    Oh i get it, she was lonely, she just wanted some friends, because why would anyone hate and ignore a miserable person? That’s just pretty mean, I would team up with her, if I was a new character myself. If you guys won’t clean your dirty actions together, figure it out by yourself, your problem, not anyone’s. Just because someone is lonely, doesn’t mean they’re miserable, doesn’t mean that they are ugly, and it doesn’t mean that they’re “childish” that’s insane!


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    Nov 20th, 2017 11:08pm report

    It's about people we consider as friends but when we need them they dissapear. She invited her "friends" but nobody came...


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    Sep 15th, 2017 9:52am report

    Melanie "Crybaby" threw a party and she invited her boyfriend johnny and some friends....nobody showed up-_- this song is expressing her going crazy because nobody showed up to her party! I would go crazy too!


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    Aug 21st, 2017 8:04pm report

    This isn't a review on this one song, but as it is the most popular I decided to do it here NO HATE PLZ.

    Basically if u look on the cry baby album they are all in an order. It's telling cry baby's life story! Listen to it in the order and u will get what I mean xxx


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    May 19th, 2017 5:15pm report

    So CryBaby gives invites to her birthday party but no one comes. So she cries as seen in lyrics " Ill cry till the candles burn down this place" so clearly she is sad that know one cares but she thinks that they are pulling a prank on her. So Im guessing that now she is trying to make new friends and i new guy to fall in love with.


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    Oct 16th, 2016 10:08pm report

    She talks about ow when she was little no one showed up to her parties, and she talks about how she thinks that they probably were playing pranks on her, or didn't like her.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Jul 3rd, 2016 7:20am report

    I feel it is about her party not going great. But... More than that... She now feels as though she cannot trust anyone because no body showed up to her party she had high hopes for. She feels like she has no social status anymore.


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    Jun 20th, 2016 6:12pm report

    Pity Party is about Melanie's 3rd birthday patry. She wanted Barney the dinosaur to come, but the costume was (and I quote) "sketchy and didn't look professional". Melanie ended up crying for the whole day.


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    Jun 5th, 2016 6:24am report

    The song is based on that she invited kids from her neighbor hood but no one showed up because people didnt know her and thought she was crazy and weird and she threw a fit about it and that is why the song is called pity party. Also, all she wanted is to have a party and make friends.


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    May 13th, 2016 5:04am report

    This song is clearly a metaphor for disillusionment and loneliness. People whom she trusted and loved couldn't even make it to her birthday party.


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    May 4th, 2016 5:24pm report

    Cry Baby is based on herself and her (she made a character for herself named Cry Baby) childhood, Pity Party means she invited the boy she liked to her party and he didn't show up to it, therefore she is going crazy because of how much time it took her to put the party together and no one was there to enjoy it with her.


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    Apr 19th, 2016 4:22am report

    My interpretation is that she's been struggling with depression and all of the emotion inside her built up and exploded because of that party.


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    Apr 13th, 2016 4:51pm report

    She invites a bunch of people to her birthday party, goes to so much trouble making it perfect, and nobody shows up. She is really upset and throws herself a pity party, having emotions like anger and sadness, depression and not caring.


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    Mar 12th, 2016 3:17pm report

    She invited people to her party and nobody showed up for it..


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    Jan 30th, 2016 1:20pm report

    I do agree, about her being lonely. She obviously wants to party, have fun, play; Doing what you usually do at a birthday party. Maybe since no one had showed up to her party, she decided to throw herself a 'Pity Party'; because she feels sorrow or a misfortune that the people she had invited didn't show up. And maybe during the video she regretted inviting, it's probably why she freaked out and destroyed everything; besides the fact no one showed up.

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