Melanie Martinez: Show & Tell Meaning
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Show & Tell Lyrics
Tell me you love me, but you treat me like I'm never there
You say the cruelest words, you used to break my heart
'Cause I'm over here working my ass off
Why is it so hard to see? (Why?)
If I cut...
Show and tell is about how celebrities are treated. The line: “Imperfect and human are we” is talking about how celebrities are expected to be perfect and are human and make mistake. “Harsh words if you don’t get a pic with me” is talking about how some fans took a picture of Mel without asking as she was leaving a building, she was polite about it and told them she felt uncomfortable. Those fans then posted the footage on YouTube with a video called “Melanie Martinez is rude to her fans”. “Art don’t sell” Mel believes that Art dosen’t sell. That’s why she tried to keep her movie free on YouTube. It is free again (Dec 2019). “It’s really hard for me to say just how I feel, I’m scared that I’ll be thrown away like a banana peel” She is scared that if she states her opinion she will be cancelled like many other celebrities/stars in the past.
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anonymous Dec 13th, 12:32pm report
The girl in this song is being forced to be a perfect doll and is sick of it. She's sick of being controlled by everyone and being a puppet.
anonymous Nov 16th, 11:32pm report
Melanie is being brutally real in this song. She shows us how she feels like she’s constantly put on display. Many celebrities are constantly judged and this is her showing that she feels like she’s being constantly watched and she can’t display who she really is. This is especially showed at the end of the video where the puppet’s guts are showing and suddenly everyone is disgusted by it and leaves it. They are all disgusted by what’s inside. Her being a puppet controlled by a teacher represents how society controls her and expects her to be someone who won’t make any mistakes. That’s my theory, thanks for reading!
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