Melanie Martinez: Sippy Cup Meaning
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Sippy Cup Lyrics
Blood still stains when the sheets are washed
Sex don't sleep when the lights are off
Kids are still depressed when you dress them up
And syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup
He's still dead when you're done with the bottle
anonymous May 19th, 2019 5:51am report
"You've got weights in your pockets, when you go to the doctors" Is referring to people with eating disorders (ex. anorexia) so is "Your favorite candy's cotton, that's why all your teeth are rotten" because sometimes people with eating disorders begin their day by swallowing cotton balls soaked in juice to cut their daily calorie intake, even though it's potentially deadly.
anonymous Mar 12th, 2017 3:51pm report
I think the message of this is very simple. No matter how something is presented, its nature remains the same. Blood will still stain even if it is washed away. If you make someoone depressed look presentable, it won't changed that they are depressed. If you put syrup in a sippy cup, it desn't change what it is.
Grey_Assassin May 30th, 2017 5:23pm report
The story behind this is when Crybaby's mother proves her suspicions about her husband cheating so she tracks down his mistress and kills both of them. Crybaby wakes up in the middle of the night and walks in to see the corpses, then her mother drugged her so she wouldn't remember what happened.
This song is about a person's unwillingness to accept one's own reality, even if you make it look like something else. Blood still stains on sheets, love is not asleep when the lights are off, kids still have depression no matter how they look, and syrup in a sippy cup is still syrup.
anonymous Nov 12th, 11:22pm report
I think like everyone else that her moms an alcoholic the dad is cheating but crybaby and her brother are depressed about all this so her brother does drugs to forget it and her mom does alcohol crybaby is the only one sane to understand and know everything that goes on of course favorite candy's cotton is where you dip cotton in juice and then eat it o your stomach feels feel but you don't gain a pound. I also kinda wonder what I'm missing because think about it ow does no one know what's going on well people think crybaby is just crying for know reason when obviously that's not true.
anonymous Oct 23rd, 10:02pm report
I think its about this family presenting themselfs as perfect when i reality the mothers a bipolar disorder and acholismm and i think when she says all the makeup in the world wont make you less insecure theyr talking about you can pound makeup on your face and wear slutty clothe s to hid your insecure.
anonymous Oct 15th, 10:56am report
“blood still stains when the sheets are washed”-no matter how hard you ignore something it's still going to there even when you ignore it
“sex don't sleep when the lights are off”-even though your sleeping doesn't mean ur partner is.
“pill diet, pill diet, if they give you a new pill then you will try it, it they say to kill your self then you will try it”-the vulnerability of hopping on the band wagon and believing if you were to do these things and change your self for another person, basically like the saying 'if he jumped off a cliff, would you do it' and how everyone doesn't do anything for themselves it's always for someone else.
“kids are still depressed when you dress them up and syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup”-no matter what you dress it in it won't change what it is and remains the same it's the 'same problem, different day'
anonymous Jun 26th, 6:46pm report
I think its a continuation of Crybaby and doll house based on the mother of the girl whom is crybaby. How the mother is an alcoholic and has to deal with many problems. She finds out her husband is doing illegal stuff and then soon finds out he is having an affair like how they show in dollhouse. How she has to deal with her 2 children which one is quote a crybaby and the other is a pot head and an absent husband whom is also cheating, and her own problems on top of it. Then she breaks down killing him. And regrets what she had done knowing that she still loves him. Like the lyrics in the song " He's still dead when your done with the bottle" pretty much saying she's getting drunk to forget that she killed her husband. The song is saying that even things are presented a different way their still the same. Kinda like in dollhouse where they are a perfect family on the outside and the inside its not what it seems. Where she is presenting herself or other things to seem a certain way when they aren't.
anonymous May 24th, 2019 5:42am report
It could be she just likes cotton candy....
anonymous Jan 1st, 2019 1:10pm report
The lyrics "Blood still stains when the sheets are washed means that when a wound is all healed up, it still hurts. Kids are still depressed when you dress them up means when a kid is depressed and you make them look all perfect they're still depressed, they feel different than they look. The "Syrup" in the sippy cup is actually drugs :P.The father is getting blood money from killing people by poisoning the medicine/drug, and the father is doing this, thinking that his wife doesn't notice."Pill diet, pill diet, if they give you a new pill then you will buy, if they say to kill yourself then you will try it, means most of those diet pill adds, yeah, they all fake boi!:)
anonymous Dec 4th, 2018 12:54pm report
The part where she says "You got weights in your pockets when you go to the doctor" Is speaking about eating disorders, as for being underweight. I think "Your favorite candy's cotton, that's why all your teeth are rotten." Speaks up about Buliama, for soft foods are much easier to throw up, so people with Bulimia will likely go for ice cream or something easily thrown up.
anonymous Nov 28th, 2018 11:56pm report
This is basically telling us "...what goes down in the kitchen..." Cry Baby's mother finds out about her husband cheating, and in a drunken state kills her husband and his mistress. When she finds out that Cry Baby saw what happened, she drugs her. It's also about how trying to hide things doesn't change what it is.
anonymous Nov 5th, 2018 11:34pm report
Once Crybaby's mother catches her father cheating, her mother goes to extreme measures and kills Crybaby's father AND the girl he was cheating with. Crybaby then finds the...Let's call it the murder scene, and then gets fed a drugged drink in a sippy cup so she doesn't remember, at least that's my interpretation.
anonymous Aug 4th, 2018 8:57am report
So at first glance, yes it seems like the song is about how covering things up doesn't change what they really are and I agree to some extent but it also seems like people are judging by the music video alone smh. Anyway, I can't speak for the first part of the song but the second part is undoubtedly about an eating disorder. Some people have mistaken the line: "your favourite candy's cotton that's why all your teeth are rotten" to be about meth but it would fit more into the second half of the song if it were about bulimia or the cotton ball diet. With lines like "you've got weights in your pockets when you go to the doctor" it is clear as day what the second half of the song is about. I cannot speak for the first half though.
anonymous Jun 17th, 2018 6:21pm report
crybabys mom found her husband cheating on her. "blood still stains when the sheets are washed, sex don't sleep when the lights turn of," she killed them for cheating but there blood still stains. its like saying you can't change reality no matter how much you try. then she sings about how after she finished the bottle he's still dead and she hid the body's in a cradle. there broke because the husband spent all the money at the drug company where he supposedly works. she got plastic surgery on her butt. she take diet pills because "they" tell her to and it says that she would kill herself if they told her to. she's insecure and has an eating disorder. basically in sippy cup you get the moms side of the story.
anonymous Apr 21st, 2018 4:21pm report
Crybaby’s mom is an achaholic with bipolar disorder she takes medication for both things when she forgets to take both meds for several days she remembers and thinks that if she takes a lot it will make up for the other days she then takes to many and then she starts drinking again she gets drunk and starts murdering her children crybaby walks out of her bedroom and finds the dead body’s her mother finds her but she doesn’t kill her she drugs her and puts her back to bed the drugs didn’t work so now she is afraid of her mother.
anonymous Mar 24th, 2018 3:41am report
So my interpretation is a little different. Indeed the mother is an alcoholic as explained in dollhouse and the father is a cheat however, if you put a few songs together it appears that there is a little more to this song. The mother has killed her husband and his mistress and cry baby finds the body's... But that isn't it. She is knocked out with chloroform and put back in to bed however, cry baby explains in dollhouse that she doesn't want anyone to see what goes down in the kitchen so it appears that murder happens a lot... Also despite her being drugged she still remembers
anonymous Mar 3rd, 2018 3:55am report
That the mother is an alcoholic and she finds out her husband was cheating on her so she kills him and his mistress and this links to dollhouse because it says dont let them see what goes down in the kitchen. And also that her mother might have a eating disorder because it says you got weights in your pockets when you go to the doctors.
anonymous Nov 29th, 2017 11:00pm report
No matter what illusion you may put up with, the reality never changes. No matter how much you try to hide it, it will eventually slip out.
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