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 Oct 15th, 2019 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 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 Jun 26th, 2019 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 Oct 10th, 10:05pm report
Sippy cup is like a deeper look into crybaby's family life which was mentioned in the song Dollhouse with the lyric (one day they'll see what goes down in the kitchen). In the first scene we see her mom passed out under the sink when her husband comes back drunk with another woman. Her mom then ties them both in chairs and killed them. Crybaby finds the bodies and her mom drugs
One time during her tour she answered a question the fans were asking whether cry baby died at the end of the music video she said No Cry Baby didn't die her mom just drugged her to make her go to sleep to forget what she saw
anonymous Jun 30th, 6:40pm report
(Sorry I know I’m basically repeating everyone else)
Sippy cup is what “goes down in the kitchen”
Crybaby’s mom is heavily drunk and finds her husband with the sl*t from dollhouse.
(“Mom please wake up, Dad’s with a sl*t”)
Super drugged and hungover, she murders the dad and his mistress.
Crybaby finds the bodies, and her mom drugs her so that she never knew what happened.
The metaphor “blood still stains when the sheets are washed” is about how just because you try and fix something doesn’t mean the problem is gone. The sheets will forever have history of the blood even after you wash them.
The metaphor “syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup” means that you can’t cover up something by making it seem innocent; you can’t feed a baby straight syrup, but if you put it in a sippy cup then it’s fine
anonymous Jun 19th, 6:14pm report
Sippy Cup is 'what goes down in the kitchen', a lyric from Dollhouse. It talks about Crybaby's mother's problems. She is very insecure about her looks (All the make-up in the world won't make you less insecure) and weight (You've got weights in your pockets, when you go to the doctors). She tries to keep her kids happy and is angry at her husband for cheating (he doesn't think I'm that f***ing dumb does he). The husband comes home with another woman, and the mom, in a drunken rage, stabs them both. Crybaby is horrified when she sees their bodies so her mother forces a liquid drug in a sippy cup down her throat to make her forget everything.
anonymous May 13th, 5:10am report
"your favourite candy is cotton candy, that's why your teeth are rotten" - references to a trend in 2013 where you swallow cotton balls with some kind of chemical to make you feel full. in fact, it gave you a series of health problems and made you super skinny. in the line, Melanie seems to be addressing a person who does this; she says the line in a kind of 'condescending' way to give the song a layer of guilt, acting as a deterrent for viewers. also, by using the pastoral adjective 'rotten' it makes the process of killing your body seem 'natural' so this makes the process seem a part of the social norm, embedded in culture of many communities. lastly, if you listen to the sound of the words, 'rotten' sounds misleading (sounds sweet and 'lifting') or 'candy' sounding intimidating.
anonymous Feb 28th, 2020 2:51pm report
I think that this is a continuation of 'Dollhouse'. It seems to be Crybabies mother's point of view. If you listened to Dollhouse, you would know Crybabies mom is an achohalic, her brother does drugs, and her dad is having an affair.
I think this is about her mother's problems, trying to keep her kids happy, and her anger twords her husband.
anonymous Feb 5th, 2020 2:28pm report
In sippy cup it talks about Melanie's other song, dollhouse. We get to see what goes down in the kitchen, which is a line from dollhouse. It sings about when Crybaby's mom kills Crybaby's dad and his mistress. Crybaby's mom is drunk on the floor when Crybaby's dad comes home with his mistress. Her mom gets up off the floor and ties up her dad and the mistress and kills them.
Crybaby wakes up in the middle of the night. She goes downstairs and finds her dad and his mistress dead. Her mom finds her and takes her to her room. She then drugs her to make her fall asleep.
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anonymous Jan 22nd, 2020 1:12am report
I think the meaning of the song is that, no matter what you do to try to hide or conceal things, and no matter how much you lie to yourself or make yourself forget, your problems are still there.
The phrase "syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup" means that, even you dress something up in a pretty or innocent cover, it still is rotten on the inside. Same goes for "kids are still depressed when you dress them up". It doesn't matter what you to to them on the outside--it still isn't going to be fixed on the inside. The fact that Crybaby's mom puts drugs in a sippy cup means that she's trying to avoid confronting her problems. She tries to convince herself that when the outside is innocent, the inside will become innocent, too.
One of the main topics of the song is that, no matter how much you lie to yourself or convince yourself that you're okay, your problems still exist. That phrase "he's still dead when you're done with the bottle" illustrates this point perfectly. Same goes for "blood still stains when you washed the sheets".
This is my fav song from Crybaby so I may be able to explain it well.
The song focuses more about Crybaby’s parents than Crybaby herself. It is talking about how nothing changes completely no matter how hard you try to change it.
Now I’m going to explain the verse about crybaby’s mom.
“Pill Diet, pill diet.
If they give you a new pill then you will try it.
If they say to kill yourself then you will try it.
All the makeup in the world won’t make you less insecure.
You’ve got weights in your pockets when you go to the doctors. Your favourite candy’s cotton, that’s why all your teeth are rotten.”
It is talking about how much of a mess the mom actually is behind her mask.
Pill diet (she is taking pills to help her deal with an alcahol addiction ect.)
If they say to kill yourself then you will try it, it is talking about how much her mom listens to others.
It also talks later about her mom being insecure.
“ You’ve got weights in your pockets when you go to the doctors.” Her mom has an eating disorder.
“ our favourite candy’s cotton, that’s why all your teeth are rotten.” This line is either about the “cotton ball diet” or Bullimia.
anonymous Dec 14th, 2019 12:36am report
This song is basically a part 2 to "Dollhouse", it sings about how Crybaby's alchoholic mom kills her cheating dad and his misstress. So this song is basically telling us what goes down in the kitchen from "Dollhouse". Crybaby sees her mom kill her dad and her mom drugs her with a sippy cup and puts her back to bed.
A lot of people also say Crybaby's mom could also have a eating disorder cause of the phrase "You got weights in your pockets when you go to the doctor's" which I agree with.
Also Crybaby's mom might regret killing her dad because the phrase "He's still dead when you're done with the bottle" means she got drunk when she killed him.
anonymous Nov 25th, 2019 11:31pm report
What I believe and what most people believe is that the song is singing about Crybaby's mom killing her cheating dad and his mistress. It also sounds like her mom drugged her because of that phrase, "syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup" which could mean drugs in a sippy cup.
anonymous Nov 12th, 2019 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, 2019 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 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.
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