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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

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 4th 2018 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.

  2. anonymous
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    Nov 28th 2018 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.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 5th 2018 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.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 4th 2018 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.

  5. anonymous
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    Jun 17th 2018 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.

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2018 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.

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 24th 2018 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

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 3rd 2018 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.

  9. anonymous
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    Nov 29th 2017 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.

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 8th 2017 report

    The song meaning is no matter how much you try to cover up the truth the pain will still alwas be there.

  11. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2017 report

    I think it's about Crybaby's husband (After most of the songs in the album but before dollhouse) cheated on her with some other chick (If you watched the Mrs. Potato Head music video, you might recall that Crybaby's husband (he was the guy that bought her the plastic surgery B.T.W) Cheated on her with a specific girl. This girl looked like old Crybaby. So this girl (we will call her Amy) made love with Crybaby's husband so, when Amy had her baby, Crybaby killed the baby and Amy. The Husband was broken hearted and kept the child's corpse in a cradle. "Of course it's a corpse that you keep in the cradle." So now, the 2 children crybaby had are depressed because their mom and dad are always fighting, and that's a lot of pressure on a child. Crybaby's husband have been in debt, so they money somehow right? That means that they would do anything for money. So, now Crybaby's husband (I'm naming him Sam) started working at a drug company that he bought drugs from (which was spending their money, making them in debt) "Just another shift at the drug company" So, That's a song over analyzed for yall

  12. Grey_Assassin
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    May 30th 2017 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.

  13. anonymous
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    May 19th 2017 report

    So clearly anyway you present something its not different from they way it truly is. Like if you wash a sheet that had blood on it still shows just not clearly. If you put nice clothes on kids it still doesn't matter if they are depressed and sad and syrup is not any different in a sippy cup.

  14. anonymous
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    Mar 12th 2017 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.

  15. anonymous
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    Mar 5th 2017 report

    This is really hard to tell because there can be so many different things. What I think is that someone is having a really big struggle in their life, they are an alcoholic, doing drugs ("if they give you a new pill then you will buy it"), struggling with an eating disorder ("you got weights in your pockets when you go to the doctor"), and just a bunch of other horrible things.

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