Melanie Martinez: Soap Meaning
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Think I just remembered something
I think I left the faucet running
Now my words are filling up the tub
Darling, you're just soaking in it
But I know you'll get out the minute
You notice all your fingers pruning up
anonymous Oct 28th, 2017 10:06am report
Contrary to alot of the comments here, I don't think its about being rejected. I think the song is about Crybaby already being in a relationship with someone, but they haven't gotten serious yet. Neither one has said "Love" yet.
"I'm tired of being careful, gentle, trying to keep the water warm." And "I'm tired of all the games I have to play." She's tired of holding back her feelings and playing all the little mind games many people do in order not to seem 'desperate'.
"My words are filling up the tub, darling you're just soaking in it, but I know you'll get out the minute your fingers start pruning up" She knows her feelings are stronger than his and she wants to keep things comfortable, but she can't hold back. She soaks him in her affection, but she knows he'll leave once he gets uncomfortable.
"I said too much, it over flowed, why do I always spill?" Why is she always the one that falls in too deep and too quickly? The song is very relatable.
anonymous Nov 15th, 23:45 report
To me, Soap is about suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), something I suffer from myself. Although people like me are often labeled “perfectionists” it cuts deeper than that. OCD is about being fearful of something and creating irrational responses to avoid unpleasant results. As much as I may want to let go and get “under your skin” I’m fearful of the outcome that it could bring. So instead, I try my best to safety-wrap my experiences or “keep the water warm”. I’ll also often second guess my actions, for fear of leaving “the facet running” or questioning something I said in the past. These thoughts are often irrational. For instance, I may be sure that I locked the doors when I left the house but I still feel anxious that someone may break in. The feeling brews in me, it leads to negative thoughts and repeating depression. In this song, the lyric “now I better wash my mouth with soup” describes the irrational response to the anxiety and depression caused. In order to make sure I don’t feel this way again, I “wash my mouth out with soup”. Essentially, OCD is like a never-ending cycle starting with a fear and then irrational behaviour. Whenever negative outcomes are achieved, more fears are added and thus more irrational behaviour is added. The problem grows and grows, and the depression will get worse and worse. This is all hard to explain because it’s so overwhelmingly difficult to understand even to the person who has it but I hope it helps. Seriously, this song is about much more than just a relationship and it pains me looking at the comments that it’s rated so low because so many people are unfamiliar with what OCD really is and when to identify it.
anonymous Jul 11th, 7:07pm report
On the contrary, I think that Soap is about people accidentally saying the wrong words in society, and so she has to ‘wash her mouth out with soap’, ‘threw the toaster in the bathtub’ mentions that she wants the electricity from the toaster to kill all her words. I know many you think that Soap is about someone in love with someone else and being afraid to tell them, but this was my first impression when I heard the song
anonymous Apr 28th, 2019 4:39pm report
I agree with the song being about a really bad relationship and i think wash my mouth out soap means she probably said horrible things about the abusive relationship she wishes could be taken back but never will.
anonymous Aug 7th, 2018 8:21pm report
I think it's because Melanie has gotten contacted by angry people because she curses in some of her songs so she's apologizing and saying that's just who she is. That explains why she keeps saying that she shouldn't have said something.
anonymous Feb 11th, 2018 2:50pm report
Mel is saying she said something she shouldn’t have to someone ( a boy she likes or someone close ) and she should hate herself for doing that.
anonymous Nov 19th, 2017 11:45pm report
So Melanie falls in love with a boy and she don't know how to say that she love him and everything gone wrong e.g.God i wish i never spoke,oh, i say too much it over float,i through a toster in the bath tab. Sorry for spellings
anonymous Oct 20th, 2017 10:57pm report
Crybaby is confused about how to tell her lover how she feels about him. What she says came out the wrong way (i wish i never spoke).poor crybaby.
anonymous Oct 17th, 2017 10:24am report
i think its about crybaby being in a relationship and wants to take it to the next level. she wants to tell him that she loves him but it scared. when she dea tell him it say in the song "threw a toaster in the bathtub" meaning now that she has told him how she felt he might reject her.
anonymous Jul 29th, 2017 7:45pm report
I think that it's about her arguing with someone and saying too much. In the lyrics, " I'm tired of being careful, gentle, trying to keep the water warm. Let me under your skin" is Crybaby saying she doesn't care about provoking the person she's talking to, to let her make them mad. Then they hurt her, so she pulls the 'Love' card, which is explained in the lyrics.
anonymous Jul 20th, 2017 7:52pm report
I really think it means that she's in a abusive relationship now and she tries to fix what she said so she doesn't get hurt and then she started choking in one of the scene which means he could've choked her before. So she threw the toaster in to kill him because he hurt her. Think about it she made him feel all comfy in the tub, meaning he made her feel comfortable in the beginning then he gets messy.
anonymous Jul 13th, 2016 7:43am report
I think this is about crybaby falling for the guy in pity party but 10x harder so she tell him and he doesn't like her the same way so she wish that she could take it back so she sang in the song I better wash my mouth with soap
anonymous Jun 20th, 2016 6:19pm report
I think this song means that she wants to take something back that she said. There is a line that says "I think I got myself in trouble, so I'll fill the bath with bubbles" as in, if you could take something back you said, there is a painful process.
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