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 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.
anonymous May 1st, 2016 5:01pm report
crybaby is in love with this boy named jhonny. which is the first invite she makes in pity party. she wants to tell jhonny how she feels but she cant. time goes only and she finally tells him. but she doesn't love her. so she tries to wash her mouth out with soup to take it back.
anonymous May 16th, 5:16am report
A relationship gets toxic and then she didn't feel free to say what she wanted to say to she has to talk very carefully and sometimes she says the wrong thing and she regrets it and wishes she never said anything.
anonymous May 12th, 5:15pm report
I think this is about regret or taking something back, maybe the word love or maybe it's going into something deeper than love. What if this is about a love that went wrong as in one sided or a problem with a friend? Said something you can't take back and trying to fix it by "filling the bathtub with bubbles"
anonymous May 2nd, 5:53am report
I think this song means that Crybaby fell in love with a guy but it turned bad. I feel like he probably lost feelings or broke up with her. She regrets letting herself fall in love with him when he just was going to hurt her and tries to take back the things she said to him so she won’t get hurt further. “Should’ve never said that word love,” “I better wash my mouth out with soap.” However, she’s also tired of having to be careful in order to protect her heart and just wants a mutually meaningful relationship with him. “Tired of being careful Now, all of her feelings are bursting out of her and she doesn’t know how to cope with them. “I feel it coming out my th
anonymous May 2nd, 5:47am report
I think this song means that Crybaby fell in love with a guy but it turned bad. I feel like he probably lost feelings or broke up with her. She regrets letting herself fall in love with him when he just was going to hurt her and tries to take back the things she said to him so she won’t get hurt further. “Should’ve never said that word love,” “I better wash my mouth out with soap.” However, she’s also tired of having to be careful in order to protect her heart and having to be perfect just to get him to care. “Tired of being careful, tiptoe, tryna keep the water warm.” Now, all of her feelings are bursting out of her and she doesn’t know how to cope with them. “I feel it coming out my throat” “threw a toaster in the bathtub”
Chillypolarbear Feb 21st, 2:47am report
A mom who is strict tells crybaby that she can't say anything rude, but finds everything offensive. Crybaby is stuck where she can barely say anything and her mom makes her wash her mouth out with soap and then Crybaby gets a crush and everything she says to the boy is so boring because she feels that her mom is watching. She ends up sick of her mom and throws her toaster in the bathtub.
anonymous Nov 24th, 2019 11:30am report
My first thoughts were about talking about depression. Personally, when she says she said to much I think of when I mention how bad I feel inside to another person and "wash my mouth out with soap" by trying harder to seem happy and put together. It's like she's on the edge of spilling everything inside and is forcing herself to hide it.
anonymous Nov 15th, 2019 11:45pm 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, 2019 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
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