Melanie Martinez: Tag You're It Meaning
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Tag You're It Lyrics
Boy, you had your eye out for a little
"I'll cut you up and make you dinner
You've reached the end, you are the winner"
Rolling down your tinted window
Driving next to me real slow, he said,
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Jul 28th 2018 report
I think that Tag You’re It is about rape/sexual assault. In the first part of the lyrics, the “boy” in the lyrics seems to be stalking and trying to lure Melanie. In the chorus, there’s one line that says “he chased me and he wouldn’t stop”, which could refer to the persistence of rapists. “He” also pushes Melanie down according to the lyrics, which further suggests that it’s some sort of sexual assault. In addition, two lines start with “can anybody hear me”, which may refer to how people don’t hear the cries of help from the victims, or ignore them because they don’t want to be involved. There’s also a line further in the song that says, “if she screams don’t let her go”, which could suggest rapists continuing their actions despite the victim’s screaming.
To play tag, someone has to be ‘it’. If they touch/‘catch’ someone else and say “tag, you’re it”, that someone else would be ‘it’. Talking about rape/sexual assault through tag would mean that the rapist is ‘it’ and they’re trying to catch the victim to rape them.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Oct 6th 2016 report
The song says running through the parking lot he chased me and he wouldnt stop tag you're it. So, here she made this story look like the famous game Tag. And we all know Melanie's songs are about kids' struggles, and many kids dissapear because they went into another's car because..that someone told the kid " I got somecandy for you!!" Of course the video isnt like this because, the video must continue somehow her song "Pity party". so she threw away the decorations of her party and went to buy some cerial, then she wanted to buy some ice cream (who whouldnt), the wolf gave her another one, for free, that shows how easy it is for that to happen. And she named it tag you're it because that "guy" was supposed to chase her, so this way she has the meaning and the title, a symbolism title
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:
like many others i believe the wolf is a child sex offender. i believe melanie might have used the wolf as the predator because in the original little red riding hood, the big bad wolf asked red to take off all of her clothes and lay in bed with him, and the author (Charles Perrault i think) said that young girls should be wary of “wolves” (an innuendo for child predators.) idk just a theory though, she might have just used a wolf because it’s a scary animal. I also think the wolf is not only a rapist, but a metaphor for an adult taking away a child’s innocence. After this video, it seems that Crybaby is no longer a child anymore and the songs deal with more adult themes.
anonymous Mar 8th report
Like how others are stating it, it is about rape and pedophilia and how some men and women kidnapped kids and others that are their age or young and kill them or rape them. She talks about how when people try to run away they get caught sometimes having no escape. She also states that even if you cry or try to scream for help, some won’t here u. It comes to a point where the lyrics say “little bit of poison in me”, which we can all agree that who ever kidnapped her put poison in her. The wolf who seems to be her kidnapper then say “I hope to god your never leaving”, again that succeeds my thought that he wants Melanie to stay with him so he could do something later on. In the middle-ending of the video we see a women in the store with black eyes just like Melanie when in her class fight video. Can u guess who that is?. Yeah! It’s her friend. The seem to be women gives Melanie a bottle of what looks like poison. After Melanie was kidnapped she uses the poison and puts it in the cookie dough for the wolf in the music video Cookies and Milk. It gets to the point where the wolf ends up dying from the poison which reminded me or when that brat boy died in Game of thrones. So the main topic about this video is to show young teenagers and kids that pedophiles are real and if your not careful..it’s over. Hi thanks for reading this I just had nothing else better to do but share my opinion with y’all. Anyways hope u enjoyed reading byeee <3
anonymous Feb 25th report
If you wanna see the real meaning of this song go to http://melanie-martinez.wikia.com/wiki/Tag,_You're_It. But my interpretation of this song is that after her pity party from the literal song Pity Party, she throws away her decorations as seen in the video and she goes to the store and the cashier gives her (crybaby) the poison because she sees the wolf and already knows his plan because maybe she's seen it happen before. I don't 100% believe this is a rape or sexual assault story but knowing and hearing him chasing her and the line that says "your mother said to choose the best girl and i am" makes me think he has a very big crush and now that she's single he wants to shoot his shot but doesn't know how but then he ends up kidnapping her. In the song Milk and Cookies, Crybaby remembers the poison the cashier gave her and gives him the poisoned milk and cookies and kills him. Correct me if i'm wrong lol. Also don't take this serious i'm in seventh grade and i really love her music ^^.
anonymous Jan 22nd report
It is about a rape survivor. Melanie says her chased me and he wouldn't stop indicating rape. In cookies and milk she poisons him and escapes.
anonymous Jan 21st report
i think this song is about sexual assault and rape. i think Martinez was trying to show what sexual assault is like. you don't have a choice when someone decides to try and kidnap you or rape you. you can only hope that it never happens to you. it is a horrible thing to have to live through. it's horrible when you get "released" and everyone knows what happened to you, but it's even worse when people don't know what you went through.
anonymous Mar 11th 2020 report
It’s about how she got kidnapped as a kid or and they did something bad to her. It is so clear that when she is looking for help and no one will help her when it says that she is “screaming for help” and she is under ground means that she was trapped and she couldn’t get out.
anonymous Feb 23rd 2020 report
The Wolf kidnaps Crybaby and takes her underground (which he probably had planned). Crybaby cries for help, but no one can hear her. This talks about how kidnappers will chase their victims until they catch them, and not let them go, no matter how much they scream.
anonymous Feb 15th 2020 report
"Looking at me through your window Boy, you had your eye out for a little" She has a stalker.
"Driving next to me real slow, he said 'Let me take you for a joyride I've got some candy for you inside.'" He's trying to kidnap her.
"Running through the parking lot He chased me and he wouldn't stop Grabbed my hand, pushed me down Took the words right out my mouth"He's raping her.
"Little bit of poison in me I can taste your skin in my teeth" hes putting his eggplant in her mouth.
anonymous Jan 18th 2020 report
It's about kidnapping and abusing like crybaby got kidnapped by wolf then raped her.
anonymous Dec 17th 2019 report
Let’s just pretend that I already said the whole thing about how wolf guy is chasing her.
The cashier hears Crybaby detailing how she’s being chased by the wolf and gives her poison so that she can get rid of him for once and for all. It sounds like she’s the only one who hears Crybaby (Can anybody hear me? Am I talking to myself?) and she gives Crybaby the means to kill the wolf.
anonymous Dec 17th 2019 report
This guy(wolf)wants to kidnap Crybaby and rape her. It seems like the guy was stalking her too, cause of the phrase "You had your eye out for a little". He was planning the perfect time to kidnap Crybaby.
When he tries to kidnap Crybaby she runs away and he chases after her in the parking lot and grabbed her. And she got taken away.
Also in "Milk and Cookies" explains how Crybaby needs to escape the wolf after being kidnapped. She tries poisoning him with poisonous milk and cookies.
anonymous Nov 29th 2019 report
This song is probably singing about a abusive bf or kidnapper. Crybaby was chased by the kidnapper and could've possibly been raped.
anonymous Oct 23rd 2019 report
Like the others said, I think it's about rape/sexual assaults, we get this from the lyrics 'Grabbed my hand and pushed me down' we also see a wolf who kidnapped her. The video also shows that Crybaby is a child, we infer this from the scene in the music video about the wolf luring her in by giving her ice cream, we can also infer this from the lyrics 'I got some candy for you inside'. Kids like ice cream and candy.
anonymous Aug 4th 2019 report
I do not believe the Wolf had raped Crybaby. I believe this song is about kidnapping and possibly sexual assault. In Milk and Cookies, the Wolf attempts to stroke her hair after the cookies are done, therefore one of the reasons I believe this. Back to Tag You’re It, after the Wolf gives her the ice cream, he affectionately picks her up and puts her in the back. The song also says “Let me take your for a joy ride”, which could mean many different things. Near the end, the song says”Your mother said to pick the very best girl, and I am” But I don’t think the Wolf raped her, he just showed affection as her kidnapper.
anonymous Jul 6th 2019 report
Like all of the other reviews, i personally think that the wolf had kidnapped Melanie and took her somewhere, raping her. She came back from the store and she saw the wolf. She wanted a certain ice cream but the wolf suggested that she had a different one, the one that he had drugged. She passes out and the wolf rapes her. In milk and cookies, he forces her to make cookies. The cashier from before had given her poison. She puts that in the cookies and gives the cookies to the wolf. She got her revenge and escapes. Correct me if im wrong, im only in my first year of middle school so-
anonymous Jul 2nd 2019 report
Are y'all mental? She said the meaning of the song in an interview. This song is just a fraction of a story that needs to he connected to her other songs to create the full story. In this song, Crybaby gets kidnapped by the Big Bad Wolf, hence the guy in the wolf mask in the music video. Furthermore, in Milk and Cookies, Crybaby poisons him and escapes. It's not about rape culture (which doesn't exist) or rape at all. If any of you were true crybabies you'd know that.
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