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:
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.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Oct 30th 2017 report
"Looking at me through your window
Boy, you had your eye out for a little" the way i see that verse is that the boy had been stalking her for a little while now and that she knew it."Rolling down your tinted window
Driving next to me real slow, he said
" I've got some candy for you inside" This verse makes me think that he is trying to lure her in and when she says "Let me take you for a joyride"
It almost sounds like hes a rapist/sex offender. Basically the song is about how CryBaby has been followed by this man and how hes trying to lure her in and when he does lure her in hes taken her away somewhere underground and shes screaming out for help and trying to get away.
anonymous Yesterday, 23:18 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, 14:14 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.
anonymous Jun 18th 2019 report
I think that this song is about kidnapping and sexual assault. It's explains not being able to get away from an aggressor. Well in the next song, Milk and Cookies. Something I noticed about the two music videos is that in Tag, You're it, the cashier hands her a bottle of poison which Crybaby never uses in this video but in Milk and Cookies, she forgets she has it and while making the cookies, the bottle falls out of her pocket. She then remembers how she got it and what it is and pours it in the cookie mix while the Wolf isn't watching as it says in the Milk and Cookies lyrics, "Next time you're alone, think fast when you grab the phone" which at this time he was answering the phone so he was not paying attention.
anonymous Jun 9th 2019 report
I think the song is about child abduction abduction, because the wilf is trying to lure her in with sweets and that’s exactly what a child predator would do.
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