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,
anonymous Jul 28th, 2018 7:12pm 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.
anonymous Aug 12th, 2017 8:06pm report
This is a statement to the rape culture in American society. It is such a common occurance it is like a game. Everyone knows it is going on but no one will "hear" about it. She is not allowed to speak because of his actions. It is showing our glorified ignorance of a very ugly part of society.
anonymous Feb 12th, 2017 2:15am report
If we clean all sort of love or sex sort of sick things and focus how Melanie made this song ,I feel like she is trying to describe that part of her life when she was own trapped inside the demons of her own mind,her bad mind being the wolf stopping her to reach her goals ( or by being too proud as mentioned in the lyrics"You reached till here you are the winner").Its evident in the video where head(brain) was imprisoned inside the glass with the same background where the wolf was there(not having control over her mind,lack of focus)or by the lyrics"you're saying,"Tag you're it..."(I mean how could that wolf say the same words which crybaby herself was saying?)
anonymous May 2nd, 5:52pm report
I think it could be an abusive boyfriend because she says "Can anybody hear me I'm hidden under ground
Can anybody hear me am I talking to myself" saying that she is willing to be underground cause she is hiding not trapped. then she says that he said "I hope to god you're never leaving." Like how abusers act like a victim to make the real victim feel bad. And she describes the violence saying "he chased me and he wouldn't stop" and " grab my hand, push me down" and "if she screams, dont let her go" and I think that they know eachothers family from when she says " your mother said to pick the very best girl" and the lyrics "I can taste your skin in my teeth would make sense if they have kissed.
anonymous Jan 1st, 1:25pm report
Just a theory about the vid, I think that the cashier gave crybaby the posion because the cashier was already kidnapped once and killed the kidnapper, so she was helping crybaby?
anonymous Sep 27th, 2018 9:23am report
Like many, I believe that this song means that Crybaby has been sexually assaulted. When it says, ¨I can taste your skin in my teeth,¨ it makes me wonder if she means that she has kissed the sex offender, or otherwise known as the wolf. When she also says in the first line, ¨Looking at me through your window, Boy, you had your eye out for a little.¨ This made me think that she was followed by the Wolf in his ice cream truck. ¨Little bit of poison in me,¨ Suggests that she was drugged, and it also states in the song that the wolf ¨loved to hear her breathing,¨ and that he ¨hoped to god she wasn´t leaving.¨
anonymous Sep 11th, 2018 9:35am report
I can't help but think about The Lovely Bones every time I hear this song. Sounds like it's about a girl being kidnapped and possible sexually assaulted, this taking her innocence away.
anonymous Mar 30th, 2018 3:22pm report
Cry baby was sad and alone after her pity party. She went to get ice cream , that the ' big bad wolf " had drugged. In the next song (milk and cookies) the wolf has imprisoned crybaby. Inferring into the song, it would seem that the wolf is a sex offeender and wants to 'keep' crybaby. She then escapes, using poison in the cookies he tells her to make.
anonymous Dec 26th, 2017 12:49am report
When you think about it Melanie is a child a the wolf is a predator and there are a lot of ice cream drivers that lure kids in with ice cream so I personally think this melanie is being stalked by the wolf like when she says"looking at me through your window.Boy,you had your eye out for a little ."
anonymous Dec 11th, 2017 12:41pm report
It's about when crybaby goes to throw away her decorations(after pitty party) and decides to get some ice cream. But the big bad wolf drugged it so crybaby passes out. Then he drags her in to his truck and takes her to is cave.(milk and cookies) the big bad wolf has command crybaby to make cookies and she poisons them (with the stuff the clerk gave her in tag you're it) and escaped.
InterpretationBOT Nov 12th, 2017 11:23am report
If I'm honest, I think that it's about a teenager/young adult who has a dark backstory. A fear follows her through life, causing her to be deluded. She conjectures that she is still being stalked and attacked, and her scattered mind makes her feel the pain. She is trapped in her own head and at the end everything is too much for her to take- she kills herself.
anonymous Oct 30th, 2017 10:54pm 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 Oct 8th, 2017 10:18am report
I feel like someone or something is chasing her but that thing keeps on coming back to haunt her and it is turning her crazy.
anonymous Jul 27th, 2017 7:02am report
Tag, You're It is about a little girl walking home from the grocery store and being followed by the "ice cream man(or wolf)". The Wolf is stalking her and catches her attention. He offers her a free ice cream cone, and she takes it. However, the ice cream was drugged. Cry Baby passes out and the Wolf drags her into his truck. From the lyrics, we can infer that Cry Baby is trapped in some form of lair, and that the Wolf is a sex offender or trafficker.
anonymous Apr 13th, 2017 4:36am report
I think that a guy is stalking her, he says all the stuff about "if you come with me you'll get candy," and obviously the little girl follows him into the van, and gets kidnapped. She makes a story of an almost-rape and poisoning like a simple game of tag, and maybe she's trying to express most girls' fears in one of her brilliant songs (and maybe her fear too). I'm not sure if this would be correct or not, so please don't hate.
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