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Training Wheels Lyrics

Riding down, riding down
My hand on your seat
The whole way round
I carry band-aids on me now
For when your soft hands hit the jagged ground
Wheels aren't even touching the ground
Scared to take them off but they're so worned out
Promise I...


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    Jan 15th, 2017 1:56am report

    Her crush doesn't want to move on to the next step. Not because he doesn't like her, but he's afraid he's still not ready for this relationship and might fall hard. She promises she wouldn't break his heart, but he's unwilling to commit. And so she 'explodes' getting pissed and annoyed as it's not like she wants to marry him or anything too serious or frightning, she just wants to be with him.


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    Mar 5th, 2017 3:20pm report

    She is friends with someone but she really wants to be more than that. and she knows he's ready for the commitment because his "training wheels" aren't touching the ground which means he feels the same way but is scared to admit it. And since he's scared she's helping him along the way by carrying band aids for when he falls over and keeping her hand on his seat?


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    Jul 31st, 2017 7:21pm report

    I think that by training wheels she means time. Cry baby is helping the boy take a risk and stop using "training wheels". The boy wants her to be there as she has "band-aids" and is willing to support him throughout, but Cry baby wants to be there so she can help him get through his difficult stage of learning how to ride a bike (like get his sh*t together) aswell as overcome that and ride bikes together hence "I wanna ride my bike with you" (to be in a relationship with him). They both wanted different things and as the boy has gotten what he wanted, he leaves her. Cry baby, once again gets screwed over (this is my interpretation).


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    Mar 30th, 3:43pm report

    Okay...so. I wanna get something straight. THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A LOVE STORY BETWEEN A BOY AND A GIRL! SHE COULD BE SINGING TO A GIRL! WHY DO PEOPLE FREAKING ASSUME! Now we've got that out the way on to the interpretation. This is actually one of my favorite songs of Melanie's. It's very beautiful, yet very wistful. She sings of a time where it was simple and when they could be friends without people assuming they were more.
    "Riding down, riding down
    My hands on your seat
    The whole way round
    I carry Band-Aids on me now
    For when your soft hands hit the jagged ground"
    This implies memories. Memories of when it was easy, and when they weren't lovers or partners. They were just friends. Friends who would help each other and love each other and who were just that. Friends. In a way, everyone needs that. A friendship can be even healthier than a romantic relationship. Not always, but it can be. They miss those times.


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    Mar 19th, 3:55pm report

    I think that this means that Crybaby is ready to become very intimate with the boy in the song. But he is scared and she promises to help him along the way so that he won't get hurt.


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    Mar 16th, 3:18pm report

    Crybaby likes this boy (Johnny) and wants to go to the next step in their relationship( take ing off the training weels) but he’s not ready for that. Crybaby’s says that she has band aids for if he gets hurt trying to move to a next step. Johnny calls crybaby “fucking dumb” cause of stupid shit she says about moving the relationship further, and how she lives when he calls her fucking dumb.


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    Feb 23rd, 2:27pm report

    Crybaby is in a relationship, and wants to take things to the next level. The boy is not ready yet, not because he doesn't love her, he's worried about the consequences. Crybaby tries to reason with him; it's not like she's asking him to marry her. She and him already have a good relationship: he doesn't mind how dumb she can be, and they trust each other. She promises she'll stay with him and never let go, but he's still not too sure.


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    Dec 22nd, 12:17am report

    I believe that this song is about wanting to go further in a relationship. Melanie is talking about her wanting to do “stuff” with the boy. I believe that they boy is her crush or boyfriend. They both like each other but are too scared to go further in their relationship. I hope this helps someone somewhere. If it helped leave a rating or something idk


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    Nov 30th, 11:12pm report

    I think it means that his training wheels(guard) are on/up and melanie wants to go to the next step in the relationship or be more serious and have him take his guard down (take his training wheels off).


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    Nov 25th, 11:14pm report

    I think that , metaphorically, they are both “ ridding a tricycle” and how both of them are friends, and both have training wheels, but Crybaby ( Melanie) has feelings for him and she wants to go to a further level and “ take off her training wheels” but he is afraid to take them off, and to take it to the next level with her.


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    Aug 2nd, 2019 8:28pm report

    honestly? I feel like it’s about how they are both scared to fall for each other and they “take the training wheels off” but it seems at the end of the video that he disappears. So it kinda came off as her saying that she gave him all she had even though she was afraid and once he wasn’t afraid anymore, he moved on. So I feel like basically she was head over heels for him and he kinda got what he wanted and got confidence from her and then kinda forgot about her?


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    Aug 9th, 2018 8:36pm report

    I think it means that Crybaby want's to be more than friends with Johnny and "No more training wheels left for you" means pulling on the "rubber". This song is about wanting to do the deed


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    May 6th, 2018 5:01pm report

    I think that cry baby just wants to be more than friends but the boy feels the same way but he is just not ready to admit that he likes her to but he is not ready to take off his training wheels(metaphorically meaning he is not ready to be more than friends or he thinks he's not ready to be more than friends)


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    Jan 22nd, 2018 1:43pm report

    Crybaby is ready for the next step of her and this boy's relationship but he's scared to take the training wheels off. She wants her relationship to be perfect and she wants him to take his 'training wheels' off. She cares, but she's ready for a higher level of love.


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    Dec 13th, 2017 12:39am report

    I think this song means she realy wants it to thenext leavel. in the song she says i love every thing you do when you call me fucking dumb for the stupid shit i do so to me basicaly she likes how they joke around and how they already have a great relation ship. in the beginning of the song she says weels aren't even touching the ground scared to take them off but theyre so worn down she is saying that she knows he feels the same way. [this is my perspective]


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    Sep 20th, 2017 9:37pm report

    I'm pretty sure that crybaby wants to be more then friends with her best friend, but she doesn't know how, and in the boy's life he was having hard times, and Crybaby wants to comfort him.


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    Feb 28th, 2017 2:41pm report

    She wants to loose her virginity but he's not ready.


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    Feb 9th, 2017 2:37pm report

    Crybaby want's to take a step away from who they already are so she unscrews his training wheels. He doesn't know Crybaby want's to be this way that's why he doesn't go to her party. Crybaby want's to tell him but she shows him instead which doesn't go very well that's why he disappears in the video.

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