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"Bittersweet Tragedy" is the fourth and final track on Melanie Martinez's Dollhouse EP and Pity Party EP.

Theme

This song is about the end of Melanie's relationship with a boy. The relationship was bittersweet and there were moments when Melanie was only focusing on the sweet parts, not realizing how bitter and sour most of the relationship was. In the end, the relationship turned out to be not so good.

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Sweet, boy, straight out of the movie screen
Candy hearts and chocolate dreams
I met my prince upon a popcorn bowl
He held my heart and let it go
Ice cream, upon a summer's day
Beginning sweetness never stays
Melting through the cracks in my hands
I guess I held on for too long

[Chorus]
I'm done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy
It's no fun, when I'm sitting all alone
You're right in front of me
And I'm done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy
It's no fun, when I'm sitting all alone
You're right in front of me (you're right in front of me)

[Verse 2]
You speak sour lemonade to me
The bitter taste won't let me be
One kiss was supposed to be so sweet
But I found grapefruit in your teeth
Old gum is all you'll ever be to me
I spit you out and brush my teeth
Melting through the cracks in my hands
I guess I held on for too long

[Chorus]
I'm done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy
It's no fun, when I'm sitting all alone
You're right in front of me
And I'm done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy
It's no fun, when I'm sitting all alone
You're right in front of me (you're right in front of me)

[Bridge]
Enough of your bittersweet
Your sugar rots my teeth
Clogs up my arteries
Your bittersweet shit is a tragedy

[Chorus]
I'm done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy
It's no fun, when I'm sitting all alone
You're right in front of me
And I'm done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy
It's no fun, when I'm sitting all alone
You're right in front of me (you're right in front of me)

Trivia

  • Almost every line in the song has something to do with something sweet/candy-like.
  • There was an instrumental posted on YouTube on June 10th, 2014.
  • The demo version was leaked on February 14th, 2016.
  • Melanie's last performance of this song and Dead To Me was on JBTV in 2015.
  • This is the longest released song by Melanie so far.
  • The music box that plays before this song in live performances is the children's lullaby known as Cradle Song, or Brahms' Lullaby.
  • Despite having the word 'shit' in the lyrics, this song is not considered to be explicit. This means that there is no official clean version.

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