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"Cry Baby" is the opening and title track by Melanie Martinez from her debut studio album, Cry Baby.

Background and Theme

While growing up, people around her once labeled Melanie a "crybaby", a person who cries at the simplest things. Cry Baby is about people, including herself, who are extremely sensitive and tend to be triggered easily, consequently ending in tears. The song draws the inspiration for the Cry Baby character, a fictional, child-like version of Melanie herself. Cry Baby struggles through a journey of self-acceptance, but through this song and many others, her journey of growth begins. Cry Baby is a character whom Melanie described as "a child who experiences adult things".[1] However, there are some things in Cry Baby’s story that Melanie did not experience herself [2] .

The music video for this song was released on March 14, 2016.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
You seem to replace
Your brain with your heart
You take things so hard
And then you fall apart
You try to explain
But before you can start
Those cry baby tears
Come out of the dark

[Pre-Chorus]
Someone's turning the handle
To the faucet in your eyes
You're pouring out
Where everyone can see
Your heart's too big for your body
It's where your feelings hide
You're pouring out
Where everyone can see

[Chorus]
They call you cry baby
Cry baby
But you don't fucking care
Cry baby, cry baby
So you laugh through your tears
Cry baby, cry baby
'Cause you don't fucking care
Tears fall to the ground
You just let them drown
You just let them drown
Cry baby, Cry baby

[Verse 2]
You're all on your own and
You lost all your friends
You told yourself that
It's not you, it's them
You're one of a kind
And no one understands
But those cry baby tears
Keep coming back again

[Pre-Chorus]
Someone's turning the handle
To the faucet in your eyes
You're pouring out
Where everyone can see
Your heart's too big for your body
It's where your feelings hide
You're pouring out
Where everyone can see

[Chorus]
They call you cry baby
Cry baby
But you don't fucking care
Cry baby, cry baby
So you laugh through your tears
Cry baby, cry baby
'Cause you don't fucking care
Tears fall to the ground
You just let them drown
Cry baby, cry baby
You just let them drown
Cry baby, cry baby
You just let them drown

[Bridge]
I look at you and
I see myself
And I know you better
Than anyone else
I have the same faucet in my eyes
So your tears
Are mine

[Chorus]
They call me cry baby
Cry baby
But I don't fucking care
Cry baby, cry baby
I laugh through my tears
Cry baby, cry baby
'Cause I don't fucking care
Tears fall to the ground
I just let them drown

[Outro]
Cry baby, cry baby
I just let them drown
Cry baby, cry baby
You just let them drown
They call you cry baby, cry baby
I just let them drown
Cry baby, cry baby
You just let them drown

[Verse 1]
You seem to replace
Your brain with your heart
You take things so hard
And then you fall apart
You try to explain
But before you can start
Those cry baby tears
Come out of the dark

[Pre-Chorus]
Someone's turning the handle
To the faucet in your eyes
You're pouring out
Where everyone can see
Your heart's too big for your body
It's where your feelings hide
You're pouring out
Where everyone can see

[Chorus]
They call you cry baby
Cry baby
But you don't even care
Cry baby, cry baby
So you laugh through your tears
Cry baby, cry baby
'Cause you don't even care
Tears fall to the ground
You just let them drown
You just let them drown
Cry baby, Cry baby

[Verse 2]
You're all on your own and
You lost all your friends
You told yourself that
It's not you, it's them
You're one of a kind
And no one understands
But those cry baby tears
Keep coming back again

[Pre-Chorus]
Someone's turning the handle
To the faucet in your eyes
You're pouring out
Where everyone can see
Your heart's too big for your body
It's where your feelings hide
You're pouring out
Where everyone can see

[Chorus]
They call you cry baby
Cry baby
But you don't even care
Cry baby, cry baby
So you laugh through your tears
Cry baby, cry baby
'Cause you don't even care
Tears fall to the ground
You just let them drown
Cry baby, cry baby
You just let them drown
Cry baby, cry baby
You just let them drown

[Bridge]
I look at you and
I see myself
And I know you better
Than anyone else
I have the same faucet in my eyes
So your tears
Are mine

[Chorus]
They call me cry baby
Cry baby
But I don't even care
Cry baby, cry baby
I laugh through my tears
Cry baby, cry baby
'Cause I don't even care
Tears fall to the ground
I just let them drown

[Outro]
Cry baby, cry baby
I just let them drown
Cry baby, cry baby
You just let them drown
They call you cry baby, cry baby
I just let them drown
Cry baby, cry baby
You just let them drown

Videos

The music video was directed and conceived by Melanie herself. The video chronicles the character Cry Baby's birth and less-than-stellar childhood with a mother whose hands are tied with a baby bottle in one hand and a wine bottle in the other. In the end of the video, Cry Baby cries an entire pool of tears that overflow out the window of a dollhouse she is living in, setting up the events of Dollhouse.

Errors

  • After the hospital scene, when Cry Baby is sitting in her high chair and her mom comes in to feed her, the mom has a bottle of wine in her hand. When she walks to the high chair, it is filled with red wine. However, in the next scene, it's white wine, as it's now see-through.

Cast

Trivia

  • The first studio snippet was released July 27th, 2015 by Melanie on her Instagram.
  • There is a lipstick at Lime Crime called "Cry Baby", designed by Melanie herself in collaboration with Doe Deere.
  • In the music video, after Cry Baby is born, her brother lights a cigarette for their mom, which foreshadows and sparks his smoking addiction later in his life.
    • He also writes his sister's name on her birth certificate, giving her the name Crybaby.
      • However, her name later appears as Cry Baby.
  • Melanie wrote this song during the Dollhouse era. She said on her Facebook that she wrote it because she found herself being over emotional.
  • The story and illustration for this song appears on the 1st page of the Cry Baby storybook, reading:
    (2) Cry Baby Digital Booklet - Page 1

    Cry Baby's digital booklet page

"Saddest girl she has to be
Salty tears stream down her cheek
Her heart’s bigger than her body
Her name is cry baby"

Gallery

Cry Baby (Song)/Gallery

References

  1. http://melaniemartinezmusic.tumblr.com/post/125202653918/marina-and-the-diamonds-created-a-fictional
  2. http://noisey.vice.com/blog/stream-melanie-martinezs-debut-lp-cry-baby


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Crybaby logo
Featured Tracks Cry BabyDollhouseSippy CupCarouselSoapTraining WheelsPity PartyTag, You're ItMilk and CookiesPacify HerMrs. Potato HeadMad Hatter
Bonus Tracks Play DateTeddy BearCake
Characters Cry BabyJohnnyAlphabet BoyBig Bad WolfMomDadBrotherBeth AnneCashierBasic BitchBlue BoyBunny DoctorMrs. Potato HeadMr. Potato HeadNurse
Extras Digital BookletRemoved SongsMerchandise
Locations Cry Baby's HouseBig Bad Wolf's HouseGrocery StoreCarnivalHospital

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