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"Sippy Cup" is the third track by Melanie Martinez featured on her debut album, Cry Baby. It was released on July 31st, 2015 with a music video. On July 28th, Melanie posted a snippet of Sippy Cup on her Instagram page. A day later, an additional snippet was posted by her father on Instagram. The music video was made available to watch a day earlier on July 30th, courtesy of SPiN.

Theme

This song is an alternative song where it finally reveals the events that follow what takes place in Dollhouse. This song is about what actually “goes down in the kitchen,” (a lyric from Dollhouse) which provides a deeper look into Cry Baby’s family life. Sippy Cup is about Cry Baby's mother murdering her father and his mistress. The sippy cup itself is metaphorical for the lack of being willing to acknowledge reality, the unwillingness to confront one’s own reality, especially when it comes to relationships. The lyric, "Kids are still depressed when you dress them up", describes how no matter what we do on the outside, our inner feelings remain the same. 

Lyrics

[Chorus]
Blood still stains when the sheets are washed
Sex don't sleep when the lights are off
Kids are still depressed when you dress them up
And syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup
He's still dead when you're done with the bottle
Of course it's a corpse that you keep in the cradle
Kids are still depressed when you dress them up
Syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

[Verse 1]
Blood money, blood money.
How did you afford this ring that I love, honey?
"Just another shift at the drug company"
He doesn't think I'm that fucking dumb does he?
It doesn't matter what, you pull up to your home
We know what goes on inside
You call that ass your own, we call that silicone
Silly girl with silly boys

[Chorus]
Blood still stains when the sheets are washed
Sex don't sleep when the lights are off
Kids are still depressed when you dress them up
And syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup
He's still dead when you're done with the bottle
Of course it's a corpse that you keep in the cradle
Kids are still depressed when you dress them up
Syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

[Breakdown]
Sippy cup, s-s-sippy cup, in a sippy cup, sippy cup
In a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup

[Verse 2]
Pill diet, pill diet, if they give you a new pill then you will buy it
If they say to kill yourself, then you will try it
All the makeup in the world, won't make you less insecure
You got weights in your pockets, when you go to the doctor's
Your favorite candy's cotton, that's why all your teeth are rotten
Silly girl with silly boys

[Chorus]
Blood still stains when the sheets are washed
Sex don't sleep when the lights are off
Kids are still depressed when you dress them up
And syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup
He's still dead when you're done with the bottle
Of course, it's a corpse that you keep in the cradle
Kids are still depressed when you dress them up
Syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

[Breakdown]
Sippy cup, s-s-sippy cup, in a sippy cup, sippy cup
In a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup

[Chorus]
Blood still stains when the sheets are washed
Sex don't sleep when the lights are off
Kids are still depressed when you dress them up
And syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup


Music Video

In the video, Cry Baby’s mother is shown distraught and drunken on the floor. Suddenly, her drunken husband stumbles into the house, clutching an unfamiliar woman who is also drunk. They begin to dance in the kitchen as the wife pushes herself to her feet. The wife, seeing her husband has cheated, then murders him and the woman. When Cry Baby comes downstairs and discovers the bodies, the mother puts her to sleep with chloroform. Cry Baby wakes up, chained to her bed, and her mother pours a sippy cup full of liquid that knocks her out, erasing the memories of that night.

Errors

  • During the line, "All the makeup in the world, won't make you less insecure", Melanie angrily smears lipstick all over her mouth. However, at 1:59, her lipstick breaks.

Trivia

  • The lyric, "You call that ass your own, we call that silicone" is a reference to Mrs. Potato Head.
    • There are also various references to Teddy Bear in the video, such as Cry Baby playing patty cake with a large teddy bear and the sippy cup which had a bear on it. 
  • There was a debate on whether or not Cry Baby died in the ending of the video. Melanie informed her fans at a concert that she did not; her mom had just given her a drug to make her fall asleep so she would forget what she saw.
    • The angel that repeatedly comes up is supposed to represent Cry Baby's innocence dying, not Cry Baby herself.
  • In the clean version of the song, the word 'sex' is not censored, making the version still explicit in most people's eyes.
    • The word 'ass' is censored with an 'ahh' sound.
  • At 0:28, when Melanie's mother is pouring the wine into the cup, it sloshes out of the cup. This is to show that her mother is drunk and uncoordinated.
  • The lipstick she used was from her friend and stylist Stella Rose Saint Clair, who also played as Cry Baby's mother.[1]
  • On July 12th, 2017, this song was certified gold.
  • The story and illustration for this song appears on the 7th page of the Cry Baby storybook, reading:
    Sippy cup

"She watches momma sip a drink 
Out of a sippy cup that’s pink
Because of that you’d never think
That she’d pass out under the sink"

Gallery

Sippy Cup/Gallery

References

  1. https://www.instagram.com/p/6DX042SeR5/?taken-by=itsstellarose


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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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