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If you haven’t heard of Melanie Martinez you have seriously been missing out on some iconic emo pop. To catch you up on her haunting jams, here are eight of our favorite Melanie Martinez lyrics that will get your angst flowing.

You can catch Melanie Martinez on the Cry Baby Tour.  

“Cry Baby”

“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.’’


“Places, places, get in your places, throw on your dress and put on your doll faces. Everyone thinks that we're perfect. Please don't let them look through the curtains.”

“Bittersweet Tragedy”

“Enough of your bittersweet. Your sugar rots my teeth, clogs up my arteries. Your bittersweet shit is a tragedy.”


“Think I got myself in trouble, so I fill the bath with bubbles, then I'll put the towels all away. Should've never said the word "love"—threw a toaster in the bathtub. I'm sick of all the games I have to play.”    

“Training Wheels”

“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 worn down. Promise I won't push you straight to the dirt, if you promise me you'll take them off first.”

“Pity Party”

“Maybe it's a cruel joke on me. Whatever, whatever. Just means there's way more cake for me. Forever, forever.”

“Mrs. Potato Head”

“But little girls are learning how to cut and paste and pucker up their lips until they suffocate, ha-ha.”

“Sippy Cup”

“All the makeup in the world won't make you less insecure.”