Dollhouse
Dollhouse

Melanie Martinez - Dollhouse Lyrics

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May 19, 2014
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Dollhouse Music Video

Dollhouse Lyrics

Hey girl, open the walls
Play with your dolls
We'll be a perfect family
When you walk away is when we really play
You don't hear me when I say
"Mom, please wake up
Dad's with a slut
And your son is smoking cannabis"

No one never listens
This wallpaper glistens
Don't let them see what goes down in the kitchen

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
Picture, picture, smile for the picture
Pose with your brother, won't you be a good sister?
Everyone thinks that we're perfect
Please don't let them look through the curtains

D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
I see things that nobody else sees
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
I see things that nobody else sees

Hey girl, look at my mom
She's got it going on
Ha, you're blinded by her jewelry
When you turn your back
She pulls out a flask
And forgets his infidelity
Uh-oh, she's coming to the attic, plastic
Go back to being plastic

No one never listens
This wallpaper glistens
One day they'll see what goes down in the kitchen

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
Picture, picture, smile for the picture
Pose with your brother, won't you be a good sister?
Everyone thinks that we're perfect
Please don't let them look through the curtains

D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
I see things that nobody else sees
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
I see things that nobody else sees

Hey girl (hey girl)
Hey girl, open your walls
Play with your dolls
We'll be a perfect family

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
Picture, picture, smile for the picture
Pose with your brother, won't you be a good sister?
Everyone thinks that we're perfect
Please don't let them look through the curtains

D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
I see things that nobody else sees
D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E
I see things that nobody else sees

Writer(s): Jeremy Dussolliet, Melanie Martinez, Timothy Sommers
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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What is the Meaning of Dollhouse?

In this song, I feel the meaning is very clear, but I will clarify anyway. This song is about a girl that's part of a 'perfect family.' This song takes her perspective and exposes what goes on 'behind the curtains'. It states things about infidelity, drug use, and alcohol consumption. The underline message is that nothing is as it seems. It illustrates that the public version of them and what everyone sees isn't the same otherwise. It expresses that not even the most 'perfect families' have darkness to hide.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who wrote the song 'Dollhouse' by Melanie Martinez?

    The song 'Dollhouse' was written by Melanie Martinez in collaboration with Jeremy Dussolliet and Timothy Sommers, who are collectively known as Kinetics & One Love.

  2. What is the release date of 'Dollhouse'?

    'Dollhouse' was released on February 9, 2014. It served as the lead single from Melanie Martinez's debut EP, which is also titled 'Dollhouse', and later appeared on her debut studio album, 'Cry Baby'.

  3. Can you explain the setting of the music video for 'Dollhouse'?

    In the music video for 'Dollhouse', directed by Nathan Scialom & Tom McNamara, a little girl plays with her dolls in a dollhouse. The video portrays Cry Baby, played by Melanie Martinez, revealing her dysfunctional family's secrets. The family tries to maintain a perfect facade but struggles with various issues behind closed doors.

  4. How does 'Dollhouse' connect to other songs in the Cry Baby album?

    'Dollhouse' acts as a prequel to another song from the album called 'Sippy Cup'. While 'Dollhouse' introduces us to Cry Baby's troubled family dynamics and their outward pretense of perfection, 'Sippy Cup' delves deeper into the dark consequences of these issues within her family.

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