Cry Baby Album by Melanie Martinez!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿค•๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ Album Review #1

Released on August 14, 2015, the Cry Baby album is so diverse. It speaks on topics of sexual assault, surgery, relationships and also break ups. This is a concept album. That means that the album is telling a whole story and you have to go in order to figure out what’s happening or else you’ll be lost. She uses child-like topics and turn them into dark and twisted stories that happen in people’s lives. It’s about the main character Cry Baby. I don’t wanna spoil this information in the intro, so let’s go………. ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ’ฏโค๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ

1๏ธโƒฃ CRY BABY


Cry Baby is the first song off of the album and the video shows the birth of the character “Cry Baby”. The album was inspired from people that used to tease her for being extremely emotional so they started calling her Cry Baby. 

Opening Lines: 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. Someone’s turning the handle, to the faucet in your eyes. You pour it up where every can see. You’re heart’s too big for your body. That’s why you’re feeling sad. You pour it up where everyone can see.

Chorus: They call you Cry Baby, Cry Baby but you don’t f**king care. Cry Baby, Cry Baby, so you laugh through your tears. Cry Baby, Cry Baby but you don’t f**king care. Tears fall to the ground, you just let them drown. 

There’s not much I can say about Cry Baby but what I can say is that it is well written, creepy and also authentic. Well done Melanie.

2๏ธโƒฃ DOLLHOUSE


We all know family’s that have dark secrets but act as if they are this picture perfect family that everyone dreams of achieving. Melanie’s perception of this is raw, dramatic and just amazing. 

Opening line: Hey girl, open the walls, play with your dolls. We’ll be your 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 cannibis. No one ever listens, this wall paper glistens, don’t let them see what goes down in the kitchen.” 

This is telling us about this family that Cry Baby is apart of and it’s giving us information that is vital. It’s obvious that they’re having intense family problems. 

Chorus: 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.

Another thing that the family is dealing with is alcoholism. In the second verse, it says, ” 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.”

This is how her mother deals with the weight that is on her shoulders. 

3๏ธโƒฃ SIPPY CUP

This title seems innocent but it is nothing but dark. This is a continuation from Dollhouse. This is the result of what is happening in her life.

Opening line: 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 and syrup is still syrup in a Sippy cup. 

The syrup in the Sippy cup is referring to the alcohol that the mother drinks to deal with the stress. The wife is drinking in the living room and suddenly, the husband comes home with a girl. This picture perfect family’s secrets are about to be revealed.

When the wife sees this, she ties them up and kills them. Cry Baby them comes out of her room and sees that her dad is dead. Her mother then appears behind her and drugs her. She then wakes up and her mother drugs her again but this time the drug is in a sippy cup.

The first verse: Blood money, blood money. How did you afford this ring that I love honey? Just another shift at the drug company. He does think I’m that f**king 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 girls, with silly boys.

This is the end of this picture perfect family and now on to the following topic in the album. Since the main characters are dead except for Cry Baby, she finds a new character, a love interest. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

4๏ธโƒฃ CAROUSEL 


This is probably my least favorite song from the album but I still have to talk about it. 

All I remember from my one listen is “Round and round we go on the carousel.” She’s saying that in her relationship, they keep going in circles. This love interest is doing some stuff and she’s doing some stuff and as a result, the keep going around.

That’s all I have to say……..

5๏ธโƒฃ ALPHABET BOY


If you listen to this song and watch the video, you might think it’s the most nonsensical song ever. I thought that at first but then I started to pay attention to the lyrics. So basically, she’s in a relationship but the guy starts acting like he’s superior to her. 

Opening line: Always aiming paper airplanes at me when you’re around. You build me up like building blocks just so you can bring me down. You can touch my candy cane but you’ll never catch me cry. If you dangle that diploma and I dead, you don’t be surprised. I know my ABC’s, yet you keep teaching me. I say f**k you’re degree, alphabet boy. You think you’re smarter than me with all your bad poetry. F**k all your ABC’s, alphabet boy.

She’s not happy in the relationship because the guy makes her feel dumb so she breaks up with him and totally SWIFTED him. (Get it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰)

Chorus: I’m not a little kid now. Watch me get big now. Spell my name on the fridge now, with all your alphabet toys. You won the spelling bee now but are you smarter than me now. You’re the prince of the playground. Little alphabet boy. 

This song is the end result of Carousel. The guy she was going around in circles with didn’t make her feel good about herself so they broke up and now you know the reason. 

6๏ธโƒฃ SOAP


I love this song so much. This is about a new relationship. Let’s get to business……

Opening line: I think I just remembered something. I think I left the faucet running. Now my words are filling up the tub. Darling you’re just soaking in it but I know you’ll get out in a minute. I notice how your finger’s pulling up. I’m tired of being careful, tiptoe, trying to keep the water warm. Let me under your skin. Uh-oh, there it goes, I said too much it overflowed. Why do I always spill?

Chorus: I feel it coming out my throat, guess I better wash my mouth out with soap. God I wish I never spoke, now I gotta wash my mouth out with soap. x2

Simple but direct chorus. We all know the phrase wash my mouth out with soap. We say it when we said something we weren’t supposed to. In this case, she let it slip to the guy she liked that she had feelings for him and she shouldn’t have so she has to “wash her mouth out with soap.” 

She uses a lot of good metaphors and her songwriting shines through this album. After all, she wrote every song on this album, with some help of course.

7๏ธโƒฃ TRAINING WHEELS


She actually made a double feature music video for SOAP and TRAINING WHEELS. If you decide to watch it, I’m warning you, it’s creepy but you can always just listen to the audios she released on her YouTube channel. 

So, TRAINING WHEELS is a love song. She said that it was one of the hardest for her to write because she’s never written a love song before. Again, this is a continuation for soap.

Opening line: Riding down, riding down. My hand on your seat, the whole way round. I carry bandaids on me now, for when your soft hands hit the jagged ground. Wheels aren’t even touching the ground. Trying 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. 

Since she let it slip that she liked the boy, they began to have a relationship but now she wants the relationship to move to the next level. Hence, wanting to take off the training wheels off of the relationship. 

Chorus: I love everything you do, when you call me f**king dumb for the stupid shit I do. Wanna ride my bike with you. Fully undressed, no training wheels left for you. I pull them off for you. x2

She says that she loves it when the guy expresses his feelings to the bad things she does so that she can change it. This is a beautiful song and again with the metaphors; who comes up with this stuff. 

I hate to move on but next…..

8๏ธโƒฃ PITY PARTY

If it wasn’t for Pity Party, I wouldn’t have known who Melanie Martinez was. To be honest, I hated it. I thought it was so annoying but it kept coming back everyday and I was like f**k it, I can’t fight it. It’s too good. 

From what I’ve heard from YouTubers, it’s a remix for a 60’s song named It’s My Party which I still haven’t heard. I’m just too lazy to take up my phone that’s 3cm away. 

The song is about a girl having a birthday party but no one shows up. She begins to lose her mind. Imagine how awful it would be to put in all your time and effort into something and then the end result turns out to be terrible.

Opening line: Did my invitations disappear? Why’d I put my heart on every cursive letter? Tell me why the hell no one is here? Tell me what to do to make it all feel better. Maybe it’s a cruel joke on me, whatever, whatever. Just means there’s way more cake for me, forever, forever. 

Chorus: It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to, cry if I want to, cry, cry, cry. I’ll cry until the candles burn down this place. I’ll cry until my Pity party’s in flames. x2

At the end of the video, she begins to have a mental breakdown and completely loses it. It’s a sad song but the beat is killer.

9๏ธโƒฃ TAG, YOU’RE IT

Now to the darker side of the album, the sexual assault. When I first listened to this song, I didn’t really pay attention to the lyrics because I liked the beat. Thanks to YouTuber, AJayII, I researched the lyrics and realized. 

Melanie hasn’t been sexually assaulted but Cry Baby has. 

Opening line: Looking at me through you’re window. Boy you had you’re eye out for a little. I’ll cut you up and make you dinner. You’ve reached the end, you are the winner. Rolling down you’re tinted window, driving next to me, real slow. He said, “Let me take you for a joyride. I’ve got some candy for you inside.” 

The lines that are not in italics, are the words that the assualter said. She wanted to let the assaulter have a point of view in the story. 

Chorus: Running through the parking lot, he chased me and he wouldn’t stop. Tag, you’re it, tag, tag, you’re it. Grabbed my hand, push down, took the words right out my mouth tag, you’re it, tag, tag, you’re it. Can anybody hear me when I’m hidden underground? Can anybody hear me? Am I talking to myself. Saying tag, you’re it, tag, tag, you’re it. He’s saying tag, you’re it, tag, tag you’re it.

Everyone knows the game tag, you’re it and she uses this as the platform for a sexual assault song. That was complete and utter genius. 

In the video, she is poisoned, kidnapped and held hostage. This video ironically isn’t dark. It’s my favorite song from her and it’s just amazing. I highly recommend it.

๐Ÿ”Ÿ MILK AND COOKIES


Once again, this too was a double feature alongside Tag, you’re it. It would make sense considering it is one story line.

So, after she wakes up, she realizes that she’s been kidnapped. There’s a note on the fridge that says “Make milk and cookies by 3:00 or else.” This might seem a bit childish but let’s get to the lyrics. 

Opening line: 1, 2, Melatonin is coming for you. 3, 4, Baby won’t you lock the door. 5, 6, I’m done with it, 7, 8, it’s getting late so close your eyes and sleep for days. Hush little baby, drink your spoiled milk. I’m f**king crazy, need my prescription filled. Do you like my cookies? They’re made just for you. A little bit of sugar but lots of poison too.

If you don’t know what Melatonin is, it’s a drug that makes you sleep. She wants to get back at assaulter for kidnapping her. With her striking lyrics, it’s no wonder the Cry Baby album is such a big hit. It was a risky move for a debut album but it all worked out. Now she’s got 3 million subscribers on YouTube.

Chorus: Ashes, ashes, time to go down. Ooh-ooh, honey, do you want me now? Can’t take it anymore, need to put you to bed. Sing you a lullaby when you die at the end. 

I love the lyrics. They’re just so sarcastic. I know I only talk about the chorus and first verse but I have to talk about the second verse. 

Second verse: 9, 10, never want to see you again. 11, 12, I PULL OFF BLACK SO WELL. There’s shit behind the curtain, that I’m sick of sugar coatin’. Next time you’re alone, think twice when you grab the phone. 

There’s a reason a line is in all caps and it’s also the same reason I had to do the second verse. I pull off black so well. Everyone knows that you wear black to funeral. She’s teasing the assaulter by saying I pull off black so well because she will be attending his funeral after she kills him. God I love this song. 

โธ PACIFY HER


After you’ve been through shit like a sexual assault, you’re never the same and it will show in the last 3 songs. 

So pacify her is a song about Cry Baby wanting a boy so badly but that boy is already in a relationship. It’s not home wrecking if he kind of liked her too. The intention was that pacify her sounds like pacifier so she wants the boy to shut the other girl up. 

Opening line: Tired, blue boy walks my way. Holding a girl’s hand. That basic bitch leaves finally. Now I can take her man. Someone told me stay away from things that aren’t yours, but was he yours if he wanted me so bad?

The line that says tired, blue boy means that the boy is tired of the relationship and is also sad because of it. 

Chorus: Pacify her, she’s getting on my nerves. You don’t love her. Stop lying with those words. x2

At the end, she gets the guy by showing him her boobies. You can’t expect anything better. She just went through some serious stuff. 

1๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ MRS. POTATO HEAD

One of the weirdest titles on this album but it’s very impressive. This one is about surgery and saying that people want to change themselves because of what they see happening in the public. If they see a celebrity doing it, then they might want to. If you are fat, you might want to take diet pills. Enough explaining, let’s get to the lyrics.

Opening line: If you weren’t born with it, you can buy a couple ornaments. Just be sure to read the warning kids. Cause pretty soon you’ll be bored if it. Ah-ah Sexual, hey girl if you wanna feel sexual. You can always call up a professional. They stick pins in yah, like a vegetable. Kids forever, kids forever, baby soft skin turns into leather. Don’t be dramatic, it’s only some plastic. No one will love you if you’re unattractive.

*Deep words*

Chorus: Oh Mrs. Potato Head tell me. Is it true that pain is beauty? Does a new face come with a warranty? Will a pretty face make it better? Oh Mr. Potato Head tell me. How did you afford her surgery? Do you swear you’ll stay forever, even if her face don’t stay together?

*Even deeper words*

If you’ve watched Toy Story, you’d know that a character, Mrs. Potato Head has had a ton of surgeries done. I didn’t realized until this song was released. This shows how the power of words make you think about things in a different light.

This is the second time I’m gonna do the second verse. Only because it’s my favorite.

Second verse: If you want a little more confidence. Potatoes turn to French fries, yeah it’s common sense. All you need’s a couple more condiments and a hundred thousand dollars for some compliments. It’s such a waste, when little girls grow into their mother’s face. But little girls are learning how to cut and paste. And pucker up their lips until they suffocate. 

*TRUE WORDS! WELL DONE MEL*

1๏ธโƒฃ3๏ธโƒฃ MAD HATTER (The final song)

After she took another girl’s man, she begins to realize that she’s crazy and it could be the result of the assault. She begins to accept who she really is. If you know Alice In Wonderland, you’ll know that the Mad Hatter is also a character.

Opening line: My friends don’t walk, they run. Skinny dip in rabbit holes for fun. Popping, popping balloons with guns. Getting high off helium. We paint white roses red. Each shade from a different person’s head. This dream, dream is a killer, getting drunk with a blue caterpillar. I’m peeling the skin off my face, cause I really hate being safe. The normals, they make me afraid, the crazies, they make me feel sane.

Ok then………………I’m lost for words. 

Chorus: I’m nuts, baby I’m mad. The craziest friend, that you’ve ever had. You think I’m psycho, you think I’m gone. Tell the psychiatrist something is wrong. Over the bend, entirely bonkers, you like me best, when I’m off my rocker. Tell you a secret, I’m not alarmed. So what if I’m crazy, the best people are.

I’m gonna include the second verse only because it’s short.

Second verse: Where is my prescription? Doctor, doctor please listen. My brain is scattered. You can be Alice, I’ll be the Mad Hatter.

Now we have completed the Cry Baby album list now it’s time to celebrate. This shows how talented Melanie Martinez is. She directs most of her videos and has credits in the songwriting. Thank you for reading. Stay tuned for the next album review. 

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โš ๏ธ Sense of humor highly recommended!!! 

They call me crybaby, crybaby but I don’t (censored) care. Oh I’m sorry. Totally forgot I was blogging. Or did I (dramatic effect). ๐Ÿ˜ *wink wink* 

I might be a boy but I love me a slice of Melanie Martinez. That sounds weird. Anyways, I recently found an artiste named Melanie Martinez aka Crybaby aka The love of my young life aka My life line aka I’m running out of aka’s. She reminds me of Lorde so to me it was a win win situation considering Lorde took a three year break from music ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ. Her music speaks to me. It’s relatable, well put together and just the jam to put me into a weird mood in a good way.

We are gonna be counting down my top 5๏ธโƒฃ Melanie Martinez songs. “Only 5,” says my inner voice while crying. “Cheer up! You still have her music on your phone. So stop being weird,” I respond. “Hey you’re the one talking to an inner voice that doesn’t even exist. You’re just saying these things to get a quick laugh!” “Whatever.” 

LETS GET TO MY LIST PEOPLE!!

5๏ธโƒฃ PITY PARTY!!!


Have you ever listened to a song at first and you didn’t like it but then you heard it more and more and started to like it? That’s Pity Party! This was actually the first song I heard from Melanie and then I listened to her album and it was gold ๐Ÿฅ‡. 

Pity Party is a song about her having a birthday party and no one showing up. Not even her own parents! After all, the song starts off by saying, “Did my invitations disappear? Why’d I put my heart on every cursive letter. Tell me why the hell no one is here.” She becomes so mad that she starts to make guests using her stuffed animals as people. She even blew up balloons and gave it to them. This is a different level of crazy. 

The chorus is the saddest part of the song. ” Maybe it’s a cruel joke on me whatever, whatever. Just means there’s way more cake for me forever, forever. It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to, cry if I want to , cry, cry, cry. I’ll cry until the candles burn down this place, I’ll cry until my pity party’s in flames.” This should be sad but it’s quite interesting and it has a great beat. Now you know why I love Pity Party.

4๏ธโƒฃ PACIFY HER!!!

 

This song is somewhat less crazy. It’s about a girl wanting a boy but that boy is “in a relationship” with another girl. ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿฟ (DRAMA) The lyrics for this song are well written. A fact about this song is that when she just released the video, within a week it had about 11 million views๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿค—. At the end of the video the boy that the girl was “in a relationship” with left her for Melanie because she showed him, her uhm uh uhm boobies. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ถ 

Let’s get to the lyrics shall we. The song begins saying, ” Tired blue boy walks my way, holding a girl’s hand. That basic bitch leaves finally, now I can take her man. Someone told me stay away from things that aren’t yours but was he yours if he wanted me so bad.” (Savage lyrics)

The chorus is actually my favorite part. “Pacify her, she’s getting on my nerves. You don’t love her, stop lying with those words.” If you’re stuck in the friend zone, just listen to this song and he or she will magically come around. (You guys don’t actually believe that do you). I will not be responsible for any relationship damages.

3๏ธโƒฃ SIPPY CUP!!!


Good song, weird title. “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.” 

So this song is about Crybaby’s father cheating on her mother and then her mother kills him. These lyrics will explain everything. 

“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 (censored) 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 girls, with silly boys.” Told you it would clear everything up. That means I don’t need to explain this anymore to you people. 

Favorite lyrics: Pill diet, pill diet. If they give you a new pill then you will buy it. If they say to kill your self then you will try it. All the makeup in the world won’t make you less insecure. 

At the end of the video, Crybaby wakes up, walks into the kitchen and realizes that her father is dead, in a plastic bag and is covered in blood. Her mom then went behind her and gave her this drug that made her unconscious. She woke up the next day chained to her bed.

2๏ธโƒฃ CRYBABY!!!


Ah Crybaby! Wonder what I’ll say! Oh I know. ITS AMAZING ๐Ÿ˜‰! You’d think that because I started out this post with Crybaby lyrics, that it would be number 1. You’ll soon know what my first choice is. As I said in my previous blog post, this song was inspired by her childhood. When she was younger she was really sensitive and so they called her crybaby. Once again, she has a remarkable album! This song has just set the bar so high. It has an awesome beat and the lyrics are ๐Ÿ†™๐Ÿ†’๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ. 

This video is six minutes and 7 seconds long. I like to think of it as how Crybaby was born and trust me it’s nothing like what they teach in health class. ๐Ÿ˜‚ It just shows the level of creativity that is within this artiste. She directs most of her videos and she writes songs as well. A double threat! The video is a bit weird and it will take time to adjust but if you watch it until the end, you’ll realize that it’s very catchy.

Beginning of Crybaby: You seem too replace your brain with your heart. You take things so hard then you fall apart. You try to explain but before you can start those crybaby tears come out of the dark. Someone’s turning the handle to the faucet in your eyes. You pour it out where everyone can see. Your heart’s too big for your body that’s why your feeling sad. 

Favorite lyrics: You’re all on your own and you’ve lost all your friends. You tell yourself that it’s not you it’s them.  You’re one of a kind and no one understands. Those crybaby tears keep coming back again. 

AND THE NUMBER 1 SONG ON MY LIST IS………….. (drum roll please) ๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿฅ 

1๏ธโƒฃ TAG, YOU’RE IT!!!

Because this song it so awesome, it deserves many pictures๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ป 

First and foremost, I should point out that this music video was a double feature. Tag you’re it was first and then milk and cookies came after with the same theme. It’s about a girl that got kidnapped by a wolf and in milk and cookies, she had to make cookies for the wolf which she poisoned. (That’s my girl!!!) Go on and kill people. Well……..animals. Well…….He was part wolf part human. Well…….He had a wolf head and a human body. Yeah that’s it! Well…….I’m just kidding. That was it.๐Ÿ‘

Because I love this song so much and I know you do too, I’m going to write all the lyrics. The lyrics that are in the brackets are the things that the wolf wants to do and what he said. Ok let’s go!!!

Looking at me through your window, boy you had your eye out for a little. (I’ll cut you up and make you dinner. You’ve reached the end you are the winner). 

Rolling down your tinted window, driving next to me, real slow. He said, (let me take you for a joyride, I’ve got some candy for you inside).

Chorus: Running through the parking lot, he chased me and he wouldn’t stop. Tag, you’re it, tag, tag you’re it. Grabbed my hand pushed me down, took the words right out my mouth. Tag, you’re it, tag, tag, you’re it. Can anybody hear me, I’m hidden underground. Can anybody hear me, am I talking to myself? Saying, ” tag, you’re it, tag, tag, you’re it.” He’s saying, “tag, you’re it, tag, tag, you’re it.

Littte bit of poison in me. I can taste you’re skin in my teeth. (I love it when I hear you breathing, I hope to God you’re never leaving)

Chorus……..

Next verse: Eenie meenie miny mo, catch your lady by her toes. If she screams don’t let her go. Eenie meenie miny mo, your mother said to pick the very best girl. And I am. 

Chorus……..

There yah have it! My top 5 Melanie Martinez songs. Although there were some good songs for example Alphabet Boy, Dollhouse and Mrs. Potato Head. 

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Empowering Songs From Female Artistes

I might be a boy but I’m a big supporter of female empowerment. We’ve all had to deal with a problem or two in our life whether it’s weight, bullying, cyber bullying or just a home problem. This is not entitled to one specific gender. This is my list of the best empowering songs from 4 female artistes. This will also contain their album name and picture in case you would like to check them out. Here we go!!!!

1๏ธโƒฃ ALESSIA CARA- Scars To Your Beautiful (2015).                                            

 

This 20 year old Canadian singer born Alessia Caracciolo, wrote ‘Scars To Your Beautiful’ and it was featured on her ‘Know-It-All’ album released in 2015. I personally love her album and have downloaded a large portion of her songs. This song is very important to her because when she was a teenager, she suffered severe hair loss. She said, “I remember looking in the mirror and seeing a large area of skin where my hair used to be so I began wearing hats.” When I first heard the song, it was like love at first sight. I wanted everyone in my family to hear the it, so I listened to it at dinner time and I would sing out loud just so they could hear the song. My dad being as judgemental as he is, shocked me when he said, “That song is awesome.” ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฎ 

The song starts off by saying: She just wants to be, beautiful, she goes, unnoticed, she knows no limits, she craves attention, she praises an image, she prays to be sculpted by the sculptor.

The chorus says: There’s a hope that’s waiting for you in the dark, you should know you’re beautiful just the way you are, and you don’t have to change a thing the world could change its heart, no scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful.

My favorite part of the song can be found in the second verse which says: She has dreams to be an envy so she’s, starving you know covergirls eat nothing, she says beauty is pain and there’s beauty in everything, what’s a little bit of hunger? I could go a little while longer, she fades away. She don’t see her perfect, she don’t understand, she’s worth it or that beauty goes deeper than a surface oh oh. ๐ŸŽถ ๐ŸŽถ 

Based on the lyrics, it doesn’t need to be said that the song is about not feeling “beautiful” and being influenced by the television or social media, which is a big contributor of people wanting to change themselves, not even realizing the major risks. 

2๏ธโƒฃ BRITT NICOLE- Gold (2012)


Britt Nicole, 32, original name Brittany Nicole Waddell, wrote ‘Gold’ in 2012. Have you ever lost a beautiful song and then suddenly you found it out of the bloom? That’s me with this song. Although I don’t know the story behind this song, I know that it deserves to be on my list. Being an insecure person at one point in time because of my weight, even though I still have it, this song has helped me to realize that I should just be myself and not worry about what anyone thinks. 

The chorus: You’re one in a million, this, this is for all the girls, boys all over the world, whatever you’ve been told, you’re worth more than gold. So hold your head up high, it’s you’re time to shine, from the inside out it shows, you’re worth more than gold.

My favorite part of the song: So don’t let anybody tell you that you’re not loved and don’t let anybody tell you that you’re not enough. Yeah, there are days when we all feel like we’re all messed up but the truth is that we’re all diamonds in the rough. So don’t be ashamed to wear your crown, you’re a king, you’re a queen inside and out, you glow like the moon, you shine like the sun, this goes to you, wherever you are. (Trying to hit that high note. Can’t do it! ๐Ÿ˜‘) I’ll get it the next time. 

If you’ve had weight issues or feel like you can’t fit in, I double dog dare you to watch this video. 

3๏ธโƒฃ MELANIE MARTINEZ- Mrs. Potato Head (2016)


Saying I love this girl and song is a total understatement. Her album Crybaby is awesome. It was actually inspired by her childhood nickname. When she was younger, she was really sensitive and she made that into a brand which is commendable. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ Although the title of the song is weird, the message it sends is deep and beautiful. It also shows television being one of the main reasons people change themselves. In the beginning of the music video, she is watching the ๐Ÿ“บ and there is an advertisement going on saying that “If you buy this wig, you’ll be beautiful.” Another one says that “If you buy these diet pills, you’ll look like a model and you’ll be so attractive.” ๐Ÿ˜” Sigh! Poor Melanie starts to think that she needs to change herself, so she goes into her bathroom to take these pills and put on her wig thinking she looks more beautiful than she did before. Also she stuffs her bra with toilet paper. ๐Ÿ˜” The theme of the song is plastic surgery.

She turns on the television and the music video starts. The star of the show is a young girl that has a rich boyfriend that gives her money to do a facelift. Stupidly, she actually did it. She went to get breast implants and the doctor put in cotton balls instead. After the surgery, she looked ugly with everything on her body being botched. Here’s the twist so come in a little closer. Closer! Closer! Not that close! A guy needs his space. ๐Ÿ˜œ The same man that gave her the money to do plastic surgery, left her for another girl that was equally as beautiful as she once was. After seeing that horrifying movie, Melanie takes out the toilet paper and takes off the wig realizing that she doesn’t need to change anything.

The song starts off by saying: If you weren’t born with it, you can buy a couple ornaments. Just be sure to read the warning kids cause pretty soon you’ll be bored of it. Sexual, hey girl if you wanna feel sexual, you can always call up a professional, they stick pins in yah like a vegetable. Kids forever, kids forever, baby soft skin turns into leather, don’t be dramatic it’s only some plastic, no one will love you if you’re unattractive. 

The chorus goes: Oh Mrs. Potato Head tell me, is it true that pain is beauty? Does a new face come with a warranty? Will a pretty face make it better? Oh Mr. Potato Head tell me, how did you afford her surgery? Do you swear you’ll stay forever even if her face don’t stay together. ๐Ÿ˜ถ (Those words are DEEP!!)

My favorite part is: If you want a little more confidence, potatoes turn to French fries, yeah it’s common sense. All you need’s a couple more condiments and a hundred thousand dollars for some compliments. It’s such a waste, when little girls grow into their mother’s face, but little girls are learning how to cut and paste and pucker up their lips until they suffocate. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ˜ฏ (I’m speechless)

Melanie said, “This is my favorite song on the album because it was the hardest to write.” 

Let me tell you! This song made me look at Mrs. Potato Head from Toy Story, a totally different way. 

4๏ธโƒฃ DAYA- Sit Still, Look Pretty (2016)


When I first saw this song being advertised on YouTube, I thought it was going to say “All I wanna do is sit still and look pretty while my husband goes to work, providing for me and my kids while I stay and home and do house work in my beautiful dress. 

I WAS WRONG!!!โŒ

It’s actually a song about Daya not wanting to be a housewife but wanting to have a career of her own. I think this is a good way of telling young girls that there is more out there than to be someone’s wife. I personally want a girl that has goals and a career. I don’t want someone that depends on me to make ends meet and stays at home doing chores all day. โœ‹๐Ÿผ โŒ

First verse goes: Could dress up to get love but guess what? I’m never gonna be that girl who’s living in a Barbie world. Could up to make up and play dumb, pretending that I need a boy, who’s gonna treat me like a toy. I know all the other girlies wanna wear expensive things like diamond rings, but I don’t wanna be the puppet that you’re playing on a string, this queen don’t  need a king. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‚

Chorus: I don’t know what you’ve been told but this gal right here’s gonna rule the world. Yeah that is where I’m gonna be because I wanna be, no I don’t wanna sit still, look pretty. You get off on your nine to five, dream of picket fences and trophy wives but no I’m never gonna be cause I don’t wanna be, no I don’t wanna sit still, look pretty.

Favorite part of the song: Then Snow White, she did it right in her life . Had seven men to do the chores cause that’s not what a lady’s for.

I hope you young girls realize that you are not supposed to be a “maid” and boys, girls are not supposed to be your house maid’s or house pets because they are human beings just like you are. 
Hard to believe this was written by someone that’s been 14 for 2 weeks, right? 

Finally, you are beautiful, smart and you shouldn’t let anyone treat you like you’re yesterday’s garbage and also don’t change yourself for anyone. Either they stay and deal with you or they leave . Please tell your friends to read my post. โœŒ๐Ÿผ

How To Do Better In School This Upcoming Year. 😁😄😜😝😎🙌🙏โœŒ

Whenever a school year ends, another one begins a few months after. If you’re like me, you’re always thinking of new ways you can do better in the upcoming year. Here are a few tips from my book:

(1) STOP PROCRASTINATING.;)         I’m a huge procrastinator. I remember once when I had an Information Technology assignment and it wasn’t due until a month. I ended up doing the assignment the day before the due date. I got 80%. Imagine if I used my time wisely, I could of probably gotten 100%. I’m not saying that you have to start the assignment the same day but start at an appropriate time. 👌

(2) STUDYING IS 🔑.                               I absolutely hate studying. For those of you who don’t know, I’m Jamaican and the school I attend requires me to do a test, project, etc, for each subject I do every month. So as you can see, it’s pretty hard to manage 14-17 subjects every month. The advice I can give you is to study in advance or just read over the notes to familiarize yourself with it. 📒📑📓📕📚📘📙

(3) COME TO SCHOOL EARLY🆗          I’m late for school everyday. I don’t feel like it’s really an issue because I realize that when I’m early I have nothing to do but when I’m late I get straight to the point. I’m still a good student. It’s not like I go to school and not do anything while I’m there because that would be different. 

(4) SPEND MORE TIME ON THE SUBJECTS YOU’RE WEAK IN NEXT YEAR. โฐโŒ›โณ                                      My mom always says what I wrote above. I’m a math brain but not for science specifically physics. I’m always avoiding studying for physics because I can’t seem to grasp the concept but I want to do better next year. Just try to do better in you’re weak subjects next year. 

(5) START A STUDY GROUP👭👬👫👪📚 This might help you. Get friends that do well in the subjects you’re not doing so well in. The positive is that you might learn but the negative is that you might just end up talking for 2-3 hours but it’s always something to consider. 

(6) TRY DIFFERENT STUDYING TECHIQUES. 📚🎧 There is never one way of doing something. You don’t have to do the cliche way of studying which is in silence. I tried studying with music for a while and it helped but it won’t work for everyone. People say that if you listen to Mozart or Beethoven or any other person of the classical era, it opens up your brain. It won’t work for everyone but you can try and you can always research it. 

This is the end and if you like my post, feel free to comment or like. 😎😎😎😎😎😎😎 Follow me on instagram at philjyte90.

THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A COLLEGEย 

We all know that when we get to college we realize a couple weeks or months later, that we made the wrong decision in choosing that specific college. 

Here are the things you should consider:

1) Location- Sometimes when we choose a college we only like it because of its rank. You should ensure that you know exactly where the college is situated and ask yourself if it’s a good neighborhood or not. There’s nothing wrong with doing a little research. 

2) Acceptance Rate- This might not be important to some of you but trust me, it is. Colleges like Harvard University only accepts 6% of there applicants. This means that for every hundred applicants only six of them get in. This is why they tell us to have our three categories of schools. Reach schools are the schools that are a long shot, match schools are a 50 50 chance of you getting in and safety schools are schools that you know you’re gonna get in no matter what. 

3) Weather- Most of us prefer to go to a school that is sunny more than snowy.  Sunny vs. Snowy. Both pictures from New York University. 

4) Scholarship- Not all of us have the last names Jobs or Gates. Our families might be going through some tough times and can’t pay our full tuition. It is very important to check if the college you’re considering gives scholarships to most of the students. 

5) Jobs and Internships- We might want to work our own money instead of our parents sending weekly allowances so we might need a job. All schools help to find you a job or internship but some more than others. 

6) Party Scene- This might not be your main concern but if you’re like me, you want to go to a school with balance. I want to go to a school where the students are intelligent and know how to let loose. 

7) Major- What am I going to study at college? This is what I’ve wanted to be since I was a little boy or girl but I prefer this major more than the other. This is our main objective at college. Some colleges are well-known for the sciences and some for business. You might look at the college you’ve been wanting to go to since you were in your youth but you quickly realize that you might feel more comfortable at another one. Luckily at college you can change you major as many times as you’d  like. 

8) Transportation- A lot of times our dorm room is on one side of the campus while or classes are on the another side so transportation is definitely important. 

9) Tuition- Schools like Columbia University has there tuition at almost $50,000. This is also tied with major. I might find a college that has 2 classes for my course and another one gives me 5 classes. The first one has a higher tuition and an Ivy League status but the second one is 5,000 less. I would choose the lower one so I don’t put my family in debt. 

10) Health and Safety- It is very important to know if you’re school has security guards patrolling the campus at night or to know that when you become sick you’re in good hands. 

11) Campus Food- Find out if the school you’re considering has good food and also get an appropriate meal plan. We’ve all heard about the freshman 15.

12) Campus Housing- Schools will never tell you that you’re dorm room might be infested with bugs, roaches, mice, etc. I’m sure no one wants to sleep in a room where there might be roaches sleeping until the covers with you. 

MY LIST IS FINALLY COMPLETE. If you need more information go on niche.com. Niche does reports on every college in the USA. They also have students that write about they’re experience whether it was good or bad and they are updated everyday. It also gives you pictures, videos, notable alumni and everything that I just discussed and more. 

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How to be an outcast while still having friends.

Noone wants to be that boy or girl that sits in the corner afraid to socialize, that doesn’t talk to a lot of people and doesn’t have a lot of friends or any friends. 

Look guys, I’ve had experience with this. I don’t really like to be the centre of attention. To be honest it scares the bajesus outta me. When I started high school, I wasn’t really the outgoing person, I was really shy. Even though at the beginning of high school, no-one knew everyone and everyone was just trying to find their clique, the persons they’d make lifelong friends with, the persons they shared their deepest darkest secrets with or just a friend.

I’m not calling you a freak or socially awkward just like the girl in the picture above but if you’re trying to crawl out of your antisocial shell here are a few tips. :)😇

Tip #1: I know people always say the only way to get friends is by being the most popular person, the captain of the cheerleading team or the star athlete. WRONGโŽ I cannot stress that enough. PLEASE DONT DO IT. You don’t want those type of friends in your life. If you’re not a sporty guy don’t join the football team and if you don’t feel comfortable with wearing short skirts or being tossed up in the air, don’t be a cheerleader. All I’m saying is if you want to make friends get a little bit out of your comfort zone but not too much, you don’t wanna be like this girl. 

If you’re like this girl, you’re gonna come home with a huge hangover and you’ll be doing the walk of shame. 😈

Tip #2: This taken from tip #1 about getting out of your comfort zone. Join some freaking clubs. One of the only ways to get friends is by joining a club. If you’re the science nerd, join the science club. You can learn a lot and get a few numbers. Don’t go to the club just so they can do your homework. Trust me we’ve all been there. Even if you only join one club, you’ve made some progress.

Tip #3: Tip #3 I think is the most important. DON’T BE WELL-KNOWN FOR DOING A BAD THING. By this I mean if you go to a party, lose your virginity, get pregnant, end up in the hospital, etc.  I know many of you wouldn’t do that but you’d be surprised at how many people do it just to make one friend. If you do it you’ll be on the front cover of your school’s newspaper entitled “GOOD GIRL GONE BAD .” You want people to know you exist but you don’t want that as your trademark. At school I have maybe 2 close friends and like 10 people are my companions out of the thousand people that go to my school. You do the math. Ain’t nobody got time for that. I’d prefer to be the boy that does well at school, has one friend, get some scholastic trophies, get excepted into Columbia than the boy that has horrible grades, has thousands of friends, only gets sporting trophies and didn’t get accepted into any college. No offence to the cast of Accepted.

Last and final tip. Tip #4: Don’t just walk up to a table of people hanging out and laughing. Take it one step at a time. I’m sure there’s a kid at school besides you that eats lunch all by himself or herself in an empty seat in the middle of the cafeteria, or by the water fountain, in the bathroom stall, in the janitor’s closet or even in a ditch. Climb in the ditch and make a friend by saying 3 little words “Hello my name is…” well actually it’s four words but math doesn’t involve this particular equation. After you meet that one friend another one will come along and then you can have a triangle of antisocial awkwardness, isn’t that really the main goal. Ditch+ You + other awkward friend= 🔺 

This is my first post and I hope you learned a lot from this and get even one joke. I hope y’all are as quirky as I am. If you don’t know what quirky means there’s always google and don’t use a dictionary in fact burn the dictionary. That’s why man invented google.

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