As soon as I heard the title "Mrs. Potato Head" off of Cry Baby by Melanie Martinez, what came to mind was the iconic 90’s kid’s toy, Mrs. Potato Head. But this twisted tale isn't just about a toy.
Like the rest of the Cry Baby album, each song tells a story of Melanie's iconic Cry Baby character. This one just so happens to be about what the world thinks beauty is, and how Cry Baby, like most girls, are trying to meet society's standards. The fact that Melanie is expressing to be yourself and that you don't need surgery, or any other kind of procedure, to feel "beautiful" is why this is our track of the day.
Between referring to Mrs. Potato Head who's known to be a plastic toy with many different stick-on features, and singing harsh lines such as, "Sexual / Hey girl if you wanna feel sexual / You can always call up a professional / They stick pins in you like a vegetable," along with, "A hundred thousand dollars for some compliments / It's such a waste / When little girls grow into their mothers face / But little girls are learning how to cut and paste / And pucker up their lips until they suffocate," Melanie proves a valid point that the natural you is already beautiful.
According to those lyrics, all the pain isn't worth the "beauty," because it's already there. So thank you Melanie, for showing young girls that they're beautiful just the way they are. The world deserves more role models like you.
By Melanie Gomez
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