Melanie Martinez: Mad Hatter Meaning
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Mad Hatter Lyrics
Skinny dip in rabbit holes for fun.
Poppin', poppin' balloons with guns.
Gettin' high off helium.
We paint white roses red.
Each shade from a different person's head.
This dream, dream is a killer,...
anonymous May 9th, 2018 5:55pm report
I just think it's about crybaby wanting to be not alone while her teddy bear friends like her the way she is crazy fun and phyco so she is mad as hatter and loves it
anonymous Mar 30th, 2018 3:45pm report
I have a mental illness as well, so I understand the feeling of being a crazy person, and being very different from society. The normal people scare her because they cannot relate and they are trying to make her be someone else. There are many Alice in Wonderland references, that make sense as everyone there is crazy and makes her feel better. I do have depression/anxiety so this song is my favorite and is personally relatable. Thx 4 reading
anonymous Feb 23rd, 08:18 report
Crybaby is accepting that she's crazy, and is no longer afraid to tell anyone this. There are a lot of Alice in Wonderland references (rabbit holes, blue caterpillar, we paint white roses red,) which fits because everyone is crazy there. Crybaby has found her place, and has embraced her insane side.
anonymous Jan 27th, 1:24am report
Crybaby/Melanie is accepting he insanity and is not afraid to tell people she’s crazy ,she’s saying she’s not sane and the others may think she’s weird for that. Like”The friends don’t walk they run” they were fake friends to her and never cared about her. Or like”So what if I’m crazy, All the best people are” it’s referring to people not sane and how they don’t care about what others say, She values those people for not giving a f*** in the world about that. And others shouldn’t care either.
anonymous Jan 23rd, 1:58pm report
I think maybe Melanie really liked Alice In Wonderland growing up, and also wanted to create a song about being crazy and it’s okay, so maybe she put a movie she loved with being crazy but needing to accept it into the song Mad Hatter.
Thats why there are some Alice In Wonderland “references” like “Skinny Dip In Rabbit Holes For Fun” since Alice fell into the rabbit hole
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anonymous Dec 14th, 12:19am report
I feel like this song is part 2 of Crybaby. How Crybaby was suffering in the past and now she's finally being herself and doesn't mind being crazy anymore.
And the phrase "So what if I'm crazy, the best people are" me and that she's good for being crazy. And she just doesn't care what other people think about her. She kinda uses the Mad Hatter as a reference to her craziness. The Mad Hatter in "Alice in Wonderland" is crazy and mad.
It also says how Crybaby's world is like wonderland. How everybody is like Alice for thinking she's crazy. But she doesn't care and continues to be crazy.
anonymous Nov 26th, 11:37pm report
This song might be about Crybaby suffering from all the stuff in the past so now she's crazy and is saying it's ok to be crazy now??? I got this from another comment too. So vote if you agree with us.
anonymous Sep 4th, 9:35am report
I don't know why but interprate the lyrics as it is. "doctor, doctor, please listen. My brain is scattered, you can be Alice i'll be the Mad Hatter".
As a mental disorders, I really amaze her. If true, (her disorders as the coment above), she is so grateful and wonderful. Making her anxiety and hallucination as a creativity. And she do it all, the lyrics, songs, videographs, idea, fashion, backdrop, etc.
That's why all the best people are "crazy", for doing all them herself. Craziest artist.
anonymous Aug 21st, 2019 8:50am report
I think that the meaning is that people should accept who they are. The lyric so what if I'm crazy the best people are means that people who are not all there can be kind, nice and good to hang around with sometimes they can be better to hang around with then people who are all there it do matter because we are all human
anonymous Dec 20th, 2018 12:04am report
Here we come to the end of Crybaby's journey. Mad Hatter. She belongs in a wonderland world full of things of her insane imagination. Crybaby is afraid of normal people without mental illneses, and feels comfortable with ones who do. She always knew that she was secretly insane inside from all of the things that happened in her life. The line, 'I'm peeling the skin off my face, cause I really hate being safe,' which is truly terrifying. As for peeling the skin off your face. She adds that she doesn't like to be safe from others. She also has finally found freinds, (big, fuzzy animals as seen in the video) since she's always referring to as 'we.' Overall, Crybaby's identity was always truly, mentally, insane.
anonymous Dec 19th, 2018 12:39pm report
Well, after ALL of the sad/traumatic events that happened throughout Crybaby's life, she drives herself insane. She finally has found comfort in her own little wonderland world. She's free from all of the people that caused her pain and anger.
She expresses herself as insane. She's with all the other 'crazies' that make her feel normal.
While the normal people make her feel scared, so she should be secluded from normal people without mental illnesses.
She makes a lot of Alice in Wonderland references, which adds to the whole mental theme. In all, Crybaby has found a place where she can be psycho self.
anonymous May 20th, 2018 5:02am report
She finds people just as crazy and wierd as her and don't treat her differently like normal people do.She finds true FRIENDS!!!
anonymous Jan 25th, 2018 1:31am report
I think it means that crybaby is struggling to find a way to cope with her past and present emotions. According to the song it states that she is "getting high off helium" which means she is struggling too cope with the pain, so she turned to getting high. I like this song very much my favorite line is "so what if I'm crazy the best people are." Overall this song relates to me a lot
anonymous Jan 19th, 2018 1:45am report
Personally, in my opinion I think it's, (the song), is linked to Dollhouse. Her family is truly messed up and everyone thinks that there perfect, but in reality, they're the total opposite. Anyways, I think Mad Hatter is about how her family is sadly, messed up and she is trying to act perfect but then she realizes that she's different and needs people like her. (Different, not the same, unique)
anonymous Nov 30th, 2017 11:10pm report
This is based off Alice in Wonderland. As seen by the quotes "we paint white roses red" and "skinny dip in rabbit holes for fun" because alice fell into a rabbit hole. This is about Crybaby being crazy and having her own little wonderland
anonymous Nov 20th, 2017 11:20pm report
You can be Alice, I'll be the Mad Hatter...
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