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"Bittersweet Tragedy" is a song by Melanie Martinez, featured as the fourth and final track on her first and second extended plays, Dollhouse and Pity Party. The song was also meant to be included on her debut album, Cry Baby, however, it was later scrapped.

Leak History

  • September 10th, 2016 - Full third demo is leaked in high quality.
  • May 13th, 2021 - Full early mix is leaked in high quality.

Official versions

  • Final version — 4:47
    • Early mix — 4:59
  • 4th Demo — 4:51
  • 3rd Demo — 4:49

Theme

This song is about the end of Melanie's relationship with a boy. Despite the hardships experienced during their relationship, she was only focusing on the sweet aspects of it. However, once she realizes how bitter their relationship really was, she ends it. Melanie has stated that "it is the final song on Dollhouse because it sums up the whole EP".

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Sweet boy, straight out of the movie screen
Candy hearts and chocolate dreams
I met my prince upon a popcorn bowl
He held my heart and let it go
Ice cream, upon a summer's day
Beginning sweetness never stays
Melting through the cracks in my hands
I guess I held on for too long

[Chorus]
I'm done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy
It's no fun, when I'm sitting all alone
You're right in front of me
And I'm done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy
It's no fun, when I'm sitting all alone
You're right in front of me
(You're right in front of me)

[Verse 2]
You speak sour lemonade to me
The bitter taste won't let me be
One kiss was supposed to be so sweet
But I found grapefruit in your teeth
Old gum is all you'll ever be to me
I spit you out and brush my teeth
Melting through the cracks in my hands
I guess I held on for too long

[Chorus]
I'm done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy
It's no fun, when I'm sitting all alone
You're right in front of me
And I'm done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy
It's no fun, when I'm sitting all alone
You're right in front of me
(You're right in front of me)

[Bridge]
Enough of your bittersweet
Your sugar rots my teeth
Clogs up my arteries
Your bittersweet shit is a tragedy

[Chorus]
I'm done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy
It's no fun, when I'm sitting all alone
You're right in front of me
And I'm done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy
It's no fun, when I'm sitting all alone
You're right in front of me
(You're right in front of me)

Videos

Trivia

  • Melanie performed this song live for the first known time at Gramercy Theatre on February 15th, 2014.
  • The instrumental was leaked on March 28th, 2017.
  • This is the longest song on Dollhouse and Pity Party.
  • The music box that plays before this song in live performances is the children's lullaby known as "Cradle Song", also commonly known as "Brahms' Lullaby".
  • Despite having the word 'shit' in the lyrics, the song is not considered to be explicit, meaning no official clean version exists.
  • The official audio was uploaded to Melanie's YouTube channel on May 30th, 2014.
    • It has over 12 million views and 186 thousand likes as of July 20th, 2021.

References

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Featured Tracks DollhouseCarouselDead to MeBittersweet Tragedy
Characters Cry BabyMomDadBrother
Extras Merchandise
Locations Cry Baby's House (Location)