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"Sippy Cup" is a song by Melanie Martinez featured as the third track on her debut album, Cry Baby. It was released on July 31st, 2015 with a music video.

On July 28th, 2015, Melanie posted a snippet of the song on her Instagram. One day later, an additional snippet was posted by her father on Instagram. The music video was made available to watch a day earlier on July 30rd, 2015, courtesy of SPiN.

Leak History

  • February 13th, 2021 - The complete collection of stems are leaked.
  • May 10th, 2021 - The first demo is leaked.
  • November 19th, 2021 - The second demo is leaked.

Official Versions

  • Final version — 3:15
    • Official instrumental — 2:57
  • Demo 1 — 3:09
  • Demo 2 — 3:17

Theme

This song finally reveals the events that follow what takes place in "Dollhouse". This song is about what actually "goes down in the kitchen" (a lyric from "Dollhouse"). It provides a deeper look into Cry Baby's family life. "Sippy Cup" is about Cry Baby's mother murdering her father and his mistress. The sippy cup itself is a metaphor for the lack of being willing to acknowledge reality and the unwillingness to confront one’s own reality, especially when it comes to relationships.

The "syrup", in this case, is actually alcohol, an allusion to Cry Baby's mother's alcoholism. Putting an alcoholic drink in a sippy cup doesn't mean it's no longer alcohol. No matter how much a person may try to dress up a situation, in the end, the problem persists. The lyric, "Kids are still depressed when you dress them up" describes how no matter what we do on the outside, our inner feelings remain the same.

Cross-references

  • "You call that ass your own, we call that silicone" could be a reference to "Mrs. Potato Head".

Lyrics

[Chorus]
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
Syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

[Verse 1]
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 fucking 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 girl with silly boys

[Chorus]
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
Syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

[Breakdown]
Sippy cup, s-s-sippy cup, in a sippy cup, sippy cup
In a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup

[Verse 2]
Pill diet, pill diet, if they give you a new pill then you will buy it
If they say to kill yourself, then you will try it
All the makeup in the world won't make you less insecure
You got weights in your pockets when you go to the doctor's
Your favorite candy's cotton, that's why all your teeth are rotten
Silly girl with silly boys

[Chorus]
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
Syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

[Breakdown]
Sippy cup, s-s-sippy cup, in a sippy cup, sippy cup
In a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup

[Chorus]
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

[Intro]
Sippy cup, s-s-sippy cup, in a sippy cup, sippy cup
In a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup
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
Syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

[Verse 1]
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 fucking 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 girl with silly boys

[Chorus]
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
Syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

[Breakdown]
Sippy cup, s-s-sippy cup, in a sippy cup, sippy cup
In a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup

[Verse 2]
Pill diet, pill diet, if they give you a new pill then you will buy it
If they say to kill yourself, then you will try it
All the makeup in the world won't make you less insecure
You got weights in your pockets when you go to the doctor's
Your favorite candy's cotton, that's why all your teeth are rotten
Silly girl with silly boys

[Chorus]
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
Syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

[Breakdown]
Sippy cup, s-s-sippy cup, in a sippy cup, sippy cup
In a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup

[Chorus]
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

Videos

Gallery

Sippy Cup/Gallery

Music Video

In the video, Cry Baby's mother is shown distraught and drunken on the floor. Suddenly, her drunken husband stumbles into the house, clutching an unfamiliar woman who is also drunk. They begin to dance in the kitchen as the wife pushes herself to her feet. The wife, enraged seeing that her husband has cheated, ties them to a chair before murdering them both with a large kitchen knife and covering their bodies with a large white sheet. When Cry Baby comes downstairs and discovers the bodies, the mother puts her to sleep with chloroform. Cry Baby wakes up, chained to her bed, and her mother pours a sippy cup full of liquid that knocks her out, erasing the memories of that night.

Errors

  • During the line, "All the makeup in the world won't make you less insecure", Melanie angrily smears lipstick all over her mouth. However, at 1:58, her lipstick breaks.

Trivia

  • This is the only song on Cry Baby that starts acapella.
  • There was a debate on whether or not Cry Baby died at the end of the video. Melanie informed her fans at a concert that she did not; her mom had just given her a drug to make her fall asleep so she would forget what she saw.
    • The angel that repeatedly comes up is supposed to represent the death of Cry Baby's innocence, not Cry Baby herself.
  • Cry baby's mom is drinking Red Rum in the video.
    • Red Rum spells 'Murder' backwards.
  • In the official clean version of the song, the word 'sex' is not censored, making the version still explicit for some people.
    • The word 'ass' is censored with an 'ahh' sound.
  • When the rum is poured into the cup, it sloshes out of the cup. This is to show that her mother is drunk and uncoordinated.
  • The lipstick she used was from her ex-friend, Stella Rose Saint Clair, who also played as Cry Baby's mother.
  • The Mistress' actress is currently unknown.
    • It is also unknown whether Mughen Nakamura reprised his role as Cry Baby's father or not.
  • This was Melanie's favorite song to perform live.
  • "Sippy Cup" was certified gold on July 12th, 2017.
  • The story and illustration for this song appear on the 7th page of the Cry Baby storybook, reading:
    Sippy Cup page

"She watches momma sip a drink
Out of a sippy cup that’s pink
Because of that you’d never think
That she’d pass out under the sink"

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Featured Tracks Cry BabyDollhouseSippy CupCarouselAlphabet BoySoapTraining WheelsPity PartyTag, You're ItMilk and CookiesPacify HerMrs. Potato HeadMad Hatter
Bonus Tracks Play DateTeddy BearCake
Characters Cry BabyJohnnyAlphabet BoyBig Bad WolfMomDadBrotherLittle GirlBeth AnneMistressCashierBasic BitchBlue BoyBunny DoctorMrs. Potato HeadMr. Potato HeadNurseRushton Dolls
Extras Digital BookletRemoved SongsMerchandise
Locations Cry Baby's HouseBig Bad Wolf's HouseGrocery StoreCarnivalHospital
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