"Milk And Cookies" as written by Melanie Martinez, Jeremy Dussolliet and Rick Markowitz....
One, two, Melatonin is coming for you
Three, four, baby, won't you lock the door?
Five, six, I'm done with it
Seven, eight, it's getting late, so close your eyes, sleep the days

Hush, little baby, drink your spoiled milk
I'm fucking 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

Ashes, ashes, time to go down
Ooh, honey do you want me now?
Can't take it anymore, need to put you to bed
Sing you a lullaby where you die at the end

Nine, ten, never want to see you again
Eleven, twelve, I pull off black so well
Shit behind the curtain that I'm sick of sugarcoatin'
Next time you're alone, think fast when you grab the phone

Ashes, ashes, time to go down
Ooh, honey do you want me now?
Can't take it anymore, need to put you to bed
Sing you a lullaby where you die at the end

Ashes, ashes, time to go down
Ooh, honey do you want me now?
Can't take it anymore, need to put you to bed
Sing you a lullaby where you die at the end


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"Milk and Cookies" as written by Melanie Martinez Jeremy Dussolliet

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    General CommentGod, there's SO many ways to interpret these lyrics. It's BRILLIANT.
    I thought I would share at least one of them here, but this one is a huge reach lol

    "1, 2, melatonin is coming for you"

    Children as young as 6 months old can take melatonin, which is an all natural supplement that some people use as a sleep aid. You can actually crush it up and put it on / in food or drinks.
    Or melatonin could symbolize a much stronger drug used to put the toddler to sleep. This could be because the parents are neglectful.


    "3, 4, baby, won't you lock the door?"

    This could refer to sexual abuse, this could be about a parent locking the door while he or she does drugs, the writer could be "locking" themselves away to avoid their families arguing or abuse, etc. the list goes on.


    "Hush, little baby, drink your spoiled milk
    I'm fucking 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"

    Perhaps the mother is drugging the child with medication, whether she is prescribed it or not. Her saying "Do you like my cookies? they're made just for you" could mean the pills are her 'cookies' (to fit with the childish theme) and she got them just for the child.
    Or the milk symbolizes the mother being loving and caring temporarily, and the milk being spoiled is the mothers drug use over time and how she's become rotten; another side of her that is abusive, neglectful, etc.


    9, 10, never want to see you again
    11, 12, I pull off black so well

    The child is growing up and by this age, she's realized that the things her mother does or has done are inexcusable, unforgivable. She'd like to disown this person.
    'Pulling off black' could either be the child's physical bruises, which are typically referred to as black and blue. or it could represent the childs mental state, depression, aftermath, and long term effects of neglect and abuse.
    Pulling off black could also be the child realizing that she's in a dark place and is forced to accept it.
    pilldieton December 02, 2015   Link
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    My Opinionwow, i don't understand why my comment looks so messed up. :( completely ruined my hard work! lol
    pilldieton December 02, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI posted this on Reddit: "Now whenever I listen to it,I like to think it's from the perspective of someone who is either too insecure or scared of hurting the other person in the relationship,so they do their best to make that person hate them so that they'll leave on their own instead of having to explain their fears. In order to do that,the one who 'poisons' the other tries to think of them as someone they hate and /want/ gone so that it won't hurt so much when they break up."

    The first verse describes the moment right as Cry Baby and her boyfriend meet together,and she's preparing to make him want to leave her,"1,2,melatonin is coming for you." The spoiled milk and cookies in the second verse represent the things she says,or the impressions she puts in his mind (that she's crazy). Although it's a terrible thing she wants to do,she's still doing it out of love so that she won't hurt him down the road,"A little bit of sugar,but lots of poison too."

    "Ooh,honey,do you want me now?" from the third verse was the line that inspired this interpretation,for obvious reasons. When she says she wants to "put him to bed" where he "dies at the end",she actually wants to erase him from her mind so that she'll forget about him sooner and not have to grieve as long over the destroyed relationship,which is further implied from the first line in the fourth verse,"9,10,never wanna see you again."

    She knows she "pulls off black so well" because this is a common occurrence for her. The shit behind the curtain that she doesn't want to sugarcoat anymore is her true nature,or what she believes is her true nature,which is what she wants to spare him from. By doing this so dramatically,she hopes he'll second-guess calling her to try to make things work if he possibly wants to when he's alone to himself thinking about all of this.

    Just my take on it,though,because I definitely can't relate to murdering my [nonexistent] kidnapper.
    Toonlink13on December 30, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis song comes right after Tag, You're It on the Cry Baby album. The Cry Baby album is supposed to be a story about a character named Cry Baby. In Tag, You're It Cry Baby gets kidnapped by the Bad Wolf Ice Cream Man, and so in Milk and Cookies she poisons the wolf with milk and cookies and escapes. The line "Ashes, Ashes" refers to killing someone because people are often burnt when they die. It will all make a lot more sense if you watch the Tag, You're It/Milk and Cookies double feature music video.
    happyannieon October 19, 2016   Link

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