"Tag, you're it" as written by and Rick Markowitz Melanie Martinez....
Looking at me through your window
Boy, you had your eye out for a little
"I'll cut you up and make you dinner
You've reached the end, you are the winner"

Rolling down your tinted window
Driving next to me real slow, he said
"Let me take you for a joyride
I've got some candy for you inside"

Running through the parking lot
He chased me and he wouldn't stop
Tag, you're it, tag, tag, you're it
Grabbed my hand, pushed me down
Took the words right out my mouth
Tag, you're it, tag, tag, you're it
Can anybody hear me I'm hidden under ground
Can anybody hear me am I talking to myself
Saying, "tag, you're it, tag, tag, you're it"
He's saying, "tag, you're it, tag, tag, you're it"

Little bit of poison in me
I can taste your skin in my teeth
"I love it when I hear you breathing
I hope to god you're never leaving"

Running through the parking lot
He chased me and he wouldn't stop
Tag, you're it, tag, tag, you're it
Grabbed my hand, pushed me down
Took the words right out my mouthf
Tag, you're it, tag, tag, you're it
Can anybody hear me I'm hidden under ground
Can anybody hear me am I talking to myself
Saying, "tag, you're it, tag, tag, you're it"
He's saying, "tag, you're it, tag, tag, you're it"

Eenie meenie miny mo
Get your lady by her toes
If she screams, don't let her go
Eenie meenie miny mo
Your mother said to pick the very best girl
And I am

Running through the parking lot
He chased me and he wouldn't stop
Tag, you're it, tag, tag, you're it
Grabbed my hand, pushed me down
Took the words right out my mouth
Tag, you're it, tag, tag, you're it
Running through the parking lot
He chased me and he wouldn't stop
Tag, you're it, tag, you're it
Grabbed my hand, pushed me down
Took the words right out my mouth
Tag, you're it, tag, tag, you're it


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"Tag, You're It" as written by Rick Markowitz Melanie Martinez

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  • +7
    General CommentLike most songs on Cry Baby, I’d say the meaning is pretty transparent. The singer is walking alone and is being followed/pursued by a man in his car who, after failing to lure her to him with words and questionable promises, chases her and pushes her down. She screams for help but nobody seems to hear her.

    Somehow, juxtaposing the childhood game of tag with the heavy experience of assault or rape makes it pack more of a punch than if she were just singing a slow, sad song about it, maybe because the “tag, you’re it” dialogue comes from the assaulter, giving us a (troubling) insight into his mindset on how he sees this as a game.

    The references to having candy and wanting to cut her up and make her dinner also have a kind of child predator/Big Bad Wolf-y feel.

    The way Martinez tells brutal, straightforward stories through the lens of a childhood theme is just brilliant. The entire album is like this and I love it! Melanie’s voice reminds me a bit of Lana Del Rey’s (Rey’s girly, breathy, Lolita voice as opposed to her deep contralto) but she imbues it with a rougher sound when needed, like the later part of this song when her voice loses that ultra-femme sheen and breaks into a more forceful, angry “Tag, you’re it! Tag, tag, you’re it!” Can’t wait to see what she’ll do next.
    PsychedelicUrchinon September 28, 2015   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is another part in Cry Baby's universe, where she gets kidnapped by the 'big bad wolf'
    Littlebodybighearton August 19, 2016   Link

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