Gingerbread Girl

Cut her out, perfect shape
Put her in the oven and don't be afraid
Make her hot but don't let her burn
Or you'll pay and you'll get to learn
What her frosting is really made of
No sprinkles, just colored tears she squeezed out
Cut her once, cut her twice
Break her leg, she'll ruin your life

My gingerbread girl likes to bake
Cookies in the oven for appearances' sake
And we do still believe in her innocence
But oh damn these cookies smell poisoned
Bitch, don't even try to fool me
Try to, try to, don't dare to fool me
Bitch, didn't you know?
I figured, figured, I figured what you're doing

She is what
She pretends she is not
Sugar isn't an ingredient for her
She uses the salt she gets from tears
She is not
Like the oven, I mean hot
Even though her hair seems to be in flames
Her gingerbread heart is broken
Her head hangs in shame

You might think she'll let you taste
Her so call sweetness in a cruel way
But don't be a fool, all the patties she let in
Walked out right again with a broken leg

My gingerbread girl likes to bake
Cookies in the oven for appearances' sake
And we do still believe in her innocence
But oh damn these cookies smell poisoned
Bitch, fuck your, fuck your bakery
I know you want us all to believe
That you're sweet and innocent
But in this case your soul really has vanished

She is what
She pretends she is not
Sugar isn't an ingredient for her
She uses the salt she gets from tears
She is not
Like the oven, I mean hot
Even though her hair seems to be in flames
Her gingerbread heart is broken
Her head hangs in shame

Her red head it, it hangs in shame
She ate rough dough and she got sick again
Her red head it, it hangs in shame
She became friends with the oven and burned herself

She is what
She pretends she is not
Sugar isn't an ingredient for her
She uses the salt she gets from tears
She is not
Like the oven, I mean hot
Even though her hair seems to be in flames
Her gingerbread heart is broken
Her head hangs in shame

Fuck what you tell me
Fuck your bakery
I don't believe any word you say
Fuck your cookie cutters
I don't want another
Gingerbread girl
Fuck what you tell me
Fuck your bakery
I don't believe any word you say
Fuck your cookie cutters
I don't want another
Gingerbread girl

© Melvin Hein