Song: Dollhouse

Artist: Melanie Martinez

Story: Ticci Toby

Character: Toby Rogers


There was nothing perfect about my family, I had a slew of disorders, dear-old-dad was a drunk, only sis and mom were somewhat perfect they were there for me, they cared but we weren't perfect.

Hey girl, open the walls, play with your dolls

We'll be a perfect family

when you walk away that's when we really play

Sis had this dollhouse in her room and when we were younger she would show me them and we would pretend that we were a perfect family, whenever our parents weren't home sometimes we open it up and pretend to be a perfect family again.

Places get in your places

throw on your dress and put on your doll faces

everyone thinks we're perfect

don't let them look through the curtains

We could never be perfect I don't know how anyone could think we were, we were all dolls sitting perfectly in our places.

Picture smile for the picture

Pose with your sister, wont you be a good brother

Sure in the photos on the walls we seemed happy enough but that was all an act, we played the happy family when we were anything but happy.

Hey girl look at my mom, she looks happy

Ha, you're blinded by her jewelry

When you turn your back he pulls out a flask

And forgets who he is

He was always getting drunk

Uh-oh, she's coming up the stairs, plastic

Go back to being plastic

and he would beat us all, ma, sis, me. When he was drunk me and sis would hide trying to get away from him until the next day when he would be somewhat sober but not drunk enough to beat us. However mom usually didn't get away in time to escape his anger.

D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E

I see things that no one else sees

D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E

I see things no one else sees

I saw them fight, I saw him punch her over and over again, I watched her break down and cry as he walks out of the house, heard him threaten to kill her and the rest of us, to take us away form her and never return. I hated him, hated him for drinking, for hitting us, hated him for everything he ever did to us. I wanted to kill him, I wanted him dead.

Hey girl

Hey girl, open your walls, play with your dolls

We'll be a perfect family

That was back then I could feel the anger slowly rising up again as I entered sis's room for the last time and spotted the dollhouse that sat in the corner. It was old and dusty but still I opened it up and standing in the bedroom near a small dollhouse was a boy and a girl huddled close together.

Places, get in your places

Throw on your dress and put on your doll faces

Everyone thinks that we're a perfect family

don't let them look through the curtains

"Well be a perfect family Toby you'll see. See here the mom and dad are dancing he loves her, the sister and brother are playing.."
"Just like us."
She laughed "Just like us."

Picture, smile for the picture

Pose with your sister, wont you be a good brother

Everyone thinks that we're perfect

I picked up the girl and laid her in the small bed, placed the dad in the upstairs bedroom, the mom on the couch, and the boy kneeling next to his sister. I left the house grabbing the two hatchets from the garage.

D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E

I see things that nobody else sees

D-O-L-L-H-O-U-S-E

I see things that nobody else sees

I ran into the forest as fire raced around me we were never a perfect family we could never be a family and now I was all alone, dear-old-dad was slaughtered, mom would be with sis, and our dollhouse with the perfect family was gone.

A/N so yeah I hoped you guys liked it and let me know if it was good or if I did a really bd job I think I did ok but I'd love to hear your opinions. I would like to keep writing songfics but yeah let me know what you think.