Melanie Martinez Million Men

Miss Maggie was way too young to understand,

Why she got thrown into someone else’s hands,

Why she woke up to strange men,

They tore her to pieces

And she couldn’t comprehend,

Why she was locked up in a basement

Filled with men,

Should’ve gone to school,

Instead she did them.

Don’t touch me,

I’m fragile,

I’m bitter in my heart.

Mama sold me

For candy,

And I was ruined from the start.

Why do you have to sell me to those mean old men?

They cut me up in places

I don’t even understand,

It’s normalcy to me, but how will my friends understand?

I’m five years old,

Sleepin’ with a million men.

All grown up and her body has decayed,

All those promiscuous games she had to play,

Oh, she skipped the jungle-jungle-gym phase.

She’s tryin’ to look at things in a bright way,

Sees the light peekin’ through the end of the hallway,

No, she’s tryin’, tryin’, tryin’ to escape…

I’m runnin’

Full force, dear

But it’s harder when you’re bones,

I’m weak-kneed

But I’m flyin’

Out of this hell hole.

Why do you have to sell me to those mean old men?

They cut me up in places,

I don’t even understand,

It’s normalcy to me, but how will my friends understand?

I’m ten years old,

Runnin’ from a million men.

A million men.

Finally the light is comin’ close,

No turning back,

Run full force,

Angels swoop down and grab me,

And now I’m safe away,

From the million men who raised me.

Why do you have to sell me to those mean old men?

They cut me up in places,

I don’t even understand,

It’s normalcy to me,

How will my boyfriend understand?

I’m seventeen

With a history

Of a million men.

Men.

A million men.

A million men,

A million men,

A million,

A million men.

A million men,

A million men,

A million,

A million men.

A million men…

Melanie Martinez Bittersweet Tragedy

Sweet boy straight out of the movie screen

Candy hearts and chocolate dreams

I met my prince upon a popcorn bowl

He held my heart and let it go

Ice cream upon a summer’s day

Beginning sweetness never stays

Melting through the cracks in my hands

I guess I held on for too long

I’m done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy

It’s no fun, when I’m sitting all alone

You’re right in front of me

And I’m done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy

It’s no fun, when I’m sitting all alone

You’re right in front of me (you’re right in front of me)

You speak sour lemonade to me

The bitter taste won’t let me be

One kiss was supposed to be so sweet

But I found grapefruit in your teeth

Old gum is all you’ll ever be to me

I spit you out and brush my teeth

Melting through the cracks in my hands

I guess I held on for too long

I’m done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy

It’s no fun, when I’m sitting all alone

You’re right in front of me

And I’m done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy

It’s no fun, when I’m sitting all alone

You’re right in front of me (you’re right in front of me)

Enough of your bittersweet

Your sugar rots my teeth

Clogs up my arteries

Your bittersweet shit is a tragedy

I’m done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy

It’s no fun, when I’m sitting all alone

You’re right in front of me

And I’m done with your bittersweet, bittersweet tragedy

It’s no fun, when I’m sitting all alone

You’re right in front of me (you’re right in front of me, you’re right in front of me)

Melanie Martinez Race

Sweet sweet hold you gently have over me

Caught me with your eyes and lips like sweet honey

Too bad I’m not as sweet as her honey tastes

Cause the average girl simply won that race

That race you kept on giving me

Left me hanging wanting more till you broke free

Bet shes sweet but not as sweet as I could’ve been

girls like her come and go like the boring wind

But I’m the type that stays

with your heart and my heart in many different ways

I call you making sure that you’re alright in the day or in the middle of the night

sorry if that isn’t good enough

confusion has become a little rough

and I’ll be on you like the clothes you wear

and run my fingers through your curled gelled hair

but for now ill let the race be won by the girl without a boy at home

Hands so purple,

from the knuckle aches,

it’s ’cause they,

create fragile hearts to break.

But a player, will soon see that

his karma goes bad,

when the girl that he wants,

stabs him in the back…

But, I’m the type that stays,

your heart and mine,

are different ways.

I call you, makin’ sure your alright,

in the day,

or the middle of the night.

Sorry if that isn’t good enough,

confusion has become a little rough.

And I’d be on you like the clothes you wear,

and run my fingers through your curled gel hair.

But for now,

I’ll let the race be won,

by the girl, without a boy at home.

Melanie Martinez Training Wheels

Riding down, riding down

My hand on your seat

The whole way round

I carry band-aids on me now

For when your soft hands hit the jagged ground

Wheels aren’t even touching the ground

Scared to take them off but they’re so worn down

Promise I won’t push you straight to the dirt

If you promise me you’ll take them off first

[2x]

Love everything you do

When you call me fucking dumb for the stupid shit I do

Wanna ride my bike with you

Fully undressed,

No training wheels left for you

I’ll pull them off for you

Letting go, letting go

Telling you things you already know

I explode, I explode

Asking you where you want us to go

You’ve been riding two-wheelers all your life

It’s not like I’m asking to be your wife

I wanna make you mine, but that’s hard to say

Is this coming off in a cheesy way?

[2x]

Love everything you do

When you call me fucking dumb for the stupid shit I do

Wanna ride my bike with you

Fully undressed,

No training wheels left for you

I’ll pull them off for you

(Love everything you do)

(Let me ride my bike with you)

(No training wheels left for you)

[2x]

I love everything you do

When you call me fucking dumb for the stupid shit I do

Wanna ride my bike with you

Fully undressed,

No training wheels left for you

I’ll pull them off for you

Melanie Martinez Milk And Cookies

1, 2,

Melatonin is coming for you

3, 4,

Baby, won’t you lock the door?

5, 6,

I’m done with this

7, 8,

It’s getting late,

So close your eyes, sleep for 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-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

9, 10,

Never want to see you again

11, 12,

I pull off black so well

Shit behind the curtain

That I’m sick of sugarcoatin’

Next time you’re alone,

Think twice when you grab the phone

Ashes, ashes, time to go down

Ooh-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-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

Melanie Martinez Alphabet Boy

A-a-aaa, b-b-b-b

A-a-aaa, b-b-b-b

A-a-aaa, b-b-b-b

B-b-b-b, b-b-b, b-b-b-b

Always aiming paper airplanes at me when you’re around

You build me up like building blocks just so you can bring me down

You can crush my candy cane but you’ll never catch me cry

If you dangle that diploma and I dead, you, don’t be surprised

I know my ABCs, yet you keep teaching me

I say, fuck your degree, alphabet boy

You think you’re smarter than me with all your bad poetry

Fuck all your ABCs, alphabet boy

I’m not a little kid now

Watch me get big now

Spell my name on the fridge now

With all your alphabet toys

You won the spelling bee now,

But are you smarter than me now?

You’re the prince of the playground,

Little alphabet boy

A-a-aaa, b-b-b-b

A-a-aaa, b-b-b-b

A-a-aaa, b-b-b-b

B-b-b-b, b-b-b, b-b-b-b

Apples aren’t always appropriate apologies

Butterscotch and bubblegum drops are bittersweet to me

You call me a child while you keep counting all your coins

But you’re not my daddy and I’m not your dolly

And your dictionary’s destroyed

I know my ABCs, yet you keep teaching me

I say, fuck your degree, alphabet boy

You think you’re smarter than me with all your bad poetry

Fuck all your ABCs, alphabet boy

I’m not a little kid now

Watch me get big now

Spell my name on the fridge now

With all your alphabet toys

You won the spelling bee now,

But are you smarter than me now?

You’re the prince of the playground,

Little alphabet boy

Alphabet boy

My alphabet boy

Alphabet boy

Alphabet boy

My alphabet boy

Ooh-ooh

I’m not a little kid now

Watch me get big now

Spell my name on the fridge now

With all your alphabet toys

You won the spelling bee now,

But are you smarter than me now?

You’re the prince of the playground,

Little alphabet boy

[2x]

A-a-a, b-b-b-b

A-a-a, b-b-b-b-b

A-a-a, b-b-b-b

B-b-b-b, b-b-b-b-b-b-b

(Alphabet boy, oh, alphabet boy)

Alphabet boy

Melanie Martinez Tag, You’re It

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 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.”

Eenie meenie miny mo

Catch a 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

Take the words right out my mouth

Tag, you’re it, tag, tag, you’re it

Melanie Martinez Cry Baby

You seem to replace

Your brain with your heart

You take things so hard

And then you fall apart

You try to explain

But before you can start

Those cry baby tears

Come out of the dark

Someone’s turning the handle

To that faucet in your eyes

You pour it out

Where everyone can see

Your heart’s too big for your body

That’s why it won’t fit inside

You pour it out

Where everyone can see

They call you cry baby

Cry baby

But you don’t fucking care

Cry baby, cry baby

So you laugh through your tears

Cry baby, cry baby

‘Cause you don’t fucking care

Tears fall to the ground

You’ll just let them drown

You’ll just let them drown

Cry baby, cry baby

You’re all on your own

And you lost all your friends

You told yourself that it’s not you, it’s them

You’re one of a kind

And no one understands

But those cry baby tears keep coming back again

Someone’s turning the handle

To that faucet in your eyes

You pour it out

Where everyone can see

Your heart’s too big for your body

That’s why it won’t fit inside

You pour it out

Where everyone can see

They call you cry baby, cry baby

But you don’t fucking care

Cry baby, cry baby

So you laugh through your tears

Cry baby, cry baby

‘Cause you don’t fucking care

Tears fall to the ground

You’ll just let them drown

Cry baby, cry baby

You’ll just let them drown

Cry baby, cry baby

You’ll just let them drown

I look at you and I see myself

And I know you better than anyone else

And I have the same faucet in my eyes

So your tears are mine

They call me cry baby, cry baby

But I don’t fucking care

Cry baby, cry baby

I laugh through my tears

Cry baby, cry baby

‘Cause I don’t fucking care

Tears fall to the ground

I’ll just let them drown

Cry baby, cry baby

I’ll just let them drown

Cry baby, cry baby

You’ll just let them drown

Cry baby, cry baby

I’ll just let them drown

Cry baby, cry baby

You’ll just let them drown

Melanie Martinez Can’t Shake You

Sometimes love burns, sometimes it fades away

But in our case, it lingers through the day

Just kickin’ around, just kickin’ around

And I can’t shake you off, oh oh, oh oh

The love we had is lost, oh oh, oh oh

And I can’t shake you, I don’t really wanna wait another day

What’s the point when the spark has gone away

And I can’t shake you

I go, you stay, but things stay the same

We’re two dreamers, too afraid to change

Just stickin’ around, just stickin’ around

And I can’t shake you off, oh oh, oh oh

The love we had is lost, oh oh, oh oh

And I can’t shake you, I don’t really wanna waste another day

What’s the point when this love has turned to gray

And I can’t shake you

‘Cause when I count my blessings, I’m second guessing

You’re on my mind and in my clothes, under my skin

And I can’t shake you off, oh oh, oh oh

The love we had is lost, oh oh, oh oh

And I can’t shake you, I don’t really wanna wait another day

What’s the point when this love has turned to gray

And I can’t shake you off, oh oh, oh oh

The love we had is lost, oh oh, oh oh

And I can’t shake you, I don’t really wanna wait another day

What’s the point when this love has turned to gray

And I can’t shake you

Melanie Martinez Dear Porcupines

Drown me in my daily cup of tea,

Tell the porcupines to quit stabbing me,

They make me fall, but I will stand,

‘Cause all of them are jerks with their cups in their hands.

Now they want a whisper, a whisper from me,

‘Cause all of them have watched me on their big screen TVs

But what about little ol’, little ol’ me,

The one who got bullied because of her teeth.

I hope you all are watching my middle finger rise

To the bullies in the school yard. I know I’m on your mind,

Now you say you love me, but what about before,

When I was just that silly little girl next door.

Oh, oh

Oh

Ladies, oh, ladies, why are you so mad?

Is it ’cause I’m classy, and you’re a trash bag?

Your teasing and laughing resonates through my heart

And now you’re calling me ’cause you want a fresh start

Now look at you, boys, you can’t believe your eyes,

You told me I was ugly and I took it by surprise,

You should’ve been nicer ’cause look where I’m at,

While you copy Mac Miller wearin’ snap back hats.

I hope you all are watching my middle finger rise

To the bullies in the school yard. I know I’m on your mind,

Now you say you love me, but what about before,

When I was just that silly little girl next door.

Oh, oh

Oh

Why must you be so mean talking trash about me?

All I wanted was a friend to laugh and cry and spend all eternity

Or even just a week…

I hope you all are watching my middle finger rise

To the bullies in the school yard. I know I’m on your mind,

Now you say you love me, but what about before,

When I was just that silly little girl next door.

Oh.