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.

Melanie Martinez Birthing Addicts

Pupils begin to observe

Watching the waste on this earth

Mamas don’t love their kids like they used to

Letting them smoke their herbs

Nails bitten down to the nub

Palms out of fire as they rub

Soup never reaches its boil

Dinner ain’t the only thing they spoil

Let the maggots and worms infest your brain

Got your memory of all fall, times begin

Let that hell of a drug emerge in your veins

And I will claim that I love you

And I am the one who birthed you

Skin tearin’ down to the bone

Freckles fall off as they’re told

You realize soon your identity changes

No longer the person you were

No longer the person they adore

Let the maggots and worms infest your brain

Got your memory of all fall, times begin

Let that hell of a drug emerge in your veins

And I will claim that I love you

And I am the one who birthed you

Thank you, mama

For all you’ve done

Gave me cancer

And thick black lungs

Left me rotting

On the street

Rather shoot up

Than have food to eat

Let the maggots and worms infest your brain

Got your memory of all fall, times begin

Let that hell of a drug emerge in your veins

And I will claim that I love you

And I am the one who birthed you

And I am the one who birthed you

Do, do, do, do, do, do, do [2x]

Mamas don’t love their kids like they used to

Letting them smoke their herbs

Melanie Martinez Too Close

You know I’m not one to break promises

I don’t want to hurt you but I need to breathe

At the end of it all you’re still my best friend

But there’s something inside that I need to release

Which way is right, which way is wrong

How do I say that I need to move on?

You know we’re headed separate ways

And it feels like I am just too close to love you

There is nothing I can really say

I can’t lie no more, I can’t hide no more

Got to be true to myself

And it feels like I am just too close to love you

So I’ll be on my way

You’ve given me more than I can return

Yet there’s so much that you deserve

Nothing to say, nothing to do

I’ve got nothing to give

I must live without you

You know we’re headed separate ways

And it feels like I am just too close to love you

There is nothing I can really say

I can’t lie no more, I can’t hide no more

Got to be true to myself

And it feels like I am just too close to love you

So I’ll be on my way

So I’ll be on my way

So I’ll be on my way

So I’ll be on my way

Melanie Martinez Cough Syrup

Life’s too short to even care at all oh oh

oh oh oh oh

I’m losing my mind losing my mind losing control

These fishes in the sea they’re staring at me oh oh

Oh oh oh oh

A wet world aches for a beat of a drum

Oh

If I could find a way to see this straight

I’d run away

To some fortune that I should have found by now

I’m waiting for this cough syrup to come down, come down

Life’s too short to even care at all oh oh

oh oh oh oh

I’m coming up now coming up now out of the blue

These zombies in the park they’re looking for my heart oh oh

Oh oh oh oh

A dark world aches for a splash of the sun oh oh

If I could find a way to see this straight

I’d run away

To some fortune that I should have found by now

so I run to things they said could restore me

Restore life the way it should be

I’m waiting for this cough syrup to come down

Life’s too short to even care at all oh

I’m losing my mind losing my mind losing control

If I could find a way to see this straight

I’d run away

To some fortune that I should have found by now

So I run to things they said could restore me

Restore life the way it should be

I’m waiting for this cough syrup to come down

One more spoon of cough syrup now [x2]

Melanie Martinez Crazy

I remember when—

I remember, I remember when I lost my mind

There was something so pleasant about that place

Even your emotions had an echo in so much space

And when you’re out there

Without care,

Yeah, I was out of touch

But it wasn’t because I didn’t know enough

I just knew too much

Does that make me crazy?

Does that make me crazy?

Does that make me crazy?

Possibly

And I hope that you are having the time of your life

But think twice.

That’s my only advice

Come on now.

Who do you, who do you, who do you—

Who do you think you are?

Ha, ha, ha, bless your soul

You really think you’re in control

Well, I think you’re crazy,

I think you’re crazy

I think you’re crazy.

Just like me

My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb

And all I remember is thinking I wanna be like them

Ever since I was little,

Ever since I was little it looked like fun

But it was no coincidence I’ve come

And I can die when I’m done

But maybe I’m crazy,

But maybe you’re crazy

Maybe we’re crazy.

Probably

Probably

Just like me

Just like me

Just like me

Melanie Martinez Sippy Cup

Blood still stains when the sheets are washed

Sex don’t sleep when the lights are off

Kids are still depressed when you dress them up

And syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

He’s still dead when you’re done with the bottle

Of course it’s a corpse that you keep in the cradle

Kids are still depressed when you dress them up

Syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

Blood money, blood money

How did you afford this ring that I love, honey?

“Just another shift at the drug company, “

He doesn’t think I’m that fucking dumb, does he?

It doesn’t matter what you pull up to your home

We know what goes on inside

You call that ass your own, we call that silicone

Silly girl with silly boys

Blood still stains when the sheets are washed

Sex don’t sleep when the lights are off

Kids are still depressed when you dress them up

And syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

He’s still dead when you’re done with the bottle

Of course it’s a corpse that you keep in the cradle

Kids are still depressed when you dress them up

Syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

Sippy cup, s-s-sippy cup, in a sippy cup, sut sippy cup

In a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup

Pill diet, pill diet, if they give you a new pill then you will buy it

If they say to kill yourself, then you will try it

All the makeup in the world, won’t make you less insecure

You got weights in your pockets, when you go to the doctor’s

Your favorite candy’s cotton, that’s why all your teeth are rotten

Silly girl with silly boys

Blood still stains when the sheets are washed

Sex don’t sleep when the lights are off

Kids are still depressed when you dress them up

And syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

He’s still dead when you’re done with the bottle

Of course it’s a corpse that you keep in the cradle

Kids are still depressed when you dress them up

Syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

Sippy cup, s-s-sippy cup, in a sippy cup, sut sippy cup

In a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup, in a sippy cup

Blood still stains when the sheets are washed

Sex don’t sleep when the lights are off

Kids are still depressed when you dress them up

And syrup is still syrup in a sippy cup

Melanie Martinez The Show

[Intro:]

I’m just a little bit caught in the middle

Life is a maze and love is a riddle

I don’t know where to go I can’t do it alone I’ve tried

And I don’t know why

[Verse:]

Slow it down

Make it stop–

Or else my heart is going to pop

‘Cause it’s too much

Yeah, it’s a lot

To be something I’m not

I’m a fool

Out of love

‘Cause I just can’t get enough

[Chorus:]

I’m just a little bit caught in the middle

Life is a maze and love is a riddle

I don’t know where to go I can’t do it alone I’ve tried

And I don’t know why

[Bridge:]

I am just a little girl lost in the moment

I’m so scared but I don’t show it

I can’t figure it out

It’s bringing me down I know

I’ve got to let it go

And just enjoy the show

[Verse:]

The sun is hot

In the sky

Just like a giant spotlight

The people follow the signs

And synchronize in time

It’s a joke

Nobody knows

They’ve got a ticket to that show

Yeah

[Repeat Chorus & Bridge 2x]

Just enjoy the show

dum de dum

dudum de dum

Just enjoy the show

dum de dum

dudum de dum

Just enjoy the show

I want my money back

I want my money back

I want my money back

Just enjoy the show

I want my money back

I want my money back

I want my money back

Just enjoy the show

Melanie Martinez Seven Nation Army

I’m gonna fight ’em off

A seven nation army couldn’t hold me back

They’re gonna rip it off

Taking their time right behind my back

And I’m talkin’ to myself at night

Because I can’t forget

Back and forth through my mind

Behind a cigarette

And the message comin’ from my eyes says leave it alone…

Don’t wanna hear about it

Every single one’s got a story to tell

Everyone knows about it

From the Queen of England to the hounds of hell

And if I catch it comin’ back my way

I’m gonna serve it to you

And that ain’t what you want to hear

But that’s what I’ll do

And the feeling coming from my bones says find a home…

I’m going to Wichita

Far from this opera forevermore

I’m gonna work the straw

Make the sweat drip out of every pore

And I’m bleeding, and I’m bleeding, and I’m bleeding

Right before the lord

All the words are gonna bleed from me

And I will think no more

Melanie Martinez Wicked Words

I don’t, no no

You don’t know me very well, at all

Yet you float, on every heavy word you wrote

Yes it seems I must have missed the boat

And I could care just a little bit less

But there’s still a heart beating in my chest

And I, but I, try to keep that a secret

Now cast away your wicked words

I don’t wanna hear you sigh no more

Not interested in those grudges that you keep

Now your story may be hard

Oh, there’s a lesson to be learned by you

Talk ain’t worth a lot when it’s so cheap

And I cope knowing that you won’t

Get the best of me with your wicked soul

I hope you choke on every heavy word you spoke

Till you find it, find it hard to float

And I could care just a little bit less

But there’s still a heart beating in my chest

And I, but I, try to keep that a secret

Now cast away your wicked words

I don’t wanna hear you sigh no more

Not interested in those grudges that you keep

Now your story may be hard

Oh, there’s a lesson to be learned by you

Talk ain’t worth a lot when it’s so cheap

It’s been so long, really think it’s time to move on

When your vision is doubling and all you are troubling is me

When you get so stale, all I do is raise my sets

And you look through the haze, you can find me on my way

Cast away your wicked words

I don’t wanna hear you sigh no more

Not interested in those grudges that you keep

Now your story may be hard

Oh, there’s a lesson to be learned by you

Talk ain’t worth a lot when it’s so cheap

Cast away, cast away, cast away your wicked words

I don’t wanna hear them, no

(Cast away, cast away, cast away your wicked words

I don’t wanna hear them, no)

Melanie Martinez Pacify Her

Tired, blue boy walks my way

Holding a girl’s hand

That basic bitch leaves finally

Now I can take her man

Someone told me, “Stay away from things that aren’t yours.”

But was he yours, if he wanted me so bad?

Pacify her

She’s getting on my nerves

You don’t love her

Stop lying with those words

Pacify her

She’s getting on my nerves

You don’t love her

Stop lying with those words,word,word

I can’t stand her whining

Where’s her binky now?

And loving her seems tiring

So boy, just love me, down, down, down

Someone told me, “Stay away from things that aren’t yours.”

But was he yours, if he wanted me so bad?

Pacify her

She’s getting on my nerves

You don’t love her

Stop lying with those words

Pacify her

She’s getting on my nerves

You don’t love her

Stop lying with those words, word, word

Pacify her

She’s getting on my nerves

You don’t love her

Stop lying with those words

Pacify her

She’s getting on my nerves

You don’t love her

Stop lying with those words

Pacify her

She’s getting on my nerves

You don’t love her

Stop lying with those words, word, word