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"99 Cent Store", alternatively titled "99¢ Store", is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was originally meant to be featured on Cry Baby, but it was later removed.

Snippets began to surface on September 12th, 2018, and the full song was leaked on September 17th, 2018.

Leak History

  • September 12th, 2018 - A snippet is leaked by Crybabyboiiiii29.
  • September 16th, 2018 - Second snippet is leaked by LittleJackk.
  • September 16th, 2018 (later) - Third snippet is leaked by Milk & Cookies.
  • September 17th, 2018 - Lyrics are leaked by Crybabyboiiiii29.
  • September 17th, 2018 (later) - Full song is leaked.

Theme

The song is centered around a character, most likely Cry Baby, falling in love with a boy who "sold her cheap lies". It tells the story of her looking back at her relationship with the boy, and now finally seeing through all his lies. She was head over heels for someone who she thought she knew, but in reality, she only fell in love with the fake disguise he put on. The boy tricked her into believing he was something that he wasn't. His "ribbons and bows" were just a decoration for him to hide his true self behind. The song relates their relationship to something bought at a 99 cent store, pretty and shiny, but also incredibly cheap and not destined to last.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I had pinwheels in my eyes for you
Blinded by the pinks and blues
Oh, you were my wind-up Romeo
We had matching bubblegum tattoos
Serenade me with your kazoo
You tricked me with your ribbons and your bows

[Pre-Chorus]
It's so shiny in a shopping cart
Pretty in a parking lot
But when you go home
That's when it falls apart

[Chorus]
I still think about you sometimes
Only when I walk through the 99 cent store
You sold me all those cheap lies
Could've built me a whole 99 cent store

[Verse 2]
Wine and dine me with your plastic fruit
Robbed me of my sweet tooth
Held me up with a loaded water gun
Tied me to these toy train tracks
You left me there and you never came back
Tacky souvenirs when it's said and done

[Pre-Chorus]
It's so shiny in a shopping cart
Pretty in a parking lot
But when you go home
That's when it falls apart

[Chorus]
I still think about you sometimes
Only when I walk through the 99 cent store
You sold me all those cheap lies
Could've built me a whole 99 cent store

[Bridge]
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

[Chorus]
I still think about you sometimes
Only when I walk through the 99 cent store
You sold me all those cheap lies
Could've built me a whole 99 cent store

[Outro]
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
I still think about you sometimes
Only when I walk through the 99 cent store

Trivia

  • The song was produced in Logic Pro.
  • Melanie plays the kazoo in this song.
  • The official 99CentsOnlyOfficial YouTube channel commented, "Let us know if you want to shoot a video in one of our locations!" on a since-deleted video of the song.
  • As with many other unreleased songs, most uploads of this song on YouTube, SoundCloud, or other similar content-sharing websites will be immediately taken down.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://twitter.com/Jakeott/status/474666740283346944
  2. https://twitter.com/oneloveonline/status/474672460835860480

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