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"A Thousand Words", also known as "Thousand Words", is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was originally written for Dollhouse, then later repurposed for Cry Baby after being removed from the EP. The song was ultimately scrapped.

Melanie performed this song twice, the first performance was in 2013 and the second performance was in 2014. She also mentioned it in multiple Facebook posts in 2014.

Theme

Melanie spoke about the song's theme on her Facebook page in February of 2014, stating that it was "written for those boys that don't appreciate when you're with them and you want to spend time with them and they don't care or understand how you feel".[2] Lyrically, it describes a one-sided relationship where Melanie's boyfriend never listened to anything she had to say. There is so much that she wants to tell him, but he refuses to hear it and instead walks out on her.

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
How can I see when my eyes are closed?
How can you be so far away and already wanna go?
How can we talk when our mouths are closed?
And I want you to know I can't fix what you have broke

[Pre-Chorus]
Close my eyes and go to sleep, oh
You're the last thing, the last thing that I see

[Chorus]
I had a thousand words to say 
You just chose to walk away
And are you happy now you're free, oh
You gave me your heart
And took it back from me
Now I've seen the light of day
Boy, you don't mean shit to me

[Verse 2]
How can we write when the ink is gone?
Our love's an empty page that you've never written on
How can we be what we used to be?
Was it all just make-believe?
When my heart was on my sleeve

[Pre-Chorus]
Close my eyes and go to sleep, oh
You're the last thing, the last thing that I see

[Chorus]
I had a thousand words to say
You just chose to walk away
And are you happy now you're free, oh
You gave me your heart
And took it back from me
Now I've seen the light of day
Boy, you don't mean shit to me

[Bridge]
Our love's a postcard on its way heading towards no destiny
Our love's a postcard on its way heading towards no destiny
Our love's a postcard on its way heading towards no destiny
Our love's a postcard on its way heading towards no destiny

[Pre-Chorus]
Close my eyes and go to sleep, oh
You're the last thing, the last thing that I see

[Chorus]
I had a thousand words to say
You just chose to walk away
And are you happy now you're free, oh
You gave me your heart
And took it back from me
Now I've seen the light of day
Boy, you don't mean shit to me

Trivia

  • In Melanie's first performance of this song, she played the keyboard herself.
  • There is a studio version of this song, which currently remains unleaked.

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References

  1. https://twitter.com/neonhitch/status/332202926967771136
  2. https://www.facebook.com/melaniemartinezmusic/posts/510629222382895/

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