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"A Thousand Words"[2] is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was intended to be on her debut album, Cry Baby, however, it was later scrapped.

This song was performed at a concert at the Observatory in 2013, as well as at her Gramercy Show in February of 2014. Melanie also mentioned it in multiple Facebook posts in 2014.

Background

Melanie played the song twice, then discarded it and never performed it again because she probably realized that the song did not fit the subject of her album and ended up discarding it at the beginning of development.

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".[3] 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.

Videos

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 snippet of this performance, however, the full video is unleaked, with only the audio being available.
  • 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/photos/a.571999732884476/571999926217790
  3. https://www.facebook.com/melaniemartinezmusic/posts/510629222382895/

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