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"Arts & Crafts" is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was originally intended to be featured on her debut album Cry Baby, however, it was later scrapped. This song has not been performed live or officially released.

Snippets began to surface on April 22nd, 2021, and the full song was leaked on May 14th, 2021.

Leak History

  • April 22nd, 2021 - A snippet of the song is leaked via SoundCloud.
  • May 14th, 2021 - Full song is leaked via SoundCloud.
  • May 14th, 2021 (later) - Full song is leaked via Dbree in higher quality.

Theme

The song is about liking "broken" guys and trying to "fix" them which uses arts and crafts as a metaphor. The song could be a reference to Melanie's own personal relationships such as Vinnie DiCarlo and Edwin Zabala who have a controversial past.

Cross-references

  • "If you're torn that's okay, let me sew you up with string" could be a reference to "Teddy Bear".

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Grab my glue, grab my paint
Playing Arts & Crafts today
If you're torn, that's okay
Let me sew you up with string
Googly eyes on your face
So you see things differently

[Verse 2]
You can't cookie-cut the kind of guy I like
I find him in the gutters, oh
If he's damaged then he's just my type
I like it when they stutter, no

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm not looking for perfection, I want a challenge
I'm not looking for convention, I want a project

[Chorus]
Whoa-whoa-whoa, Arts & Crafts
Whoa-whoa-whoa, fixer-upper romance
Whoa-whoa-whoa, Arts & Crafts
Whoa-whoa-whoa, fixer-upper romance

[Verse 3]
Glitter, rhinestones and lace
Let me decorate your face
I'll erase anything you want

[Verse 4]
You can't cookie-cut the kind of guy I like
I find him in the gutters, oh
If he's damaged then he's just my type
I like it when they stutter, no

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm not looking for perfection, I want a challenge
I'm not looking for convention, I want a project

[Chorus]
Whoa-whoa-whoa, Arts & Crafts
Whoa-whoa-whoa, fixer-upper romance
Whoa-whoa-whoa, Arts & Crafts
Whoa-whoa-whoa, fixer-upper romance

[Chorus]
Whoa-whoa-whoa, Arts & Crafts
Whoa-whoa-whoa, fixer-upper romance
Whoa-whoa-whoa, Arts & Crafts
Whoa-whoa-whoa, fixer-upper romance
Whoa-whoa-whoa
Whoa-whoa-whoa, fixer-upper romance
Whoa-whoa-whoa, Arts & Crafts
Whoa-whoa-whoa, fixer-upper romance

Gallery

Trivia

  • Two instrumental ideas labelled as "Idea 1" and "Idea 4" produced by Josh Monroy were shown to Melanie during the "Arts & Crafts" studio session. They went unused but the instrumentals leaked on May 19th, 2021.

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