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"Band Aid", also known as "Band-Aid", is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was originally intended to be featured on her debut studio album, Cry Baby. However, the song was later scrapped. This song has not been performed live or officially released.

Snippets of the song began surfacing on July 25th, 2016, and the full song leaked on March 19th, 2017.

Leak History

  • July 25th, 2016 - First snippet is leaked on Twitter.
  • July 26th, 2016 - Second snippet is leaked on Twitter.
  • August 18th, 2016 - Third snippet is leaked.
  • August 27th, 2016 - A fourth snippet is leaked.
  • January 7th, 2017 - A fifth snippet is leaked on SoundCloud.
  • January 23rd, 2017 - A sixth snippet is leaked on SoundCloud.
  • January 24th, 2017 - A seventh snippet is leaked.
  • March 19th, 2017 (early) - Full song is leaked in low quality on SoundCloud.
  • March 19th, 2017 (later) - Full song is leaked in high quality (tagged) on YouTube.
  • March 19th, 2017 (less than an hour later) - Full song is leaked in high quality on SoundCloud.

Background

This song was likely unfinished; this is evident from the short duration, lack of a bridge, and "ruff" (likely standing for "rough demo") being in the title of the original leaked file.

Theme

This song is the aftermath of a relationship; a girl is trying to get over her ex by hooking up with other men. While they say they're in love with her, she doesn't actually want a close connection with them. They're just "band-aids on her knees", or rebounds.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Just 'cause I bought a Band-Aid
Doesn't mean I'm able to clean the scars that run
Deeper than all my old demons that I keep under still water
Just 'cause you gave me flowers
Doesn't cover up the smell of a dead body
Or raise a dead body of a girl who got shot down before

[Verse 2]
Just 'cause you crack the window
Doesn't mean I'm able to clear the air
That made it hard to breathe before you came around here
Just 'cause you say you love me
Doesn't mean that I'm gonna look you in the eyes
Pretend to be surprised and say I love you back
(Love you back)

[Pre-Chorus]
'Cause I'm tripping, tripping on rocks
Cutting on my ankles, when will the blood stop?
Blue, blue knees
Falling for the next man who breathes

[Chorus]
I need a Band-Aid recovery
Don't get too close 'cause you're really nothing to me
You're just a Band-Aid on my knees
You're just a Band-Aid recovery
I'll rip you off when I please
I'll rip you off when I bleed

[Verse 3]
Just 'cause I'm coming over
Doesn't mean I'll be there when you wake up
'Cause coming over doesn't mean that I'm over him
Just 'cause you are my Band-Aid
Doesn't mean I want you to stick around
'Cause rebounds get washed away the next time it rains (the next time it rains)

[Pre-Chorus]
'Cause I'm tripping, tripping on rocks
Cuttin' on my ankles, when will the blood stop?
Blue, blue knees
Falling for the next man who breathes

[Chorus]
I need a Band-Aid recovery
Don't get too close 'cause you're really nothing to me
You're just a Band-Aid on my knees
You're just a Band-Aid recovery
I'll rip you off when I please
I'll rip you off when I bleed

Trivia

  • This is Melanie's third shortest known studio song, the first being "Twins" and the second being "Patient".
  • This was likely made in the same session as "Mad Hatter" as they have the same credits.
  • Before the official name for the song was confirmed, the song was given various fanmade titles such as "Blue Knees", "Coming Over", "Dead Body", "Next Time it Rains", "Open Wounds", and "Rebound". It was also speculated to be some unrelated unreleased songs such as "Half Hearted" and "Jumprope".
  • 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.

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Leaked songs
"99 Cent Store" • "A Million Men" • "A Thousand Words" • "AK-47" • "Arts & Crafts" • "Band Aid" • "Birthing Addicts" • "Bombs on Monday Morning" • "Bones Are Blue" • "Can't Shake You" • "Coloring Book" • "Cooties" • "Curly Cue" • "Dear Porcupines" • "Eraser" • "Glue Stick" • "Half Hearted" • "Haunted" • "History" • "Intervals" • "I Scream" • "Jumprope" • "Last Chapter (Never Stayed for Love)" • "Mistakes" • "Night Mime" • "Papercut" • "Patient" • "Psycho Lovers" • "Race" • "Ring Pop" • "Rocking Horse" • "Rotten Milk" • "Rough Love" • "Run" • "Schizo" • "Seesaw" • "The One" • "Time Flies" • "Trophy Wife" • "Twins" • "Unhappy Meal" • "Where Do Babies Come From?" • "You Love I" • "Zzzz"
Unleaked songs
"1st Unknown Song" • "2nd Unknown Song" • "3rd Unknown Song" • "Alone" • "Angels' Song" • "Drowning" • "Gold Diggin' Love" • "Heart at the Door" • "I Love My Ride" • "Milky Way" • "Oh Carousel" • "Smoke" • "Until Sunrise"
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