"Birthing Addicts" is a song by Melanie Martinez. It was intended to be the second track on her acoustic extended play (EP), Take Me to the Moon, however, the project was later scrapped. It was then repurposed for her Unknown Extended Play in 2013, which was also eventually scrapped. Melanie then mentioned that the song would get reworked for Cry Baby, but the idea was likely scrapped quickly.

A live performance of the song was first uploaded to Melanie's YouTube channel on January 16th, 2012, however, it was later taken down. It has been performed live multiple times.

Leak History

  • May 17th, 2021 - Full 2013 EP version is leaked via SoundCloud.

Background and Theme

Melanie wrote the song in 2011 for an extra credit assignment in school, and she ended up getting an A. It is based on the book Go Ask Alice.

This song is about mothers not caring for their kids anymore along with them smoking and having a bad lifestyle. This creates problems in the lives of the children.

Official versions

  • 2013 EP version (produced by Doveman) — 5:07[2]
  • Take Me to the Moon version (produced by Melanie) — Unknown
    • Live performance — 3:07

Videos

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Pupils begin to observe
Watching the waste on this earth
Mamas don't love their kids like they used to
Letting them smoke their herbs
Nails bitten down to the nub
Palms light on fire as they rub
Soup never reaches its boil
Dinner ain't the only thing they spoil

[Chorus]
Let the maggots and worms infest your brains
Cut your memory off, Alzheimer's begins
Let that hell of a drug emerge in your veins
And I will claim that I love you
I am the one who birthed you

[Verse 2]
Skin tearin' down to the bone
Freckles fall off as they're told
You realize soon your identity changes
No longer the person you were
No longer the person they adore

[Chorus]
Let the maggots and worms infest your brains
Cut your memory off, Alzheimer's begins
Let that hell of a drug emerge in your veins
And I will claim that I love you
I am the one who birthed you

[Bridge]
Thank you mama for all you've done
Gave me cancer and thick black lungs
Left me rotting on the street
Rather shoot up than have food to eat

[Chorus]
Let the maggots and worms infest your brains
Cut your memory off, Alzheimer's begins
Let that hell of a drug emerge in your veins
And I will claim that I love you
I am the one who birthed you
I am the one who birthed you

[Outro]
Do-do-do-do-do-do-do
Do-do-do-do-do-do-do
Mamas don't love their kids like they used to
Letting them smoke their herbs

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