"Bombs on Monday Morning", alternatively titled "Bombs on Monday", 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 never been performed live or released to fans. 

Snippets of the song began to surface on August 3, 2015, and the full song was leaked on January 16, 2016. A demo of the song leaked on February 17th, 2021.

Leak History

  • August 3rd, 2015 - A snippet is leaked.
  • January 16th, 2016 - Full song is leaked in high quality.
  • February 17th, 2021 - A demo of the song is leaked in high quality.[3]

Background

This song was eventually cut, presumably due to thematic differences from the rest of the album, as well as the controversial and sensitive nature of the song.

The song is about two lovers, one of which is trying to tell the other that everything will be alright. There is speculation that it is about the Boston Marathon Bombing. The song could also be about a person going through chemotherapy due to lyrical similarities to the cancer treatment.

Cross-references

  • "[...], carousel spinnin" is a direct reference to Carousel.
  • The end of Carousel's instrumental can be heard being played at the beginning of this song.
  • The lyric "Our peaceful, little perfect family" could be a veiled reference to Dollhouse.
  • A post-apocalyptic life is also discussed in Fire Drill.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Pinky promise
I'll still love your garden
Even with no flowers
Even with no flowers
Doctor's orders
Don't be brokenhearted
Time will still be ours
Time will still be ours

[Pre-Chorus]
Never thought that something
Something so tragic
Could ever happen to
Our peaceful, little perfect family
I promise
Promise to love you
You and the children
Carousel spinnin'
Our neighborhood will always be this pretty

[Chorus]
Bombs are falling
On Monday morning
Waiting for the news together
An explosion, any moment
You make moments last forever and ever
(You make moments last forever)

[Verse 2]
Eyes like hazel
Twinkle in the starlight
Even when they're crying
Even when they're crying
Constellations
Forming out of scar lines
Even when they're dying
Love will still be trying

[Pre-Chorus]
Never thought that something
Something so tragic
Could ever happen to
Our peaceful, little perfect family
I promise
Promise to love you
You and the children
Carousel spinnin'
Our neighborhood will always be this pretty

[Chorus]
Bombs are falling
On Monday morning
Waiting for the news together
An explosion, any moment
You make moments last forever and ever

[Bridge]
Bombs are falling on Monday morning
Bombs are falling, you make moments last forever

[Chorus]
Bombs are falling
On Monday morning
Waiting for the news together
An explosion, any moment
You make moments last forever and ever

[Outro]
Bombs are falling on Monday morning
Bombs are falling
You make moments last forever
You make moments last forever

Trivia

  • This song was produced in Logic Pro 9.1.8, a music software Melanie has used for several other songs.
  • The song uses one of Carousel's stems in the beginning of the song.

References

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