"Brain & Heart" is the third track by Melanie Martinez that is featured on her fourth extended play (EP), After School.

Background

On July 15th, 2020, during a Zoom meeting, when someone asked Melanie about her favorite lyrics on the EP, she stated that this song was her favorite. [1]

During a Q&A on July 24th, 2020 on Instagram, she reveals that the song is about "the connection between your head and your heart." and that it is a "love song between them and how they need each other."[2]

Theme

Brain & Heart is about the importance of being balanced in your decision making. Using an equal amount of logic & emotion. (Temperance Energy)[3]

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Help me when I'm at a loss for words
Bring up all my memories folder please, in the temporal lobe
False loving, when I was illogical
Didn't know they held each other's hands as they made one whole
Brain stem yells temperature arise now,
Sweat raindrops down my silky flesh
Buttering up my consciousness
C-C-Cook now ability to sleep sound
Throughout the star time's an illusion
If you just remove it

[Chorus]
When did humans start to separate
Brain and heart as if they could stay alive alone
Flip it around the other way
If they were apart and you had no power-start
or no database, only your shell remains
What fun is it, to be so calculated
Or be taken advantage of, 'cause your heart's too trusting
Silent expressed push my head into my chest
Bind them up, forever wed
Don't drift too far they said

[Verse 2]
Help me when I'm too detached and cold
Give me the vitality that I need to trust love more
Blood to the water, neither can fuel us alone
Fervency in my arteries, passion blooming through my bones
Heart strings trigger emotions dreams
Agape loves a journey, red rivers connect all of me
B-b-beat steadfast, don't you disappoint me
Sometimes I think you're all I need, wise beyond belief

[Chorus]
When did humans start to separate
Brain and heart as if they could stay alive alone
Flip it around the other way
If they were apart and you had no power-start
or no database, only your shell remains
What fun is it, to be so calculated
Or be taken advantage of, 'cause your heart's too trusting
Silent expressed push my head into my chest
Bind them up, forever wed
Don't drift too far they said

Videos

Trivia

  • This song samples "If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez.
  • Melanie wrote this song during a travel to Hawaii in February of 2019.
  • According to Melanie, this is her favorite song in the EP lyrically.
  • This, along with Test Me are the only non-explicit songs on After School.
  • The official instrumental leaked on December 8th, 2020.

References

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Featured Tracks NotebookTest MeBrain & HeartNumbersGluedField TripThe Bakery
Cut Songs Copy Cat (ft. Tierra Whack)Fire Drill
Producers Blake SlatkinMelanie Martinez (exec.)Michael Keenan
Related K-12Can't wait Till I'm Out of K-12Merchandise
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