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"Coloring Book" is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was 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 30th, 2021, and the full song leaked on May 10th, 2021.

Leak History

  • April 20th, 2021 - Lyrics of the first verse are leaked.
  • April 30th, 2021 - A snippet of the intro is leaked in low quality.
  • April 30th, 2021 (later) - A snippet with vocals of the third verse is leaked in high quality.
  • May 2nd, 2021 - Lyrics of the chorus are leaked.
  • May 5th, 2021 - Full lyrics are leaked.
  • May 6th, 2021 - A snippet of the fourth verse is leaked in high quality.
  • May 7th, 2021 - A snippet of the bridge is leaked in low quality.
  • May 10th, 2021 - Full song is leaked on SoundCloud.
  • May 10th, 2021 (later) - Full song is leaked in higher quality.
  • May 17th, 2021 - Full demo is leaked on Dbree.

Background

Melanie confirmed during a Tumblr Q&A from July 27th, 2015, that she considered "Coloring Book" to be the title track of her debut album before it was released as Cry Baby.[1]

Official versions

  • Final version — 5:07
  • Demo version — 5:05

Theme

This song references other songs that are on or were intended for Cry Baby. It was most likely intended to be the closing track on the album.

Cross-references

  • "There's a girl on a carousel" is a direct reference to "Carousel".
  • "There's a house in my neighborhood with a perfect lawn, but inside the kitchen, there's something deeply wrong" is a direct reference to "Dollhouse".
  • "And that house is getting flooded, and the walls are falling down" is a direct reference to "Cry Baby" and possibly "Zzzz".
  • "She makes everybody drown" is a direct reference to "Cry Baby".
  • "There's a girl at a party, eating cake alone" is a direct reference to "Pity Party".
  • "That boy will be sorry when he picks up the phone" is a direct reference to "Zzzz".
  • "Her teddy bear is crazy" is a direct reference to "Teddy Bear".
  • "Now the girl's at a funeral, dressed in all black" is a direct reference to "Dead to Me" and possibly "Milk and Cookies".

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
There's a girl on a carousel, reaching out her hands
But no one reaches back, and she doesn't understand

[Chorus]
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah
Nothing ever stays inside the lines

[Verse 2]
There's a house in my neighborhood with a perfect lawn
But inside the kitchen, there's something deeply wrong

[Chorus]
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah
Nothing ever stays inside the lines

[Verse 3]
And that house is getting flooded, and the walls are falling down
When Melatonin cries, she makes everybody drown

[Chorus]
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah
Nothing ever stays inside the lines

[Post-Chorus]
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

[Verse 4]
There's a girl at a party, eating cake alone
That boy will be sorry when he picks up the phone

[Chorus]
Ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah
Nothing ever stays inside the lines

[Verse 5]
Her teddy bear is crazy
Grabbed a knife and chased her
She had to kill him, it didn't even phase her

[Chorus]
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Nothing ever stays inside the lines

[Verse 6]
Now the girl's at a funeral, dressed in all black
Someone just died, but the girl isn't sad

[Chorus]
Ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah
Nothing ever stays inside the lines

[Bridge]
These are the pages in my coloring book
These are the pages in my coloring book
These are the pages in my coloring book
These are the pages in my coloring book
These are the pages in my coloring book
These are the pages in my coloring book
These are the pages in my coloring book
These are the pages in my coloring book

[Outro]
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
La-la-ah-ah-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-oh-ah-ah
La-la-la-la-la-la
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

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