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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, the song was later scrapped. This song has not been performed live or officially released to fans.


Snippets began to surface on April 30th, 2021 and the full song was leaked on May 10th, 2021.

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]

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 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 leaked in high quality on SoundCloud.[2]
  • May 10th, 2021 (later) - Full song is leaked in high quality (320kbps).

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" is a reference to Zzzz's lyric "We used to have the perfect lawn".
  • "But inside the kitchen, there's something deeply wrong" could be a reference to "Dollhouse" or "Sippy Cup".
  • "And that house is getting flooded and the walls are falling down" could be a reference to the "Cry Baby" music video.
  • Melatonin is also mentioned in "Zzzz" and "Milk and Cookies".
  • "She makes everybody drown" is a direct reference to "Cry Baby".
  • "There's a girl at the party eating cake alone" could be a reference to "Pity Party" , "Ring Pop" or "Cake".
  • "That boy will be sorry when he picks up the phone" is a direct reference to "Zzzz" and "Milk and Cookies".
  • "Her teddy bear is crazy" is a direct reference to "Teddy Bear".
  • "Now the girl's at a funeral, dressed in all black, someone just died but the girl isn't sad" is a reference to "Dead to Me".

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


Audio



Video

Trivia

  • This is Melanie's second longest known song, next to "High School Sweethearts".
  • This song mentions 7 different topics, each belonging to already released songs for the album Cry Baby and Dollhouse EP.
    • "Carousel", "Dollhouse", "Sippy Cup", "Cry Baby", "Pity Party", "Teddy Bear" and "Dead to Me".

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