"Cooties" is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was intended to be featured on her debut studio album, Cry Baby, however, it was later scrapped. This song has not been performed live or released to fans.

Snippets of the song began to surface on February 17, 2021, and the full song was later leaked in the same day.

Leak history

  • February 17, 2021 - Two snippets are leaked.
  • February 17, 2021 (later) - The full song is leaked.

Theme

The song relates Melanie's love to cooties, and the act of spreading them with someone she has a crush on.

Cross-references

  • Thematically, the verses of this song are similar to Play Date.

Lyrics

[Intro]
(Come and play)
(Come and play)

[Verse 1]
Oh, my love is like a virus
Ain't no doctor gonna stop it
Why won't you just come and play with me?
(Why won't you just come and play?)
Yes, this feeling is contagious
I think you should be courageous
Why don't you just come and play with me?
(Why won't you just come and play?)

[Pre-chorus]
Don't be afraid
(Come and play)

[Chorus]
Kiss my lips, they're red like rubies
Don't be frightened 'bout my cooties (Come and play)
Romance me like a silent movie
Don't you wanna catch my cooties? (Come and play)
Cooties, cooties
(Come and play)
Cooties, cooties
(Come and play)

[Verse 2]
So wrapped up in this affliction
Shut your mouth and baby, listen
Stop teasing just come and play with me
(Why won't you just come and play?)
(Come and play)

[Pre-chorus]
Don't be afraid
(Come and play)

[Chorus]
Kiss my lips, they're red like rubies
Don't be frightened 'bout my cooties (Come and play)
Romance me like a silent movie
Don't you wanna catch my cooties? (Come and play)
Kiss my lips, they're red like rubies (Cooties)
Don't be frightened about my cooties (Cooties, come and play)
Romance me like a silent movie (Cooties)
Don't you wanna catch my cooties? (Cooties, come and play)

[Bridge]
(Why won't you just come and play?)
(Why won't you just come and play?)
(Come and play)
(Why won't you just come and play?)
(Why won't you just come and play?)
(Come and play)
Don't be afraid

[Chorus]
Kiss my lips, they're red like rubies
Don't be frightened 'bout my cooties (Come and play)
Romance me like a silent movie
Don't you want to catch my cooties? (Come and play)
Cooties, cooties
(Come and play)
Cooties, cooties
(Come and play)
Cooties, cooties
(Come and play)
Cooties, cooties
(Come and play)

[Outro]
(Come and play)
(Come and play)
(Come and play)
(Come and play)

Trivia

  • This song was made in the same session as Teddy Bear.
  • A distorted voice can be heard throughout the song saying "Come and play".
    • Melanie sings "Come and play" a total of 37 times in this song.
  • A vinyl static effect plays at the beginning and end of the song.
  • As with many other unreleased songs, most uploads of this song on YouTube, SoundCloud, or other similar content-sharing websites will be immediately taken down.

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