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"Dead to Me" is a song by Melanie Martinez, featured as the third track on her first and second extended plays, Dollhouse and Pity Party. The song was also meant to be included on her debut album, Cry Baby, however, it was later scrapped.

Leak History

  • May 16th, 2021 - Skizzy Mars' demo of the song is leaked with edits via Dbree.
  • May 17th, 2021 - First demo is leaked in high quality via Discord.
  • May 22nd, 2021 - Skizzy Mars' demo is leaked in high quality via Discord.
  • June 4th, 2021 - Second demo is leaked in high quality via Dbree.

Official Versions

  • Final version — 3:30
    • Official instrumental — 3:24
  • 2nd Demo — 3:30
  • 1st Demo — 3:27
  • Skizzy Mars demo — 4:53

Theme

This song is the aftermath of "Carousel" within the Dollhouse universe. It is about Melanie trying to distance herself from her ex-boyfriend. She is unable to forget him despite how hard she tries; the only way to forget him is by deleting his existence from her mind.

Lyrics

[Intro]
My condolences
I'll shed a tear with your family
I'll open a bottle up
Pour a little bit out in your memory
I'll be at the wake dressed in all black
I'll call out your name, but you won't call back
I'll hand a flower to your mother when I say goodbye
'Cause baby you're dead to me

[Verse 1]
I need to kill you
That's the only way to get you out of my head
Oh, I need to kill you
To silence all the sweet little things you said
I really want to kill you
Wipe you off the face of my earth
And bury your bracelet, bury your bracelet
Six feet under the dirt
Rainy days and black umbrellas
Who's gonna save you now?
Can you cheat from underground?

[Chorus]
My condolences
I'll shed a tear with your family
I'll open a bottle up
Pour a little bit out in your memory
I'll be at the wake dressed in all black
I'll call out your name, but you won't call back
I'll hand a flower to your mother when I say goodbye

[Post-Chorus]
'Cause baby you're dead to me
(I'll mourn you when you go)
Baby you're dead to me
(I'll mourn you when you go)

[Verse 2]
I need to say sorry
That's the only thing you say when you lose someone
I used to say I'm sorry
For all of the stupid shit you've done
So now I'm really sorry
Sorry for being the apologetic one
But if I told you I cared, if I told you I cared
You would think I was crazy

[Chorus]
My condolences
I'll shed a tear with your family
I'll open a bottle up
Pour a little bit out in your memory
I'll be at the wake dressed in all black
I'll call out your name, but you won't call back
I'll hand a flower to your mother when I say goodbye

[Outro]
'Cause baby you're dead to me
(I'll mourn you when you go)
Baby you're dead to me
(I'll mourn you when you go)
'Cause baby you're dead to me

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Trivia

  • Melanie performed this song live for the first known time at Gramercy Theatre on February 15th, 2014.
  • The second demo of this song was made in the same session as the demo version of "You Love I".
  • The instrumental was leaked on March 7th, 2016.
  • Despite having the word 'shit' in the lyrics, the song is not considered to be explicit, meaning no official clean version exists.
  • The complete collection of stems was leaked on February 13th, 2021.
  • The official audio was uploaded to Melanie's YouTube channel on May 30th, 2014.
    • It has over 17 million views and 273 thousand likes as of July 21th, 2021.
  • In an interview with GroundSounds in 2014, Melanie stated the song is "like a weird sequel" to "Milk and Cookies".

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Locations Cry Baby's House (Location)