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"Drama Club" is the sixth track by Melanie Martinez that is featured on her sophomore album, K-12. The music video, originally available as part of the film, was separately released on November 21st, 2019.

Leak History

  • August 7th, 2018 - Lyrics are leaked.
  • September 5th, 2018 - Two demo snippets are leaked.
  • September 6th, 2018 - High quality version of the previous demo snippets is leaked.
  • September 7th, 2018 - A shorter high quality snippet of the demo is leaked.
  • September 9th, 2018 - A longer demo snippet is leaked on Instagram.
  • September 10th, 2018 (early) - Two demo snippets are leaked.
  • September 10th, 2018 (later) - A demo snippet is leaked on Twitter.
  • September 10th, 2018 (later) - Full demo is leaked.

Background

On August 24th, 2019, a snippet of the track was released exclusively in South Korea and the Philippines as an assignment, before being officially released worldwide.

Theme

The song is about the people around Cry Baby, specifically, how they "hide behind a script". Cry Baby is fed up with the drama at school, and how some students pretend to be someone they're not. She begins to feel pressured when she sees herself being constantly judged for everything she says. While she tries to live her own life, those around her get stuck and hold petty grudges.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Everyone's so soft, everyone's so sensitive
Do I offend you? You're hanging on my sentences
You can keep your costume and you can keep your mask
I'ma take a bow so you can kiss my ass

[Chorus]
I never signed up for your drama
Up for your drama, up for your drama club
I never signed up for your drama
Up for your drama club

[Verse 2]
They try to feed you lines that you have to memorize
You always hide behind your Wizard of Oz disguise
Do you even have a brain? You're sticking to a page
You're faking all your pain, yeah, you're bleeding on a stage

[Chorus]
I never signed up for your drama
Up for your drama, up for your drama club
I never signed up for your drama
Up for your drama club (ooh)
I never signed up for your drama club (ooh)
For your drama club
I never signed up for your drama (ooh)
Up for your drama, up for your drama club
I never signed up for your drama (ooh)
Up for your drama, up for your drama club

[Verse 3]
I don't wanna be an actress, living by a script
Who cares about practicing? I don't give a shit
You're over-analyzing every word I say
There's a whole world out there, you're living a play
Fuck your auditorium, I think it's pretty boring and

[Chorus]
I never signed up for your drama
Up for your drama, up for your drama club
I never signed up for your drama
Up for your drama club (ooh)
I never signed up for your drama club (ooh)
For your drama club
I never signed up for your drama (ooh)
Up for your drama, up for your drama club
I never signed up for your drama (ooh)
Up for your drama, up for your drama club

[Bridge]
For your drama club
Mmm, mmm

[Chorus]
I never signed up (ooh), mmm, mmm
I never signed up (ooh), never signed up
Never signed up for your drama club
I never signed up for your drama (ooh) for your drama
For your drama club
I never signed up for your drama (ooh)
Up for you drama, for your drama club
I never signed up for your drama (ooh)
Up for your drama, up for your drama club
I never signed up for your drama (ooh)
Up for your drama, up for your drama club
I never signed up for your drama (ooh)
Up for your drama, up for your drama club
I never signed up for your drama (ooh)
Up for your drama, up for your drama club

Videos

Music Video

This is the sixth music video that appears in Melanie's film, K-12. Cry Baby goes to her drama class and listens to the upcoming play they are about to put on. Reading over their script, she asks the teacher for another role that is less domestic such as a film director or the President of the United States, which she is belittled for. She argues back, surprising the students and she begins to leave the class. The teacher summons the guards to capture her and Cry Baby is forced to play the role she was assigned. She is shown as a housewife on stage in front of a brainwashed audience of fellow classmates (with the exception of Angelita) but she eventually fights back and "wakes up" her classmates, informing them that they had all been brainwashed. She then storms with them to the Principal's Office where they rip him to pieces.

Cast

Trivia

  • The demo of the song was produced in Logic Pro 10.2.2.
  • The music video has reached over 5 million views and 235 thousand likes.
    • It was #20 on trending the day it came out.
  • This is the only song from K-12 that Melanie did not work with Michael Keenan on, as it was co-written by Kinetics & One Love and produced by One Love.
  • This is the only song on K-12 that has its audio unlisted on YouTube. The reason for this remains unknown.

Gallery

Drama Club/Gallery

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K-12
Featured Tracks Wheels on the BusClass FightThe PrincipalShow & TellNurse's OfficeDrama ClubStrawberry ShortcakeLunchbox FriendsOrange JuiceDetentionTeacher's PetHigh School SweetheartsRecess
Credit Track Fire Drill
Characters Cry BabyAngelitaFleurCelesteMagnoliaLeoBenKellyBlue BoyBrandonBunny DoctorDeanLucyMs. DaphneMr. CornwellMs. HarperMs. PenelopeMiss VictoriaThe PrincipalLilithBiology TeacherPhillipé
Extras FilmMerchandiseAssignments
Locations K-12 Sleepaway SchoolCry Baby's House
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