"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 later separately released on November 21, 2019. Additionally, two demos were leaked, one of them in 2018 and one 3 years later, in 2021.



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.
  • September 1st, 2019 - Full album version is leaked.
  • March 22nd, 2020 - Raw acapella stem snippet is leaked.
  • May 1st, 2020 - The studio instrumental is leaked.
  • May 17th, 2021 - The songs first demo is leaked on Dbree.

Background

On August 24, 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
Ima 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? Hmm? 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 your 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.
  • Melanie says "drama" a total of 51 times.
  • The music video has reached over 21 million views and 503 thousand likes.
    • It reached #20 on YouTube Trending in some countries the day it was released.
  • 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.
  • The audio for this song used to be unlisted on YouTube as of December 2, 2020, however, this is no longer true.
    • As of April 27, 2021, the official audio is back on Melanie's official YouTube channel, however, the comments are turned off. The reason still remains unknown.
  • The official instrumental was leaked on May 1, 2020.
  • When Melanie sings the lyric, "[...] your auditorium, I think it's pretty boring and [...]", an echo effect is put on her voice, to make it sound like she is in an auditorium.
  • Each song on K-12 represents a different grade level in school, from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
    • Drama Club represents 5th grade.
  • Despite this song's inclusion in the movie, Kinetics & One Love are not credited in the "Music by" section of the credits (however are later individually credited for this song).[1]

Gallery

Drama Club/Gallery

References

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