"Glued" is the fifth track by Melanie Martinez that is featured on her fourth extended play (EP), After School.

Theme

"Glued is about attachment/detachment. When you’re completely attached you have the potential to get hurt but you are able to feel the depth of love. When you’re detached you save yourself from potential hurt but never get to feel that level of love. (Devil / Lovers Energy)"[2]

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I'm glued to the thoughts in my mind (mind)
They pester, like a hawk in the sky
I am glued to the love in you (in you)
It swallows me whole, you're hard to let go oh
That's not what I want to do (oh no)
Perfectly attached like a noodle in a soup (huh)
You're good with the X, Y, Z, (Y Z)
I'm good with the A, B, C and D-E-F-G, H-I-J-K baby
We all have our strong suits built differently
Different experience, different needs
I know we can't die at the same time but please (oh so sad)

[Pre-Chorus 1]
I don't wanna think about the morbid parts of lifе, no more
I'm trying just to focus on the things that hold me so damn close
I'm sticky, sticky, stuck
And solidly sealed up to this reality
I'm seeing not what I wish to be achieving
The old idea of me is

[Chorus]
Glued up, sometimes it's too much
I'm fucked up and clueless
(I'm stuck in the vortex, stuck in the vortex)
Glueless, life would be boring
Empty but no hurting
Is it necessary? Detachment is scary

[Verse 2]
When my pretty feet start to sway (sway)
You better turn around the other way (walk away)
But when the doubt starts creeping in (oh no)
It's hard to let go old instinctual

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Patterns that I picked up from my environment since a baby
Cut the negative self-talk and cut out my procrastination
Being sticky, stuck, glue those old habits shut
Paste me to a new way of being something to breathe new life in me again

[Chorus]
Glued up, sometimes it's too much
I'm fucked up and clueless
(I'm stuck in the vortex, stuck in the vortex)
Glueless, life would be boring
Empty but no hurting
Is it necessary? detachment is scary
Glued up, sometimes it's too much
I'm fucked up and clueless (clueless)
Glueless, life would be boring
Empty but no hurting (hurting no)
Glued up, sometimes it's too much
I'm fucked up and clueless (clueless)
I'm clueless, Glueless life would be boring
Empty but no hurting
(Is it necessary? detachment is scary)

Videos

Trivia

  • On October 19th 2020, Melanie posted a photo on her Instagram, using a quote from the song as a caption.[3]
  • The official instrumental leaked December 9th, 2020.
  • Sounds of bubbles popping and glue being squirted can be heard throughout the song.

References

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Featured Tracks NotebookTest MeBrain & HeartNumbersGluedField TripThe Bakery
Cut Songs Copy Cat (ft. Tierra Whack)Fire Drill
Producers Blake SlatkinMelanie Martinez (exec.)Michael Keenan
Related K-12Can't wait Till I'm Out of K-12Merchandise
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