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"Haunted" is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez that was originally meant to be included on her debut album, Cry Baby, but it was later scrapped.

Snippets began to surface in early August of 2018, and the full song was leaked on September 6th, 2018.

Leak History

  • August 4th, 2018 - First snippet is leaked through Dropbox.
  • August 8th, 2018 - A shorter high quality snippet is leaked.
  • August 9th, 2018 - Third snippet is leaked.
  • August 24th, 2018 - Lyrics are leaked.
  • August 31st, 2018 - Lyrics are leaked.
  • August 31st, 2018 (later) - A longer high quality snippet is leaked.
  • August 31st, 2018 (later) - Fifth snippet is leaked.
  • August 31st, 2018 (later) - Full chorus leaked in high quality.
  • September 1st, 2018 - Sixth snippet is leaked.
  • September 2nd, 2018 - Seventh snippet leaked.
  • September 2nd, 2018 (later) - Previous snippet leaked in higher quality.
  • September 6th, 2018 - Lyrics are leaked.
  • September 6th, 2018 (later) - Lyrics are leaked.
  • September 6th, 2018 (later) - Full song is leaked.

Theme

The song is about how Cry Baby constantly thinks about a person that she loved. Every single thing that she does always reminds her of them. She tries to move on from them, but they always end up on her mind again.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I could pull the sheets over my head
And never get out of this bed
But what would that do?
I avoid all mirrors
'Cause I'm scared to look into my eyes
When I only see you

[Pre-Chorus]
It's like you're always creeping
On the walls and in my feelings
All those stories about ghosts
Are really true

[Chorus]
I put one foot
In front of the other
In front of the other
Slowly, I turn every corner
Turn every corner
Even when you're nowhere in the room
I'm haunted by you
I light all my candles
Light all my candles
The darkness is too hard to handle
Too hard to handle
Sleeping is just something I can't do
I'm haunted by you

[Verse 2]
I can hear you talking in the distance
Your persistence is so cruel
And all your words pull at my feet
And I fall back in love with you
What can I do?

[Pre-Chorus]
It's like you're always creeping
On the walls and in my feelings
All those stories about ghosts
Are really true

[Chorus]
I put one foot
In front of the other
In front of the other
Slowly, I turn every corner
Turn every corner
Even when you're nowhere in the room
I'm haunted by you
I light all my candles
Light all my candles
The darkness is too hard to handle
Too hard to handle
Sleeping is just something I can't do

[Bridge]
We used to be so warm
But now we're just an ice storm
Slowly freezing up my heart
We used to be so warm
But now we're just an ice storm
Slowly freezing up my heart, heart, heart

[Chorus]
I put one foot
In front of the other
In front of the other
Slowly, I turn every corner
Turn every corner
Even when you're nowhere in the room
I'm haunted by you
I light all my candles
Light all my candles
The darkness is too hard to handle
Too hard to handle
Sleeping is just something I can't do
I'm haunted by you

Trivia

  • This is one of Jose Martinez's favorite songs recorded for Cry Baby, along with Pity Party.
  • A snippet of this song was posted on Jose's Instagram, however, Melanie made him take the post down.
  • As with many other unreleased songs, most snippets of the song that are uploaded on YouTube, SoundCloud or other similar content-sharing websites may be taken down.

Gallery

References

  1. https://twitter.com/cjbaran/status/489230147779035136
  2. https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/work/887710785

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