"I Scream" is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was intended to be featured on Melanie's debut album, Cry Baby, however, it was later scrapped. Afterwards, the song was reworked and rescheduled to be released in 2016, this time including Snow Tha Product as the main artist with Melanie as a feature, however, Atlantic Records turned back the release then the song was scrapped once for all.

Snippets of the 3rd demo including Snow started surfacing on July 28th, 2019 and was fully leaked on January 5th, 2020. The hook demo leaked on January 4th, 2020. The Cry Baby version had a snippet leaked on September 22nd, 2020 and the full version leaked on May 16th, 2021 on SoundCloud.

Leak History

  • July 27th, 2019 - Lyrics are leaked.
  • July 28th, 2019 - First snippet of the third demo is leaked on YouTube.
  • August 10th, 2019 - Second snippet of the third demo is leaked (tagged) on SoundCloud.
  • August 14th, 2019 - A longer snippet of the third demo is leaked in low quality on SoundCloud.
  • January 4th, 2020 - The hook demo of the song is leaked in high quality on SoundCloud.
  • January 5th, 2020 - A high quality version of the third demo is leaked.
  • September 22nd, 2020 - A snippet of the Cry Baby version is leaked.
  • May 16th, 2021 - The full Cry Baby version is leaked in high quality via SoundCloud.

Background

The song was originally recorded by Melanie Martinez and produced by CJ Baran in 2015, and initially intended for Melanie's debut album Cry Baby. The first known version of the song is from this time. After scrapping the song from the album, Melanie gave the song to rapper Snow Tha Product. Snow originally planned to release the song in 2016, however, she claims that Atlantic Records would not allow her to do so, possibly because she was not very famous at the time although the reason itself is not so clear.

On January 6, 2020, Snow Tha Product confirmed that if the song gained enough popularity, she would be able to release it."... if it gets popular enough, I guarantee that the label that made it would not stop something gaining popularity so fast."[1][2]

There are 4 known versions of the song:

  • Cry Baby version - The original Cry Baby 2015 solo version. This one has Melanie singing verses along with the chorus. Snippets started circulating in September 2020 and the full song leaked on May 16, 2021.
  • Hook demo - This version only includes only Melanie's chorus with instrumental verses (3:27). This was the demo she made with the intention of pitching to other artists. It leaked on January 4, 2020.[3]
  • Rough demo - This is the third version of the song, featuring Snow's parts which weren't included on previous demos, however it has unfinished production. It leaked on January 5, 2020.
  • Final version - The final version of the song which has both Melanie and Snow, but updated production. A snippet of this version leaked in late 2019.

Theme

This song is from the perspective of a person who may seem sweet and passive on the outside; however, they are rather cold and aggressive on the inside. An ice cream is used as a metaphor for this kind of personality.

Official versions

  • Final version
    • Snippet — 0:17
  • Cry Baby version — 3:26
  • Hook demo — 3:24
  • Rough demo — 3:23

Cross-references

  • On the original version, the line "Cut off your plastic surgeries" could be a reference to "Mrs. Potato Head".

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
All these bitches don’t know shit
They say they’ll punch me in the face
I cannot take it anymore, I cannot take it
If you give my boyfriend a handy
I’ll stone you with a rock candy
Now are you listening to me, now are you listening

[Pre-Chorus]
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Lucky I don’t have knives on me
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
I'd cut off your plastic surgery

[Chorus]
I’m not as sweet, as I might seem
Honey I’m a cold bitch, cold bitch
So don’t fuck with me
Don’t think that you can walk all over me
Honey I’m a cold bitch, cold bitch
Touch me, I scream

[Scream]

[Verse 2]
I dare you, pull on my hair
I’ll fill balloons up with Nair
And throw them gracefully at you
Sorry, not sorry
I may be smaller than you
But I’ll get my platform shoes
And then I’ll push you to the curb
And stomp right on you

[Pre-Chorus]
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
Lucky I don’t have knives on me
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
I'd cut off your plastic surgery

[Chorus]
I’m not as sweet, as I might seem
Honey I’m a cold bitch, cold bitch
So don’t fuck with me
Don’t think that you, can walk all over me
Honey I’m a cold bitch, cold bitch
Touch me, I scream

[Scream]

[Outro]
I’m not as sweet, as I might seem
Honey I’m a cold bitch, cold bitch
So don’t fuck with me
Don’t think that you, can walk all over me
Honey I’m a cold bitch, cold bitch
Touch me, I scream
Shh

[Intro: Snow Tha Product]
Uh, yeah

[Verse 1: Snow Tha Product]
I got that dough world class flavor
Don't play and yet my cold gold fronts taste like lemonade
You better pay up, pay up, pay up
I'm on my way
I'm going way up, way up, way up and I'mma stay
I swerve that rocky road and I hit the gas and I switch lanes while I'm dippin'
Life is sweet like that cup of lean and that candy paint that been drippin'
I'm going way up, way up, way up
I'm on my way, I got my cake up, cake up, cake up
I'm doing great

[Chorus: Melanie Martinez]
I'm not as sweet as I might seem
Honey, I'm a cold bitch, cold bitch
So don't fuck with me
Don't think that you can walk all over me
Honey, I'm a cold bitch, cold bitch
Touch me, I scream

[Scream]

[Verse 2: Snow Tha Product]
Uh, yeah
I won't apologize, I want that bank, bank, bank, bank
I need the dollar sign, I need that change, change, change, change
I need that paper, I want that money in my safe
I need the taste of the bread and I'mma want my cake
And it's all smiley faces and cotton candy long as you stay in your lane
Don't come around if you talking 'bout the wrong thing then stand in my way
You better pay up, I'm out here serving flavors all day
Like that's the fee
I got ice cream, I got way, way, way

[Pre-Chorus 1: Snow Tha Product & Melanie Martinez]
I'm singing la la la la la la la
Yeah, sweet as pie if you don't get in my way
I'm singing la la la la la la la
Yeah, candy stars until you get in my way

[Chorus: Melanie Martinez]
I'm not as sweet as I might seem
Honey, I'm a cold bitch, cold bitch
So don't fuck with me
Don't think that you can walk all over me
Honey, I'm a cold bitch, cold bitch
Touch me, I scream

[Scream]

[Bridge: Snow Tha Product]
Considering I'm physically tiny, I see where you might
Start thinking that I wouldn't reply accordingly if I'm tried
I'm not your average, I'm not a pacifist
I can elaborate if you would like
Basically y'all can't take it and you don't grab it
If you keep up on them, you should be mine

[Pre-Chorus 2: Snow Tha Product & Melanie Martinez]
La la la la la la la
Yeah, sweet as pie if you don't get in my way
I'm singing la la la la la la la
Yeah, candy stars until you get in my way

[Chorus: Melanie Martinez]
I'm not as sweet as I might seem
Honey, I'm a cold bitch, cold bitch
So don't fuck with me
Don't think that you can walk all over me
Honey, I'm a cold bitch, cold bitch
Touch me, I scream

[Scream]

[Outro: Snow Tha Product]
Yeah
Uh, yeah

Trivia

  • Snow Tha Product tweeted about the song in 2016.[4]
  • The song uses some of the stems from Pity Party.
  • The song samples the "Mister Softee" Ice Cream Truck Theme Jingle.[5]
  • The song was illegally reuploaded as "Cold Bitch by Melody Anthony" on multiple major distribution websites.[6]

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