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"I Scream" is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was originally intended to be featured on her debut studio album, Cry Baby, however, it was later scrapped. Afterward, 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 cancelled the release and the song was scrapped.

Snippets of the third demo including the Snow Tha Product verses 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.

Leak History

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

Background

The song was originally recorded by Melanie Martinez and produced by CJ Baran, and initially intended for Melanie's debut album Cry Baby. The first known version of the song is from 2015. However, it is believed that the song was recorded before that, as on July 19th, 2014, after attending to record sessions with CJ Baran, Melanie posted a tweet with emojis representing some songs intended to appear in the album, with "🍦" emoji possibly representing this song.[1]

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, as they showed to be dissatisfied with the direction the song was taking, which led her to re-record the songs several times at the point where she decided to give up releasing the song. It was also one of the reasons that made her leave the label.[2]

On January 6th, 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."[3][4]

There are 4 known versions of the song:

  • Cry Baby version - The 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 16th, 2021.
  • Pitch demo - This version only includes only Melanie's chorus with instrumental verses. This was the demo she made in 2016 with the intention of pitching to other artists. It leaked on January 4th, 2020.
  • 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 5th, 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.

Due to Snow's affirmation that she had to re-record the song several times to please her label at that time, it is possible that more versions of the song with Snow's verses with different productions exists.[2]

Official Versions

  • Final version — Unknown
    • Snippet — 0:19
  • Rough demo — 3:23
  • Pitch demo — 3:24
  • Cry Baby version — 3:26

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.

Cross-references

  • In the Cry Baby version, the line "Cut off your plastic surgery" 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 scars 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, you're not a pacifist
I can elaborate if you would like
Basically y'all could flip it, if you don't have it
And you can't keep up them, you should be nice

[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 scars 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

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Trivia

  • Snow Tha Product tweeted about the song in 2016.[5]
  • "Haunted", "Pity Party" and "Cake" all use similar stems.
  • The song samples the "Mister Softee" Ice Cream Truck Theme Jingle.[6]
  • The song was illegally reuploaded as "Cold Bitch" by Melody Anthony on multiple major distribution websites.[7]

References

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