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"Mistakes",[3] alternatively titled "Dressed in Mistakes",[4] is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was intended to be on her debut album, Cry Baby, however, it was later scrapped. This song has not been performed live or released.

Snippets of the song began to surface on September 10th, 2020 and the full song was leaked in high quality on June 4th, 2021.

Background

This song was recorded on June 26th, 2013, along with "Bittersweet Tragedy", during the 2013 EP sessions, however, it is most likely that these songs were originally intended for pitching and later planned for "Cry Baby", as they fit in the album's genre.

Leak History

  • September 10th, 2020 - Three snippets are leaked.
  • September 16th, 2020 - An extended snippet is leaked.
  • September 16th, 2020 (later) - Two snippets are leaked.
  • September 18th, 2020 - A snippet is leaked.
  • September 18th, 2020 (later) - A snippet is leaked.
  • September 19th, 2020 - A snippet is leaked.
  • September 19th, 2020 (later) - A snippet is leaked.
  • September 20th, 2020 - A snippet is leaked.
  • September 21st, 2020 - A snippet is leaked.
  • October 5th, 2020 - An extended snippet is leaked
  • October 7th, 2020 - An edited low-quality snippet of the song is leaked.
  • October 7th, 2020 (later) - Multiple snippets are leaked.
  • October 10th, 2020 - Full song is leaked in low quality.
  • June 4th, 2021 - Full song is leaked in high quality.

Theme

This song is about rebelling against your parents and doing whatever you want, becoming a rebellious child. The meaning behind the title is about being made up of mistakes for going against the rules.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I'm my dad's worst fears
"Don't run with scissors,"
So I grabbed shears
"Go clean your room"
Threw dresses out the window with a gun

[Pre-Chorus]
Hi, hum, hi, hum
I love to run away 
With the moon I'll stay
Hey, oh, hey, oh
Do you wanna play?

[Chorus]
Rules I break, hearts I'll take
I'm dressed in mistakes
Bite your lip, don't give a shit
I'm dressed in mistakes
Rules I break, hearts I'll take
I'm dressed in mistakes, bite your lip
Don't give a shit
I'm dressed in mistakes

[Verse 2]
Stole my parents' car
Don't have the license to give a shit at all
I'll draw on the walls
I pop the heads off of all my Barbie dolls

[Pre-Chorus]
Hi, hum, hi, hum
I'd love to run away
With the moon, I'll stay
Hey, oh, hey, oh
Do you wanna play?

[Chorus]
Rules I break, hearts I'll take
I'm dressed in mistakes
Bite your lip, don't give a shit
I'm dressed in mistakes
Rules I break, hearts I'll take
I'm dressed in mistakes
Bite your lip, don't give a shit
I'm dressed in mistakes

[Bridge]
Haha, hum
Haha, oh
Ha, hum (Haha, uh-hum)

[Chorus]
Rules I break, hearts I'll take
I'm dressed in mistakes
Bite your lip, don't give a shit
I'm dressed in mistakes
Rules I break, hearts I'll take
I'm dressed in mistakes, bite your lip
Don't give a shit
I'm dressed in mistakes

[Outro]
Haha, hum (Ha, hum)

Trivia

  • Melanie has mentioned this song in a post on Facebook in 2014.[5]
  • This song samples "Brahms' Lullaby" by Johannes Brahms.
  • As with many other unreleased songs, most uploads of this song on YouTube, SoundCloud or other similar content-sharing websites will be immediately taken down.

References

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Leaked songs
"99 Cent Store" • "A Million Men" • "A Thousand Words" • "AK-47" • "Arts & Crafts" • "Band Aid" • "Birthing Addicts" • "Bombs on Monday Morning" • "Bones Are Blue" • "Can't Shake You" • "Coloring Book" • "Cooties" • "Curly Cue" • "Dear Porcupines" • "Eraser" • "Glue Stick" • "Half Hearted" • "Haunted" • "History" • "Intervals" • "I Scream" • "Jumprope" • "Last Chapter (Never Stayed for Love)" • "Mistakes" • "Night Mime" • "Papercut" • "Patient" • "Psycho Lovers" • "Race" • "Ring Pop" • "Rocking Horse" • "Rotten Milk" • "Rough Love" • "Run" • "Schizo" • "Seesaw" • "The One" • "Time Flies" • "Trophy Wife" • "Twins" • "Unhappy Meal" • "Where Do Babies Come From?" • "You Love I" • "Zzzz"
Unleaked songs
"1st Unknown Song" • "2nd Unknown Song" • "3rd Unknown Song" • "Alone" • "Angels' Song" • "Drowning" • "Gold Diggin' Love" • "Heart at the Door" • "I Love My Ride" • "Milky Way" • "Oh Carousel" • "Smoke" • "Until Sunrise"
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