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

Lyrics

[Intro]
Write this down, baby

[Verse 1]
I'm not physically fulfilled
You've never held it down all night
And you're selfish 'cause you always think your ass is always right
And you never see the lesson
When it's right in front your eyes
Are you writing this shit down?
'Cause baby boy I think it's time

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Time you learned a thing or two
'Bout how to keep a girl like me with you
Time you learned how to switch it up
I'm tired of riding till you just give up
'Cause I didn't sign up for this
Actin' like your time's more valuable
When I sacrificed blood for you
I sacrificed blood

[Chorus]
Write this shit in your notebook, baby
Since you never wrotе love letters to mе, to me
Don't forget all the things I've taught you
You'll need it for someone who isn't me, ain't me

[Verse 2]
What's the point in your I love you's
When they don't hold any weight?
You touch your computer much more
Than you have ever touched me
Every night you come back home then you just go back to sleep
Laying next to just a friend who occasionally fucks me

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Time you know just how I feel
Since you threw me away forever
Time you start growing up
Age is nothing if you're not evolved
Yeah, I didn't have time for this
But I still gave you my all
I sacrificed blood for you
I sacrificed blood

[Chorus]
Write this shit in your notebook, baby
Since you never wrote love letters to me, to me
Don't forget all the things I've taught you
You'll need it for someone who isn't me, ain't me

Theme

"Notebook is a very emotionally raw breakup song from 2017 about setting boundaries after being taken for granted. (Queen of swords energy)"[2]

Videos

Trivia

  • In a Zoom chat with fans, Melanie said that she wrote the song "years ago".
    • She later revealed that it have been written on June 26th, 2017.
  • Notebook was originally intended to be on K-12.
  • This is the shortest and oldest song on After School.[3]
    • This is also Melanie's third shortest known studio song, next to "Band Aid" and "Twins".
  • Pages flipping/turning, along with writing and eraser sounds can be heard throughout the song.
  • The official instrumental leaked on December 9th, 2020.
  • This was the only song from After School that wasn't performed at the virtual concert ''Can't wait 'till i'm out of K-12''

References

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Featured Tracks NotebookTest MeBrain & HeartNumbersGluedField TripThe Bakery
Cut Songs Copy Cat (ft. Tierra Whack)Fire DrillHistory
Producers Blake SlatkinMelanie Martinez (exec.)Michael Keenan
Related K-12CAN'T WAIT TILL I'M OUT OF K-12Merchandise
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