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"PIGGYBACK" is a song by Melanie Martinez that was released as a stand-alone single. It was released on December 22nd, 2017, through Melanie's SoundCloud.

Theme

This song is about Melanie's life and how she was treated throughout it, especially the many fake friends she has had and how they lie about her and use their friendship just to gain some fame. Melanie says she is sick of having fake friends and wants real ones.

The song was made to clarify the issue of the December 2017 rape allegations, which Melanie denies the truthfulness of; the song lyrically hints towards its mainly being about Timothy Heller, who supposedly had been raped by Melanie. The song also mentions many other people who have wronged Melanie as well, also mentioning a best friend who has been with her since kindergarten, Jacqueline Molina.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I was three years old
All I wanted was the music and
My parents were doing everything they could
To move away from our place, working over time always
While I sat up in my grandma's project building coloring

[Hook 1]
Ooh
Moved to a small town and
Started to, started to grow
Poetry written, I'm singing and dancing
Ooh
Photographs, painting, cartoons
That's all I know
That's all I know

[Verse 2]
I have one best friend to this very fucking day
Since we were five years old, and I fucking moved away
I wish I never did, 'cause she's the only one who sees me for who I really am
Instead of how many I reach

[Hook 2]
Ooh
Trusted too many fake people while I was still young
Gave them the benefit of the doubt
I was so wrong
I cut them off and they came for blood 'cause they know
They ain't getting no more

[Chorus]
I'm so done with playing piggyback, ooh
Swear to god I wished y'all all the best, ooh
You're lying your way to try and gain a piece of me
When you could never come close 'cause I know my destiny
I worked hard for my shit
Put my love in this shit
Now you're trying to kill my name for some fame
What is this?
Tried to help you do your shit
Encouraged you to work on it
Was a good friend and you used that to your advantage

[Verse 3]
Now I'm 22 and I've had a crazy year of
Isolation from all the plastic people here
I can not wait for the day I can finally move away
Back to New York City where the realest people really stay

[Hook 3]
Ooh
Spent this whole time writing away my heart and my soul
The people I surround myself with have hearts filled with gold
Love and empathy are things that we hold so close
Trying to learn and evolve

[Chorus]
I'm so done with playing piggyback, ooh
Swear to god I wished y'all all the best, ooh
You're lying your way to try and gain a piece of me
When you could never come close 'cause I know my destiny
I worked hard for my shit
Put my love in this shit
Now you're trying to kill my name for some fame
What is this?
Tried to help you do your shit
Encouraged you to work on it
Was a good friend and you used that to your advantage

[Outro]
I'm so done with playing piggyback, ooh
Swear to god I wished y'all all the best, ooh
You're lying your way to try and gain a piece of me
When you could never come close 'cause I know my destiny

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Trivia

  • Melanie only released this song through SoundCloud, because she didn't want to seem like she was trying to gain profit from the rape allegations[citation needed]
  • The song's full cover was found via SoundCloud's database.[1]

References

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