"Papercut" is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was intended to be featured on her second studio album, K-12, however, it was later scrapped. This song has not been performed live or released to fans.

The full song leaked on February 17th, 2021.

Leak History

  • February 17th, 2021 - Full second demo is leaked.
  • May 19th, 2021 - A low quality snippet of the final version is leaked.
  • May 19th, 2021 (later) - Full final version is leaked in low quality with watermarks.
  • May 19th, 2021 (later) - Full first demo is leaked in high quality on Discord.
  • May 22nd, 2021 - Full final version is leaked in high quality on Dbree.

Theme

The song's perspective is most likely Cry Baby's "inner-voice". The song takes place after a recent break-up Cry Baby has gone through. Her inner-voice is telling her to not be so torn-up over the event by rehearsing the common phrase "Things could be worse."

Official versions

  • Final version — 3:37
  • Demo 1 — 3:37
  • Demo 2 — 3:37

According to various insiders, this song has "around 5" versions.

Cross-references

  • "You'll have to cover up your bruises with a sweater" could be a reference to "Gluestick".

Lyrics

[Intro]
Don't be sad, it's really not that bad for you
It's only just a little papercut or two
Don't be sad, you will be laughing someday soon
It's only just a little papercut or two
It's only just a little papercut (Cut, cut, cut, cut, cut)

[Verse 1]
You could get hit by a car or a train
Or get electrocuted in the rain
You could find a monster in your closet by your sneakers
You could find out the monster's actually your teacher
You could have a dad with a friend named Jack
And when Jack's around, mommy gets slapped
And if you tell mommy that she deserves better
You'll have to cover up your bruises with a sweater

[Pre-Chorus]
I know your heart is broken
Feels like your world's been stolen
I promise that it could be worse
(It could be worse)
I know you miss those kisses
There are so many fishes
I promise that it could be worse
(It could be worse)

[Chorus]
Don't be sad, it's really not that bad for you
It's only just a little papercut or two
Don't be sad, you will be laughing someday soon
It's only just a little papercut or two
It's only just a little papercut (Cut, cut, cut, cut, cut...)

[Verse 2]
Could've been the baby in the carriage
With beautiful blue-eyed parents
If mommy said she never told a lie
Why the fuck do you've big brown eyes?
You could break a hip, you could lose your teeth
You could swallow a spider in your sleep
You could find a razor in your peanut butter sandwich
If you get cut, you can always get a bandage

[Pre-Chorus]
I know your heart is broken
Feels like your world's been stolen
I promise that it could be worse
(It could be worse)
I know you miss those kisses
There are so many fishes
I promise that it could be worse
(It could be worse)

[Chorus]
Don't be sad, it's really not that bad for you
It's only just a little papercut or two
Don't be sad, you will be laughing someday soon
It's only just a little papercut or two

[Breakdown]
Don't be sad, it's really not that bad for you
It's only just a little papercut or two
Don't be sad, you will be laughing someday soon
It's only just a little papercut or two

[Chorus]
Don't be sad, it's really not that bad for you
It's only just a little papercut or two
Don't be sad, you will be laughing someday soon
It's only just a little papercut or two
It's only just a little papercut

[Intro]
Don't be sad, it's really not that bad for you
It's only just a little papercut or two
Don't be sad, you will be laughing someday soon
It's only just a little papercut or two
It's only just a little papercut (Cut, cut, cut, cut, cut)

[Verse 1]
You could get hit by a car or a train
Or get electrocuted in the rain
You could find a monster in your closet by your sneakers
You could find out the monster's actually your teacher
You could have a dad with a friend named Jack
And when Jack's around, mommy gets slapped
And if you tell mommy that she deserves better
You'll have to cover up your bruises with a sweater

[Pre-Chorus]
I know your heart is broken
Feels like your world's been stolen
I promise that it could be worse
(It could be worse)
I know you miss those kisses
There are so many fishes
I promise that it could be worse
(It could be worse)

[Chorus]
Don't be sad, it's really not that bad for you
It's only just a little papercut or two
Don't be sad, you will be laughing someday soon
It's only just a little papercut or two
It's only just a little papercut (Cut, cut, cut, cut, cut...)

[Verse 2]
Could've been the baby in the carriage
With beautiful blue-eyed parents
If mommy said she never told a lie
Why the fuck do you've big brown eyes?
You could break a hip, you could lose your teeth
You could swallow a spider in your sleep
You could find a razor in your peanut butter sandwich
If you get cut, you can always get a bandage

[Pre-Chorus]
I know your heart is broken
Feels like your world's been stolen
I promise that it could be worse
(It could be worse)
I know you miss those kisses
There are so many fishes
I promise that it could be worse
(It could be worse)

[Chorus]
Don't be sad, it's really not that bad for you
It's only just a little papercut or two
Don't be sad, you will be laughing someday soon
It's only just a little papercut or two

[Breakdown]
(It's only just a little papercut)
(It's only just a little papercut or two)

[Chorus]
Don't be sad, it's really not that bad for you
It's only just a little papercut or two
Don't be sad, you will be laughing someday soon
It's only just a little papercut or two
It's only just a little papercut

Trivia

  • This was the first scrapped song from K-12 to leak.
  • The intro of the song contains similar background sounds to "Recess".
  • The line "You could have a dad with a friend named Jack" is referring to Jack Daniel's, a type of alcoholic drink.
  • 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.

Navigation

ve Unreleased Songs
Leaked Songs
99 Cent StoreA Million MenA Thousand WordsArts & CraftsBand AidBirthing AddictsBombs on Monday MorningBones Are BlueCan't Shake YouColoring BookCootiesCurly CueDear PorcupinesDrowningEraserGluestickHalf HeartedHauntedHistoryI ScreamIntervalsJumpropeLast Chapter (Never Stayed for Love)MistakesNight MimePapercutPsycho LoversRaceRing PopRocking HorseRough LoveRunSmokeSchizoSeesawThe OneTime FliesTrophy WifeTwinsUnhappy MealWhere Do Babies Come From?You Love IZzzz
Unleaked Songs
2nd Unknown SongAloneGold Diggin' LoveHeart at the DoorI Love My RideMilky WayOh CarouselUntil Sunrise
Partially Leaked Songs
1st Unknown Song3rd Unknown SongAK-47Untitled Song
Lost Songs
Black and BlueEmpty LifeGo on AwayHey AliceI Don't KnowNormalcy Will Never Be AchievedStory of an InsomniacViolent Disease
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.