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"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.

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.

Official Versions

  • Final version — 3:37
  • Demo 1 — 3:37
  • Demo 2 — 3:37
  • Demo 3 — Unknown
  • Demo 4 — Unknown

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."

Cross-references

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

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.

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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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