"Seven Nation Army" is a song originally by The White Stripes that Melanie Martinez covered while she was on The Voice and a couple times live.


Melanie did this song for the Top 10. She did this song after Cough Syrup and before Too Close. For this performance, Adam was worried because there were long instrumental parts in the song. Melanie told him that she would just sing "bum" repeatedly in those parts. In the long run, it worked out because this was Melanie's first song to reach the top 10 songs in alternative music on iTunes. Her votes were doubled from this, and she received enough to continue to the Top 8.



(Melanie vocalizng the intro)
I'm gonna fight 'em off
A seven nation army couldn't hold me back
They're gonna rip it off
Taking their time right behind my back

And I'm talking to myself at night
Because I can't forget
Back and forth through my mind
Behind a cigarette

And the message coming from my eyes
Says leave it alone

Don't want to hear about it
Every single one's got a story to tell
Everyone knows about it
From the Queen of England to the hounds of hell

And if I catch it coming back my way
I'm gonna serve it to you
And that ain't what you want to hear
But that's what I'll do

And the feeling coming from my bones
Says find a home

I'm going to Wichita
Far from this opera forevermore
I'm gonna work the straw
Make the sweat drip out of every pore

And I'm bleeding, and I'm bleeding, and I'm bleeding
Right before the Lord
All the words are gonna bleed from me
And I will think no more

And the stains coming from my blood
Tell me go back home


  • Unlike the rest of Melanie's covers, this one is listed on her BMI Repertoire.[1]


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