"Smoke" is a song by Melanie Martinez. It was uploaded to her YouTube channel in July 2009, however, the video was later taken down but later resurfaced in 2014. The song was intended to be the fourth track on her acoustic extended play (EP), Take Me To The Moon, however, the project was later scrapped.


Theme

This song is about a little girl whose mother is always smoking in front of her, but she wants her to stop. Her father isn't around, so Melanie gives the girl advice to just stay in bed tucked under the covers.

Video

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Too ready his little girl, you've gone so far
Keep begging until you're smiling, you're a movie star
Songs from the 50's your mamas used to sing
Oh, in the kitchen while she's makin' dinner for your family

[Verse 2]
Keep dreaming, baby girl, keep your head up high
Waiting for your mama to sing lullabies
But daddy isn't here and mamas smoking stacks
Oh, headaches from the smokey smell
Ain't getting wrecked

[Chorus]
Closure to encourage and I'll be awake
Sing yourself to sleep, learn how to be afraid
All you have is God, always a rivalry
While your lungs get filled with all the smoke you breathe

[Bridge]
Don't you worry, now you're safe, you little thing
Daddy will come back and therefore he will sing
Sing a precious lullaby to you, he will
While mama smokes her cancer to the dawn still

[Chorus]
Closure to encourage and I'll be awake
Sing yourself to sleep, learn how to be afraid
All you have is God, always a rivalry
While your lungs get filled with all the smoke you breathe

[Chorus]
Closure to encourage and I'll be awake
Sing yourself to sleep, learn how to be afraid
All you have is God, always a rivalry
While your lungs get filled with all the smoke you breathe

Trivia

  • Melanie was bullied when she uploaded the original video to YouTube. People blasted it on the speakers at her school and laughed at her.
  • This song is listed on Melanie's BMI Repertoire, which may indicate that she has recorded a studio version.
  • This is Melanie's oldest song that is available on the Internet, however her oldest known song is Hey Alice, which is currently unavailable to the public.

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