"Teacher's Pet" is the eleventh track by Melanie Martinez that is featured on her sophomore album, K-12. The music video, originally available as part of the film, was later separately released on February 5, 2020. 

Background

A snippet was released on August 15, 2019 on Melanie's social media accounts. It was meant to be exclusively released in Atlanta, Georgia and Houston/Dallas, Texas as an assignment, however, a glitch caused the hotspots to remain closed even when they were meant to be open.

Leak History

  • September 1st, 2019 - Full song is leaked.
  • May 5th, 2020 - Full instrumental was leaked.

Theme

The song speaks on pedophilia, grooming, and inappropriate teacher-student relationships. Story-wise, it is about Cry Baby's best friend Angelita having a sexual relationship with their Biology Teacher. She wishes to have a serious relationship with him, however, he only uses her for sexual gratification. She questions why their relationship needs to be kept a secret if he truly believes that she is special and really cares about her. Angelita knows that the relationship is doomed to end, but she still wants to hold onto it, believing that it could be something more.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Caught the teacher giving his eyes to a student
Thought "He pretty cute" and she bit her lip back to him
Chewing on her nails and her pens while she's dreaming of him
And he's fucking in sin (you know he is)

[Pre-Chorus]
She said, "It's for all the right reasons
Baby, don't care 'bout grades, just call me your lady
If I pass this quiz, will you give me your babies?
Don't call me crazy
You love me, but you won't come save me
You got a wife and kids, you see them daily
Don't know why you even made me"

[Chorus]
Teacher's pet
If I'm so special, why am I secret?
Yeah, why the fuck is that?
Do you regret the things we shared that I'll never forget?
Well, do you? Tell me that
I know I'm young, but my mind is well beyond my years
I knew this wouldn't last, but fuck you, don't you leave me here
Teacher's pet
If I'm so special, why am I secret? (why am I?)

[Verse 2]
She's feeling like a spider in a cage
You liar, you were her desire
Now she wants to light you on fire
But fuck it, she'll still give you a call
And a lighter when you wanna get high
And mess around 'til you get numb

[Pre-Chorus]
She said, "It's for all the right reasons
Baby, don't care 'bout grades, just call me your lady
If I pass this quiz, will you give me your babies?
Don't call me crazy
You love me, but you won't come save me
You got a wife and kids, you see them daily
Don't know why you even made me"

[Chorus]
Teacher's pet
If I'm so special, why am I secret?
Yeah, why the fuck is that?
Do you regret the things we shared that I'll never forget?
Well, do you? Tell me that
I know I'm young, but my mind is well beyond my years
I knew this wouldn't last, but fuck you, don't you leave me here
Teacher's pet
If I'm so special, why am I secret? (why am I?)

[Bridge]
Gimme back my money
Didn't learn a damn thing, honey, from you
Except how to lie and cheat while inside the sheets
Stop calling me your bunny
I won't hop and you don't own me
Do you? I bet you think you do
Well, you don't

[Chorus]
Teacher's pet
If I'm so special, why am I secret? (Why am I? Why am I?)
Yeah, why the fuck is that?
Do you regret the things we shared that I'll never forget?
Well, do you? Tell me that
I know I'm young, but my mind is well beyond my years
I knew this wouldn't last, but fuck you, don't you leave me here
Teacher's pet
If I'm so special, why am I secret? (why am I?)

Videos and Photos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3WT4OcZEFg

Music Video

This is the eleventh music video that appears in Melanie's film, K-12. The video opens with a close-up shot of a desk, before panning out to show Angelita and other students in a biology classroom. Angelita seems to be zoning out, but the Biology Teacher slams his hand on her desk, catching her attention. He smiles at her and she smiles back. Angelita bites her lip and steals glances at the teacher whenever she can; meanwhile, Cry Baby seems to notice her odd behavior. The teacher sits back at his desk and finds "if I pass this quiz, will you give me your babies?" written on the bottom of Angelita's quiz. Angelita watches intently to see his reaction, making eye contact with him at one point, and the Biology Teacher puts a gold star sticker on her test. Angelita goes back to writing, smiling to herself, while Cry Baby looks at the teacher, then at Angelita, then back at the teacher, confused.

Angelita is staring into space during class when her desk partner nudges her, asking her a question, and Angelita appears to hand her classmate her eraser. The class is over soon after and the students begin to back up to leave. Angelita begins packing up as well, but she finds a note from the Biology Teacher asking her to stay after class, calling her his "favorite student". Angelita smiles and continues to pack up, but decides to stay. The teacher smirks at her before remembering he has a photo of himself with his wife and son on his desk. He reaches for it and places the photo frame face down. Angelita is still sitting at her desk when the Biology Teacher stands up and makes his way over to her. They have a brief conversation before the teacher moves to stand behind Angelita, beginning to make an advance on her. He offers out his hand and she takes it, letting the teacher lead her away.

Cry Baby is walking through the hallway when she hears a sound coming from the biology classroom, so she decides to see what is going on. Meanwhile, Angelita and the Biology Teacher are both standing at the teacher's desk. Angelita bends down, looking at something on the desk, before standing back up straight and walking away. While she can't see what he is doing, the Biology Teacher pulls out a lollipop and dips it into a vial of brown liquid, swirling it around before taking it out and offering it to Angelita. As soon as she tastes the lollipop, Angelita shrinks to an incredibly small size and lands in the Biology Teacher's hand. Cry Baby opens the classroom door and peers inside. Seeing that the Biology Teacher has the shrunken Angelita strapped down and is about to cut her open, she uses her powers to make the scalpel fly out of his hand before throwing him to the wall with a strong gust of wind. Cry Baby turns Angelita back to her normal size and Angelita takes out a butterfly knife, spinning it around. She corners the Biology Teacher and attacks him with the knife, presumably killing him, before the video cuts to black and ends.

Cast

Errors

  • The Biology Teacher throws the sheet of stickers out after putting a gold star on Angelita's test; however, he is seen holding the sheet again in a later shot.

Trivia

  • Teacher's Pet and Class Fight are the only songs from K-12 that don't have any choreography in their music videos
  • The music video has reached over 14 million views and 408 thousand likes on YouTube.
  • The song's instrumental was leaked exactly three months after the music video's release.
  • A fly buzzing and being swatted and evil laughter can be heard throughout the song.
  • This video along with the one for "Recess" are the only K-12 videos where Cry Baby does not appear singing.
  • Each song on K-12 represents a different grade level in school, from kindergarten through 12th grade.
    • Teacher's Pet represents 10th grade.

Gallery

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Featured Tracks Wheels on the BusClass FightThe PrincipalShow & TellNurse's OfficeDrama ClubStrawberry ShortcakeLunchbox FriendsOrange JuiceDetentionTeacher's PetHigh School SweetheartsRecess
Credit Track Fire Drill
Characters Cry BabyAngelitaFleurCelesteMagnoliaLeoBenKellyBlue BoyBrandonBunny DoctorDeanLucyMs. DaphneMr. CornwellMs. HarperMs. PenelopeMiss VictoriaThe PrincipalLilithBiology TeacherPhillipe
Extras FilmMerchandiseAssignmentsRemoved Songs
Locations K-12 Sleepaway SchoolCry Baby's House
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