"Test Me" is the second track by Melanie Martinez that is featured on her fourth extended play (EP), After School.

Theme

"Test me is a song about accepting the challenges of life as tests from the universe that build strength and wisdom. It is also about understanding that your experiences in life/school teach you more than the actual classes themselves. (Strength Energy)"[2]

Lyrics

[Intro]
Ha, ha!
Wooh!

[Verse 1]
Hey God, I'll be the jester
Entertain ya to the best of
My ability when I suffer more, fragility when I enter
Came here for a reason, ah ah
So stop complaining, all have off seasons, oh-oh
It's not just a joke or a lesson to live through
Every which way and second is a breakthrough

[Chorus]
I'm mortal (ah, ah, ah)
Defected by this form (ah, ah, ah)
So I'd rather be tested by goddesses
Resting their heads up on
Pillows of all they have learned

[Verse 2]
I'm not to be forgottеn
Drop your books when I walk in
Magic talks, without talking
I make the most bеfore the coffin
Born to be desiring ah ah
Gotta learn yeah
Eyes are always on the next goal
But space isn't there to always be filled up
It's the quiet, (shh) the downtime to breathe in my lungs

[Chorus]
'Cause I'm mortal (ah, ah, ah)
Defected by this form (ah, ah, ah)
So I'd rather be tested by goddesses
Resting their heads up on
Pillows of all they have learned

[Outro]
'Cause I'm mortal (ah, ah, ah)
Test me, I'm mortal (ah, ah, ah)
And I beg to be tested by goddesses
Resting their heads upon pillows of all they have learned
'Cause I'm mortal (ah, ah, ah)
Defected by this form (ah, ah, ah)
And I beg to be tested by goddesses
Resting their heads upon pillows of all they have learned
'Cause I'm mortal (ah, ah, ah)
(Give me an A+ if I'm doing this thing right)
Defected by this form (ah, ah, ah)
And I'd rather be be tested by goddesses
Resting their heads upon pillows of all they have learned

Videos

Music Video

Back in December of 2019, Melanie revealed that she was working on a new music video while on tour which was later confirmed to be "Test Me". Melanie later said that she had already written a video treatment for the song, along with stating that it was going to be her favorite music video she's ever made. However, the video was scrapped because the budget was not approved by Atlantic Records.[3]

Trivia

  • At the beginning, a lightbulb being screwed in can be heard, and at the end the lightbulb can be heard shattering. Throughout the song, the sound of the lightbulb flickering can be heard.
  • On January 20th, 2020, fans outside of the Campo Pequeno heard Melanie singing an unknown song. The song is now confirmed to be Test Me.[4]
  • On The Travis Mills Show, Melanie said that "Test Me" is a bridge between her old music and her third album.[5]
  • "Test Me" and "Brain & Heart" are the only non-explicit songs on After School.
  • The official instrumental leaked on December 9th, 2020.

References

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Featured Tracks NotebookTest MeBrain & HeartNumbersGluedField TripThe Bakery
Cut Songs Copy Cat (ft. Tierra Whack)Fire DrillHistory
Producers Blake SlatkinMelanie Martinez (exec.)Michael Keenan
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