"The Bakery" is the seventh and final track by Melanie Martinez that is featured on her fourth extended play (EP), After School. It was released as the EP's lead single on September 25th, 2020, accompanied by a music video.


Theme

"The Bakery is a song about enthusiastically working at a bakery in high school because I needed to make money to invest into my art and my music. (8 of pentacles Energy)"[2]

Background

On July 25th, 2020, Melanie revealed during an interview with Brazilian channel "Multishow" that the track was produced by Blake Statkin.

On September 22nd, 2020, Melanie posted a snippet of the song on TikTok, announcing that it would be released the coming Friday, September 25th.[3]

On September 25th, 2020, Melanie posted a snippet of the music video on her Instagram, announcing that the video, alongside the rest of the EP, would be released at midnight EST.[4] A photo from the music video was also revealed on an Instagram story.

Videos

Lyrics

[Intro]
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la

[Verse 1]
Pack it, box it, flip it, top it
With a bow tied ribbon, stop it
Eatin' all the rainbow cookies
Pies are flying through the roof
Not my first pick but I'll do it
Make the cash right so I could move quick
Out this shithole with a new whip
Cream on top I'm bouta prove it

[Refrain]
Pack it, box it, flip it, top it
(Pack it, box it, flip it, top it)
Pack it, box it, flip it, top it
(Pack it, box it, flip it)

[Verse 2]
My boss is mother Mary
Catch me slippin' through the concrete
Show no mercy, step right on me
Stiletto death, send me to purgatory

[Chorus]
The bakery, I'm tryna make some more
They expect me to stay when I should go
And grab the bag for when I cross the door
It ain't for me to roll it out
It's just for me to raise the dough

[Verse 3]
Pack it, box it, flip it, top it
With a bow tied ribbon, stop it
Eatin' all the rainbow cookies
Pies are flying through the roof
Arbitrary, the way they all go
Knock 'em down like she a dodge ball
A little mess up and she's angry
One downfall, she blamed the whole team

[Refrain]
Pack it, box it, flip it, top it
(Pack it, box it, flip it, top it)
Pack it, box it, flip it, top it
(Pack it, box it, flip it)

[Chorus]
The bakery, I'm tryna make some more
They expect me to stay when I should go
And grab the bag for when I cross the door
It ain't for me to roll it out
It's just for me to raise the dough
The bakery, I'm tryna make some more
They expect me to stay when I should go
And grab the bag for when I cross the door
It ain't for me to roll it out
It's just for me to raise the-

[Outro]
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la, la, la
La, la, la, la

Trivia

  • The lyrics were leaked around an hour before the song was leaked.
  • At the beginning of the official music video, three posters can be seen outside the bakery and read: "DEFUND THE POLICE", "NO PIGS ALLOWED" and "BLM♥️", the latter referring to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which Melanie has been very involved in.
  • The music video is Melanie's first video to trend at #1 on YouTube (in select countries), and has also gained over 30 million views and 1.2 million likes on the platform.
  • The song debuted with 889,064 streams on Spotify, becoming Melanie's biggest debut on the platform as of present.
  • Melanie's best friend, Jacqueline Molina, appears at the end of the music video, playing the role of the elderly lady.
  • The clock behind the bunny chef is stopped at "2:22" the entire video. This is most likely a reference to Melanie's lucky number, 222.
  • The official instrumental leaked December 9th, 2020.

References

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Featured Tracks NotebookTest MeBrain & HeartNumbersGluedField TripThe Bakery
Cut Songs Copy Cat (ft. Tierra Whack)Fire Drill
Producers Blake SlatkinMelanie Martinez (exec.)Michael Keenan
Related K-12Can't wait Till I'm Out of K-12Merchandise
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