"Unhappy Meal" is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was intended to be featured on her debut studio album, Cry Baby. However, it was later scrapped.

Snippets of the song began to surface on September 9th, 2018, and the full song was leaked on September 17th, 2018.

Leak History

  • September 9th, 2018 - First snippet is leaked.
  • September 15th, 2018 - Lyrics are leaked.
  • September 16th, 2018 - Second snippet is leaked.
  • September 16th, 2018 (later) - Third snippet is leaked.
  • September 17th, 2018 - Fourth snippet is leaked.
  • September 17th, 2018 - Fifth snippet is leaked.
  • September 17th, 2018 (later) - Full song is leaked in high quality.

Theme

This song uses the fast food industry as a metaphor for a relationship where a girl is put on a pedestal. She is entitled and treats him like garbage, but he puts up with any kind of treatment he receives from her because she presents herself as something glamorous. This compares how fast-food chains, most commonly McDonald's, use marketing to fool people into buying more of their food with how abusers in relationships often tell their victims lies and go to extreme lengths in order to keep them in the relationship.

Lyrics

[Intro]
Hey kids are you tired of eating fruits and vegetables?
Are you sick of taking your vitamins?
Fed up with brushing your teeth night after night?
Then tell your parents to take you down to Molly McDolly's Burger Shack
Home of the original Unhappy Meal
If you aren't satisfied with your meal
Remember what Molly McDolly says
"You'll keep coming back for more"

[Verse 1]
You'll do anything I say
When I talk, you believe it
Feed you bullshit all day
'Cause I know you will eat it
You see me on your television screen
You say my name so proudly
I could be the girl of your dreams
So tell your parents about me

[Chorus]
Are you happy now?
Do you like being ignored? (Ignored)
I make you unhappy now
But you keep coming back for more (For more)
Eat your heart out
Throw it up all on the floor (Floor)
Are you happy now?
Are you happy with your Unhappy Meal?

[Post-Chorus 1]
Are you happy with your unhappy, unhappy, Unhappy Meal?
Are you happy with your unhappy, unhappy, Unhappy Meal?

[Verse 2]
You wait at my window
Think you're so special
One milkshake, then you have to go
"I've got a busy schedule"
Don't call me with your little bellyache
I won't satisfy your hunger
I don't remember your name
You're a ticket with a number

[Chorus]
Are you happy now?
Do you like being ignored? (Ignored)
I make you unhappy now
But you keep coming back for more (For more)
Eat your heart out
Throw it up all on the floor (Floor)
Are you happy now?
Are you happy with your Unhappy Meal?

[Post-Chorus 2]
Unhappy, unhappy, Unhappy Meal
Are you happy with your unhappy, unhappy, Unhappy Meal?
Are you happy, unhappy, unhappy with your Unhappy Meal?
Are you happy with your unhappy, unhappy, Unhappy Meal?

[Outro]
What I want, what I want
I can do anything I want as long as there's a toy in the box
As long as there's a toy in the box, in the box
What I want, what I want
I can do anything I want as long as there's a toy in the box
As long as there's a toy in the box, in the box
What I want, what I want
I can do anything I want as long as there's a toy in the box
As long as there's a toy in the box, in the box

Trivia

  • This song introduces a new character called Molly McDolly, who is the mascot of a restaurant called Molly McDolly's Burger Shack. The title is also a reference to the McDonald's children's meal called Happy Meal.
    • Similarly, Molly McDolly and Molly McDolly's Burger Shack are a reference to McDonald's and their mascot Ronald McDonald.
  • The song was produced in Logic Pro.
  • It is possible that Melanie was teasing the song on her Tumblr in late 2014, as she posted a photo of a McDonald's Happy Meal.[1]
  • As with many other unreleased songs, most uploads of this song on YouTube, SoundCloud or other similar content-sharing websites will be immediately taken down.

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