"Where Do Babies Come From?" is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was originally intended to be featured as a bonus track on her debut album, Cry Baby,[1] however, it was later scrapped.

Snippets of the song begin to surface on July 6th, 2014 and the full song was leaked on October 10th, 2020.

Leak History

  • July 6th, 2014 - Melanie released two snippets of the song on her Instagram.
  • July 26th, 2014 - Melanie's father, Jose Martinez released a snippet on his Instagram.
  • December 4th, 2017 - A low-quality 10-second snippet leaked on Picosong.
  • August 9th, 2018 - Various short snippets are leaked on PopHatesFlops. A shorter high-quality version of the previous snippet and parts of the official instrumental are also leaked.[2]
  • April 15th, 2020 - A high-quality 21-second snippet is leaked on Dbree.
  • October 6th, 2020 - A watermarked snippet is leaked on YouTube.
  • October 8th, 2020 - Two snippets are leaked on Dbree. ​​​
  • October 10th, 2020 - An edited version of the full demo is leaked in medium quality on Instagram.
  • October 10th, 2020 (Later) - The full demo is leaked in high quality on Dbree.

Background

Melanie released snippets of this song in July of 2014 on her Instagram, showcasing two 15-second clips in an attempt to get fans' approval on whether the song should be featured on the album. The feedback was largely positive, however, despite the response among fans, the song did not make the cut for the album.

On June 1st, Melanie confirmed on her Periscope that the song would not be featured on her first studio album. Her father, Jose Martinez, posted an additional 15-second clip on his official Instagram (@jmartinezmtp) on July 26th, stating that it did not make it on the album, but that it is "a great song".[3]

In July of 2015, Melanie answered a question on her Tumblr page regarding the song's future, stating, "it's a possibility there will be a purpose for the song someday, but it is staying off the internet until further notice".[4]

Theme

The song is about teenagers getting pregnant before they're ready to become parents. It describes a child (implied to be Cry Baby) begging her mother for an explanation as to "where babies come from", wondering if it is as magical and happy as it seems to be. The mother responds in a brutally honest tone, telling her that they come from "girls who grow up too fast" and from boys who are "Lazy", and she adds saying that babies come from "screaming, fighting" (Referring to domestic and sexual abuse) and "Makeup sex" which ultimately does not keep the couple together enough to care for an unexpected child. She also implies that "Girls are insecure with nothing left" because they are pressured by the machist society to lose their virginity so soon with no choice and they have no security in themselves to go against it.

The song also shows another point of view of a 18-years-old girl (whose identity is unknown) that is pregnant and was left behind by her partner who did not want to assume the patenity. And she regrets that when her child is born.

This can symbolize a reference to the fact that many children in modern-day society are getting pregnant before they are ready to be parents, and the fathers of these new-born children are too young and don't help the mother when raising said child.

Cross-References

  • The line "Covered up in cheap band-aids" could be a reference to Band Aid.

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
What the hell have I just done?
Eighteen and pregnant, and my man's all gone
I'm buying bottles and he's on the run
What is going on inside my mind?
My mother said that everything's just fine
And rubs my feet for nine months as I cry

[Pre-Chorus]
Mommy, where do babies come from?
Do they come from rainbows and love?
Mommy, mommy, tell me, please
Where do babies come from, really?

[Chorus]
"They come from boys who want to sit on their ass,"
"They come from girls who like to grow up too fast,"
"They come from screaming, fighting, makeup sex,"
"Girls are insecure with nothing left"

[Post-Chorus]
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah

[Verse 2]
What a lovely little mess I've made
I throw milk on the walls in rage
Oh, I'm trying to just forget the pain
What a lovely little mess he made
Oh, I'm covered up in cheap band-aids (band-aids)
Cuts and bruises decorate my face

[Pre-Chorus]
Mommy, where do babies come from?
Do they come from rainbows and love?
Mommy, mommy, tell me, please
Where do babies come from, really?

[Chorus]
"They come from boys who want to sit on their ass,"
"They come from girls who like to grow up too fast,"
"They come from screaming, fighting, makeup sex,"
"Girls are insecure with nothing left"
"They come from boys who want to sit on their ass,"
"They come from girls who like to grow up too fast,"
"They come from screaming, fighting, makeup sex,"
"Girls are insecure with nothing left"

[Bridge]
Here comes delivery day
Baby heading my way
Daddy magically appears
It's my mom's greatest fears
Here comes delivery day
Baby heading my way
Daddy magically appears
It's my mom's greatest fears
I'm proof that babies come from

[Chorus]
Boys who want to sit on their ass
They come from girls who like to grow up too fast
They come from screaming, fighting, makeup sex
Girls are insecure with nothing left
They come from boys who want to sit on their ass
They come from girls who like to grow up too fast
They come from screaming, fighting, makeup sex
Girls are insecure with nothing left

[Outro]
They come from girls
They come from screaming, fighting
Girls are insecure with nothing left
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ha
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ha
Girls are insecure with nothing left

Trivia

  • This song is not featured on Melanie's first studio album, Cry Baby, because she believes that "the rest of the songs are of higher standards, quality, and fit the theme better".
    • The song is probably not going to be released anytime soon because Melanie thinks that "there are better songs than this one".
  • Sounds of people talking through walkie-talkies and babies crying can be heard throughout the song.
    • At the very end of the song, you can hear lower-pitched voices at the end of the song. This is to resemble hospital noises.
  • Melanie has stated that this song is very personal to her.[5]
  • 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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