"You Love I" is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was intended to be on her debut album, Cry Baby, however, it was later scrapped. Melanie has performed the song live multiple times in 2014, and the studio version surfaced on July 25th, 2015.

Leak history

  • July 25th, 2015 - Full song in high quality is made available for download on Warner Chappell Music.
  • February 13th, 2021 - Full demo is leaked in high quality.
  • February 13th, 2021 (later) - The complete collection of the demo's stems are leaked.

Background

On March 25th, 2014, Melanie posted a Tweet saying "When i put my album out i want to just put the names of each song as emojis. 🎠🍋🍭💧👶 you ❤️ I etc.". "you ❤️ I" referred to this song.[1] The tweet was later deleted. Melanie also mentioned the song on a Facebook post in 2014.[2]

Theme

When the lyrics are read from bottom to top, it forms a story, presumably about Marilyn Monroe, due to the fact that there is a reversed audio clip of Marilyn in the beginning. This story tells of Marilyn meeting a guy, whom she quickly begins dating. They slowly become more and more attracted to each other and move in with each other. They decide to get married, but before they could, she cheated on him. She then blames him for not putting in enough effort, singing, "That's what happens when you don't try".

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
The end, I move back in
Before you knew it, I cheated on him
Oh yeah, that's what happens when you don't try 
You know I always thought about him
Even when the other boys sneak in
But infidelity would never even cross my mind

[Verse 2]
Wonderful, so wonderful
But, boy, don't get too comfortable
'Cause what we have's untouchable, I, I, I
I stood deaf till I stood dead
Untied a knot in my wedding dress
He got down on one knee and he said

[Chorus]
You love I
You love I
You love I
Do I? Do I? Do I? Do I?

[Verse 3]
Oh oh, I move back out
He invited me into his fancy house
It's been so long we might as well try
Wonderful, so wonderful
You turned my heart into a puppet show
If you like me, please, let me know, I, I, I
One day, the very first date
He walked on over and he asked my name
He could be the one to say

[Chorus]
You love I
You love I
You love I
Do I? Do I? Do I? Do I?

[Refrain]
I love you
I love you
I love you
I do, I do, I do, I do

I do, I do, I do, I do
Do I? Do I?
You love I
I do, I do, I do, I do
Do I? Do I?

[Verse 1]
The end, I move back in
Before you knew it, I cheated on him
Oh yeah, that's what happens when you don't try 
You know I always thought about him
Even when the other boys sneak in
But infidelity would never even cross my mind

[Pre-Chorus]
Wonderful, so wonderful
But, boy, don't get too comfortable
'Cause what we have's untouchable, I, I, I
I stood deaf till I stood dead
Untied a knot in my wedding dress
He got down on one knee and he said

[Chorus]
You love I
You love I
You love I
Do I? Do I? Do I? Do I?

[Verse 2]
Uh oh, I move back out
He invited me into his fancy house
It's been so long we might as well try
You know, I always though about him
Tried to move slow, then love sneaks in
But, moving in together wouldn't ever cross my mind

[Pre-Chorus]
Wonderful, so wonderful
You turned my heart into a puppet show
If you like me, please let me know, I, I, I
One day, the very first date
He walked on over and he asked my name
He could be the one to say

[Chorus]
You love I
You love I
You love I
Do I? Do I? Do I? Do I?

[Refrain]
I love you
I love you
I love you
I do, I do, I do, I do

I do, I do, I do, I do
Do I? Do I?
You love I
I do, I do, I do, I do
Do I? Do I?

Trivia

  • The song includes a back-masked message. If you reverse and slow down the first set of vocals before the actual song, the audio clip is of Marilyn Monroe saying "Uh, do I feel happy in life?".
    • This is one of two known songs by Melanie that includes a back-masked message in it, the other one being Teddy Bear.
  • 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.
  • When the demo first leaked, it was a stem mixdown which included silences at the intro and beginning and had a click stem which had only been used as the tempo for live performances.

References

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