"Zzzz", alternatively stylized as "ZZZZ", is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was intended to be on her debut studio album, Cry Baby, however, it was later scrapped. This song has not been performed live or officially released.

Snippets of the song began to surface on February 27th, 2020 the full song was leaked on January 12th, 2021.

Leak History

  • February 27th, 2020 - First snippet of the first demo's voice memo is leaked.
  • March 30th, 2020 - Lyrics are leaked.
  • April 13th, 2020 - Second snippet of the first demo's voice memo is leaked.
  • September 22nd, 2020 - Third snippet of the first demo's voice memo is leaked.
  • October 4th, 2020 - First snippet of the song's final version is leaked on YouTube.
  • October 4th, 2020 (later) - A longer snippet of the final version is leaked.
  • January 12th, 2021 - The full final version of the song is leaked.
  • April 20th, 2021 - Two snippets of the first demo are leaked.
  • April 20th, 2021 (later) - The full first demo is leaked.
  • May 16th, 2021 - A snippet of the studio session is leaked via Dbree.
  • May 17th, 2021 - The song's second demo is leaked via Dbree.

Background

On April 17th, 2014, Melanie tweeted about the song describing it as the "darkest song [she's] ever written".[1] This was the day that the song's first demo was recorded.[2]

Official versions

  • Final version — 3:26
  • Demo 1 — 3:25
  • Demo 2 — 3:27
  • First demo voice memo — Unknown
    • Snippets — 0:16

Cross-references

  • "Just bring your handbook for the recently deceased" is a direct reference to the film Beetlejuice by Tim Burton.
  • Melatonin is also mentioned in "Milk and Cookies" and "Coloring Book".
  • "I threw my bear out and he's back for revenge" is a direct reference to "Teddy Bear".
  • "We used to have the perfect lawn" could be a reference to "Dollhouse". A perfect lawn is also mentioned in "Coloring Book".
  • "Till someone left the faucet on" and "now the whole house is flooded" are direct references to "Cry Baby".
  • Luna is also mentioned in "Ring Pop".

Lyrics

[Intro]
"Hello?"
Hi!
"Who is this?"

[Verse 1]
Hi, my name is Melatonin
I can help you sleep
I know your life is so fucked up, baby
Let's play inside your dreams
You'll always be protected when you hide under the sheets

Z-z-z-z-z

Just bring your handbook for the recently deceased

Z-z-z-z-z

[Verse 2]
Won't you stay for dinner?
We're serving lollipops
If you're mean to me, I'll make all your teeth rot
I'll pick them up and lock them in my jewelry box

Z-z-z-z

[Chorus]
Tell me "Everything will be alright"
I need to get some sleep tonight

Z-z-z-z

[Verse 3]
The boys are in their suits and ties
The girls committin' suicide
Luna's on the roof again
I threw my bear out, and he's back for revenge, revenge
We used to have the perfect lawn
'Til someone left the faucet on
Now the whole house is flooded
I'll row my boat with my beloved

Z-z-z-z

[Outro]
Tell me "Everything will be alright"
I need to get some sleep tonight
(Z-z)

[Intro]
"Hello?"
Hi!
"Who is this?"

[Verse 1]
Hi, my name is Melatonin
I can help you sleep
I know your life is so fucked up, baby
Let's play inside your dreams
You'll always be protected when you hide under the sheets

Z-z-z-z-z

Just bring your handbook for the recently deceased

Z-z-z-z-z

[Verse 2]
Won't you stay for dinner?
We're serving lollipops
If you're mean to me, I'll make all your teeth rot
I'll pick them up and lock them in my jewelry box

Z-z-z-z

[Chorus]
Tell me "Everything will be alright"
I need to get some sleep tonight

Z-z-z-z

[Verse 3]
The boys are in their suits and ties
And girls committin' suicide
Luna's on the roof again
And ghosts are in my room again, again
We used to have the perfect lawn
'Til someone left the faucet on
Now the whole house is flooded
I'll row my boat with my beloved

[Outro]
Tell me "Everything will be alright"
I need to get some sleep tonight
(Z-z-z-z)

Trivia

  • This is the only known song of Melanie's where the title is entirely made up of the same letter.
  • Melanie has a tattoo that includes the title of this song.[3]
  • 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.

References

  1. https://twitter.com/bethkweeday/status/456911399252668416
  2. ZZZZRECORDATIONDATE.png
  3. Tattie.jpg

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