Fire Drill

by Melanie Martinez

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Lyrics for Fire Drill by Melanie Martinez:

Intro
Uh, mmm, mmm, mmm-mmm
Uh, uh, mm, mm, uh-uh

Verse 1
I've never fit into any category, always deemed an outcast
Since I was in Sunday School and all the cool kids said I was weird
It's exactly the same, they say, "Why do you dress that way?
Why do you act that way? Why don’t you dress like me?"
So is that what you really wanna say to me?
You're playin' games with me
Tellin' me you're for my kind, still you abandon me
Calling me words I'm not, paintin' a picture that's false
You must not know my heart, but I know it isn't your fault
You live in a world and you're clutch, you don't get out very much
Livin' in the fake world, full of facades and chaotic behavior
You pull the lever for fun, yell, "Fire," then you just run

Chorus
Fire drill, what would happen if a nuke just hit?
Would you say, "Bye," to your family? Would you post about it?
Fire drill, if it all went up in flames one day
Would you give your mom a hug before your house burned away?
It kills, I wish the best for you
And you think I ignore you too, but
Really, I'm tryna live my own life
And be present more, and so should you, it's alright to

Verse 2
Cryin' inside
'Cause nothin' I say ever comes out right
We're on the same side
If I'm honest with you, you just run and hide
I'm bad at public speaking
But I'm speaking now so hear me out (Shut up)
I personally believe that everyone is fully capable
Of more than what they're doing, all of the bullyin'
All of the screwin' around with people they don't even really know, oh (Blah, blah, blah)
Eatin' a hate soufflé, and an angry bitter sorbet
All 'cause you were bored one day
Losin' your wits and your grace

Chorus
Fire drill, what would happen if a nuke just hit?
Would you say, "Bye," to your family? Would you post about it?
Fire drill, if it all went up in flames one day
Would you give your mom a hug before your house burned away?
It kills, I wish the best for you
And you think I ignore you too, but
Really, I'm tryna live my own life
And be present more, and so should you, it's alright to

Bridge
I am not the government
I am not the fucked up men
I am not a part of anything that is hateful
Love is seepin' out my pores, I don't hold anger anymore
Even for people who hurt and betrayed me (Okay)
I am not the government
I am not the fucked up men (Gross)
I am not a part of anything that is hateful
Love is seepin' out my pores, I don't hold anger anymore
Even for people who hurt and betrayed me

Chorus
Fire drill, what would happen if a nuke just hit?
Would you say, "Bye," to your family? Would you post about it?
Fire drill, if it all went up in flames one day
Would you give your mom a hug before your house burned away?
It kills, I wish the best for you
And you think I ignore you too, but
Really, I'm tryna live my own life
And be present more, and so should you, it's alright to

Outro
I'm getting out of here

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Song Facts

“Fire Drill” finds Melanie singing about people being artificial and constantly seeking attention, leaving behind their family lives and hiding their true personality to appeal to the likes of others and boost their popularity, keeping in line with the school themes from K-12.

The track was first released during the end credits of Martinez’s K-12 accompanying film on September 6, 2019. However, Melanie teased the track’s eventual release onto streaming service far in advance of its actual release date of June 26, 2020.

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