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Melanie Martinez – Fire Drill lyrics
[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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Songwriters: Melanie Adele Martinez, Michael Leary
Fire Drill lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    I think that this song is about Melanie Martinez’s relationship with Timothy Heller, her ex-friend that accused Melanie of raping her. Timothy tweeted about this alleged rape before she went to the police, which leads me to believe she was saying that for attention. And you can see in the lyrics that Melanie is singing about someone that lies about something very serious for attention. For example, pulling the fire alarm for fun. “You pull the lever for fun, yell “Fire” then you just run.” I also believe that Melanie is referring to Timothy’s tweet in the chorus: “Would you say “bye” to your family? Would you post about it?” Here Melanie is talking about, in a serious situation like a fire it wouldn’t be normal to post about it, much like what happened with Timothy Heller. Timothy posted about this alleged rape instead of going to the police, which would’ve been the appropriate thing to do.
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