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"A Thousand Words", also known as "Thousand Words", is a song by Melanie Martinez. It was originally written for Dollhouse, it was later repurposed for Cry Baby, however, it was later removed from both projects. Melanie performed this song twice, once in 2013 and once in 2014. She also mentioned it in a post on Facebook in 2014.

Theme

This song is about Melanie having a lot she wanted to say to her boyfriend, but he walked out on her. Even when he was with her, he never truly listened to her. She could tell that their love wasn't going to work out; it wasn't going anywhere. It was an extremely one-sided relationship where the boy never listened to or communicated with Melanie.

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
How can I see when my eyes are closed?
How can you be so far away and already wanna go?
How can we talk when our mouths are closed?
And I want you to know I can't fix what you have broke

[Pre-Chorus]
Close my eyes and go to sleep, oh
You're the last thing, the last thing that I see

[Chorus]
I had a thousand words to say 
You just chose to walk away
And are you happy now you're free, oh
You gave me your heart
And took it back from me
Now I've seen the light of day
Boy, you don't mean shit to me

[Verse 2]
How can we write when the ink is gone?
Our love's an empty page that you've never written on
How can we be what we used to be?
Was it all just make-believe?
When my heart was on my sleeve

[Pre-Chorus]
Close my eyes and go to sleep, oh
You're the last thing, the last thing that I see

[Chorus]
I had a thousand words to say
You just chose to walk away
And are you happy now you're free, oh
You gave me your heart
And took it back from me
Now I've seen the light of day
Boy, you don't mean shit to me

[Bridge]
Our love's a postcard on its way heading towards no destiny
Our love's a postcard on its way heading towards no destiny
Our love's a postcard on its way heading towards no destiny
Our love's a postcard on its way heading towards no destiny

[Pre-Chorus]
Close my eyes and go to sleep, oh
You're the last thing, the last thing that I see

[Chorus]
I had a thousand words to say
You just chose to walk away
And are you happy now you're free, oh
You gave me your heart
And took it back from me
Now I've seen the light of day
Boy, you don't mean shit to me

Trivia

  • In Melanie's first performance of this song, she played the keyboard herself.
  • There is a studio version of this song, which currently remains unleaked.
  • The first performance of the song is lost.

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