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"Night Mime" is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. This song has been performed live to fans.

Theme

This song talks about a relationship between two lovers, and the narrator's partner isn't giving them attention and is metaphorically forgetting the narrator’s name, hence the lyric, "Forget my name at midnight". The narrator is okay with it because they’re a mime; meant to be seen not heard. The character cannot speak or has trouble telling their friend or their lover what they want to say. They have insomnia, making them sleepless or causing them to have trouble with sleep.

Videos

Night Mime (Demo) - Audio05:07

Night Mime (Demo) - Audio

Melanie Martinez- Night Mime (Original) LIVE03:11

Melanie Martinez- Night Mime (Original) LIVE

Melanie Martinez - Night Mime (Rough Mix V1)04:28

Melanie Martinez - Night Mime (Rough Mix V1)

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Hold those blood-shotted eyes
Dip them in Visine and lights
Forget my name at midnight
It's okay, I'm a mime

[Chorus]
I'm tongue-tied in the night time
Silent, sleepless 'til the sunrise
Claustrophobic with a night light, night light
I'll just wait here for the sunrise, creeping, crawl back into my life
Until then I'll be a night mime, night mime

[Verse 2]
Stay up late with broken minds
No text from you but I'll be fine
I fall asleep with ocean eyes
I say no words like a midnight mime, mime, midnight mime

[Chorus]
I'm tongue-tied in the night time
Silent, sleepless 'til the sunrise
Claustrophobic with a night light, night light
I'll just wait here for the sunrise, creeping, crawl back into my life
Until then I'll be a night mime, night mime

[Closing]
I'm tongue-tied in the night time
Silent, sleepless 'til the sunrise
Claustrophobic with a night light, night light
I'll just wait here for the sunrise, creeping, crawl back into my life
Until then I'll be a night mime, night mime

Trivia

  • An unfinished studio demo was leaked on January 25th, 2016.
  • It's possible that this song could be a reference to insomnia - the disorder of which the person diagnosed with it is unable to sleep and/or has trouble sleeping.
    • Another possibility is that this person, also referred as 'Night Mime', is afraid of the dark and is scared that there will be monsters if they turn off all the lights as suggested by the lyric, "Claustrophobic with a night light, night light".
    • There is also a chance that Night Mime is staying up late because they are waiting on an answer from a loved one or a wanting one from them so they know that they are safe.
    • It may also refer to mutism since a mime doesn't speak, it can only communicate through actions.
    • It's also possible that the song is a reference to social anxiety. People that have social anxiety sometimes feel as if they are trapped inside an imaginary box of their feelings, this reference of an imaginary box can be related to a mime act, which so happens to be titled, the Imaginary Box.
  • This is the longest song by Melanie, as it goes over 5 minutes.
  • A demo of the first rough mix of this song was leaked on April 26th, 2017.
    • This version isn't much different from the unfinished studio version, the only differences being a different intro and the fact that there are no vocals during the chorus.
      • In the comments of the video, the uploader replied to a comment saying that version 2 of this rough mix has the studio chorus and bridge of the song, giving us the full official song.

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