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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 them having 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

💕Night Mime V2 Snippets💕00:30

💕Night Mime V2 Snippets💕

Melanie Martinez- Night Mime (Rough Mix V1) FULL04:31

Melanie Martinez- Night Mime (Rough Mix V1) FULL

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

Eh ah... Eh ah... Eh ah...

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

Eh ah... Eh ah... Eh ah...

[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

Eh ah... Eh ah... Eh ah...

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 the '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 the '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 reference to mutism, since a mime doesn't speak and can only communicate through actions.
    • It's also possible that the song is a reference to social anxiety because people with social anxiety sometimes can feel as if they are trapped in an imaginary box of their feelings similar to the imaginary boxes of mimes.
  • 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's 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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