"Samson" is a song originally by Regina Spektor that Melanie Martinez covered live and on her YouTube channel. She later took the video down.
Melanie sang this cover when she was around the age of 14, during her "emo phase."
This song is about the love story between Samson and Delilah, which is a story in the Bible. In the story in the Bible, it is told from third-person, explaining Samson's feelings for her. The Bible portrays her to be an evil woman. In the story from the Bible, Samson is an incredibly strong man. His hair was the source of his strength, which had never been cut from birth. Frustrated at losing so many soldiers, the Philistines hired Delilah to find out the source of his strength. After several nights, he told her his secret. She then cut off his hair while he was sleeping. Samson was then captured by the Philistines and strapped to some columns in a public forum. After having his hair cut, he "couldn't bring the columns down", "couldn't destroy a single one". Afterwards, life wasn't the same for Samson, but the Bible didn't mention what happened to Delilah. In Regina's retelling of the story, it is told from Delilah's perspective. In her version, Delilah always loved Samson.
- This was one of Melanie's first live performances.