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"Smoke" is a song by Melanie Martinez. This is her oldest song that can be found on the internet, as it was performed when she was 14.

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This song is about a little girl whose mother is always smoking in front of her, but she wants her to stop. Her father isn't around, so Melanie gives the girl advice to just stay in bed tucked under the covers.

Lyrics

Too ready his little girl, you've gone so far
Keep begging until you're smiling, you're a movie star
Songs from the 50s your mamas used to sing
Oh, in the kitchen while she's makin' dinner for your family

Keep dreaming, baby girl, keep your head up high
Waiting for your mama to sing lullabies
Well, daddy isn't here and mamas smoke instead
Oh, headaches from the smoke you smell ain't getting wrecked

Closure to encourage and I'll be awake
Sing yourself to sleep, learn how to be afraid
All you haven't got, always a rivalry
While your lungs are filled with all the smoke you breathe

Don't you worry, now you sleep, you little thing
Daddy will come back and therefore he will sing
Sing your precious lullaby to you, he will
While mama smokes her cancer to the dawn still

Closure to encourage and I'll be awake
Sing yourself to sleep, learn how to be afraid
All you haven't got, always a rivalry
While your lungs are filled with all the smoke you breathe

Closure to encourage and I'll be awake
Sing yourself to sleep, learn how to be afraid
All you haven't got, always a rivalry
While your lungs are filled with all the smoke you breathe

Trivia

  • Melanie was bullied when she uploaded the original video to the internet. People blasted it on the speakers at her school and laughed at her.
  • This song is listed on Melanie's BMI Repertoire, which implies that she has recorded a studio version of it.
  • Melanie performed this song at her Teen Acoustic Cafe gig, along with covers of Kids and Beauty in The Breakdown.
  • On Melanie's channel around 2011 on the Wayback Machine, there is a video titled "Smoke-new original". It is unknown if this was a new version of the song or if it is the one we currently have.

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