Melanie Martinez: Fire Drill Meaning
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Fire Drill Lyrics
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Uh, uh, mm, mm, uh, uh
I've never fit into any category, always?deemed?an outcast
Since I?was in Sunday School and all?the cool kids said I was weird
It's exactly the same, they say:
"Why do you dress...
anonymous Mar 10th, 3:31pm report
The way I interpret this song is that Melanie is talking to a hateful, heartless person and kind of trying to tell them that they are in a way, wasting their life away by being cruel to other people. She is trying to bring them to reality that your actions have affect on people and you shouldn’t waste your time worrying about how other people live their lives and you should focus on yourself because you never know when it will all go up in flames one day.
anonymous Apr 28th, 4:17am report
In my opinion:
In the opening of the song, Melanie explains how she feels like an outcast, and how other people question her unique style; this is shown when she mocks the others who ask her questions like, “Why aren’t you just like me?”. This shows how she, herself, and others view her as different. She is seen as different because she doesn’t follow the societal, modern standards set into place today, for instance, she doesn’t like to follow up on social media like everybody else is expected to do.
She feels as if she is expected to do what everybody around her is doing, however she refuses to do so. But, she isn’t angered by all the children’s questioning and confusion, because she understands that these children have been brought up around this toxic environment, so she doesn’t blame them, more so, she blames the government - this is seen later on in the song.
After in the chorus, she questions the other children morals; do they care about fakery or reality more? She does this by making up a scenario - if there was a fire, would they go straight to social media and post about it, or would they think about their family?
Melanie knows that she would rather be in reality than sucked up into fakery and social media. She’s just trying to be more present in her life, however, in a way, the government are preventing this and taking away this opportunity from her.
Although she dislikes the other kids, she views them as on the same side as her, as she knows they’ve been brainwashed but she’s been strong enough not to be pushed into all of the societal propaganda. (She blames the government for this as she feel s as if they’ve tricked society into following their standards so they can be distracted from the evil they’re doing).
anonymous Mar 13th, 3:55am report
I think its about how Melanie never fit In at school and she was Trying to show that They should not waste their life like that because They never know what can happen.
anonymous Jul 7th, 7:10pm report
I agree with the interpretation that he song is talking about how kids/Teens around my age are more concerned about popularity and hurting each other rather than be empathetic and logical, only to be thinking about their popularity on things such as TikTok,Instagram,and YouTube. People are constantly hurting each other more than thinking about how their kids are going to feel about living in a world where there is toxic and racist behavior and violence. I personally don’t blame just the Government because in a sense, Every human is messed up. Most People these days have forgotten about Rationality and logic, to only get sucked into the idea that opinion is fact. I’ve made the mistake of letting my emotions cloud realistic judgement against subjects like Racism, LGBTQ+ phobia, Violence toward children, Religion, and Bullying. I would rather think about my family than post during a Life or Death situation at school because the situations are serious and not to be made into a joke. The thing is every human being is to blame not just the Government for the atrocities that are plaguing today’s society. It’s not only disappointing that teenagers my age are so toxic but the fact that we need to take real responsibility and take a stand. On the 4th July,2020 there was mass murder in New York and Chicago where CHILDREN were slaughtered. We need to change and stop giving each other hate and actually think about what humanity really needs. The world needs to make a change and do better than this. There is a pandemic and a wonderful movement to stop police brutality and end racism toward the African American Community. We need to think about future generations needs and not our own selfish desires. We need to end the Cyber-Bullying and the Pain. I’m sick of the world making the same mistakes over and over again. Hasn’t there already been enough harm?! We need to take action and think about the Reality. There is death and a social war in America that needs to end. We need to be better.
anonymous Jul 3rd, 7:54pm report
i think it’s about how people only care about views, and likes so if a nuke hits they would be more worried about posting a photo saying like #nukejusthit and they won’t be worrying about heir family that could be bleeding out at the moment
anonymous Jun 30th, 6:40pm report
I think it's about bullies. And how annoying they are.
Because in k-12 she struggles against bullies because she is different.
anonymous Jun 27th, 6:04am report
I think that this song is trying to tell people how the government is acting, trump on his phone and how toxic the world is today.
anonymous Jun 27th, 6:44am report
This song is about how she was called "weird" by most people in her schools in the past. She was deemed as an outcast and a loner.
This song sounds like her just questioning child/teen morals. For example kids nowadays would rather film something than go help like a fight or even a fire.
This song can be interpreted in so many meaningful ways. I just love it. My favourite song from her now.
anonymous May 27th, 5:21pm report
I think that it is about Melanie being an outcast. and that it hurts her but she doesn't care because she is more focused on family and that others should to because you never know like you could tell your mom you hate her for some reason but you know it's not true. then the next day you and your mom die from a nuclear attack( most likely from the middle east lol) and "I hate you" were the last words she heard from you. and also that we are under a brainwash by the government and they cause all this hatred and harm.
sorry it is so long lol
anonymous Mar 15th, 3:42am report
I personally think it is about Melanie as a child, feeling wasted, though it's good she didn't "waste her life" because look at her now.
anonymous Feb 18th, 2:57am report
I know this isn’t correct but I feel like this is about a loner or an outcast and they pull the fire alarm to get the attention they always longed for ( omg ew that is definitely not it )
anonymous Feb 8th, 2:12pm report
to show what happens in the future
Nuke: nuclear threats
Bye to your family: Being drafted in WW3
Post about it: making memes to cope
If it all went up in flames: Australia
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