“High School Sweethearts” by Melanie Martinez

The overall project upon which “High School Sweethearts” is featured is based on the theme of Melanie Martinez still being in school. And in this track, the singer is addressing her sweethearts in high school, as in male suitors who come her way as a student of the titular institution. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Melanie Martinez's High School Sweethearts at Lyrics.org.

And basically, what she is telling them is not to be a “a waste of (her) time”.  That is to say that they should not even approach her unless they are ready for a long-term commitment, as in marriage. Moreover, they must be prepared to genuinely display love throughout. And if a guy deceives her into believing that he is so just to achieve his own aims, she will “rip (his) [expletive] face apart”. Simply put, she’ll seek retribution at full force if deceived.

Lyrics of "High School Sweethearts" lyrics

Did Melanie Martinez write “High School Sweethearts”?

Yes, she did. However, Melanie didn’t compose the song all by herself. She received writing assistance from songwriter Michael Keenan (who is also credited as the tune’s producer).

Release Date

On September 6, 2019, Atlantic Records released “High School Sweethearts”. It can be found on Martinez’s sophomore studio album (“K-12”).  In addition to this song, other well known songs from “K-12” include:

Did Melanie Martinez release “High School Sweethearts” as a single?

No. Her “K-12” album wasn’t supported by any singles.

23 Responses

  1. Hz says:

    How about the line ‘step seven this one goes to eleven’?

  2. Espy says:

    Wow that cool I love Melanie.

  3. mmmm says:

    I love her songs

  4. Anonymous says:

    I wonder in the song Teacher’s Pet, was she the teacher’s pet?

    • Melanie's Baby says:

      If you knew the song and what it meant, you would know it’s her best friend that is in love with the teacher and he is aware of that and always flirts with her, listen to the lyrics carefully before calling yourself a Melanie fan!

      • Madison fan of Melanie says:

        Amen. I hate when people say that their Melanie fan but yet never understand her lyrics in her music its frustrating…

      • Beatrice says:

        I’m the song it she’s portraying herself in the position of her friend not everyone has seen the film you know

  5. Madison says:

    Haha, I always ask this question and it tells me it and I always forget it lol-

  6. Louis tomlinsons baby says:

    what is being written in chalk in high school sweethearts?

  7. sheeeesh says:

    Why does Highschool Sweethearts line,”Can we just be honest these are the requirements if you think you can be my (one and only true love)” part sound sooo familiar to me? Do ya’ll know if that part and way she said love is from a song?

  8. Anonymous says:

    i’m pretty sure it’s about a girl not a guy tho but ok.

  9. Anonymous says:

    But like do you guys like recess

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