Released: Oct 10, 2019.
Video Wheels On the Bus performed by Melanie Martinez
The track plays while Cry Baby, Martinez’s character in the K-12 film, is on a bus ride to “Sleepaway School.”
Thematically, it dives into the way society turns a blind eye toward troubled teenagers, detailing Crybaby’s distaste with the tomfoolery happening on the bus; such as student’s having sexual relations, smoking weed, stripping their clothes, and the fact that it’s all being overlooked by the bus driver.
“'I'm just looking out the window and it's cold outside
There are two boys yelling behind me and I'm terrified
Counting trees as they pass me by
And I'm trying not to look across the aisle
'Cause Maya's letting Dan put his hand up her skirt
And she’s got her hand down his pants
I know the driver sees it
I know he's peeking in the rearview mirror
He says nothing
Trying to ignore it, it's fucking boring
I'm quietly observing‚ I'm saying nothing “
- He also says