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"Fill the Crown" is a song by Poppy. It served as the fourth single from her third studio album I Disagree and is the fifth track on the album. It was released on December 11th, 2019 alongside a music video.

Background

On November 26th, 2019, Poppy revealed the title along with the tracklist to I Disagree on Instagram.

On December 2nd, 2019, Poppy hinted in an Instagram post that the song would be the album's fourth single. The single's release date of December 11th, 2019 was announced alongside a teaser for the music video the following day. A second teaser for the music video was posted on Instagram on December 10th, 2019, though it was deleted shortly after.

Theme

The song's verses incorporate experiences in cults, such as following a blind leader and them poisoning the minds of the innocent. In an interview with Beats 1, Poppy revealed that the chorus is about being "free in your life [and] in your mind", but can apply to anything else.[1]

Lyrics

[Chorus]
You can be anyone you want to be
You can be free, you can be free
I believe you're the one who's meant for me
We can be free, just come with me

[Post-Chorus]
Fill the crown, let them know we're fed
Fill the crown, let them know we're fed
Fill, fill, fill, fill, fi-fi-fi-fill

[Verse 1]
Poison the children
No peace of mind
Poison the family
Make the children cry
Poison the fountain
Empty your mind
Follow the leader
The leader is blind

[Chorus]
You can be anyone you want to be
You can be free, you can be free
I believe you're the one who's meant for me
We can be free, just come with me

[Post-Chorus]
Fill the crown, let them know we're fed
Fill the crown, let them know we're fed
Fill, fill, fill, fill, fi-fi-fi-fill

[Verse 2]
Baptize the children
Swallowed inside
Pray for the victims (Pray for the victims)
Innocent lives
Poison the children
Watch from behind
Forgive your spirit
Forfeit your life

[Chorus]
You can be anyone you want to be
You can be free, you can be free
You can live happily, just turn the key
We can be free, just come with me
Just come with me

[Bridge]
If you're wanting somebody
Just call my name (Just come with me)
I'll be there, believe me
I'll keep you safe (Just come with me)

[Outro]
Fill the crown, let them know we're fed
Fill the crown, let them know we're fed
Fill, fill, fill, fill, fi-fi-fi-fill

Video

POPPY - Fill The Crown (Official Music Video)

POPPY - Fill The Crown (Official Music Video)

Trivia

  • This is the first Poppy era music video not be distributed through her own YouTube channel, being distributed through Sumerian Records' YouTube channel instead.
  • The music video is a homage to the 1957 historical fantasy film The Seventh Seal.
  • Despite initial rumors that the backing vocalist was Ghostemane due to Poppy beginning a romantic relationship with him several weeks prior, the backing vocalist remains uncredited and unidentified.[2]
    • It is highly speculated that the backing vocalist is Marilyn Manson due to the vocals being similar to his, as well as Poppy being friends with Manson and wanting to collaborate with him prior to the song's release.
  • Poppy stated in an interview with Alternative Press that she was influenced by Rammstein, Marilyn Manson and early Madonna when writing "Fill the Crown".[3]
  • It is speculated that the lyric "fill the crown, let them know we're fed" is a reversed message. When the lyric is reversed, "everyone with the mark will live" can be heard.
    • In the music video, Poppy has a computer chip mark on her wrist.
  • On April 16th, 2020, Poppy uploaded a makeup tutorial for one of her looks from the music video.

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa2cLs5DzFY
  2. https://i.imgur.com/XjCVty8.png
  3. https://www.altpress.com/features/poppy-i-disagree-track-by-track-interview/

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