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"Dear Porcupines", alternatively known as "Dear Porcupine" and "Porcupine", is an unreleased song written by Melanie Martinez

Theme

This song is about people bullying Melanie during school, but she has overcome their words since then. The bullies are metaphorically referred to as "porcupines". This song is also about getting revenge on the people who made fun of her by insulting them.

Performance

Dear Porcupine Studio Version03:01

Dear Porcupine Studio Version

Melanie Martinez- Dear Porcupine (original)03:18

Melanie Martinez- Dear Porcupine (original)

Melanie Martinez Doveman Dear Porcupines (2013-06-07)03:59

Melanie Martinez Doveman Dear Porcupines (2013-06-07)

Melanie Martinez - Dear Porcupine (Live Alternative Version)03:21

Melanie Martinez - Dear Porcupine (Live Alternative Version)

Lyrics

Drown me in my daily cup of tea
Tell the porcupines to quit stabbing me
They make me fall, but I will stand
Cause all of them are jerks with their cups in their hands

Now they want a whisper, a whisper from me,
'Cause all of them have watched me on their big screen TVs
But what about little ol', little ol' me?
The one who got bullied because of her teeth

I hope you all are watching my middle finger rise.
To the bullies in the school yard
I know I'm on your mind
Now you say love me, but what about before?
When I was just that silly little girl next door
Oh oh
Oh, ohhhhh

Ladies, oh, ladies, why are you so mad?
Is it 'cause I'm classy and you're a trash bag?
Your teasing and laughing resonates through my heart
And now you're calling me cause you want a fresh start

Now look at you boys, you can't believe your eyes
You told me I was ugly and I took you by surprise
You should have been nicer 'cause look where I'm at
While you copy Mac Miller wearing snap back hats

I hope you all are watching my middle finger rise
To the bullies in the school yard
I know I'm on your mind
Now you say love me, but what about before?
When I was just that silly little girl next door
Oh oh
Oh, ohhh

Why must you be so mean, talking trash about me?
All I wanted was a friend to laugh and cry and spend all of eternity
Or even just a week

I hope you all are watching my middle finger rise
To the bullies in the school yard
I know I'm on your mind
Now you say love me, but what about before?
When I was just that silly little girl next door
Ohh

Trivia

  • In some later live versions, Melanie sang "Talking shit about me" instead of "Talking trash about me".
  • This song is listed twice on BMI Repertoire, under Dear Porcupine and Dear Porcupines.[1]
    • BMI Repertoire also states that Porcupine is an alternate title for this song.[2]
  • The first two minutes of this song were debuted on a StageIt show.
  • This song was originally going to be on Melanie's acoustic EP.
  • There are three alternative live versions.

References

  1. http://repertoire.bmi.com/Catalog.aspx?detail=artistid&keyid=152983&subid=0&page=1&fromrow=1&torow=25
  2. http://repertoire.bmi.com/DetailView.aspx?detail=titleid&keyid=16233558&ShowNbr=0&ShowSeqNbr=0&blnWriter=True&blnPublisher=True&blnArtist=True&blnAltTitles=True

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