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"Dear Porcupines", alternatively known as "Dear Porcupine" and "Porcupine", is an unreleased song by Melanie Martinez. It was written for her Unreleased Acoustic EP, but it was later scrapped. It has been performed live multiple times.

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.[1]

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
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

[Pre-Chorus 1]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Pre-Chorus 2]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Bridge]
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

[Chorus]
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.[2]
  • The first two minutes of this song were debuted on a StageIt show.
  • There are three alternative live versions.
  • The studio session of the song has been leaked.

References

  1. https://www.facebook.com/melaniemartinezmusic/posts/515163878568062
  2. http://repertoire.bmi.com/Catalog.aspx?detail=artistid&keyid=152983&subid=0&page=1&fromrow=1&torow=25

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