Porcupine

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Paco Del Stinko
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Porcupine

Post by Paco Del Stinko » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:50 am

Porcupine - Paco del Stinko

How do you see when you're stuck in the middle (stuck in the middle)
What's behind the screen what's with the riddle

Call me Larry and I'll feel fine
I am your porcupine (you can grab me) and slap me
As long as they're laughing


Celebrate with joy when I kill the tarantula
There's more than enough of me I'm substantuala

(Get over here Porcupine) If you don't mind
(Get over here Porcupine) And gimme no Moe
(Get over here Porcupine) No Porcupine
(Get over here) Hey lemme go


I bet you that I can ride a horse (giddy-up and go)
Some people say I can't but they're all wrong of course
Last edited by fluffy on Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: fix spelling in title
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Re: Porcupine

Post by thelowestbitter » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:30 pm

This is a song about how I find it difficult to sleep (and I actually mean sleep) with other people, and am just generally quite bad at being cuddly and fuzzy and relationshippy.

Who's gonna stay the night with me?
It's a hostelry of hostility
After you fuck me, I'll just push you to the far side of the bed
I can't sleep with arms draped over me,
Stay over on the left

Oh how I'd like somebody holding me
Yeah I'm touch starved and skin hungry
But there's something inside of me that flinches from the touch
Yeah I'm always on defensive,
Always get my hackles up

Oh boy, I want your touch
But my hackles are always up
And no one wants to waste their time,
Who tries to pet a porcupine?
You'll only hurt yourself upon the spikes

Oh boy, I want your love
But my hackles are still up
And I feel prickly all the time,
Who's gonna hold me and not hurt themselves upon the spikes?
Hurt themselves upon the spikes

This is no way to exist
There's no reason I should be like this
I don't want nobody touching me
Oh how I want somebody touching me
And I wish I felt safe in your arms
And I wish I could but boy I can't
I don't want nobody touching me
Oh how I want somebody touching me

I want your touch
But my hackles are always up
And no one wants to waste their time,
Who tries to pet a porcupine?
You'll only hurt yourself upon the spikes

Oh boy, I want your love
But my hackles are still up
And I feel prickly all the time,
Who's gonna hold me and not hurt themselves upon the spikes?
Hurt themselves upon the spikes

Oh boy, I want your touch
But my hackles are always up
And no one wants to waste their time,
Who tries to pet a porcupine?
You'll only hurt yourself upon the spikes

I don't want nobody touching me
Oh how I want somebody touching me
(Who's gonna stay the night with me?)
I don't want nobody touching me
Oh how I want somebody touching me
(Who's gonna stay the night with me?)
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Re: Porcupine

Post by lichenthroat » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:59 pm

Porcupine
by Lichen Throat

I’m a porcupine.
I’m a porcupine.
Don’t drink no wine.
I’m a porcupine.
Watch out for my quills.
Watch out for my quills.
I don’t wish you ill,
But watch out for my quills.
See me in the forest,
And see me on the streets.
I see you stepping backwards
Every time we meet.

I’m a porcupine.
I’m a porcupine.
Not quite benign,
I’m a porcupine.
I can’t get close
Without stabbing your toes.
You can’t get close
Without protective clothes.
If you try to hug me,
I’ll poke you in the arm,
And if I tried to hug you,
You’d jump back in alarm.
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Re: Porcupine

Post by jb » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:46 pm

Porcupine
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CHORUS
I am a porcupine, Erethizontidae
I am a porcupine, family Hystricidae
Porcupines stick together
Through thick and thin
Linen, cotton, silk, and leather

VERSE 1
Long ago, when the world was new
I was practically naked, I was styling too
But brother Bear came along and omg tried to eat me
I barely got away, scampered up a frikkin’ tree

VERSE 2
Next day hanging out in a dangerous bush
I got poked by stickers in my little naked tush
I said to myself, self you know what this is?
It's the perfect solution to my existential crisis.

CHORUS
I am a porcupine, Erethizontidae
I am a porcupine, family Hystricidae
Porcupines stick together
Through thick and thin
Linen, cotton, silk, and leather

VERSE 3
When Bear came along I just curled up in a ball.
Dumb bear got pierced a hundred times right in his stupid paw.
Iktomi saw what happened and that kid is sick
Glued the thorns to my back and said "dude now go make 'em stick."

VERSE 4
Old Wolf came along, stupid wolf with his mange
Thought he was king of the forest, well some things have changed.
He jumped on my back and it was massive regret
'Cause now ol' Porcupine is a hard target

BRIDGE
I am a porcupine,
All your bark is mine
I'm looking pretty fine
I have 30,000 spines
I don't mean to boast
But I'm pretty as a rose
Don't get too close or
I'll poke you in the nose

CHORUS
I am a porcupine, Erethizontidae
I am a porcupine, family Hystricidae
Porcupines stick together
Through thick and thin
Linen, cotton, silk, and leather
"Recently I've found the mic makes a difference." - AJOwens
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Re: Porcupine

Post by neutronflow » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:49 pm

Porcupine - Tim Hinkle

lonely lad, a-lion in wait for an easy meal
grab a bite and cop a feel
"haven't you heard, hon, that's the deal
since we've been kings"
of course you had to turn him down
when he'd persist, call him a clown
he'd chased you half across the town
when you drew blood
(the wound still stings)

porcupine stand firm in your coat of needles
it’s needless persecution you defy
oh porcupine, this discord penetrates my mind
it’s but small hope for tomorrow I descry

broken bodies in the dirt, lives seeping away
in response we’re asked to pray
while concerned experts contend to say
whence evil springs
“of course you must have seen the scars
such suffering surely conscience mars”
but to me that explanation jars
misplacing blame
more sorrow brings

porcupine stand firm in your coat of needles
it’s needless persecution you defy
oh porcupine, this discord penetrates my mind
you are what small hope for tomorrow I descry
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Re: Porcupine

Post by thirdcatmusic » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:02 pm

"Porcupine" - Third Cat

you might be a rabbit
and you might be a squirrel
you're feeling soft
and you taste so
sweet girl, sweet girl

you're changing your colors
and you're changing my ways
I'm sleeping nights
and i'm up for
love days, love days

i shouldn't be misunderstood
i know you want it
but it won't feel good

i am the porcupine, baby
so when you hold me tight
i will prick you right in the heart

this might be the answer
or i might be insane
the moment's right
let me touch your
sweet pain, sweet pain

i shouldn't be misunderstood
i know you want it
but it won't feel good

i am the porcupine, baby
so when you hold me tight
i will prick you right in the heart

i am the porcupine, baby
so when you hold me tight
i will prick you right in the heart
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Re: Porcupine

Post by jimtyrrell » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:53 am

Porcupine
Jim Tyrrell

Porcupine
Lives a life that's lonely by design
And goes unnoticed by the colorblind

Over rock and under tree
Scrabbling through what winter left behind
Is all your spearful symmetry
Dumb luck or intelligent design

No sword is quite as mighty as the quill
So porcupine just wander where you will

Porcupine
Spends the daytime hiding in the pines
Comes down at night to see what he can find

Under silent city lights
Porcupine is clown prince of the town
Knows he can avoid the fight
By never letting his defenses down

The ruler of a one-man wonderland
A moonlit midnight world at your command

(instr.)

But now the mountains can't hold back the dawn
So porcupine it's high time to move on

Porcupine
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Re: Porcupine

Post by Lunkhead » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:59 am

Porcupine
by Berkeley Social Scene

This week's liineup:

Ken - drums, lyrics
Glen - guitar, gang vocals
Ryan - guitar, gang vocals
Martin - bass, lyrics, vocal melody ideas, gang vocals
Sam - keys, lead and gang vocals, mixing

I've got the pork
You've got the pine
Sweet to taste
No Saccharine


Liability in all directions
Pure danger set through convection
Liability surfaces in all orientations
Find the configuration for hibernation

So much prickly ascension
From not following convention

Can't relax
Always on alert

Porcupine
We must align
Don’t stick me with your spine
Your quill Devine

It’s a sticky situation
Huddled for warmth
A complex formulation
Burrowed in a den

Keep the family close
Nose to toes
Compact and efficient
Make your points (???)

Can't relax
Always on alert

Porcupine
We must align
Don’t stick me with your spine
Your quill Devine

I've got the pork
You've got the pine
Let's make lots of mammals


Porcupine
We must align
Don’t stick me with your spine
Your quill Devine

Porcupine
We must align
Don’t stick me with your spine
Your quill Devine
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Re: Porcupine

Post by furrypedro » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:33 am

Balance Lost

What's the difference between a porcupine and a police car?
They're black and white
They come out at night
On a porcupine the pricks are on the outside

It's on the news
Authority abused again
They thought they'd never get caught
But then we saw another victim
A revolving door that keeps on spinning
What can we do if they won't listen
No consequence
There's something missing
There's a million of us
A thousand of them
I like those odds
It has to end

Are you causing trouble again?
(No sir, no trouble. Don't want no trouble)
We can handle people like you (x2)

What's the difference between a porcupine and Parliament?
A porcupine only stinks when it's in danger

It's on the news
Authority abused again
They thought they'd never get caught
But then we saw another victim
A revolving door that keeps on spinning
What can we do if they won't listen
No consequence
There's something missing
There's a million of us
A thousand of them
I like those odds
It has to end

Yes, I'm causing trouble again
Your reign's gonna come to an end (x3)
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