"Porcelain" as written by and Kevin Griffin....
Hey, you've got a lot of nerve
Showin' your face around here
Hey, you've got a lot of nerve
To dredge up all my fears
Well I wish I could shake some sense into you

And walk out the door
But your skin is like porcelain
Yeah your skin is like porcelain

Just the other day I felt, I had you by a string
Just the other day I felt, we could be everything
But now when I see you, you're somebody else

With somebody's eyes
And your skin is like porcelain
Yeah your skin is like porcelain
I don't know what I'm sayin'
Well, I don't know if you're there
In the words you are fadin
Do you even care, yeah

Well I wish I could kill you, savor the sight
Get into my car, drive into the night
Then lie as I scream to the heavens above
That I was the last one you ever loved

(skin is like)
Porcelain
Yeah your skin is like porcelain
Yeah your skin is like porcelain
Yeah your skin is like porcelain
Yeah


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"Porcelain" as written by Kevin Griffin

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    My InterpretationObsessive love for an ex-girlfriend. (Cheating ex-girlfriend?)

    The emotion and frustration to be around her is unmanageable ... but, "never hit a woman, for she is like porcelin", you will break her and be the fool for doing so.
    Instead, he vents, screams out, and openly wishes her ill-will.
    Prussianon April 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about my life. Not my whole life, just from 7th grade til now. Fuckin' females man...
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    I can't stop G.A.F.E.n'

    MixMasterMattyon May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is like the defenition of obsession and love...the last verse where he says " I wish I could kill you...I was the last one you ever loved" - it's genius man...I love it
    SunGoddess123on June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGenius indeed! Go BTE, way to capture the obsession of infatuation...
    emann333on June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of a poem by Robert Browning called "Porphyria's Lover." The last verse is VERY reminiscent of the poem. I wonder if perhaps the poem inspired the song?
    imp2k1on July 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGood call, Imp, I wouldn't have caught that connection otherwise. The poem is far more depressing than this song though (killing the girl with her own hair).
    Emo_ezraliteon August 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song I think captures the feelings of a "first love".... you're not really sure if its love or obession and they go and crush you. Terrible thing.
    caldwell4on June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of my ex-boyfriend. he kept playing it after we broke up. it was unnerving.

    its about being hurt by someone he thought he knew. she is still around, and it hurts to see her because she is completely different. he can't understand how the girl he knew before is the same or how she could have ever loved him since she is so cold now. he is afraid she never did care. he is confused and full of pain at the thought of her.
    my2centson November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, my2cents...that's exactly what I think about this song. :/

    I wish I could force it onto someone's iPod.
    delialon July 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObsessive love. Young love. Not being able to deal with the situation of a breakup so much that your thoughts become obsessive. And while these are just thoughts, they haunt you to know end. And you don't fully comprehend how disturbing your thoughts are until you grow older.
    vacrimsonon December 20, 2005   Link

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