"Poor Song (Porcelain)" as written by and Nicholas Joseph Zinner Karen Lee Orzolek....
Baby I'm afraid of a lot of things
But I ain't scared of lovin' you
Baby I know you're afraid of a lot of things
But don't be scared of love
'Cause people will say all kinds of things

That don't mean a damn to me
'Cause all I see
Is what's in front of me
That's you

Well I've been dragged
All over the place
I've taken hits
Time just don't erase

And baby I can see
You've been fucked with too
But that don't mean
Your loving days are through

'Cause people will say
All kinds of things
That don't mean a damn to me
'Cause all I see is what's in front of me
That's you

Well I may be just a fool
But I know you're just as cool
And cool kids
They belong together


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"Poor Song" as written by Karen Lee Orzolek Brian Chase

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes me cry.
    squee_4_meon June 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh my (L)

    I just listened to this for the first time (I was woefully behind on picking up Fever To Tell) and it is utterly and absolutely beautiful. It speaks so much to me on a personal level. Utter adoration here!
    xXxTeenSpiritxXxon June 28, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationthis really reminds me of me & my best friend. we've both been fucked with ("baby I can see you've been fucked with too, but that don't mean your loving days are through") in the same way, we've both been damaged, and in that sense, we're bound together and relate to each other. we're there to show each other that it's possible to care and be cared for after what we've been through.

    this is the song i told her to listen to if she ever doubts my love for her.
    emmadoesthetimewarpon September 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe last line really isn't a hipster line.
    It's more... pseudo arrogance.
    Like.
    'God damn, we're so cool. Because we're nearing the age you no longer get carded and still play sims' cool.
    Not that I am, but I do know a couple of 'cool kids' in that vein.
    It's more of a 'I'm totally like you, so we should hang out. Because that makes us cool.'
    Freaks of a feather flock together.
    Totally call this song being played at my wedding. No lies.
    itakeyoursoulson March 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful.
    rocketqueenzon April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentya know... sometimes you just have to have a little faith and give someone a chance. despite what others may have done to you in the past. everyone gets hurt, but that doesn't mean you should just give up completely. i'm still waiting for a certain boy to decide that giving me a chance is worthwhile, that i'm worthwhile, but until then i'll think about this song and smile because karen o rocks. :sigh:
    EmoAngelon April 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentkaren o does rock. that still isnt enought to make me keep faith. i do give up completely. but somehow i think karen o is cool with me cutting those f*ck*rs out of my life. yay. well i may be just a fool. but i know were just as cool. and cool kids they belong together.
    alterna_luveron May 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell i may be just a fool
    but i know were just as cool
    and cool kids they belong together

    <3

    I think it's more about living in the moment. You've got to put the past behind you and realize not everyone will hurt you.
    anatomyon December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove.
    kostalkeron April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand cool kids, they belong together
    I love that part, it's so cute.
    I agree with anatomy's theory. living in the moment, kinda being swept up by love.
    hustleroseon April 08, 2006   Link

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