Mosquito, mosquito
Buzzing around
Landing on my knee
How can I truly be angry with you?
All you want is to be part of me

Now we are lying and counting the leaves
Underneath our tree
How can I truly be angry with you?
All you want is to be part of me
You love like no human could
You love like no human should

Poison, the poison, I taste on your lips
Makes the apple red
Wouldn't you love if I fell like Snow White
Slumbered in your bed?
You love like no human could
You love like no human should

You love like no human could
(are you poison, are you poison, are you poisoning me?)
You love like no human should
(are you poison, are you poison, are you poisoning me?)

Are you poison?
Are you poison?
Are you poisoning me?

Are you poison?
Are you poison?
Are you poisoning me?

Are you poison?
Are you poison?
Are you poisoning me?

How can I truly be mad
When all that you want is to be
When all that you want is to be
Part of me?



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    General CommentI'm not exactly sure what this song is about...but I believe it's talking about a girls struggle with her lover about having sex. She is angry at him for pressuring her but at the same time she wants it and cannot be angry because all he wants is to "be part of her" My interpretation seems rather shallow for Ingrid Michaelson, however, so other interpretations would be wonderful.
    iplayflute21on January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah I agree with the comment above, it makes perfect sense...maybe more a guy she's not sure whether to open and and trust though, not necessarily all sex.
    missmeon February 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentUm. I'm quite sure this song is merely about a mosquito.
    MonsieurRosseauon July 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf it was just about a mosquito the second verse wouldn't make sense. I think there's a deeper interpretation there.
    lilyloveson January 26, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't think it's necessarily about sex. It's more about the speaker knowing that she shouldn't taste a forbidden fruit but still wants it anyway, even though it's poisonous, e.g. a relationship that is possessive-obsessive, but she loves it being desired even though it may hurt her sometimes. Just my two cents.
    autumnsoliloquyon April 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the "mosquito" is one of those puppy dog crushes that you know you will never like back. Everyone's had or seen a relationship like that. He's usually a sort of nerdy kid, but very sweet, constantly there, irritating the narrator, but she can't really get mad at him because all he wants is to be with her. And even though she doesn't like him back, she likes the attention that she gets from him, because nobody else cares so much about her. She probably even thinks of him as a friend. The narrator likes flirting with him too, to raise her confidence. "Wouldn't you love if I fell like Snow White?" She might even be falling for him, just a little, but she knows that she can't give in because the other kiddies at school would make fun of her. So she blames him for "poisoning" her with his affection, and with the confidence and happiness it gives her. She probably also feels guilty because she keeps breaking his heart, although I don't see it in this song. I don't know if that's what Ingrid Michaelson intended, but that's how I interpret it, anyway.
    superfedoraon July 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, I think it could be looked at from the perspective of someone being stalked. Lines such as "How can I truly be angry with you? All you want is to be part of me," for example. Stalkers obsess and fixate over their "prey," the person they want nothing more than to be with. It consumes them. Much like Mosquitos, they feed off of the person they're fixated with (well, in a metaphorical sense, anyway).

    Also, her reference to poison could be looked at in two ways. First,the stalker poisoning the victim. Victims of stalking become consumed by fear. Constantly worrying that the stalker is close by, when the next phone call will be, what information they found out on them, etc...It's like a poison to them because of the negative feelings associated with it, as well as the frequency.

    Or, it could be the victim poisoning the stalker. The stalker could be so overwhelmed with the need to be with or near to this person that it drives them completely mad. Thinking day in and day out, about this one person in particular that they start to doubt their sanity or what they might possibly be capable of doing. Just a burning desire to be in someone's life and want nothing else. That could be the stalker's poison.

    Anyway, that's just my 2 cents.
    Twilight_Eyezon July 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it is a comparison. She seems to compare a mosquito to a potential lover. "You love like now human could" implies that she has been hurt by love and now feels that a mosquito, a mere insect, is capable of loving better than a human ever could. The second verse then describes her feelings toward said ex lover. She has felt him "poisoning" her. I think that "Wouldn't you love if I fell like Snow White" is her speaking to the ex, saying "wouldn't you love to see me fail?" "How can I truly be angry with you? All you want is to be part of me." I think refers to not only the mosquito but the guy. She is torn, not knowing if she has the right to be angry.
    kainoon July 30, 2011   Link

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