I am made of a hard skin
So I don't know how so much pain still gets in
Scars between you and me, my friend
A stone thrown, skips across the sea and smokes a child there

So I go down to the sea
Where I will breathe air
Take back a piece of me
I let it bleed out

I rage, from within
My bones break
But when they mend
The stone returns again

So I go down to the sea
Where I will breathe air
Take back a piece of me
Then I'll bleed, bleed, yeah-a-yeah

Wounds held inside
Blown open wide
Open wide

Then I'll bleed
Bleed, yeah-a-yeah

Wounds held inside
They are blown open

Oh, there's a sound of the phone not ringing
It echoes in my home

See all my friends in a crowd of you
Tell me why I'm so goddamn alone

And I felt I could do anything
That's why I made you see for me

Say it's not there, but across the sea
The stone takes a chunk of change from me

I can wait for a long time
Step to me, take a step back boy
Take a chunk of change again

Just let me go down to the sea
Where I will breathe, breathe air
Take back a piece of me
I let it bleed, bleed, yeah-a-yeah

Wounds held inside
They are blown open wide, open wide.


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    General CommentThis is easily my favorite 3eb b-side. I've always gotten a sort of kick out of the ironic undertone of the entire song, with it's title of "Gorgeous".

    It's obviously about a relationship with someone, though not necessarily a romantic one.

    Anyone else find the idea of wanting to "go down to the sea" or just sink as a great analogy for just wanting to sleep one's problems away?

    Gorgeous, to me, is about someone wanting to escape their friends or friendships, yet being imbittered by the irony that is loneliness.
    orionziteon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentamazing
    zedzedBadnustyon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm really amazed that this song hasn't been put on an album. Granted it would've been a bit out of place on OOTV.
    Vervus22on November 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI usually experiment with 3eb cover songs. This one is one of my favourites to mess around with. It's just as the song name implies, it's "Gorgeous" but bitter. Love it!
    ScatterFoxon April 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of how you feel after a breakup...you just want to get away, you want to forget everything.
    comeoncrushmeon November 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a breakup.
    "I am made of a hard skin
    So I don't know how so much pain still gets in
    Scars between you and me, my friend
    A stone thrown, skips across the sea and smokes a child there"
    >he's talking about how they broke up, but it doesn't seem like the first time because there are "scars between them" and he's throwing the love away when he says he throws the stone and she goes to another guy

    "So I go down to the sea
    Where I will breathe air
    Take back a piece of me
    I let it bleed out
    I rage, from within
    My bones break
    But when they mend
    The stone returns again"
    >so he goes to release his feelings to someone or something (refering to the sea) and to confess he wants her back. and when he thinks he's just healed from the heartbreak, "the stone returns again" and when he says i let it bleed out, it's saying he's pouring out all his hearts feelings.
    and the song just goes on to say that their relationship just keeps taking away from him and that they're just friends

    that's just what i get from the song, but there could be other perceptions you could get as well
    ampUPtheMUSICon May 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti am made of hard skin
    so i don't know how so
    much pains still gets in

    wow story of my life. sj, you are KING and i love what you've done for me
    jasssson August 27, 2009   Link

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