"Dead Skin" as written by and Edward Sloan....
So I'm the king of all these things of this mess I have made
Such a waste what a shame my whole life is a fake
Well I'm a bore and I'm sure I'm a thorn inside of you that has torn at you for years
The alcohol the demerol these things never could replace
What a minute with you could do to put a smile on my face
I'm a bore and I'm sure I'm a thorn inside of you that has torn at me for years
I can't get out of this dead skin I can't shed my skin
I'm not sure where to begin why can't I begin again
I can't get under my dead skin I can't shed my skin
Can I sllep 'til then

Phenobarbitol and alocohol these two surely will do
To knock me out keep me down at least a day or two
When I'm awake I can taste how bitter I've become
And it's more than I can bear somedays I pray someone will blow me away
Make it quick but let it burn so I can feel my life fade
Well I'm a waste and I can taste how bitter I've become
And it's more than I can bear
I can't shed my skin
I can't shed my skin


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"Dead Skin" as written by Edward Sloan

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    General Commentthis reminds me of how no matter far u try to get out of ur lifes mess u can't. so never make mistakes to begin with. thats the seceret.
    thats just my perspective on it.
    petyon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who fucks up everything, & he feels like a failure & his girlfriend leaves him...so all he does is get drunk while she is gone..and realizes how horrible he was & knows he was like a thorn to her...he wants to change, but he cant shed his old ways, so he keeps on with his habits, he feels his only escape is for soem1 to shoot him...he wants to feel pain..

    thats my view on it..This is my favorite song by Crossfade, I's amazing & so powerful.
    sodeepx3on July 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...especially the lines "When I'm awake, I can taste how bitter I've become, and it's more than i can bare. Some days I pray someone will blow me away, make it quick, but let it burn, so I can feel my life fade"..I feel I can really relate to that because of the way things go...Crossfade hooked me with these lyrics...
    BEAR1217on July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was "I'm a whore", but I could be wrong.
    hirotheavitaron December 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentno, it's "i'm a thorn"
    x4everntearsxon January 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow, thanks for the deep, not to mention poetic take on the song people. Nice...lol. I really like this song, more the lyrics than the actual song but it is still really good. I'm not sure what the lyricist means by the lyrics but to me it means that he can't change into the person he wants to be, "I can't shed my skin". Sure, it is a used line but it still works, also I think he says that because he is trying but failing to change it is hurting the person he loves the most, but they stick by him through it all. Great lyrics.
    ilovemaroon5on March 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me I thought it was like if he was talking his loved one, the one that stuck by him, but who finally gave up on him and left. He says

    "The alcohol the demerol these things never could replace
    What a minute with you could do to put a smile on my face"

    This seems like he is talking about drinking and things but recalling about his loved one knowing that no matter how much he drinks to drown your trouble he knows that he was so happy when his loved one was around.

    He then talks about how bitter he has become. Like since he has lost that person he can't live with himself and has become bitter. He knows he must shed this skin. All the mess he has made of his life but can't get it off and doesn't even know where to begin.

    That is my perspective of it.
    Chib_Kniveson April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnot thorn..its Bore...I Feel that he is trying to say that he wants to have a new beggining...thats what the song makes me think..but hey we all have opinions on things, huh?
    x0x0xAmiex0x0xon June 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this exemplifies how a person feels after a breakup, one they never saw coming. They thought they had everything going good, instead, they realize they were just hurting the other person. They then try to fill the void with anything, drugs, alchohol, whatever it takes to get over it. But no matter what, they can't leave the memories, they can't shed the skin, and they just want peace. That peace won't be found until the person fades from their memory. Hell, I'm going through this now. I feel Crossfade, its the band that speaks to me alot.
    TheCzaron July 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthe realizes that hes fucked up his life, and he feels l, he keeps drunk to keep the pain away, tries to drown it out.Phenobarbitol and alcohol- these two surely will do to hold me down, knock me out at least a day or two. Phenobarbitol is a barbituate, when taken with alcohol increases the intoxication dangerously, and exponentially. hes talking about being drunk. the whole song. so he doesnt think about what hes done.
    my take on it. song is the SHIT
    thelastrebelon February 20, 2006   Link

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