"The Skins" as written by and Scott Hoffman Jason Sellards....
You are subject to inspections
Those are not your lips
Have you been kissed by a computer
Are you able to move your hips

It's the skins, have you seen her
Holding us in
The skins, have you seen her
We cling to our skin
Is it true, are you changing
If so, I won't come in
Are you going to be different
There's a war without skin


Randy Perkins, where are you now?
The age of innocence is dead
Legions of legends have shown us how

When your raging, it's so hard to keep your head
When your raging, it's so hard to keep your head
I'm not complaining, it's so hard to keep your head
When your raging, it's so hard to keep your head


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"The Skins" as written by Scott Hoffman Jason Sellards

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    General CommentI think the skins is a metaphor for physical outside appearances "holding us in" -- and the "how we cling to our skins" as how people cling to physical appearances vs. the inside human being's character personality itself.

    When it says, "Are you changing?" Again, a clever metaphor to "changing out" of physical appearances and revealing the self -- and that may be extremely different from how it may seem from judging from appearance, hence "are you going to be so different?" referring to wondering if the person inside is very different to outside appearances and first impressions, and "There's a world without skins," again pointing out that physical appearance is not everything.

    According to my speculation above, this kind of explains the first verse about "Those are not your lips/Have you been kissed by a computer" as it is found out that the real person inside is drastically different.

    Anyways, simply my two cents.

    Why is this only on the UK Album? I am so confused, I think this is one of their catchiest songs...
    carrotarmson November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat can i say this song is wicked i dont care who else thinks its crap but in my eyes its one of the best
    anthem_shouteron January 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the beat in the background, it's so catchy
    Kiaon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentjake shears says himself 'this song is about taking off your clothes and showing some skin', but i have no idea who randy perkins is supposed to be. any ideas?
    evilwatercooleron February 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentis it just me or does the lady during the intermission first say


    thats before this song tho..kinda weird i uno
    WikedAbibon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha i was trying to figure that out too WikedAbib! I wasnt sure whether she was saying now or meow, but i think it is meow!
    jen_dieselon May 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about showing some skin? that makes very little sense...it seems to be about getting past appearances or something...
    CyrkinPrideon September 08, 2005   Link

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