Skin, written by Alexz Johnson and Brendan James Johnson for the Canadian TV Show "Instant Star"....
I drift away to a place
Another kind of life
Take away the pain
I create my paradise

Everything I've held
Has hit the wall
What used to be yours
Isn't yours at all

Falling apart, and all that I'm asking
Is it a crime, am I overreacting

Oh, he's under my skin
Just give me something to get rid of him
I've got a reason now to bury this alive
Another little white lie

So what you had didn't fit
Among the pretty things
Never fear, never fear
I now know where you've been

Braids have been un-tied
As ribbons fall away
Leave the consequence
But my tears you'll taste

Falling apart and all that I question
Is this a dream or is this my lesson

Oh, he's under my skin
Just give me something to get rid of him
I've got a reason now to bury this alive
Another little white lie

I don't believe I'll be alright
I don't believe I'll be OK
I don't believe how you've thrown me away
I do believe you didn't try
I do blame you for every lie
When I look in your eyes, I don't see mine

Oh, he's under my skin
Just give me something to get rid of him
I've got a reason now to bury this alive
Another little white lie

Oh my permission to sin
You might have started my reckoning
I've got a reason now to bury him alive
Another little white lie


Lyrics submitted by x0xReady4Youx0x

"Skin" as written by Joe Henry Douglas M. Johnson

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., MIKE CURB MUSIC

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    General CommentMy boyfriend just dumped me for another girl. This my therapy song.
    _Immortal_on August 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHave any of you actually seen the show Instant Star?
    I watch it all the time, it's one of my favorites.

    Oh, and by the way, in an interview Alexz said that her brother wrote the song, not her.

    Anyway, in the show it's quite obvious that her character wrote it about her father after learning that he was cheating on her mother.

    "When I look in your eyes
    I don’t see mine..."

    Isn't that a little obvious? I mean, the only way you would see your own eyes on someone else, is if you were looking at a parent or a sibling. At least, that's what makes the most sense to me.

    But of course, I'm also very bitter when it comes to people automatically thinking that all songs are about 'romantic' relationships. I've completely had it with that idiotic assumption...
    when.she.screamson April 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is like my song, i know its supposed to be about a dad cheating, but i can really relate to it because this guy took advantage of me. it sucks but it screwed me up a lot and i cant get him out of my head even though i dont like him. i hate him. ok ill stop venting but thats what it means to me
    storyofagirl123on February 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy friend told me to check out this show when she heard this song...its a good song...but Oh my permission to sin comes after I don’t believe I’ll be alright thing.....check out the song...give it a chance
    BrokenxFallenxAngelon August 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBEST song everrr
    loveleftneverkepton September 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI get chills whenever I hear this. One of the most intense "I HATE You" songs since.... a while. It's right up there with "You Oughta Know" for me. So powerful. I love it. The words are pretty simple and not too out of the ordinary, but actually *listening* to the song, and the story it goes to with the tv show (Instant Star)- WOW. It's completely stunning. It totally captures the feeling of being crushed by three men in your life at once.
    azmoongirlon September 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDO more than check it out. Listen to her sing it. You FEEL pain and I totally understood where it was coming from.
    thebutcheresson February 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn her voice, you can just hear her holding back the tears in her eyes. Her voice is throbbing with emotion and there is no way of running away from what she means. She wants everyone that is hurting to understand just how much they are putting her through. This is a song I would like to give to a lot of people.
    whisper2me73on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. You can feel her pain. Alexz Johnson is so talented. She's my favorite female artist.
    XxteenxheartsxXon March 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentroccer. You are wrong about Alexz Johnson. First of all NO ONE is stupid. Thats immature and secondly her shows is not pointless. Lets see you try to sing and be a star in a tv show. I DON'T THINK SO.
    BuiltTOSpillon April 23, 2006   Link

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