"Bullet Proof Skin" as written by Rupert Mathew Swain Parkes and Gavin Rossdale....
Cold to disappear but
I missed you more these days
And all these tatooed angels
Have brought me back today

I'm a wasted boy, empty master plan
Been stuck inside this lonely room again
You get paranoid, see vultures circling
Want to sleep with them down comes the final curtain
Until, you come, into your soul again
We'll be the worst of best friends
Does it feel like Christmas in Hollywood?
Does it feel like we're ever going to make it home?

Burn, baby burn
Strung out on a wire
Heart in a cage
You're so full of desire
You need, fast hands
To deal with all the liars
So don't burn baby burn baby burn

It's a waste of joy, I can hardly stand
Been looking for the ramp for my escape
And of animals, so close to perfect
They're the only ones who seem to know their heart
Does it feel like Christmas in Hollywood?
Does it feel like we could ever come undone?

Burn, baby burn
Strung out on a wire
Heart in a cage
You're so full of desire
You need, fast hands
To deal with all the liars
Bullet-proof skin to keep you alive
Burn, baby burn
Strung out on a wire
So don't burn baby burn baby burn

I can't hold you, I can't hold you, I can't hold you
To lose you is to never love again
To lose you is to never love again
To lose you is to never love again
To lose you

Burn, baby burn
Strung out on a wire
Heart in a cage
You're so full of desire
You need, fast hands
To deal with all the liars
Bullet-proof skin to keep you alive
Burn, baby burn
Strung out on a wire
So don't burn baby burn baby burn

I can't hold you, I can't hold you
I can't hold you, I can't hold you


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"Bullet-Proof Skin" as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    General Comment'To lose you is to never love again' -

    Possibly means that he knows he will never love anyone like he loves her?
    Sarkon December 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow... first review? anyway, i think that "i missed you warmest days" should be "i missed all these days"
    aznprideon September 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"you need fast hands to deal with all the liars"

    truth. what else needs to be said?
    oxycontinon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. Gavin Rossdale's new band is kick a$$. I like this stuff much better than I did Bush's songs, and I liked Bush.
    smokebreakon December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAHA! I knew that was Gavin Rossdale...When I heard the band's name on the radio I was certain it had to be Bush...interesting. Well, as for the song, it's very strange and lovely, but I can't make sense of it--I wish I had some constructive analysis but I'm baffled. But I like the way he says "to lose you is to never love again".
    NyanaKittyon December 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsounds like it goes:
    Cool to disappear but
    I missed you on all these days
    An army of tattooed angels
    Have brought me back today

    I'm a waste of boy, anti-masterplan
    NeoZiggyon December 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how one is exposed to the world for the whole world to see. "Strung out on a wire"

    The person does not know how to deal with thier problems so they have to resort to others for guidance and tranquility.

    At least that's what the chorus screams to me.
    phoenix6475on December 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthmm yeah i think i understand the chorus, it's just the verses that throw me off...
    like the whole Christmas in Hollywood thing, and the tattooed angels...I dunno
    NyanaKittyon January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dont make anything to "Deep" out of the song, I like it and from what i hear, i think the lyrics are talking about the business that they are in which is music and in perticular the pressures of releasing an album. the second part talks about being in the lonely room which i take as his studio, where he writes and makes music. The paranoia and vultures that follow could be due to writers block and the pressure of fullfilling the expectations of his fans with his new band. the vultures could be managers, execs trying to rush him, and the curtain could possibly even mean thoughts of quiting altogether. next couple lines such as "its a waste of joy" and then talks about the animals, seems like he really isnt liking what he is doing, how it used to be fun and joyfull till it turned into a business and how animals dont worry about that kind of stuff. The thing that seems the loudest to support this idia is the title and part of the chorus, fast hands to deal with the liars, and bulletproof skin to keep you alive. because we all know how much lying probably goes on in the music biz, and of course you have to have thick skin to make it in that industry. It wouldent be a weird thing either, many artist have broken their writers block by writing about including his own wife Gwen Stefani, the first single off her solo album "What you waiting for?" Gwen said she got frustrated with the whole thing and ended up writing that song.
    Blazer14on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt says to me that the girl or yourself is not good enough." Burn baby Burn" "i am a wasted boy empty master plan" i mean come on it doesnt get much plainer then that
    Nemicon February 09, 2006   Link

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