"Second Skin" written and composed by The Chameleons (Mark Burgess, Dave Fielding, John Lever and Reg Smithies)....
One cold damp evening
The world stood still
I watched as i held my breath
A sillhouette i thought i knew
Came through,someone spoke to me
Whispered in my ear
This fantasy's for you
Fantasy's are in this year
My whole life flashed,before my eyes
I thought,what they say is true
I've shed my skin,and my disguise
And cold on the naked eye
Emerged from my cocoon
And a half remebered tune played softly in my head
He said
He turns smiling and said

I realise a miracle,is due
I dedicate this melody,to you
I realise a miracle,is due
I dedicate this melody,to you
But is this the stuff dreams are made of?
If this is the stuff dreams are made of
No wonder i feel like i'm floating on air
No wonder i feel like i'm floating on air
I realise a miracle,is due
I dedicate this melody,to you
But is this the stuff dreams are made of?
If this is the stuff dreams are made of
No wonder i feel like i'm floating on air
No wonder i feel like i'm floating on air
No wonder i feel like i'm floating on air
Everywhere
Oh, it feels like i'm everywhere
Like when you fail to make the connection,you know vital it is
Oh when something slips through your fingers you know precious itis
And you reach the point when you know
It's only your second skin
It's only your second skin
Someone's banging on my door


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"Second Skin" as written by John Lever David Fielding

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    General CommentMark's note from the official site:

    "The song went through two titles before it finally became 'Second Skin.' It started it's life as 'Dreams In Celluloid' and then became 'Films' and had different lyrics, dealing with the immortality of cinema stars. It evolved after I read a book about the study of 'Near Death Experiences' and subsequently dealt with another form of immortality altogether."
    nightanddayon September 12, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentAmazing, very deep song. Great guitar interplay, great lyrics. Truely a classic. Perhaps immortal, ironically...
    Cynothoglyson January 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentScript of the Bridge is such an AWESOME album. Genius!
    monster36604on January 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely a very deep meaning, perhaps beyond words/reason. Still I think it's about realising how nothing is meant to be taken serious in the life. You feel like you're losing a big thing, but then you realise it was only a mask. Take off all of your masks and you'll be happy and everything will look clear to you.
    BrokenDickon November 04, 2013   Link

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