"Sealed in Skin" as written by and M. Gira H. Crosby....
Wrap your skin around my skin
I don't feel your body
Wrap your mouth around my mouth
I don't feel your body
Hold you hands over my eyes
I don't feel myself when you hold me down
I hide in your world

(Certain lines repeated; No officially produced lyrics)


Lyrics submitted by Cynothoglys

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    My InterpretationBut I get the feeling that there's more to it, especially after listening to a demo of the song from around 1984 (it appeared as such on the magazine comp Abstract No. 5). The earlier version has a very different feel, similar in sound to the material on Body to Body, Job to Job, relatively fast (ie. mid-tempo to slow) and with much clearer lyrics. The lyrics are somewhat longer, including the lines "I need your strong arms", "hold me against the wall" and "I can't feel myself when you feel me". But the demo version's final line is quite clear: "I hide in your world". The implications of this, along with the other lyrics are pretty sinister: Namely, that of someone who has no will, who is totally dependent on their possibly abusive "lover", who desires only to be totally absorbed or destroyed by their companion.
    Cynothoglyson June 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt’s about sex, in a pretty disgusting manner. I think he says “I’ll hide in your womb”. That would make sense as well. I love this track, it's unbelievably dark.
    slow pulse boyon July 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis happy song makes me want to play with my doll house in a sun-filled room and then have a little tea party with Ed Gein
    NomadMonadon February 20, 2017   Link

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