"The Man With No Skin" as written by and Anthony Dekker....
If I could crawl into a shell
Then I would a mile away
Things are heavy enough already
And I really do think that's
The best that I can do
Stuck here and all
And I really do think that
Don't care at all

Take a step forwards
Don't be afraid
Take a step backwards
Don't be afraid
So go on
So look back
Stuck inside a heavy shell
Try to walk and not be pushed

And the man with no skin
I would not let him
Would not let him sign off
'Cause nobody wants to see
A beating heart
Or a lung
Or a brain

Used to get so caught up
Used to get so wrapped up
Now I find myself feeling
Disillusioned and emotionless
Like I've been betrayed
This world let me down
In a big way
Now I feel like a dog maimed
Picking at fleas
Picking at fleas

And the man with no skin
I would not let him
Would not let him sign off
'Cause nobody wants to see
A beating heart
Or a lung
Or a brain

It's hard to walk
With broken legs
It gets hard to breathe
Without lungs
It's hard to love the world
Without a heart
What else should I cut out?
Where do I start?

And the man with no skin
I would not let him
Would not let him sign off
'Cause nobody wants to see
A beating heart
Or a lung
Or a brain

Start to grow a second skin
To keep the insides in
This one is obviously not thick enough
It's time to grow a second skin
Keep the insides in
And maybe get some longer and mask
And maybe get some longer and mask
And maybe get some longer and mask


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"The Man with No Skin" as written by Anthony Dekker

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    General CommentTo me, it sounds like a description of depression. Feeling ashamed and let down, unable to care about anything, feeling like he cut his heart out and has broken legs. I've been there before.
    TerroristCakeson April 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAbout the fact that people don't like being confronted with feelings, when they see it in other people, that they have on their own.
    KingJelleon August 19, 2007   Link

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