"Skin of the Night" as written by Anthony Gonzalez and Morgan Grace Kibby....
Like a moth she moves to the red light
Her blood warms and boils there
She skims the sweat like a new milk
And pops the buttons off her wet blouse

[Chorus: ]
Oh Queen of the Night
Well she is deep inside
She is haunting me
(All of her soft parts call to me
She could be mine)

She digs her nails into her naked chest
Miles of veins fan out like a road map
She pulls back the skin to show her ribs
That twinkle like shooting stars

[Chorus: Repeat 4X]

Lyrics submitted by shinhito

"Skin of the Night" as written by Anthony Gerard Gonzalez Morgan Grace Kibby

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  • +3
    General CommentDefinately my favorite M83 song!

    This song for some reason reminds me of some passionate sex scene. Very good imagery. Also for those wondering what the male is singing, he is saying:

    "All of her soft parts call to me. She Could be mine."
    les25on February 11, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love everything about this song, even the toms. This whole album is such a love letter to a style and sound so many of today's music listeners are unfamiliar with, it's glorious to hear again.
    harukion May 01, 2008   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI'm pretty sure the chorus goes..

    Oh, Queen of the Night
    Her chiastical sigh
    As she is haunting me

    Here 'chiastical' is an improper form of the word chiastic, describing the symmetrical gasping breath (in and out) during sex. This is simulated near the end of the song.

    I would say that the song is written from a male perspective, it is an expression of his sexual desire for this girl, but as jewdiful notes, the reference to the 'Queen of the Night' as in 'The Magic Flute' perhaps indicates that she has the ability to obscure all logic, reason and wisdom from his mind, 'haunting' him instead with these sensual images and eventually leading him to doubt his (somewhat more hesitant) conscious judgement ('She COULD me mine').

    Just my 2c.
    InertialCreepon January 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI actually like the fact that the lyrics are hard to decipher in the chorus, I think its part of what makes M83, well... M83. The toms are a bit much, but I do love the claps during the outro. Damn hot.
    shinhitoon April 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is just beautiful in many respects.

    I was listening to this randomly while reading Harry potter and for some reason it kind of was a good soundtrack to the ending of the 7th book. idk.
    robertzoso22on September 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of the sex scene in The Lost Boys for some reason. It just screams "have hot, sweaty sex to this".
    TheJesuson August 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentartificial toms are a bit much, but the harmonies are incredible. i enjoy the breathiness a lot, too, but it makes it hard to decipher the lyrics during the chorus, especially with the conflicting consonant sounds of the male part.

    thank you much.
    trajectoryon April 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is pure sex and I love it. For those of you familiar with the animated 90's classic Felix The Cat, this song somehow reminds me of it. Weird, I know...
    tslavenson May 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha @ felix the cat?

    are you talking about the movie? ORIANA!

    SilentZephyron May 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow the imagery in the lyrics is incredible

    it's erotic and beautiful, but sort of gruesome at the same time
    DeBurgoon July 24, 2008   Link

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