I shut my eyes in attempts to try to sleep
Knowing that its impossible
The restlessness that grips me like a tomb
Pushes me toward tomorrow

Cause nothing ever can satisfy me like you

Tear right through
This shiny skin
Cause it's a pressure that you cannot escape
Tear right through
And try to fail
Pretending emptiness wants to remain

The countless images taunt me
With promises of surrender
What will tomorrow present me with
With a distraction from who provided it

Cause nothing ever can satisfy me like you

Tear right through
this shiny skin
Cause it's a pressure that you cannot escape
Tear right through
and try to fail
Pretending emptiness wants to remain

Inside this box is a gift
And we will soon forget
It's not that we want whats inside of it
We just wanted to open it (open it)
(Open it, open it)


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Shiny Skin song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is about the untamable lust every man has to deal with.
    thrustaeon December 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentooh! how didn't i see that????? i think you may be right.

    i was thinking more in spiritual terms.
    when people say that they will "accept Christ" they usually don't "count the cost" (forgive me for all these cliches) and make the decision quickly. the line that stuck out to me most was "Inside this box is a gift/And we will soon forget/It's not that we want whats inside of it/We just wanted to open it." People want to accept Christ but they aren't always totally in for the commitment. they were just looking for something else to take away their pain, which is not completely wrong. that's what Jesus said. "Come to me all who are weary, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light." and it is also written "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted." (that's in psalms)
    the thing is, it's still a yoke. it's a commitment and when that part kicks in, people discard it like a child carelessly discarding another Christmas morning toy.

    that's just my thoughts...

    ~]red[~
    necktieremedyon March 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is talking about how little kids anxiously await Christmas morning, not to celebrate Christ's birth, or family time, but for presents. The title of the song "shinny skin" I think is reffering to the colorful rapping paper on the presents.

    The first paragraph is talking about how a kid will try to sleep, but he's so excited about waking up and getting the presents, that he just lays there in anticipation.

    "Cause nothing ever can satisfy me like you" talks about how even though the little kids have so much, they still look forward to the things under that shinny skin.

    "Tear right through
    This shiny skin
    Cause it's a pressure that you cannot escape
    Tear right through
    And try to fail
    Pretending emptiness wants to remain" talks about how impatient the kids are when they tear through the wrapping paper. But then as soon as they are done, the feel empty, because they realise that it's all done.

    "The countless images taunt me
    With promises of surrender
    What will tomorrow present me with
    With a distraction from who provided it" Is talking about how they look at the immages in magazines and on TV of all the newest and coolest toys and video games. Yet, they are mistaken of who gave them all of that stuff come Christmas morning (it's God who gave their parents the money to buy the toys, not santa claus).

    "Inside this box is a gift
    And we will soon forget
    It's not that we want whats inside of it
    We just wanted to open it (open it)
    (Open it, open it)" Here, it's saying that kids didn't want the things as much as they just wanted the thrill of getting somthing, and being able to open it.

    We can all relate to this song. I'm 14, and it's June, and I already have contemplated of what I want for Christmas. Just makes you think how selfish we all are, with all the stuff we already have.

    God bless you guys.
    :)
    ddrdude321on June 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat album is this song on???? Cant find it any where....
    Davorak945on December 14, 2011   Link

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