I'm a little older now
There's scars and there are frowns
There's memories in the dust
The skin that I live in is cool and paper thin
It's got a swan song to sing

I've blushed and I have bruised
Felt the passing of youth
I've bled and I have healed
Held babes in my arms
Counted lovers, counted scars
The prayers when I had you

'Cause I have my time
It dances in the skin when I smile
And for the years that pass me by
My body's an old good friend of mine

And when the nerves are warmed
In tiny hairs and rows
In cells that call my name
I feel those echoes out
And you are in the scars under my shirt again

'Cause I have my time
It dances in the skin when I smile
And for the years that pass me by
My body's an old good friend of mine

My body's an old good friend of mine


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    Song Meaning"The song is from the perspective of an old lady looking back on her life through thoughts of the history in her skin," she explained to XFM UK. "We laid out initial parts by following a diagram of a cross section of the layers of skin. Some synths were a hair or the skin cells that sit like bricks, and we used a heart beat pulse for the beat, and electronic sounds for nerve endings. I also used my skin as percussion that was turned up in volume so you can hear it!"

    Source: xfm.co.uk/news/bat-for-lashes-unveils-new-song-skin-song/
    BatLoveron July 09, 2015   Link

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