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Lay off me, would you?
I'm just trying to take this new skin for a spin
Pray for me, would you?
I'm just nervous 'bout my family filing in
Ready to wrap me up
Ready to love me in this new skin I'm filling in

Who's that trying to speak for me?
What is it that they claim to be?
A child of God much like yourself
You will find me right where I fell

I am a tired woman
In January, I will just be 23
In Kansas City, I was undressed
And bested by an airtight floor
That said, "By the power in me vested"
And wrapped me in this new skin I'm dyin' for

But who's that trying to speak for me?
What kind of love do they claim to be?
A child of God much like yourself
You'll still find me right where I fell

Who's that trying to speak for me?
What kind of love do they claim to be?
A child of God much like yourself
You'll still find me right where I fell

The darkness fear what darkness knows
But if you never know the darkness
Then you're the one who fears the most

The darkness fears what darkness knows
But if you never know the darkness
Then you're the one who fears the most

The darkness fears what darkness knows
But if you never know the darkness
Then you're the one who fears the most

But f you do not know the darkness
Then you're the one who fears the most
But if you do not know the darkness
Then you're the one I fear the most


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    General CommentI think a lot about Mackenzie. I mean, brilliantly talented but with a level of complexity that is so intriguing.

    I think this song encapsulates my impression of the torment.

    Read any of her interviews and you see that she grew up in a deeply religious houehold. And then listen to the songs and imho I think it’s pretty clear that she is gay.

    Now, listen to this song with that in mind and I think it’s really clear. That’s the New Skin that she’s wearing. And she’s nervous about how her family is going to react.
    Marty Being Martyon October 31, 2017   Link

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