"Sandblasted Skin (Reprise)" as written by and Vincent Paul/anselmo Abbott....
Scrape it, grind it, peel it, hide it
The trend is over and gone forever
Shelf it, box it, save it, frame it
You won't need that anymore,

It's on sale at the dollar store
Waste of time, pantomime, circus doll, at the local mall
Exterminate, it's all fake!
Exterminate, it's all fake

Sandblast yourself
Sandblast yourself
Sandblast
Sandblast
It's getting old, old, old


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"Sandblasted Skin" as written by Philip Anselmo Darrell Lance Abbott

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    General CommentHow the fuck has no one commented on this song.... EXCELLENT fucking addition to The Underground in America, and it was even fucking better live.

    The trend is over, mother fucker...
    Xexis_Productionson April 27, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnu metal bands have come and gone...i dont even remember who they were.

    pantera was and will always be true metal.

    this song explains it just as that!
    nlegrandon June 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFuck yeah!
    I agree, it was a great addition to The Underground In America, and I also agree, it was even better live!
    This song really represents what Pantera is about: "fuck the trend."
    Shadowbitchon May 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know about what this song is, but iy surely kicks ass!
    -=ViRUS=-on August 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHi all,
    It's an amazing song, but thereis no way that he is saying "its getting old, old, old' at the end of the song. he says something completely different, same goes for the live version, something completely different again.

    Any ideas?
    malaka1on January 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think nu metal was the target here. Think about it; what the hell happened to the 90s for metal? Everything that came about in the late 80s, disappeared. That's why Pantera is often called the revival of real heavy metal. When Cowboys came out, a truly stunning and popular metal album hadn't been seen in a long while. The trends leant towards grunge, and later sugar pop, and all the crap we saw in the mid 90s with the rebirth of sugar pop. Think about it; Nirvana, Britney Spears, all that crap, was the trend by the time Phil was writing this song. So I think hes really talking about how everybody was saying metal was "dead and gone" with the new trend of music; and when that all died, this was Phil's response to it all.
    crpb1on May 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNu metal WAS the target, and it was for nearly the whole album. This came out in 1996 so Kurt Cobain had been dead for two years, and I believe Britney Spears didn't come out until '98 or '99. I doubt Phil had that much of a problem with the grunge scene (he was and is good friends with Alice in Chains), and because no one really knew her outside of being a Mouseketeer, I don't think he had a problem with Britney. Although, I'm sure he does now, especially since she's from Louisiana. This was the post-grunge period and nu metal was taking over the airwaves.
    half_faston May 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIMO This song is about Kurt Cobain's suicide. The song is called "Sandblasted Skin" (Past tense) it was released in 1996, two years after Kurt's death.

    "The trend is over and it's gone forever"
    Grunge

    "You won't need that anymore!"
    Making fun of the head shot Kurt suffered...

    "It's on sale at the fucking dollar store...."
    Used copies of Nevermind?
    karl105524on August 07, 2014   Link
  • 0
    Song FactAs everyone knows by now, Pantera will always be the best Metal band ever! Their fourth album Southern Trendkill came from Cat Philip's Feline Heart and Meowing Soul! I agree with Karl! the song makes reference to what Kurt did to end his life and why it will always be a joke! Anselmo writes "The Trend is dead!-it's over and gone Forever!" Pantera will live forever! I miss Dime!
    rabbitbunnyon March 31, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti think its kind of a ...pureing yourself from the latest fad, trend, theme ect that was goin on ..kinda a summery of the great southern trendkill ..to be REAL and not what the next guy was..a message that really isnt fallowed enough ..and this aint the first time ive said it..and it sure wont be the last

    all hail philip h anselmo
    poopytheclownon October 03, 2006   Link

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