"Skin" as written by and Madonna Ciccone Patrick Leonard....
Do I know you from somewhere?
Why do you leave me wanting more?
Why do all the things I say
Sound like the stupid things I've said before?

(Put your hand on my skin)
(Put your hand on my skin)
(Put your hand on my skin)

Kiss me, I'm dying
Put your hand on my skin
I close my eyes
I need to make a connection
I'm walking on a thin line
I close my eyes
I close my eyes

Do I know you from somewhere?
Why do you leave me wanting more?
Why do all the things I say
Sound like the stupid things I've said before?

Touch me, I'm trying
To see inside of your soul
I've got this thing
I want to make a correction
I'm not like this all the time
You've got this thing
You've got this thing

Do I know you from somewhere?
Why do you leave me wanting more?
Why do all the things I say
Sound like the stupid things I've said before?

Kiss me, I'm dying (Kiss me, I'm dying)
Put your hand on my skin
I close my eyes
I need to have your protection (protection, protection)
I close my eyes
I close your eyes

(Kiss, kiss, kiss me)

Do I know you from somewhere?
Why do you leave me wanting more?
Why do all the things I say
Sound like the stupid things I've said before?

Do I know you from somewhere?
Why do you leave me wanting more?
Why do all the things I say
Sound like the stupid things I've said before?

Kiss me, I'm dying
Touch me, I'm trying, oh
Oh, I'm not like this all the time
I'm not like this all the time

Put your hand on my skin
Put your hand on my skin
Put your hand on my skin

Touch me, I'm trying, oh
Put your hand on my skin
Put your hand on my skin

I'm not like this all the time
I'm not like this all the time
I'm not like this all the time
Put your hand on my skin, put your hand on my skin


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"Skin" as written by Madonna Ciccone Patrick Leonard

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  • +2
    General CommentI am the first one to write anything about this song!!!!!!
    I love this song off her "Ray of Light" CD....it was not one of her released singles but i always thought it should have been. The meaning is not so important in this song...but it is just how the music is composed (with the computer effects) that makes this such a great song. If you nevwer listened to this song you should download it ... you will be hooked!
    cosabellaon April 17, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentvery deep track, i would guess madonna's lyrical intention is about human touch withing dreams and the tricks that the mind plays on you. the production on this track is quite special, you hear william orbit's presence all over the track. orbit decided to ditch alot of high frequencies to make this one really deep, and make everything behind of madonna's voice stand out in a matter that you know what happens but maddie is still empowering the track.
    uncledubon February 17, 2006   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this song is about "new love." Those new feelings you get when you first fall in love. It's even almost child-like in the thought process. For instance, when she sings "Why do all the things I say
    Sound like the stupid things I've said before?" - it's like she feels like a geek saying the things she feels. And the "kiss me I'm dying" - she's dying for the touch, the kiss, the feeling of making the emotional physical.

    For me it's certainly about love and having that love come to existence by putting "your hand on my skin" almost like the touch will make it real/confirm it.

    William Orbit did an amazing job with this song.
    imamemberon August 16, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis entire album is about self reflection. She's noticing that she's been materialistic and 'negative' and realizing that she needs to move on.

    Ray of Light, Power of Goodbye, Skin, Nothing really matters, etc. They all mean the same thing. She's singing to herself.
    1800COKEWHOREon November 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI believe (and don't quote me on this, I can't remember where I heard it) this song is about heroin or needle drugs in general. The lyrics themselves come off as being sung from the point of view of someone who is VERY high. The title itself I think is a reference to needle use.

    I think mid-song where the music starts to get really frantic and all over the place could be the musical equivalent of the manic confusion going on inside someone's drug-addled brain.
    mikeygoestohollywoodon March 10, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me, this song represents a particular kind of experience I have had. A particular kind of attraction that feels too intense toward someone I just met, haven't spent a lot of time with., haven't done a lot of conversing with, haven't done all of the standard things that people do when they are getting to know one another/dating.
    Yet this person enters the room and my chest explodes. I don't understand why I feel this way. On what basis? She asks why? "Why do you leave me wanting more" and "do i know you from somewhere"? this has an eerie, spiritual connotation. Suggesting I may know you from a past life.
    The intensity of such an experience seems too much for the real, practical world. Hence she says "I'm not like this all the time."
    I have felt this way...confused about the intensity of my reaction to someone, not wanting to scare them...wanting to show them that usually I am a "normal" person, but at the moment, I'm just as scared of my feelings as they may be
    sapphroditeon March 06, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn this Loud and Sad Rocker, Skin it's named, Madonna is Crying in Sad and Wet Tears!-She longs and years for someone to love. She loved and ultimately lost Sean and Guy because she ultimate has lost at love-Call this song Unlucky Star/Flirtation Dance! Madonna sure is Sad, Wet and Crying in Skin-Easily her saddest song and performance!-She is Sad and in Tears. Madonna is the Sadness Queen/Lady/Evita!
    rabbitbunnyon September 19, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about someone she is meeting on the astral plane, when she is asleep

    that is why she keeps saying I CLOSE MY EYES, over and over again
    douglaswaon March 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about someone who has an infectious disease (AIDS/Bubonic Plague) who yearns to be loved and held. She knows that she is dying but wishes that the romance will end in her favor.
    VicMelon July 07, 2013   Link

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