"Touch Peel and Stand" as written by and Travis Shane Meeks....
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Since I know how low to go
I won't let it show
Won't you touch me/touch me
I won't let it go
And now I stand and I peel for more
Won't you touch me/touch me
I won't let it go

Yes, I've finally found a reason
I won't need an excuse
I've got this time on my hands
You are the one to abuse
Yes, I've finally found a reason
I won't need an excuse
I've got this time on my hands
You are the one to abuse
The one to abuse

You're always talking back to me
You won't let it be
Won't you touch me/touch me
Never bothered you before
Now I stand and I peel for more
Won't you touch me/touch me
I won't let it go

Yes, I've finally found a reason
I won't need an excuse
I've got this time on my hands
You are the one to abuse
Yes, I've finally found a reason
I won't need an excuse
I've got this time on my hands
You are the one to abuse
The one to abuse

Yes, I've finally found a reason
I won't need an excuse
I've got this time on my hands
You are the one to abuse
Yes, I've finally found a reason
I won't need an excuse
I've got this time on my hands
You are the one to abuse
Yes, I've finally found a reason
I won't need an excuse
I've got this time on my hands
Oh, oh!

I've got this time on my hands
You are the one to abuse!
The one to abuse
Oh!


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"Touch, Peel and Stand" as written by Travis Shane Meeks

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    General Commenti think its about drug use. just from the phrases "i know how low to go"; '"finally found a reason
    I don't need an excuse" and especially the "i peel for more". travis had a meth addiction since he was like 16 and the ice accumilates under the skin causing the itching and soars. so he stands with a reason no excuse needed and peels for more...
    jackass756on December 30, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIF you watch the vid, it's obviously about addiction

    the song is like a kinda in your face , dare. kinda like ' what? you found out i was on drugs, so now you don't want anything to do with me?'

    he's angry cause his gf or whatever found out about his drug addiction and she didn't want anything to do with him after that , and now he's sitting there thinking , with all this time on his hands, cause now he has no gf, no job. so he's just alone with the drugs, and it's like he's talking to the drugs' i've got this time on my hands, you are the one to abuse'


    Meth would def explain that
    rockerangelreaperon July 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentErm...actually, I'm pretty sure this song is about a dominatrix. Least, that's what it says at wiki. If you go to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… , it lists this song as one of the ones about a dominatrix.
    Cece101on March 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIf you've ever been abused repeatedly, whether it be emotional, physical, or sexual, then this song actually makes a lot of sense. Just based off what is written, I don't think it's necessarily sexual at all. To me the song is about finally harvesting enough anger, pride, self-love, just SOMETHING to finally stand up and not back down to my abuser, forgoing self-preservation by 'poking the bear' and completely exposing myself (hence peel), physically and emotionally, to the following retribution.
    First stanza: 'Poking the Bear'. You know what to say to really rile the abuser up - whether it be talking about what he or she has done to you, how he or she is a heartless piece of shit, that you hate everything involving this person - all with the intent of enraging the abuser by calling out the truth. To say such harsh or 'low' things, remaining your best to remain cold as they had been cold, no tears or sympathy, just controlled anger. Dare the abuser to touch you as they have before, but this time, the fight within will not be extinguished. You will not let your anger go. You will not let the abuser beat you anymore into submission. You refuse to let it go.
    Chorus: Once again, the abused has finally came to the point of standing up for his or herself and this time will not be making an excuse for the abuser pardoning them from all crimes - no more clumsiness-made bruises, no more "I deserved it,", no more tolerating something as if the treatment was normal. Right here, right now, standing up against the abused, willing to take as much time as it needs to confront the abuser knowing almost exactly what's about to happen next yet knowing that this time the ending will be different.
    Second Stanza: Continued from the first. The first couplet denotes arguing from the abuser, the abused still provoking by saying something to the effect, "You can't pretend you're something else! Won't touch me again? You never had a problem with it before!"
    longlostredemptionon May 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHE'S TALKING ABOUT OPENING UP TO SOMEONE AFTER THEIR RELATIONSHIP WAS OVER.
    KOOLKRISon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've personally met travis meeks (the writer of this song) and have talked with him about the meaning of the song and he told me the song is actually about the apple in the garden of eden. that u can touch it, peel it, and then stand with it but r told not to eat, but in the end were gonna do what were told not to do, it just takes time for us to find that reason
    rkleadon June 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't like where he says "you are the one to abuse". I've got this time on my hands....I've got this time on my hands you are the one to abuse hmm
    vicarious016on July 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like the "peeling clothes" interpretation. It's like sex has just become a ritual for these two people, they're not feeling it anymore. Touch, peel, and we're done. Stand. (That's just my own fucked-up way of looking at it - good song though.)
    RJRomanoon July 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its about masturbation. He's talking to his..ahem..."self" because he's failed at the relationship...so he has no outlet for sex. Now he has a reason to touch (himself) he doesn't need an excuse (like when people act surprised that you still watch porn, even when you're with a really hot chick).
    thegregzoron July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the abuse part is right, but abuse of ones self. "You won't touch me" - not the way it used to. This is about drug use, most likely heroin. Once your mind has been opened to a new experience, it can never return to it's original form. Trying to achieve that state again, but since you had been there it's not the same, but it still keeps calling to try again. Great song.
    21478on September 30, 2008   Link

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