"Skin & Bones" as written by and Harriet Wheeler David Gavurin....
You know, and I've been wondering
You know, all the way home
Whether the world will see
I'm a better man than others by far
You know, I've had it so good
How loathsome, and not quite my style
Work and vanity wasted my time inside
Oh, you see me in a cardigan
And a dress, dress, dress that I've been sick on

Oh how are you
Can't say I really care at the end of it all
Actually, oh, well there's something I've found
It's that we're just flesh and blood
And well, now, just one thing I've found
It's that we're just flesh and blood

And you know, and I've been wondering
You know, all the way home
Whether the world will see
I'm a better man than others by far

Ooh how are you
I shan't say I really care at the end of it all
Actually oh, there is something I've found
It's that we're just flesh and blood
Well, now, there's one thing I've found
It's that we're just skin and bones
Actually oh, there's something I've found
It's that we're just flesh and blood
And you're nothing much more
There's something, just something I've found
It's that we're just flesh and blood
And we're nothing much more

Oh no, what did I do wrong
Individual doubts
Just one thing I've found
We're just flesh and blood
Nothing much more
Something, just something I've found
That we're skin and bones
Yeah


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"Skin & Bones" as written by Harriet Wheeler David Gavurin

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  • +2
    My OpinionOne thing that's often overlooked with The Sundays' songs is that both Harriet and David wrote the lyrics even though Harriet did all the singing.

    This one reads like a conversation. The guy's worrying about how he's perceived by others and the girl's trying to bring him back down to earth by pointing out her own imperfections and why they don't bother her.
    turricanedon November 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm glad that I finally have Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.
    ThatGuyEdon September 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat a song from a criminally underrated album
    cmckinleyon September 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment^ I don't think this is what the song is about. The writer is wondering "Whether the world will see I'm a better man" then realizes that we're all made of flesh and bone, we're all equal, so why waste time becoming a better person? We're all going to have faults. I think the song is more about apathy.
    ikickedagirlon December 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love how this song seams to be saying that we're just physical creatures and that we don't have souls.
    tetsuo29on April 16, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song makes me think of Christian Bale in "American Psycho."

    He's full of himself, and obsessed with his own image:
    "Whether the world will see
    I'm a better man than others by far"

    He's a sociopath:
    "Oh how are you
    Can't say I really care at the end of it all"

    And he hacks people to pieces!
    "Just one thing I've found
    We're just flesh and blood
    Nothing much more
    Something, just something I've found
    That we're skin and bones"
    NankerPhelgeon April 08, 2013   Link

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