"Screaming Skin" as written by and Romy Ashby Deborah Harry....
Following my lust for wander everywhere I've ever been,
I can't escape the sound of it
the sound of my screaming skin.

My skin cries.
My blood sighs.
I still owe some dread on this hide.

Following my trust in wonder I watch the circus begin.
I can't ignore the scent of it - the scent of my screaming skin.

My skin cries.
My blood sighs.
I still owe some dread on this hide.

La la la la la la la.
La.
La la la la la la la.

I'm a multi-cellular individual.
You're way out of proportion!
We've got the hemodynamic connection.
Don't call me germ!

Allowing for my strength to muster.
My losses begin to win.
Tropical winds start to bluster, raising the fur on my skin.

My skin cries.
My spirits fly.
But I still owe some dread on this hide.

Oh.

Yeah!
I'm a multi-cellular individual.
You're way out of proportion!
We've got the hemodynamic connection.
And don't call me germ!

Swallowing my pride no longer, I take the forbidden sun.
If I have been sculpted by hunger, I'm not the only one.

My skin cries.
My blood sighs.
I still owe some dread on this hide of mine.

La la la la la la la.
La la la la.
La la la la la la la la.

I'm a multi-cellular individual.
You're way out of proportion, ah ha!
We've got the hemodynamic connection.
Don't call me germ!

My skin cries.
My spirit flies.
But I still owe some dread on this hide.

My skin cries.
My blood sighs.
And I still owe some dread on this hide of mine.

My spirit flies.
My blood sighs.
And I still owe some dread on this hide of mine.

My skin cries.
My spirit flies.
But I still owe some dread on this hide.


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    General CommentI think the use of the adjective 'slaughtered' and the nouns 'fur' and 'hide', which refer normally to animals, show how voluptuous this woman is! And, on these lyrics, she is simply justifying all her attitudes for having fun with her own sexual desire and when she says that "we've got the hemo-dynamic connection" she meant we all have this 'burning' blood inside of us or yet we all are human enough to surrender to our deepest sexual desires. And she doesn't hesitate anymore in answering back who treat her as 'an inferior person' because of this ("Don't call me germ / Swallowing my pride no longer").

    Regarding the word 'dread', I assume it's used for meaning she's still looking for stronger emotions on her life. I think she is the kind of woman who loves 'wild' guys...
    circusjuggleron October 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentStory told from the point of view of a vampire.
    whosthatgirlon July 28, 2013   Link
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    General CommentNot sure but some possibilities exist that the song refers to pemphigus, which Chris Stein contracted. DEFINITELY a "Screaming Skin" type disease! Great song with quite an edge.
    Artemetraon December 27, 2013   Link

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