"Nothing But Skin" as written by and Simon Frank Grenehed Christian Thell Lindskog....
I put on my stinking coat again
But that so much rain would come from inside
I didn't understand
I could always protect me
But I couldn't protect me from this
That all of this was just a death kiss

Just one silent word and I'm whole again
You said it

Look at me now
I'm hardly moving
It's only you and me now
It's only you
I scream but the walls suck my air

I look at my arms resting on her back
They can't be mine they look more dead then alive
I hate that I own the ability to not get back on track
I wet her hair and they still look more dead then alive

To be allowed to break into a thousand pieces
In her arms and in your hand
Can't even form my lips to say Jesus
But I thank you for knowing where I'm supposed to land

People say I should eat more, boy they should see me now
I'm almost vanishing, skin so thin I can see right through
Makes you more visible inside me, you rise as I bow
Fight for every breath and breathe only you


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"Nothing But Skin" as written by Marcus Tobias Dahlstroem Christian Thell Lindskog

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    General Comment :D
    -O-
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    SongMeaningson July 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow... better than amazing... extravagant.. better than that! WOW! his voice is soo wow!! amazing! AHH
    euphoriiaon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe weird is beginning to the song but then it progresses. Pretty good.
    OK I Faked Iton June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWOW... amazing lyrics... this band is SO real.
    blind_sidedon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIf we cannot find inner peace, a connection to God's presence in us, then we will venerate and become destruction. That's the basic message.
    Also:
    “Can’t even form my lips to say…Jesus. But I thank you for knowing where I’m supposed to land.” Thank you for the obstinate definition of heaven, and the path to achieve it. I can’t even fathom it in my current state – I’m pathetic, I’ve lost all vitality; this is the end.
    “People say I should eat more, boy they should see me now. I’m almost vanishing, with skin so thin you can see right through. It makes you more visible in me, you rise as I bow. Fight for every breath, and breathe only you.” The presence of God within me makes my life worth living. Don’t marginalize your experiences, don’t worship boredom, don’t live like a self-admonishing statistic.
    The conclusion is supposed to be that "I am nothing but skin - God is the humanity in our kind."

    This is an epic way to end an excellent cd by a religious band, though I cannot agree with them.
    Ballparkfrankon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is Christian's plea to God. He's saying to him that he is desperate for Him and "nothing but skin" without Him
    Nothing But Skinon March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is such the awesomest song ever T_T
    I love this song to bits
    I love how they put the string orchestra in the interludes and the pizzacato :3
    Steel Daggeron December 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about his anorexia. he knows how fragile and weak he is and he feels gulty for doing it. not only is he hurting himself but i think also his mom..or his wife.
    "I look at my arms resting on her back
    They can't be mine they look more dead then alive"
    he's with her and he sees his own hands that look dead cause of his lack of nutrition.
    he knows it's gone too far already cause he doesn't even recognize himself.
    but he is also trying to say that he knows God will help him through this
    "Fight for every breath and breathe only you"
    purplesunnyskyon March 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentEpic
    Creedenceon January 06, 2010   Link

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