My Skin Lyrics

Natalie Merchant

credits


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Cat Stevens
album: Track 5 in album Ophelia
release date: 1998-5-19
popularity : 29 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 5:33
drums: Peter Yanowitz
piano: Natalie Merchant
vocal: Natalie Merchant
mixer: Jim Scott
engineer: Todd Vos
acoustic guitar: Craig Ross
cello: Michelle Kinney
acoustic bass guitar: Jay Brunga
assistant mixer: Mike Scotella
composer: Natalie Merchant
lyricist: Natalie Merchant

Album Information

label: Elektra
country(area): United States
format: HDCD
barcode: 075596219624
script: Latin

Cover Art

Natalie Merchant Ophelia cover art

Lyrics

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Take a look at my body
Look at my hands
There's so much here that I don't understand
Your face-saving promises
Whispered like prayers
I don't need them
'Cause I've been treated so wrong,
I've been treated so long
As if I'm becoming untouchable
Well, contempt loves the silence, it thrives in the dark
With fine winding tendrils that strangle the heart
They say that promises sweeten the blow
But I don't need them, no I don't need them
I've been treated so wrong,
I've been treated so long
As if I'm becoming untouchable
I'm a slow-dying flower
In the frost-killing hour
Sweet turning sour and untouchable
I need the darkness, the sweetness, the sadness, the weakness
Oh I need this
I need a lullaby, a kiss goodnight, angel, sweet love of my life
Oh I need this
I'm a slow-dying flower
Frost-killing hour
The sweet turning sour and untouchable
Do you remember the way that you touched me before
All the trembling sweetness I loved and adored
Your face-saving promises
Whispered liked prayers
I don't need them
I need the darkness, the sweetness, the sadness, the weakness
Oh, I need this
I need a lullaby, a kiss goodnight, angel, sweet love of my life
Oh, I need this
Well is it dark enough
Can you see me
Do you want me
Can you reach me
Oh, I'm leaving
Better shut your mouth, and hold your breath
You kiss me now, you catch your death
Oh, I mean this
Oh, I mean this

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Track Listing


HDCD 1
  • 1 Ophelia
  • 2 Life Is Sweet
  • 3 Kind & Generous
  • 4 Frozen Charlotte
  • 5 My Skin
  • 6 Break Your Heart
  • 7 King of May
  • 8 Thick as Thieves
  • 9 Effigy
  • 10 The Living
  • 11 When They Ring the Golden Bells