Thickskin Album

Artist(s): Skid Row

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Skid Row Thickskin Cover Art

Tracklist

New Generation

length: 3:19
producer: Skid Row
membranophone: Phil Varone
lead vocals: Johnny Solinger
mixer: Joe DeMaio
engineer: Joe DeMaio and Steve Haigler
guitar: Scotti Hill and Dave “The Snake” Sabo
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan

I sold my soul for you
You cut my life in two
Nightmares from what I've seen and where I've been
made me run from you again
Controlling, big brother's eye
Containment? I'd rather die
We're all part of a new generation
sold our souls to the next temptation
lead us not to our own damnation
I've seen what hatred brings
I've seen the flesh of kings
Blinded by my eyes my mouth you've sewn it shut
protecting me from fucking up?

Ghost

length: 3:54
producer: Skid Row
membranophone: Phil Varone
lead vocals: Johnny Solinger
mixer: Joe DeMaio
engineer: Joe DeMaio and Steve Haigler
guitar: Scotti Hill and Dave “The Snake” Sabo
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan, Damon Johnson
I feel the things I said
But never said how I felt
I know I waited much too long

Could I get it in your head
Without a hit below the belt
Looking back it seems that I
Went about it all wrong

Lying alone in the bed we made
Watching headlights on the shade
The ghost that's sleeping by your side
Are my promises to you that died
To you that died

Was it long ago
When forever was our friend
But now freedoms what I feel inside

It hurts so much to let you go
To know we'll never touch again
When I walk if I fall down
Can I take it in stride?

Lying alone in the bed we made
Watching headlights on the shade
The ghost that's sleeping by your side
Are my promises to you that died
To you that died

I might let you go but I'll never go away
I might let you go but I'll never go away, yeah

I feel the things I said
But never said how I felt
I know I waited much too long

Lying alone in the bed we made
Watching headlights on the shade
The ghost that's sleeping by your side
Are my promises that died

Lying alone in the bed we made
Watching headlights on the shade
The ghost that's sleeping by your side
Are my promises to you that died
To you that died
To you that died

Swallow Me (The Real You)

length: 3:39
producer: Skid Row
membranophone: Phil Varone
lead vocals: Johnny Solinger
mixer: Joe DeMaio
engineer: Joe DeMaio and Steve Haigler
guitar: Scotti Hill and Dave “The Snake” Sabo
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan
Everything's changed
all ties are strained...to say the least
concepts deranged

It's just the way I see you
I only see the real you

You can't swallow me
i'm jagged as the pill you choke on
you can't swallow me
as long as I can see the real you

I can't be blamed
to feel this way no more
everything's changed

It's just the way I see you
I only see the real you

You can't swallow me
i'm jagged as the pill you choke on
you can't swallow me
as long as I can see the real you
the real you
the real you

I won't let you pull me down
I got my shit together now
I won't let you pull me down
I got my shit together

It's just the way I see you
I only see the real you

You can't swallow me
i'm jagged as the pill you choke on
you can't swallow me
as long as I can see

Everything's changed
all ties are strained (to say the least)
everything's changed

Born a Beggar

length: 4:28
producer: Skid Row and Steve Haigler
membranophone: Phil Varone
lead vocals: Johnny Solinger
mixer: Joe DeMaio
engineer: Joe DeMaio and Steve Haigler
guitar: Scotti Hill and Dave “The Snake” Sabo
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan, Scotti Hill, Shawn McCabe
As the day breaks through the doorway
and i'm still chained to this house
but you call me and I follow
and act like i'm so proud
still reading the sidewalk
and it smells like morning news
and I don't know why I still can't
seem to pull away from you

Watch the window
time means nothing
watch the window
'til I see you coming

Born a beggar
will you ever
see me more than Pavlov's hungry dog
see no colours
live another
day to feed on everything you are...and you are

When the day sleeps and the sunshine
no longer burns my eyes
and the sound of your footsteps
is the only thing that lies
between me and the feeling
that life fills these four walls
that cage me completely
just waiting on your call

Watch the window
time means nothing
watch the window
'til I see you coming

Born a beggar
will you ever
see me more than Pavlov's hungry dog
see no colours
live another
day to feed on everything you are...on everything you are

I run for you
a fall so hard
my secrets are buried in the yard

Born a beggar
will you ever
see me more than Pavlov's hungry dog
see no colours
live another
day to feed on everything you are
born a beggar
will you ever
see me more than Pavlov's hungry dog
see no colours
live another
day to feed on everything you are
on everything you are
on everything you are
on everything you are

Thick Is the Skin

length: 3:48
producer: Skid Row and Steve Haigler
membranophone: Phil Varone
lead vocals: Johnny Solinger
mixer: Joe DeMaio
engineer: Joe DeMaio and Steve Haigler
guitar: Scotti Hill and Dave “The Snake” Sabo
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan
one more for the living dead thats not me this time
knocked down I've been down before yet still we bare the load
if I would want it anymore I just might explode

All your heroes have died and left you to
rise from the ashes and live for today

Can you take it all when we're standing tall
we don't need a wall built around us
Jump into the flame one and all the same we won't feel the pain
Thick is the Skin Thick is the skin Yeah

Outside still looking in I'll keep what I've made mine
timebomb strapped to my chin step down or fall in line

All your heroes have died and left you to
rise from the ashes and live for today

Can you take it all when we're standing tall
we don't need a wall built around us
Jump into the flame one and all the same we won't feel the pain
Thick is the Skin Thick is the Skin Yeah

Hey (x15)

Can you take it all when we're standing tall
we don't need a wall built around us
Jump into the flame one and all the same we won't feel the pain
Thick is the Skin

Can you take it all when we're standing tall
we don't need a wall built around us
Jump into the flame one and all the same we won't feel the pain
Thick is the Skin Thick is the Skin
Thick is the Skin Thick is the Skin Yeah

Hey (15)


See You Around

length: 4:19
producer: Skid Row and Steve Haigler
membranophone: Phil Varone
lead vocals: Johnny Solinger
mixer: Joe DeMaio
engineer: Steve Haigler and Joe DeMaio
guitar: Dave “The Snake” Sabo and Scotti Hill
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan, Damon Johnson
I never promised you the sunshine
you never handed me the moon
we're pulling threads out of our faded silver lining
we've grown out of our cocoon

The last train is leaving
there's nothing more than I can say
I didn't mean to bring you down
I guess i'll see you around

I left the best of my intentions
took it one day at a time
it's not like all is lost or that the world is ending
we've just fallen from divine

The last train is leaving
there's nothing more than I can say
I didn't mean to bring you down
I guess i'll see you around
will I see you around

Whatever direction we go
rest assured the one thing we know
things just didn't really go our way

It's not like all is lost or that the world is ending
we've just fallen from divine

The last train is leaving
there's nothing more than I can say
I didn't mean to bring you down
the last train is leaving
there's nothing more than I can say
I didn't mean to bring you down
I guess i'll see you around
will I see you around

Mouth of Voodoo

length: 4:27
producer: Skid Row and Steve Haigler
membranophone: Phil Varone
lead vocals: Johnny Solinger
mixer: Joe DeMaio
engineer: Joe DeMaio and Steve Haigler
guitar: Scotti Hill and Dave “The Snake” Sabo
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan, Johnny Solinger
You're testing my patience
I've got nothing but time
You'll never break down the wasll in my mind
Your fetishes are nothing more than a game
When I truly test your threshold of pain
Let me be in you ceremony
Burn me in your ritual
I can rise with you below me
We'll walk in time as we fall into the mouth of

voodoo
Then we can shine, shine, shine
And I'm sure the sun won't mind
Then we can shine, shine, shine
Your love is so blinding
My lust is a curse
It's painful to wonder but waiting is worse
You're sticking your pins now
It's taking its toll
Crush and obsession leave scars on your soul

One Light

length: 4:08
producer: Skid Row
membranophone: Phil Varone
lead vocals: Johnny Solinger
mixer: Joe DeMaio
engineer: Joe DeMaio and Steve Haigler
guitar: Scotti Hill and Dave “The Snake” Sabo
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan
There's a sound in my head. Holy wine,
breakin' bread between time and what
we said drifts the innocence we've
shed. In this moment there's a day for
a sad and broken babe. there's a
fracture on this hallowed ground
where we lay One light burns, one
light fades. Behind the door are
better days. When the light
shines on me I'll know the world
still turns. One light burns.
There's a prayer on the wall.
One by one say them all.
Why we run before we crawl stands
the reason that we fall
In the flower there's a field. Sublime
but so surreal. There's a fracture on
this sacred ground to be healed.

I Remember You Two

length: 3:21
producer: Skid Row
membranophone: Phil Varone
lead vocals: Johnny Solinger
mixer: Joe DeMaio
engineer: Joe DeMaio and Steve Haigler
guitar: Scotti Hill and Dave “The Snake” Sabo
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan
Woke up to the sound of pouring rain
The wind would whisper and I'd think of you
And all the tears you cried, that called my name
But when you needed me I came through
And when you needed me I came through

Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand?
Love letters in the sand - I remember you
Through the sleepless nights, to every endless day
I wanna hear you say I remember you

I paint a picture of the days gone by
When love went blind but you would make me see
I'd stare a lifetime into your eyes
So that I knew that you were there for me
Time after time you were there for me

Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand?
Love letters in the sand - I remember you
Through the sleepless nights, to every endless day
I wanna hear you say I remember you

We've had our share of hard times
But that's the price we paid
And through it all we kept the promise that we made
I swear you'll never be lonely

Remember yesterday, walking hand in hand?
Love letters in the sand - I remember you
Through the sleepless nights, to every endless day
I wanna hear you say I remember you
Remember you
Remember you
Remember you
Remember you
Remember you
Remember you
You you you you you
1 2 3 4!

Lamb

length: 3:41
producer: Skid Row and Steve Haigler
membranophone: Phil Varone
lead vocals: Johnny Solinger
mixer: Joe DeMaio
engineer: Joe DeMaio and Steve Haigler
guitar: Scotti Hill and Dave “The Snake” Sabo
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan
I've carried all the weight
'til something pulls me underneath the tide
Climb to where the air is thin
so I can breathe again
Still it makes me wonder deep inside
Nothing's free
No one bleeds
We're all machines
Shadows of you sins are following you
When it sucks you in, it's swallowing you
King of the mountain, that's what I am
Everybody's someone else's sacrificial lamb
Space between the world and me
defying gravity
'til something pulls me closer to the ground
Drink the chemicals we spill
Our eye is on the kill
While hell is freezing over, over


Down From Underground

length: 4:36
producer: Skid Row
membranophone: Phil Varone
lead vocals: Johnny Solinger
mixer: Joe DeMaio
engineer: Joe DeMaio and Steve Haigler
guitar: Scotti Hill and Dave “The Snake” Sabo
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan, Damon Johnson
never know praying for rian
settling for snow. Spinning out of
times to beats impaired. Do you
know your name? Do you even care?
Can you live your life staring at
the lights naked on the ice? If it
comes too fast, will you get it
back when it all goes black?
Down. Goin' down.
Goin' down from. Down from
underground.
Icons that you hail are all
mechanical.
feeling the pull lost in the fold
Digging through a
hole os discontent
What did you learn?
or did you forget?
And just what should real life
be? Why don't you show me the
fiction of reality?
This so called life that I see
and just what real life should be
can't be what you have shown me


Hittin' a Wall

length: 3:07
producer: Skid Row and Steve Haigler
membranophone: Phil Varone
lead vocals: Johnny Solinger
mixer: Joe DeMaio
engineer: Joe DeMaio and Steve Haigler
guitar: Scotti Hill and Dave “The Snake” Sabo
bass guitar: Rachel Bolan
writer: Dave “The Snake” Sabo, Rachel Bolan, Scotti Hill
hate to the bone
drag you through my field of thorns
and drop you like a stone
hold me under water
kick me to the curb
all my wolves are at your door
take me at my word
hittin a wall we're hittin a wall
look at me and you're seeing a monster
you ain't seen it all
if you're almighty
holier than thou
seems we've got a discrepancy
we should solve it now
I've built a bigger mountain
now you want it gone
if you expect to beat me down
brother bring it on
you want to wrestle with my morals
you think there's something I can learn
you toss me out like an abortion
and I'm the one that fucking burns?