If I could crawl into a shell
Then I would a mile away
Things are heavy enough already
And I really do think that's
The best that I can do
Stuck here and all
And I really do think that
Don't care at all

Take a step forwards
Don't be afraid
Take a step backwards
Don't be afraid
So go on
So look back
Stuck inside a heavy shell
Try to walk and not be pushed

And the man with no skin
I would not let him
Would not let him sign off
'Cause nobody wants to see
A beating heart
Or a lung
Or a brain

Used to get so caught up
Used to get so wrapped up
Now I find myself feeling
Disillusioned and emotionless
Like I've been betrayed
This world let me down
In a big way
Now I feel like a dog maimed
Picking at fleas
Picking at fleas

And the man with no skin
I would not let him
Would not let him sign off
'Cause nobody wants to see
A beating heart
Or a lung
Or a brain

It's hard to walk
With broken legs
It gets hard to breathe
Without lungs
It's hard to love the world
Without a heart
What else should I cut out?
Where do I start?

And the man with no skin
I would not let him
Would not let him sign off
'Cause nobody wants to see
A beating heart
Or a lung
Or a brain

Start to grow a second skin
To keep the insides in
This one is obviously not thick enough
It's time to grow a second skin
Keep the insides in
And maybe get some longer and mask
And maybe get some longer and mask
And maybe get some longer and mask
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The Man With No Skin Lyrics

Great Lake Swimmers – The Man With No Skin Lyrics

Songwriters: ANTHONY DEKKER
The Man With No Skin lyrics © NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP

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