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Rag'n'Bone Man: Skin Meaning


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Song Released: 2017

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Skin Lyrics

When I heard that sound
When the walls came down
I was thinking about you
About you
When my skin grows old
When my breath runs cold
I'll be thinking about you
About you

Seconds from my heart
A bullet from the dark
Helpless, I...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    May 25th 2017 report

    Growing old and never forgeting the one person you loved.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 7th 2017 report

    For me the song is about an eternal love or hope for something/someone. The hope that in the end you will see that one person or people who have maybe passed or see them in spirt?


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    Feb 22nd 2018 report

    Listening to this song as beautiful as it is it also shines light on something ugly that could be beautiful. I feel like he's talking about letting somebody you love go because he's saying that he was "shackled by your love," "seconds from my heart a bullet from the dark," "poison on your lips," and then everything becomes clear when says" the walls came down and when breath runs cold." When you're in a bad relationship with somebody you love more than life itself, and it's not working out "you're wings feel like stone and you turn around, you're holding someone but the love is gone." When you leave that person, yeah it feels like you're dying, you're breathless. He talks about the walls coming down, the walls you were within shackled by this person's love and you're always going to be thinking about that person even when it's over. Because it was almost love.

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    Jun 23rd 2022 report

    A love for someone who didn't reciprocate or didn't know. You will always remember that person but now it's too late and life has driven you apart.

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 28th 2022 report

    Loving someone other than the one you’re with.
    The walls came down ( maybe that was the walls of marriage, doing his duty) but he was always thinking about the one he really loved. She was probably married herself and not free to be with him. Such feeling in these lyrics you feel the pain of not being with the person you really want to be with.

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    Oct 20th 2021 report

    I love his music touches me deeply … this song in my interpretation is … someone you once loved very much … for whatever reason you listed them …. But still think about the person…. So you love the person that you are with …. Thinking maybe the person that you lost you will love again on the other side or maybe another life …

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2021 report

    Loving someone but not being able to be with them or not being able to tell them. The walls came down and you let them in but either they are from a different world so to speak or already taken.

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    May 30th 2021 report

    You’re holding onto a love that maybe just isn’t there anymore. You’re loving someone who doesn’t feel the same. You weren’t on the same page. You loved at different times.

    The song reminds me a lot of my relationship. I loved him so much and no matter how much I tried and tried, he was never there for it and as I backed away from it, as I began to lose hope for it, he began to finally fight for it. To love me more than he ever has. To give his all for me. But when he finally opened up and let me in, I seem to have slipped away. I love him but we’ve loved each other like no other at different times and it’s unsure or unknown if we will ever be able to create that spark again to both be in love at the same time. “It was almost love”

    I want more than anything you love him again, the way I did, but I’m afraid it’s too late. I continue to push myself to give my all to him again but my heart was broken and idk if I can every love him the same again. I see it’s killing him and although I promised forever, I am afraid I will have to break my promise and let him go because this “almost love” is going to end up killing him and so I want is for him to be happy.

    (oh man, I need therapy)

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 6th 2020 report

    A love that exists but can’t work so you stay with the one that it will work with but never ever shake the love you had for another

  10. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2018 report

    BRITs Critic’s Choice Award winner Rag’n’Bone Man has said that his track ‘Skin’, from his album Human, is inspired by the relationship between Game Of Thones‘ Jon Snow and Ygritte.

    In an interview with Radio X’s John Kennedy, the singer, whose real name is Rory Graham, said: “It’s kind of about just missing out on something that could have been. And we had the kind of verse down. We came back in the next day. I’d been watching Game Of Thrones where Jon Snow and the wildling girl [Ygritte]; they’re obviously in love but they can’t be together because they’re from different worlds.

    “It’s a very kind of sad solemn scene, but I came back in and I’d written down: ‘When the walls came down/When I heard that sound/I’d still be thinking about you’.

    “It just kind of meant that whatever happened you’d still have that person in your mind. And that was kind of inspired by that episode.”

  11. anonymous
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    Jun 4th 2017 report

    Losing someone and hoping to see them in another life.

  12. anonymous
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    May 6th 2017 report

    Missing someone.

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