Rascal Flatts: Skin (Sarabeth) Meaning
Song Released: 2005
Skin (Sarabeth) Lyrics
To hear what the doctor will say
She hasn't been well
Since the day that she fell
And the bruise, it just won't go away
So she sits and she waits with her mother and dad
Flips through an old magazine
anonymous Apr 6th, 2017 4:39am report
This song is about a girl who has cancer and her boyfriend is holding her close and with her every step of the way. The girl is also afraid of losing her hair because she fears what people will think about her..
anonymous Mar 15th, 2017 3:07pm report
This song is about a girl who falls and gets hurt and has bruises all over and she gets cancer... It is also a very very sad song..
anonymous May 20th, 2012 5:13pm report
This is actually a true story and this girl is from my hometown. She has been a big part of the childrens miracle network telethon in texas and has been a very inspiring person. She graduated from high school.
anonymous Aug 10th, 2011 8:09pm report
It's not about her legs at all!!! >:-[
anonymous Mar 29th, 2011 3:21pm report
I think it's about a girl that becomes paralyzed in the bottom legs, hence 'she dreams she's dancing' means that she wants to be abl to use her bottom legs again.
i think that this is a really sad but touvhing song. i believe this song is about a young girl who fell and hit her head and she hit it hard an cancer veloped. I believe that its talking about how she just wants to go to prom as a normal girl but is scared because she is bald an feels like no one will take her but then her date shows up an shaves his head just for her and she falls in love with him and she realizes that people love you no matter how you look.
anonymous Oct 14th, 2009 10:13am report
Skin has a second song title, "Sarabeth" the reason for this title is because of the actual reason for this song, it's about a young girl from Berea, Kentucky named Sara Elizabeth Kennedy. She was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma (cancer of the connective tissue) at age 17, and died 10 months after. In the song, they mention prom, but in real-life it was homecoming, as Sara was Homecoming Queen, despite her cancer and chemo sessions...This song is a true story that I hope will touch everyone who listens to it, and reads this interpretation.
HowCouldYou Apr 30th, 2009 4:04am report
A girl afraid that because of what she endures and is visibly transformed by will prevent her from being accepted by those that said or acted like they accepted her in the past finds that there are people that will be there to help her get through the tough times, not out of pity or to fill their egos with good deeds or take advantage of her 'frail state', but because they care and will always accept her because it brings them joy just to know that she is alive
This song is based on a young girl figurin' out she has cancer. Sadly, she thinks her boyfriend wouldn't want to take her to prom. She loses her hair and feels that her boyfriend won't want to take her anymore. Then suddenly he shows up and all she touches on his head is skin. This song is great, and really good.<3
anonymous Jun 29th, 2007 6:09pm report
I think all the other peoples meaning are only a little right I think it is also about finding comfort and learning that the people that love you (true friends, boy/girl friends and family ) won't judge you just because you are bald (have a problem, you not the most beautiful, or because you act differently, etc.)
My friends always ask me why do you want to listen to such a sad song, but this song gives me comfort.
anonymous May 26th, 2007 5:28pm report
This song makes me cry. She gets cancer and is always scared, when prom comes she doesn't think a bald girl will get a date, but her true love shaves his head to make her feel good and she isn't scared.
I think it is about a girl who discovers that she has cancer. And sshe thinks that she won't get a date to the prom becuase she is bald. Then he boyfriend comes to take her to the prom and he shaved his head to make her comfortable. And she discovers that he is her true love
"And her first true love is holding her close..."
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Jun 22nd, 2006 6:32pm report
I think it is a girl being so afraid because she developes cancer and she won;t get a date because she is bald
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