New Skin

Album: S.C.I.E.N.C.E (1997)
Play Video

Songfacts®:

  • Lead singer Brandon Boyd: "I attribute a scab to the present state of society. The way the scab looks in its worst state is gross and chaotic and horrible, but when it breaks away, there's a brand new piece of skin that's stronger than before. It's like creation out of chaos." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Tim - Pittsburgh, PA

Comments: 5

  • Luke from Manchester, UkAnd "ahhh" means thought.
    "Arrrrrgh" is frustration or anger.
  • Luke from Manchester, UkStop doing that "putting numbers after exclamation points" crap (eg: "wow!!!!1111"), you look dumb.
  • Tara from Dallas, Tx"until the 20th century, reality was everything humans could touch, smell, see,
    and hear. since the inital publication of the charged electromagnetic spectrum, humans
    learned that what they can touch, smell, see, and hear...is less than one millionth of reality"

    and then brandon starts singing...

    "Fallacious cognitions,
    spewed from televisions,
    do mold our decisions.
    So stop and take a look,
    and you'll see what I see now."

    and he proceeds to yelllllll!!!!!!!!!111111111

    hahaha i love that because brandon can't explain chaos. but he does come to the conclusion that chaos has already been seen? and here is where he gets frustrated. and he says to us, "it's all been saved" maybe referring to "saved" as a biblical spew of what has been uncovered by what he seeeeeeeeees nowww ahhhhhhh1!!!!1111111#@123!2342

    WHEN WILL WE BE NEW SKIN?
    what is he asking?

    it's new skin that makes chaos clear.
  • Mike from Edinburgh, ScotlandThe sample (though I don't know exactly where the audio came from) is a quote by Buckminster Fuller. I'm sure you can find it elsewhere on the web, but one version is found here: http://www.junkfoodforthought.com/quotations/R.htm
  • Nate from Aurora, Ilcrazy, awesome song...weird and wakes me up
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Sam Hollander

Sam HollanderSongwriter Interviews

The hitmaking songwriter/producer Sam Hollander with stories about songs for Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Train, Pentatonix, and Fitz And The Tantrums.

Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. SchmitSongwriter Interviews

The longtime Eagle talks about soaring back to his solo career, and what he learned about songwriting in the group.

Carl Sturken

Carl SturkenSongwriter Interviews

Hitmaker Carl Sturken on writing and producing for Rihanna, 'N Sync, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Donny Osmond, Shakira and Karyn White.

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo Lyric

Wherefore Art Thou Romeo LyricMusic Quiz

In this quiz, spot the artist who put Romeo into a song lyric.

Jon Oliva of Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Jon Oliva of Trans-Siberian OrchestraSongwriter Interviews

Writing great prog metal isn't easy, especially when it's for 60 musicians.

Allen Toussaint - "Southern Nights"

Allen Toussaint - "Southern Nights"They're Playing My Song

A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.