Skin Divers

Album: Red Carpet Massacre (2007)
  • Walking under skies
    Waiting for the fall
    Meet me at the cornershop
    I'll show you it all
    Free you of your mind
    Something you wont find
    In the west-end pages
    With your google dirty fingers

    It's a skin dive
    In deep silence we are
    Going underwater
    It's a lifeline
    Teardrop, bullets, all night
    Dip into the water

    Baby, that's what it feels like
    When you come up for air
    When you come up for air
    You feel brand new
    When you come up for air
    When you come up for air
    That's what it feels like
    When you come up for air
    When you come up for air
    You feel brand new
    When you come up for air
    When you come up for air


    Wipe us of the face
    Of the human race
    Whichever way you look
    It's indisposed or disgraced
    Fighting on the shore
    The hoi polloi want more
    Howling bloody murder
    But it's nothing just a murmur

    In your skin dive
    In deep silence we are
    Going underwater
    It's a lifeline
    Teardrop, bullets, all night
    Slip into the water

    Baby....that's what it feels like

    When you come up for air
    When you come up for air
    You feel brand new
    When you come up for air
    When you come up for air
    That's what it feels like
    When you come up for air
    When you come up for air
    You feel brand new
    When you come up for air
    When you come up for air

    A blushing rose is torn
    From these sugar walls
    I've misplaced my future
    Could I please borrow yours?
    Panic on the scene
    You know what I mean
    Anything you want to be
    The only thing you want from me

    Is skin dive
    In deep silence we are
    Going underwater
    It's a lifeline
    Teardrop, bullets, all night
    Go inside the water

    Babygirl you're swimming
    A little too deep
    So deep... That I think you might hit a reef
    I think you low on oxygen
    And you're too glad to leave
    Babygirl swim to the top
    Grab my hand and hold me and breathe

    Baby... That's what it feels like
    When you come up for air
    When you come up for air
    You feel brand new
    When you come up for air
    When you come up for air
    That's what it feels like
    When you come up for air
    When you come up for air
    You feel brand new
    When you come up for air
    When you come up for air Writer/s: NICK RHODES, SIMON JOHN LE BON, JOHN NIGEL TAYLOR, ROGER ANDREW TAYLOR, TIM MOSLEY, NATE HILLS
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., ANTHEM ENTERTAINMENT LP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Cks from New Haven , CtActually the entire Red Carpet Massacre album was recorded with Nate Hills; Timbaland worked on only three tracks: "Tempted," "Nite Runner" and "Skin Divers."
    As noted, this became a very divisive album within the Duran fan community. Many felt the band sold out by trying to work with the popular Timbaland as well as Justin Timberlake (who co-wrote "Falling Down" and can be heard on "Nite Runner.") The band had generated some momentum after their 2001 reunion and the
    subsequent release of 2004's "Astronaut" which featured the original lineup for the first time since 1985...the follow-up album, which is alluded to above, was called Reportage and shelved as noted above...this seems to have been a factor in guitarist Andy Taylor leaving the band yet again...

    Comments from the band on the RCM project fall along predictable lines: Roger and John, shut out of much of the songwriting (drums/bass), don't like it at all.
    Simon and Nick, however, both have commented that they feel it will stand the test of time and don't seem to hate it as much.

    If you want to start a firestorm on a Duran forum or message board, bring this album up...personally, I think it's okay--for a hip-hop album, it still
    seems to contain songs that have that classic Duran sound ("Box Full of Honey" and "Falling Down" come to mind). "Skin Divers" grew on me
    but I think everyone can agree that Duran went in a better direction when they hooked up with Mark Ronson for the next album...
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Colbie Caillat

Colbie CaillatSongwriter Interviews

Since emerging from MySpace with her hit "Bubbly," Colbie has become a top songwriter, even crafting a hit with Taylor Swift.

Richie McDonald of Lonestar

Richie McDonald of LonestarSongwriter Interviews

Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.

George Harrison

George HarrisonFact or Fiction

Did Eric Clapton really steal George's wife? What's the George Harrison-Monty Python connection? Set the record straight with our Fact or Fiction quiz.

Jeff Trott

Jeff TrottSongwriter Interviews

Sheryl Crow's longtime songwriting partner/guitarist Jeff Trott reveals the stories behind many of the singer's hits, and what its like to be a producer for Leighton Meester and Max Gomez.

Rickie Lee Jones

Rickie Lee JonesSongwriter Interviews

Rickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump.

AC/DC

AC/DCFact or Fiction

Does Angus really drink himself silly? Did their name come from a sewing machine? See if you can spot the real stories about AC/DC.