Celebrity Skin
by Hole

Album: Celebrity Skin (1998)
Charted: 19 85
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  • Oh, make me over
    I'm all I want to be
    A walking study
    In demonology

    Hey, so glad you could make it
    Yeah, now you really made it
    Hey, so glad you could make it now

    Oh, look at my face
    My name is might have been
    My name is never was
    My name's forgotten

    Hey, so glad you could make it
    Yeah, now you really made it
    Hey, there's only us left now

    When I wake up in my makeup
    It's too early for that dress
    Wilted and faded somewhere in
    Hollywood
    I'm glad I came here
    With your pound of flesh
    No second billing 'cause you're a star now
    Oh, Cinderella
    They aren't sluts like you
    Beautiful garbage beautiful dresses
    Can you stand up or will you
    Just fall down

    You better watch out
    What you wish for
    It better be worth it
    So much to die for

    Hey, so glad you could make it
    Yeah, now you really made it
    Hey, there's only us left now

    When I wake up in my makeup
    Have you ever felt so used up as this?
    It's all so sugarless
    Hooker, waitress, model, actress
    Oh, just go nameless
    Honeysuckle, she's full of poison
    She obliterated everything she kissed
    Now she's fading
    Somewhere in Hollywood
    I'm glad I came here
    With your pound of flesh

    You want a part of me
    Well, I'm not selling cheap
    No, I'm not selling cheap Writer/s: William Patrick Corgan, Courtney M. Love, Eric Erlandson
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 11

  • Corey from Ede, Bhutanthis song is awesome i love it
  • Kait from Somewhere, OhIt does refer to merchant of venice
  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnI'm still in love with this song. Courtney can do no wrong.
  • Austin from Smallsville,new England, --This song was featured on the video game Rock Band.And yes I did like this song before the game.
  • Sibella from Pretoria, South AfricaI wonder whether 'pound of your flesh' refers to The Merchant Of Venice...?
  • Paige from Brisbane, Australiai think it is about the fakeness of holywood and just how hard it is to make it
  • Roxy from London, Englandthe song title is a reference to a hollywood magazine that prints unortharised pictures of naked celebrities, the band is also a reference to that magazine.
    "why celebrity skin?"
    Courtney: "because i've touched so much of it"
  • Madalyn from Greensburg, Panot my favorite hole song but still pretty good
  • Leah from Humboldt, Iagood song. kind applies to trying to be who everybody wants you to be.
  • Kira from Edmonton, CanadaOne a Hole's hits. This song was pretty good, post grunge. Shows the ficklness of Hollywood - "hooker, waitress, model, actress - oh just go nameless!"
  • Teri from Lewisville, TxThis is also a reference to the LA band Celebrity Skin... I think this was written not only "about the pressures of being a public figure" but also Courtney's personal experience of being made over, into someone acceptible and accessible in the industry, as opposed to being a "Grunge Queen". Remember all the fuss made about her appearance at the Oscars (I think) after she had her make over and suddenly she became a media darling (for a while at least)?
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