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Under My Skin lyrics

I come to life when the light turns on
But die with every curtain fall
My troubled life makes my troubled heart
Hold on for this curtain call

Buried in smoke and mirrors, no one can find
These little pieces I've tried to leave behind
If I showed you all my truth, could you still be mine?
Would you still be mine?

I just want you near, I want you to stay
But if you come too close, my edges will fray
I won't let you in and show you my grey
I'd rather lie here in the darkness
'Causе you don't know what's under my skin
Close to my body, close to my hеart
Like it's always been, under my skin

A shadow's chased, never to be caught
Hoping for the break of dawn
Look away and take me from my flaws
And tell me what is going on

Buried in smoke and mirrors, no one can find
These little pieces I've tried to leave behind
If I showed you all my truth, could you still be mine?
Would you still be mine?

I just want you near, I want you to stay
But if you come too close, my edges will fray
I won't let you in and show you my grey
I'd rather lie here in the darkness
'Cause you don't know what's under my skin
Close to my body, close to my heart
Like it's always been, under my skin

Open me up, facing my fears, show me what love is
Build me back up, fade all my tears, show me what trust is
It's in your eyes, I know you care
How hard being tough is
How hard being loved is

I just want you near, I want you to stay
But if you come too close, my edges will fray
I won't let you in and show you my grey
I'd rather lie here in the darkness
'Cause you don't know what's under my skin
Close to my body, close to my heart
Like it's always been, under my skin
Close to my body, close to my heart
Like it's always been, under my skin

Under My Skin

Written by F. Arvidsson, C. Walshe & R C Furner.
Published by BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd, Universal Music Publishing & JEM Music Publishing.
Produced by The Alias.
Keyboards & programming by Julian Gingell & Barry Stone. Mixed by Pete Hofmann. Studio assistant: Lorenzo Maccheroni. Recorded at Elektro Bank, Miloco Recording Studios, London.
Mastered by Dick Beetham at 360 Mastering.