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new warm skin


composers
Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Simple Minds


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing


background
Demoed on the album's demo tape (although missing its melodic chorus at this point), New Warm Skin was formally recorded during the Empires And Dance album sessions. At odds with the rest of the travelogue (being Jim's amusing take on plastic surgery), it ended up as the B-side of I Travel.




lyrics
One fatal gift,
Arrived here today.
Heavenly sent,
To the beauticians that pray.
Here comes that face,
And it's a textural treat.
Is this a war?
Is this a god?

New,
Warm,
Skin.
New,
Warm.

Expensive to touch,
It's a novocaine skin.
Beauty; this beast,
Is transparent and thin.
This sun can be cruel,
I don't want to melt.
Is this a war?
Is this a god?

New Warm Skin.
New Warm Skin.
New Warm Skin.
New Warm.

One fatal gift,
Arrived here today.
Contorted dreams,
Of the beauticians that pray.
Crawling out of this heat,
And drifting this way.
Is this a war?
Is this a god?

New Warm Skin.
New Warm Skin.
New Warm Skin.

Is this a war?
Is this a god?



discography
Single Version (4:35)
Producer: Leckie
Engineer: Jones

I Travel 7" single I Travel 7" Irish single X5 Empires And Dance Promo X5

Demo (4:20)
Producer: Leckie
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Silver Box Promo CDR #1 Silver Box




demo discography
Demo Version (4:20)
Producer: Leckie



live history
Empires And Dance Tour: 1980