Skinny

It's for the people who walk amongst us.

Skinny are an original band with a unique, British sound. 

Find out the lyrics for each Skinny song. What do they mean. What's being sung. And how the story fits together.

 

Skinny Lyrics


SKINNY - WON'T NEED YOU. (FISHER/BRANSCOMB/Lamb)

 

It’s taken you some time to reach the place that you are now

Standing here before the world with nothing but a frown

Oh you didn’t see it coming right between the eyes

 But when it hits you yeah, I guess you’ll over generalise

 

‘cause It’s a vanity clause

And yes it’s yours

There’s a vanity clause

With your name on (yeah your looks have gone)

 

You’ve been waiting oh so long just for something new to fear

 When all the time you had in your hands the future dear

 Oh you didn’t see it coming right between the eyes

 But when it hits you yeah, there’ll be no big surprise

 

‘cause It’s a vanity clause

And yes it’s yours

There’s a vanity clause

With your name on (yeah your looks have gone)

 

Outside the air is clear, there’s nothing left to fear

I’m a cause without a home, a shadow left to roam

And though I see it though the eyes of the mistaken

Only love can get on, only love can get on..

 

‘cause It’s a vanity clause

And yes it’s yours

There’s a vanity clause

With your name on (yeah your looks have gone)


Skinny - Won't Need You. (Fisher/Branscombe)

I’ve got a picture of you hanging on my wall

Nothing lights the night for me, I’m set up for a fall

The overtones of all that’s done / just leaves me flat again

The words I love you hang and haunt and flow within my veins

 

And I won’t need you, to light the way

And I won’t need you, to go astray

And I won’t need you, to set me alight

And I won’t need you, to lay at night


SKINNY - Largest fish. (FISHER/BRANSCOMBE/Lamb)

Everyday I‘ve been thinking about you, thinking til my head hurts

Everyday I‘ve been thinking about you, thinking til my head hurts

 

And I don’t look inside / and I don’t feel the pride

‘Til the sunlight hits the dawn of day

And I don’t realise / that I’m losing my pride

But it’s better than yesterday

 

Everyday I’m still thinking of you, thinking til my head hurts

Everyday I’m still, thinking of you, thinking til my head hurts

 

But I won’t be denied / overseeing my guide

Til the morning meets the end of play

And I don’t realise / that I play and then hide

But It’s over for me any way.

 

But I’m just looking / Waiting for my time

Get up here with me / Get on the money line

I’m just looking / Waiting for my time

Get up here with me / Get on the money line


Everyday I‘ve been thinking about you, thinking til my head hurts

Everyday I‘ve been thinking about you, thinking til my head hurts

 

And I don’t look inside / and I don’t feel the pride

‘Til the sunlight hits the dawn of day

And I don’t realise / that I’m losing my pride

But it’s better than yesterday


But I’m just looking / Waiting for my time

Get up here with me / Get on the money line

I’m just looking / Waiting for my time

Get up here with me / Get on the money line


SKINNY - eyes wide open (FISHER/BRANSCOMBE)

There’s something lacking in the world today/ no Mr Big, can make me pay

For all the side shows that come my way / Seen it all before

Somebody stole the heart off me / held me back when I was free

 Sapped all of my energy / I've had it up to here

 

‘and now I’m walking / With my eyes wide open

 I’m walking (walking) / With my eyes wide open

 See through all of this / see it for what it is

 ‘and now I’m walking (walking)

 With my eyes wide open (with you)

 

There’s nothing left for me to say, people on the streets should pay

But they didn’t count on what I’d say.

Now...

 

‘and now I’m walking / With my eyes wide open

 I’m walking (walking) / With my eyes wide open

 See through all of this / see it for what it is

 ‘and now I’m walking (walking)

 With my eyes wide open (with you)


SKINNY - Live for today (FISHER)

Thinking out loud is all I do / So long as you’re here by my side

There’s still so much for me to do /  In my short lifetime

Tomorrow is a long way off / I heard someone say

So I’ll take my chances now / and live just for today

 

And I’m gonna Live for today (A)

I’m gonna Live for today

I’m gonna Live for today

I’m / I’m / Gonna live for today

 

Could it be the same for you   /  is life passing you by

The time you used to have  /  you’re kissing it goodbye

 But there is still some hope / for you to make it pay

So Throw out the old ideals / and live just for today

 

And I’m gonna Live for today (A)

I’m gonna Live for today

I’m gonna Live for today

I’m / I’m / Gonna live for today

 

It’s over before you know it. No chance to keep it in.

You make the choices my friend. Stand by them lose or win.

But don’t try to change my life or even ask me why

That’s why I live just for today, I’ve got love on my side

 

And I’m gonna Live for today (A)

I’m gonna Live for today

I’m gonna Live for today

I’m / I’m / Gonna live for today


SKINNY - Mr bragg (FISHER)

Can you tell me, what’s in the news today

Where’ve you been lately, escaped in your own way

Well did you hear me now, and all I have to say

You’re nothing special, just another cast away

 

And just a Bragg,

Nothing better than to tell a tale or two

He’s just a Bragg

Damn sure there’s a bit of Mr Bragg

Living on in you

 

What colour is the sky, on the world you roam

So many petty details, what colours your flash new phone

Are you really from the same breed, that I know today

You’re nothing special, just another cast away

 

And just a Bragg,

Nothing better than to tell a tale or two

He’s just a Bragg

Damn sure there’s a bit of Mr Bragg

Living on in you


SKINNY -ANOTHER WAY TO REASON (BRANSCOMBE/FISHER)

It may seem a long way off / over the horizon is where we’ve lost

Won’t take too long to see / that all you need

 

Another way to reason

Another way to reason

Another way to reason

Another way to reason

 

Don’t outstay your welcome / ‘cause it’s the only one you’ll get

 Time isn’t on your / but this is not the end

 

Another way to reason

Another way to reason

Another way to reason

Another way to reason


SKINNY - For the people (BRANSCOMBE/FISHER)

Travelled a thousand miles to be here, to see you smile again

To be among my people yeah, all feeling the same

The memories come flooding back, of all that’s gone before

A sea of jostling souls, and everyone wanting more

 

But no sooner than it started, it’s over again

Take a dose of reality, cause we all know the plan

 

It’s for the people (who walk amongst us)

It’s for the people (who are living for now)

It’s for the people (no judgement you’ll find)

It’s for the people – it’s all about us, it’s all about now.

 

People say that it’s plain old rock and roll

The music, the feeling, the passion, the soul

Nothing else matters, as you hope to pretend

Living life for the moment, never wanting it to end

 

But no sooner than it started, it’s over again

Take a dose of reality, cause we all know the plan

 

It’s for the people (who walk amongst us)

It’s for the people (who are living for now)

It’s for the people (no judgement you’ll find)

It’s for the people – it’s all about us, it’s all about now.