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Bullet-proof Skin About the Song

Cool to disappear but
I missed you most days
An army of tattooed angels
Have brought me back today


I'm a waster boy
anti-masterplan
Been stuck inside this lonely room again
You get paranoid
see vultures circling
one slip then down comes the final curtain
Until, you come, into your soul again
We'll be the worst of best friends
Doesn't feel like Christmas in Hollywood
Doesn't feel like we're ever going to make it home

Burn, baby burn
Strung out on a wire
Heart in a cage
Youíre so full of desire
You need, fast hands
To deal with all the liars
So donít burn baby burn baby burn

Itís a waste of joy
I can hardly stand
Been looking for the ramp for my escape
I love animals, so close to perfect
They're the only ones who seem to know their heart
Doesn't feel like Christmas in Hollywood
Doesn't feel like we could ever come undone

Burn, baby burn
Strung out on a wire
Heart in a cage
Youíre so full of desire
You need, fast hands
To deal with all the liars
Bullet-proof skin to keep you alive
Burn, baby burn
Strung out on a wire
So donít burn baby burn baby burn

I can't hold you, I can't hold you, I can't hold you
To lose you is to never love again
To lose you is to never love again
To lose you is to never love again
To lose you...

Burn, baby burn
Strung out on a wire
Heart in a cage
Youíre so full of desire
You need, fast hands
To deal with all the liars
Bullet-proof skin to keep you alive
Burn, baby burn
Strung out on a wire
So donít burn baby burn baby burn

I can't hold you, I can't hold you
I can't hold you, I can't hold you

wtf does that word mean?:

waster[n.] 1 a (1) : one that spends or consumes extravagantly and without thought for the future (2) : a dissolute person b : one that uses wastefully or causes or permits waste c : one that lays waste : DESTROYER 2 : an imperfect or inferior manufactured article or object
masterplan[n.] a plan giving overall guidance
vultures[n.] a rapacious or predatory person

Band Thoughts:
"I think that in order to survive, there's this concept of having bulletproof skin," Rossdale explained. "Maybe it's a threat of losing what is most important to you. That really inspired that song. That's why you have a lyric like, 'To lose you is to never love again.'...'When you lose something that is the closest to you, whether it is a person or an ideal or a dream, there's a potential that you feel like it will never happen again," he added. "I think that everyone in every walk of life, whatever they do, when you try and exist in this really chaotic world of mixed messages and untruths, you need bulletproof skin in order to survive. I think that most people have that as a natural defense mechanism. That was basically the basis for it." - Gavin



Staff Thoughts:

Probably the catchiest song on the album. Got to wonder why Gavin always assimilates with fire and paranoia - Laura

Fan Thoughts: