Thick Skin

from the album "Mr Buechner's Dream"

Music by Daniel Amos, Words by T.S. Taylor
2001 Zoom Daddy/BMI
I've opened up a place
In this simple song
It's a little bit of space
I'm leaving...
Taking chances
At first glances
That you'll get me all wrong
And cross out every word I'm singing

Chorus:
Or this could grow on you
(my friend)
Might not knock you down
Or drag you in
But it's a place I can begin
To get under your antenna
and your
Thick skin

How about a little wind
In your perfect hair?
How about a little swim
In my ocean?...
I'm dreaming in and breathing in
The metaphoric air
Designed to get your faith in motion

Chorus

Working in precision
(on your) Thick skin
Making an incision
(in your) Thick skin
Creating some division
(in your) Thick skin
Dropping words of wisdom
(on your),Thick skin

I've opened up a vein
And let the ink get out
It's dripping from the hand
I'm moving...
The mystery in You and me
Is what it's all about
And true love is the scalpel
I've been using

Chorus