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Perfect Skin
by Lloyd Cole and The Commotions

I choose my friends only far too well
I'm up on the pavement, they're all down in the cellar
With their government grants and my I.Q.
They brought me down to size, academia blues
Louise is a girl, I know her well
She's up on the pavement, yes she's a weather girl
And I'm staying up here so I may be undone
She's inappropriate, but then she's much more fun and
When she smiles my way
My eyes go out in vain
She's got perfect skin
Shame on you, you've got no sense of grace, shame on me
Ah just in case I might come to a conclusion
Other than that which is absolutely necessary
And that's perfect skin
Louise is the girl with the perfect skin
She says turn on the light, otherwise it can't be seen
She's got cheekbones like geometry and eyes like sin
And she's sexually enlightened by cosmopolitan and
When she smiles my way
My eyes go out in vain
For her perfect skin
Yeah that's perfect skin
She takes me down to the basement to look at her slides
Of her family life, pretty weird at times
At the age of ten she looked like greta garbo
And I loved her then, but how was she to know that
When she smiles my way
My eyes go out in vain
She's got perfect skin
Up eight flights of stairs to her basement flat
Pretty confused huh, being shipped around like that
Seems we climbed so high now we're down so low
Strikes me the moral of this song must be there never has been one

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Written by: LLOYD COLE

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Ken Steiger

I mixed this song with Ric Ocasek in studio B at electric lady studios.

truemansparks

Loved the Cars RIP Ric.

Colleen De koning

That must have been interesting!

Eddie Simpson

It's 2018, and I'm now 70, but I still love this....Fantastic memories.

Paul Smith

@rhayader0625 Lloyd is going to be an icon like Dylan in times to come.

Paul Smith

A once in a lifetime band and experience.

Colleen De koning

@Ciaran O Sullivan -- I completely forgot about Rattlesnakes! For some reason this song just popped into my head today. Used to be a huge fan.

Ciaran O Sullivan

I was 17 when this was released and it got some radio play
I bought the Rattlesnakes album soon after

Peter McKee

Eddie it's 2019 and I'm 70. Everything you said!

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barney sumner

cheekbones like geometry & eyes like sin, what a killer line!!!

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