Perfect Skin
Lloyd Cole Lyrics

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.

William Mark Dyer

I was just thinking about how under-rated Elliot Easton was.

Ken Steiger

Thank you everyone. I loved this session. Ric basically called the shots and I turned the knobs. :)

Brian Coffey


Richard Diaz

What I meant was “That sir, is friggin’ amazing. “

Patrick Noland

Excellent job. Absolutely love this song. It has aged remarkably well. I played this constantly back in the day. Love it!

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Eddie Simpson

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

Rora Etienne

Now you have a like for ever year x

Grandma’s Haunted Hutch

2020: the year of hell , I’m 50 , this brings me back to other dark years when I was a teenager and Perfect Skin and Rattlesnakes were rays of light and hope for me .

Neil Sarath

2020 (corvid days. 😷). 64 & enjoying the memories of this tune. 👍

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