Skin of the Night
M83 Lyrics


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Like a moth she moves to the red light
Her blood warms and boils there
She skims the sweat like a new milk
And pops the buttons off her wet blouse

[Chorus: ]
Oh Queen of the Night
Well she is deep inside
She is haunting me
(All of her soft parts call to me
She could be mine)

She digs her nails into her naked chest
Miles of veins fan out like a road map
She pulls back the skin to show her ribs
That twinkle like shooting stars





[Chorus: Repeat 4X]

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to M83's song Skin of the Night describe the sensual movements and powerful allure of a woman who is compared to a moth drawn to the red light. The imagery used in the lyrics conveys the sense of warm, pulsating energy that surrounds her, causing her blood to boil beneath her skin. As she moves, she skims the sweat from her body and pops the buttons off her wet blouse, suggesting her uncontrollable sexual desire.


The Queen of the Night, as she is referred to in the chorus, is described as a haunting presence that calls to the singer. All of her soft parts, such as her skin and curves, are irresistible to him, making him want to possess her. However, the lyrics also convey a sense of danger and darkness, as the woman digs her nails into her chest, revealing her veins that fan out like a road map. She pulls back the skin to reveal her ribs, which twinkle like shooting stars, implying that she is otherworldly and mysterious.


Overall, the lyrics to Skin of the Night capture the intense sexual attraction and danger that come with the experience of desire. The woman described in the lyrics is both alluring and dangerous, making her both irresistible and frightening to the singer.


Line by Line Meaning

Like a moth she moves to the red light
She gravitates towards a dangerous temptation, just like a moth is drawn to light even though it may harm them.


Her blood warms and boils there
She feels intense excitement and passion as she gets closer to the danger.


She skims the sweat like a new milk
The sweat on her skin is like a precious, fresh milk that she appreciates and savors.


And pops the buttons off her wet blouse
She is so overcome with desire that she is tearing apart her own clothing to satisfy it.


Oh Queen of the Night
The object of her desire is like a powerful queen who rules over her obsessions and impulses.


Well she is deep inside
The mystical force that drives her towards the temptation is rooted deeply within her being.


She is haunting me
The allure of the dangerous temptation is consuming her and causing her to haunt the singer's thoughts and dreams.


(All of her soft parts call to me
The woman's tender and vulnerable aspects are irresistibly appealing to the artist,


She could be mine)
He feels that he could possess her and indulge in the temptation if he wanted to.


She digs her nails into her naked chest
She is so consumed by her desire that she is literally hurting herself in order to feel it more intensely.


Miles of veins fan out like a road map
Her true essence is laid bare, with countless veins mapping out and revealing the intricate pathways of her deepest, most primal urges.


She pulls back the skin to show her ribs
She exposes her innermost self, peeling back layers to reveal the raw skeleton underneath.


That twinkle like shooting stars
Even her bones seem to pulse with the same electricity and energy as a shooting star, a symbol of passion and desire.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: MORGAN GRACE KIBBY, ANTHONY GERARD GONZALEZ

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amatoanima

Like a moth she moves to the red light
Her blood warms and boils there
She skims the sweat like a new milk
As pops the buttons of her wet blouse

Oh Queen of the Night!
Well she is deep inside!
She is haunting me!
All of her soft parts call to me
She could be mine...

She digs her nails into her naked chest
Miles of veins fan out like a road map
She pulls back the skin to show her ribs
That twinkle like shooting stars.

Oh Queen of the Night!
Well she is deep inside!
She is haunting me!
All of her soft parts call to me
She could be mine...



BlacksheepVMA214fr

Hi the band.

Soon 50 yo, I can tell that this jewel - since mid. 80's when I discovered Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and This Mortal Coil, is a wonderful sublime surprise done today !

I've absolutely no words to explain what and how my soul is listening this amazing track, melodies & harmonies are perfect - as those deep voices.

I must thank you - so respectfully and sincerely, for this sound's beauty, really !

Fortunately such artists like you - through any style, when songs are made like this, are able to transpose many deep feelings from listeners like me & many others.

THANK YOU SO MUCH ❗️😍❗️🔥❗️

And yes, I'm in heaven with angels now 🙏🏻



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Wira Tjajadi

This is the best song from M83..now 2023 still love to listening it bring all the unforgettable memories back ♥

Saleem Frazer

One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard

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All fine bra all is fine.

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drum fills intensify

Ivan Vorobev

Do you hear M83- Outro?

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I love driving at night and blast this song, with a empty road.

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I second that there's nothing better makes you really feel alive

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