Skin
Rihanna Lyrics


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The mood is set
So you already know what's next
TV on blast
Turn it down
Turn it down
Don't want it to clash
With my body screaming now
I know you hearin' it
You got me moaning now
I got a secret set I wanna show you, oh
I got a secret I'mma drop 'em to the floor, oh

No teasin'
You waited long enough
Go deep
I'mma throw it at ya
Can't catch it
Don't hold back
You know I like it rough
Know I'm feelin' ya, huh
Know you liking it, huh

So why you standing over there with ya clothes on
Baby strip down for me
Goin' take 'em off
Don't worry baby
I'mma meet you half way
'Cause I know you wanna see me

Almost there
So baby don't stop what you're doing
Softer then them other
Boy I know you wanna touch
Breathing down my neck
I can tell ya wanna (sh)
And now you want it like
Want you to feel it now
I got a secret set I wanna show you, ooh
I got a secret I'mma drop em to the floor, ooh

No teasin'
You waited long enough
Go deep
I'mma throw it at ya
Can't catch it
Don't hold back
You know I like it rough
Know I'm feelin' ya, huh
Know you liking it, huh

So why you standing over there with ya clothes on,
Baby strip down for me
Goin' take 'em off
Don't worry baby
I'mma meet you half way
'Cause I know you wanna see me

No heels
No shirt
No skirt
All I'm in is just skin
No jeans
Take em off
Wanna feel your skin
You a beast, oh
You know that I like that
Come on baby
All I wanna see you in is just skin

Oh oh
Your skin, boy
Oh oh
Just skin
Oh oh
I'm loving your skin
Oh oh

All in baby
Don't hold nothing back
Wanna take control
Ain't nothing wrong with that
Say you liking how I feel
Ain't gotta tell me that
Just put your skin baby on my skin

No heels
No shirt
No skirt
All I'm in is just skin
No jeans
Take 'em off
Wanna feel your skin
You a beast, oh
You know that I like that
Come on baby
All I wanna see you in is just skin

Oh oh
Your skin, boy
Oh oh
Just skin
Oh oh
I'm loving your skin
Oh oh

No heels
No shirt
No skirt
All I'm in is just skin
No jeans
Take 'em off
Wanna feel your skin
You a beast, oh
You know that I like that
Come on baby
All I wanna see you in is just skin
All I wanna see you in is just skin
All I wanna see you in is just skin, just skin




All I wanna see you in
All I wanna see you in is your skin, ooh

Overall Meaning

Rihanna’s song Skin is an irresistibly seductive and sensual tune that invites the listener to engage in a sexual and intimate act. The mood is set right from the beginning - the TV is on blast and the singer commands her partner to turn it down as she wants nothing to clash with her irresistible body. She whispers to her lover, moaning in pleasure, and expresses her desire to reveal her secret set and drop them to the floor. The lyrics and the melody are laced with sexual undertones that are difficult to miss. The singer's voice is soft and breathy, and the captivating chorus reflects the ambiance and the mood of the song. The lyrics, although straightforward in their sexual connotation, are still poetic and expressive, drawing the listener deeper into Rihanna's world of seduction.


Furthermore, Rihanna uses the chorus to describe the kind of clothes she wants her lover to wear during the intimate experience. The singer encourages her lover to strip down and meet her halfway, revealing the lyrics “Baby strip down for me...All I'm in is just skin / No jeans take them off / Wanna feel your skin” – urging her lover to do the same. The song is a clear projection of Rihanna’s desires, leaving nothing to the imagination. It carries a raw and passionate touch that keeps the listener engaged throughout the song.


In conclusion, Skin is a song that is all about desire, seduction, and intimacy, written and performed in an alluring and irresistible manner. The lyrics are explicit and direct, leaving no room for ambiguity, reflecting a fiery sexual desire between two individuals.


Line by Line Meaning

The mood is set,
The ambiance is perfect, creating the ideal environment for what is about to happen


So you already know what's next
You are aware of what comes after this, as the situation has been building up to this moment


TV on blast,
The television is playing loudly in the background


Turn it down,
Lower the volume of the television to avoid it interfering with what is happening


Turn it down
The volume must be lowered to avoid clashing with my sounds of pleasure


Don't want it to clash,
The television noise must not compete with the sounds of intimacy


With my body screaming now
My body is filled with excitement and I cannot contain the noises I'm making


I know you hearin' it,
I am aware that you can hear the noises I'm making


You got me moaning now
You are the reason I'm making those sounds of pleasure


I got a secret set I wanna show you, oh
I have secret desires and fantasies that I want to reveal and explore with you


I got a secret I'mma drop 'em to the floor, oh
I have secret desires that I will reveal by taking off my clothes


No teasin',
I don't want to be teased anymore and am ready to proceed


You waited long enough
I've held back for too long and now I'm ready to indulge in pleasure


Go deep,
I want you to fully commit and get into a deeper level of intimacy


I'mma throw it at ya,
I will give you everything I have, without hesitation


Can't catch it
It's too much and too intense for you to fully control or contain


Don't hold back,
I like it when you are fully committed and passionate, without holding back


You know I like it rough
I enjoy the intensity of roughness as it creates excitement and stimulation


Know I'm feelin' ya, huh
I am emotionally and physically connected to you and feel your passion


Know you liking it, huh
I can tell that you are enjoying the experience thoroughly


So why you standing over there with ya clothes on,
I'm wondering why you're still fully clothed and not participating in this moment


Baby strip down for me,
I want you to undress and reveal your skin to me


Goin' take 'em off
I need you to fully commit and undress for me


Don't worry baby,
You have nothing to worry about, as I am ready and willing to meet you halfway


I'mma meet you half way,
I am willing to compromise and meet you in the middle


'Cause I know you wanna see me
I want you to be comfortable with me and able to fully enjoy this moment


Almost there,
We are approaching the peak of pleasure


So baby don't stop what you're doing
I don't want this moment to end and I want to fully experience the pleasure you are giving me


Softer then them other,
My skin is softer than anyone else's you've been with before


Boy I know you wanna touch
I can sense that you want to touch and feel my skin


Breathing down my neck,
You are close to me and your breath is warm and stimulating


I can tell ya wanna (sh)
I can sense that you want to be intimate with me


And now you want it like,
I can tell by your body language and touch that you are full of desire


Want you to feel it now
I want you to experience the pleasure you are giving me


No heels,
I am not wearing high heels that could get in the way of intimacy


No shirt,
I am not wearing a shirt because I want you to fully experience my skin


No skirt,
I am not wearing a skirt to avoid any barriers to intimacy


All I'm in is just skin
All that is covering me is my skin, fully exposing myself to you


No jeans,
I am not wearing jeans to avoid any barriers to intimacy


Take em off,
I want you to undress and fully commit to this moment


Wanna feel your skin
I am eager to fully and intimately feel your skin


You a beast, oh
You are powerful and wild in the way you are fulfilling my desires


You know that I like that
I am enjoying the intensity and power of our intimate moment


Come on baby,
I encourage you to continue and fully engage in this moment with me


Oh oh
I am experiencing intense pleasure and ecstasy with you


Your skin, boy
I am enjoying the feel of your skin against mine


I'm loving your skin
I am loving and enjoying the sensation of your skin and the intimate moment we are sharing


All in baby,
I am fully committed and invested in this intimate moment with you


Don't hold nothing back
I encourage you to be fully engaged and committed in this moment with me, without holding back


Wanna take control,
I want to be in control and provide you with pleasure and satisfaction


Ain't nothing wrong with that
There is nothing wrong with wanting to take control and provide pleasure to your partner


Say you liking how I feel,
I can sense that you are enjoying the pleasure and intimacy I am providing


Ain't gotta tell me that
It's okay if you don't say anything, your body language and touch are telling me everything


Just put your skin baby on my skin
I want to be intimately connected with you, feeling every inch of your skin against mine


All I wanna see you in is just skin
I want to experience you in your most vulnerable and intimate state, with nothing between us except our skin


All I wanna see you in is your skin, ooh
I am eager and fully invested in experiencing the most intimate and vulnerable moment with you through our skin-to-skin contact




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Kenneth Coby, Robyn Fenty, Ursula Yancey, Ursula Yancy

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