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Ben Harper — Skin Thin
Album: White Lies For Dark Times
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Released: 2009
Length: 4:28
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Now that you're grown up
You can finally learn to be a child
We made it to the end of the world
But we'll never make it out alive

Skin thin
I breath out you breath in
But the days seem so long
Skin thin
Blood again
It's all I can do to hold on
We're just skin thin

Always knew if we didn't have each other
We'd have nothing at all
But you were always brave enough
To live like you could never fall

Skin thin
I breath out you breath in
But the days seem so long
Skin thin
Blood again
It's all I can do to hold on

Now that we've grown up
Can finally learn to be a child
With good friends behind me
But ghosts up ahead for miles and miles

Skin thin
I breath out you breath in
But the days seem so long
Skin thin
Blood again
It's all I can do to hold on
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thought it was Cat Stevens
I would love to sit down and have a few beers and conversation with Ben Harper.  Something tells me that it would be a fine time.
Background music plus. 
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:)
sweet
BH can suck an egg.
 skyguy wrote:
I never understood the hatred directed towards BH. I like some of his songs. Some not so much. He's pretty darn good though overall.
Like Bugs Henderson said, "It's just music man"

 

Yea, me neither. Ben's cool with me.
 joelbb wrote:
I'm amazed at anyone who is other than annoyed with this collection of sound-bite lyrics.  Someone - probably his mother - lied to this man and told him not only that he's talented, he's original and deep as well.  Bogus.

 
Someone's mother lied to them but it wasn't Ben Harper.  How often do you cry for mommy?  Or is your crying just reserved for these boards.
You are right on, Mr. Harper; life is skin thin, ain't it?  Now that I'm grown up, I truly understand that we'll not make it out alive.
I never understood the hatred directed towards BH. I like some of his songs. Some not so much. He's pretty darn good though overall.
Like Bugs Henderson said, "It's just music man"
It's interesting to note that many of the comments lacking insight are no doubt from those young-uns not raised in the folk music era. Each to his own opinion.
So great to hear this song on RP.
I'm amazed at anyone who is other than annoyed with this collection of sound-bite lyrics.  Someone - probably his mother - lied to this man and told him not only that he's talented, he's original and deep as well.  Bogus.
Almost thought this was Ben Harper for awhile there....
Nice tune but almost cannot stand how Ben is singing here.
 dpvest wrote:
naw...david wilcox has more of a warm baritone...

love this song tho.  nice video to go w/ it if you have time
https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A0oG7lO3KuVO6nUAtFpXNyoA?p=thin%20skin%20ben%20harper&fr2=piv-web

 


 
Worth the time to watch the video.  Thanks Mr. Vest.
 Photo-John wrote:
Fuck yeah. Ten.
 
Ditto
naw...david wilcox has more of a warm baritone...

love this song tho.  nice video to go w/ it if you have time
https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A0oG7lO3KuVO6nUAtFpXNyoA?p=thin%20skin%20ben%20harper&fr2=piv-web

 



 
JoBo wrote:
Thought this was David Wilcox and was quite sure of if until I checked the playlist ... anyone else hear DW here?
 


Fuck yeah. Ten.
Nice!
Ben is good.
Thought this was David Wilcox and was quite sure of if until I checked the playlist ... anyone else hear DW here?
Good song off a great album.  There are definitely better choices on this album and god knows how many in his back catalogue.
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:

Don't you mean Yusuf?

 

Good old Joe Islam.


Man, what a very nice tune. Immediate 8 in my book.

I like this— 7 at least on first take
 Tagish_girl wrote:

Cat, is that you??? {#Angel}

 
For sure, never heard Mr. Harper sounding so Cat-like!
I cried...
smokin' guitar
Interesting record, check it out.  Ben's got three young men from Texas (Relentless7) backing him up this time around.  Those boys can rock!  The heavier tracks are much more interesting than this one.
 Tagish_girl wrote:

Cat, is that you??? {#Angel}


 
Don't you mean Yusuf?

Cat, is that you??? {#Angel}


Overall, this CD seems to be hit-or-miss. I've heard a few different tracks off of it, and have really liked what I've heard, with the exception of one or two tracks, which I didn't really care for at all.

This one, I like. Solid effort. An "8" after my first listen.

 


Love it... best Ben in years!!!
interesting new harper album