There’s a fair chance Skin and Bones will be more popular than David Kushner’s previous great smash, Daylight. The new song delves deeper into our emotions, this time exploring themes of love, temptation, and human wants. Fans are thrilled; it was a long-awaited release, and now it’s time to look into the words and their significance. The song’s official streaming and full lyrics are at the conclusion of this post, but first, let’s look at its message.
Skin and Bones is a song about love and temptation: David Kushner’s lyrics describe his desire to a mystery woman. He understands that it can be risky; she is portrayed as a deceitful lady, but this does not diminish his desire.
This lady posed a menace. The song indicates that he already knows her well; he describes her with precision and confidence. That’s what makes the song so powerful: even if he understands everything, his essence wants to “feel” her entirely. He even seeks God’s pardon, recognizing that desire is a sin.
“Skin and bones” is an effective metaphor: David Kushner relates her presence to a matter of body, clarifying the meaning of the words. He is fully aware that she does not represent a safe haven for his soul. She is simply enticing him physically. The song focuses on her material character, including her lips, kiss, and the stunning last picture of honey flowing from her teeth. Nonetheless, he wants to completely surrender to her.
Finally, this is virtually a test for the vocalist, which is most likely the true meaning of Skin and Bones: allow me to really feel you; I want to understand your true essence. If it hurts me, it will be the last affirmation of who you truly were. You symbolize temptation, and I choose to yield and experience what awaits me.