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about

What talent scouts, Taxi.com said about Thick Skinned ...

"I'm captivated from the first word to the last ... it helps that the hook is ultra-catchy. One listen and it's etched in the listener's mind for an eternity."

and

"lilting and majestic."

lyrics

You came roaring back to life
You came roaring back to life
Down the freeway, five gears,
Nothing but strife

You were the centre of good
We were the open two
You were the right thing
I knew I had to do

Of course you’re right
I realised
Then I slipped right back
behind my disguise

Cos you are you
And I am me
And you are everything
I hoped you would be

So it leaves me sad
It leaves me blue
It leaves me mad about
the way I left you

Thick skinned, I need to be
Thick skinned, I need to be
Thick skinned, I need to be
I cannot be this raw,
Anymore

Such pretty thoughts
Such pretty scenes
So much more than they could
ever have been

Now it’s 3 AM again
I wish I wasn’t here
I wish I could just click my fingers
and disappear

Cos you are you
And I am me
And you are everything
I hoped you would be

So it leaves me sad
It leaves me blue
It leaves me mad about
the way I left you

Thick skinned, I need to be
Thick skinned, I need to be
Thick skinned, I need to be
I cannot be this raw,
Anymore

So it leaves me sad
It leaves me blue
It leaves me mad about
the way I left you

Cos you are you
And I am me
And you are everything
I hoped you would be

credits

from The Light​-​Filled Corner, track released August 21, 2011

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The Grownups Melbourne, Australia

The Grownups appeared on the Australian independent charts in the late 80s with two singles (Into The Beyond and Snakebite) and an EP. They reformed in the 2010s as a recording-only project. Their debut album, The Light-Filled Corner, features 20-year-old songs alongside recent tracks. ... more

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