Skin (Sara Beth) by Rascal Flatts – October 25, 2005

I occasionally come across “blogs” or journals that are only filled with poems, quotes or songs by other people. This sometimes bothers me, as I’m not the kind of person who does this. My journal is my original writing and I take pride in the fact I’ve kept it fresh.

However, as mentioned in a previous entry, I recently heard a song that has touched my heart and hit home in what it’s talking about. The song is called Skin and is by the country group Rascal Flatts. The song talks about a teenage girl who finds out she has leukemia. The first couple of verses of the song really hit home since we can relate as Lis has leukemia.

Since there are some people who I want to hear the song but may not listen to country music (Mom!) I thought I would post the lyrics here. Enjoy!

Skin (Hidden Track)

Written by: Doug Johnson & Joe Henry
Published by: Sweet Radical Music & Cool Hand Music

Lyrics

Sara Beth is scared to death
To hear what the doctor will say
She hasn’t been well, since the day that she fell
And the bruise just won’t go away

So she sits and she waits with her mother and dad
And flips through an old magazine
Till the nurse with the smile stands in the door
And says will you please come with me

Sara Beth is scared to death
Cause the doctor just told her the news
Between the red cells and white, something’s not right
But we’re gonna take care of you

Six chances in ten, it won’t come back again
With the therapy we’re gonna try
It’s just been approved, it’s the strongest there is
And I think that we caught it in time
And Sara Beth closes her eyes.

Chorus:
And she dreams she’s dancing
Around and around without any cares
And her very first love is holding her close
And a soft wind is blowing her hair

Sara Beth is scared to death
As she sits holding her mom
Cause it would be a mistake for someone to take
A bald headed girl to the prom

For just this morning, right here on her pillow
Was the cruelest of any surprise
And she cried when she gathered it all in her hands
The proof that she couldn’t deny
And Sara Beth closes her eyes

Chorus:
And she dreams she’s dancing
Around and around without any cares
And her very first love is holding her close
And a soft wind is blowing her hair

Bridge
It’s quarter to seven, that boy’s at the door
And her daddy ushers him in
And when he takes off his cap
They all start to cry
Cause this morning where his hair had all been
Softly she touches just skin

And they go dancing, around and around
Without any cares
And her very first true love is holding her close
And for a moment she isn’t scared

5 thoughts on “Skin (Sara Beth) by Rascal Flatts – October 25, 2005

  1. Hi, stumbled upon your space and find it very spirited. I feel a little ashamed of myself for putting in my little flu on my blog.What a darling little child Lucas is, he is adorable. Hope you are on the winning hand of the battle, love, Daphne

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  2. The first time I heard this song it made me cry. The first time I found your blog I was inspired by the courage you and Lis have. What a beautiful child Lucas is and you have such a wonderfully supportive family. Praying that this last round of chemo is the last Lis ever has to endure. Best Wishes,Cheryl

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  3. Rascal Flatts sure have some great ones, this of course is one and a tear jerker at that…..I can only imagine how it touched you.have a great one….c u round!

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  4. Wow…the 1st time i heard this song i cried…and i thought of you and Lisy. I dont even know you, but through reading this blog i knew that you could relate to this song. I wanted to tell you about it awhile back…but i ahve been so busy. It looks like though you have already heard it! Have a good day

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