Cole, Lloyd - Perfect Skin Lyrics




I choose my friends only far too well
I'm up on the pavement
They're all down in the cellar
With their government grants and my IQ
They brought me down to size
Academia blues

Louise is a girl
I know her well
She's up on the pavement
Yes, she's a weather girl
And I'm staying up here so I may be undone
She's inappropriate but then she's much more fun and

When she smiles my way
My eyes go out in vain
She's got perfect skin

Shame on you, got no sense of grace
Shame on me
Just in case I might
Come to a conclusion other than that which is absolutely necessary
And that's perfect skin

Louise is the girl with the perfect skin
She says, "Turn on the light otherwise it can't be seen"
She's got cheekbones like geometry and eyes like sin
And she's sexually enlightened by Cosmopolitan and

When she smiles my way
My eyes go out in vain
For her perfect skin
Yeah, that's perfect skin

She takes me down to the basement
To look at her slides
Of her family life
Pretty weird at times
At the age of ten she looked like Greta Garbo and I loved her then
But how was she to know that

When she smiles my way
My eyes go out in vain
She's got perfect skin

Up eight flights of stairs to her basement flat
Pretty confused, huh?
Being shipped around like that
Seems to climb so high
Now we're down so low
Strikes me the moral of the song
Must be: there never has been one





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Cole, Lloyd Perfect Skin Comments
  1. Blue Beetle

    The Jimmy Carr of the 80s.

  2. Hugo Mucciante

    Quelle classe ! Superbe titre qui me fait toujours le même effet 30 ans après !

  3. Rodney Cooper

    A typical 80's song-timeless and brilliant.

  4. nicholas jenkins

    1986 Glastonbury unbelievable group

  5. Power to the People

    Always felt bad for people with skin problems when I heard this. I was faarrrrr from poifect.

  6. Geoffrey Jonathan Wilson

    Still love 'em!

  7. Hey Hombre

    Cool and edgy as they have ever come. This song is as ingrained in me as my parents DNA.

  8. Alves Monteiro

    Lloyd cole e os loucos anos 80,encaixaram na perfeiçao

  9. Marc C

    Brilliant song writer, can remember buying album

  10. HighwayRamos

    Perfect pop.

  11. Nick Smith

    Memories.

  12. soulminer 1970

    Bought this single when I was 14 cos I had a crush on this chick who had perfect skin.

  13. soulminer 1970

    Bought this single when I was 14 cos I had a crush on a girl who had perfect skin.

    Daniel Davies

    Try TheThe soul mining

  14. Juicy Lucy

    Perfect song.

  15. The Last Bastions Of Bohemia

    Let’s look at those slides fad ☮️

  16. Mario Martell

    1984 yo tenía 20 años y es una de las mejores rolas de ese año grandioso

  17. sally archer

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  18. TSgitaar

    I love major 7 chords, so I love 80's guitar pop.

  19. Lee Etchells

    I came here after the tragic death of the band "hers".
    Trying to think who the lead singers voice reminded me of.
    Then it came to me Lloyd Cole! R.I.P

  20. Amer111 111

    Letras inspiradas arranjos em ressonância. Perfeito

  21. Robert De Bellême

    Esos pantalones blancos con ese “sweater” negro, esa piel pálida y esa música irreemplazable. Todo aquello me volvía loco. Cómo amé a Lloyd Cole y como extraño los 80.
    .

  22. tikunani

    Like nothing else, pure pop genius with a Left Bank twist, soo coool....

  23. mark hamer

    three minutes of absolute magic.

  24. Emerson Almeida

    Me traz boas lembranças...

  25. PK der Dritte

    Great Song, love this

  26. sexobscura

    could very easily be a Smiths song

  27. PAUL STEVENS

    Just an amazingly simple, yet well written song that still sounds just as good now compared to when first released.

  28. toni agüera

    Incredible! Great lloyd cole!

  29. Nunzio Totaro

    I was a student in Amsterdam .. and they where sooooo cool ... Cafe Weltschmerz

    Ralph Jackson

    But did you have any lost weekends in a hotel there?

  30. Alexi Beck

    Lloyd Cole's singing voice sounds very Australian.

    BTW I know he's English

    Andy JS

    I know what you mean, although lots of English singers also sound like this.

  31. Alexi Beck

    I thought this song would at least have 1 million views

  32. Lucigaïah

    " I choose my friends only far too well
    I'm up on the pavement, they're all down in the cellar
    With their government grants and my i.q.
    They brought me down to size, academia blues
    Louise is a girl, i know her well
    She's up on the pavement, yes she's a weather girl
    And i'm staying up here so i may be undone
    She's inappropriate, but then she's much more fun and
    When she smiles my way
    My eyes go out in vain
    She's got perfect skin
    Shame on you, you've got no sense of grace, shame on me
    Ah just in case i might come to a conclusion
    Other than that which is absolutely necessary
    And that's perfect skin
    Louise is the girl with the perfect skin
    She says turn on the light, otherwise it can't be seen
    She's got cheekbones like geometry and eyes like sin
    And she's sexually enlightened by cosmopolitan and
    When she smiles my way
    My eyes go out in vain
    For her perfect skin
    Yeah that's perfect skin
    She takes me down to the basement to look at her slides
    Of her family life, pretty weird at times
    At the age of ten she looked like greta garbo
    And i loved her then, but how was she to know that
    When she smiles my way
    My eyes go out in vain
    She's got perfect skin
    Up eight flights of stairs to her basement flat
    Pretty confused huh, being shipped around like that
    Seems we climbed so high now we're down so low
    Strikes me the moral of this song must be there never has been one
    Speedboat
    Julie said we drink far too much coffee
    Wine and cigarettes and we never get no sleep
    I first met them at a riverboat party
    Both of them were speeding i would say
    I lived on the edge of all this indulgence
    Taking notes and trusting in prudence
    Julie said to jim why don't we jump in
    While the water is cool and we are still friends
    Some say that they o.d.'d on leonard cohen
    Well i can see that river whenever i think about them
    The river is cruel and the water is deep and blue
    I was working then on my great unfinished novel
    "please let introduce myself my name is ronald"
    I was okay there until i lost my cool
    Now let me introduce you to the rest of the crew
    It wasn't my style to find surf in my eye
    It was much more my style to find sand in my eyes
    Though there is absolutely no truth to be discovered
    Albeit truth then is nothing to be found
    We academics are not easily discouraged
    Lloyd you know wits they come three to the pound
    Julie said to jim look at the state we're in
    It was never her intention to conclude anything
    It wasn't my style to find surf in my eye
    It was much more my style to find sand in my eyes
    It was just not my style to find surf in my eye
    It was much more my style to get sand kicked in my eyes
    Sand in my eyes "

  33. AmirSuperTube

    https://youtu.be/44cOIKDpbLw

  34. Lorna

    ...cheekbones like geometry and eyes like sin........

    Sharon Jensen

    I've always wondered about that line. Never met anyone of that description. Maybe Lloyd Cole did.

  35. Debbie Olsen

    this song is a perfect tuned blissful feeling!xx he sounds so lovely.xxxdebbie o

  36. Debbie Olsen

    this song is a perfect tuned blissful feeling!xx he sounds so lovely.xxxdebbie o

  37. Debbie Olsen

    this song is a perfect tuned blissful feeling!xx he sounds so lovely.xxxdebbie o

  38. STAR OF DAVID67

    Timeless

  39. Claudio Deliberto

    Puta som, uma banda que poucos conhecem... super tocado nos pub de liverpool...

  40. Taxibraga II Lda

    Tomorrow we will drive Mr. Loyd Cole.

  41. PaulLonden

    This is so good ....

  42. Big Flat

    Best album ever with sparkle in the rain

    SALVADOR ROMERO MOLINA

    GREAT TASTE...ADD HATFUL OF HOLLOW,THIS IS THE SEA AND OCEAN RAIN

  43. Patrick Stocks

    I choose my friends only far too well
    I'm up on the pavement, they're all down in the cellar
    With their government grants and my I.Q
    They brought me down to size, academia blues
    Louise is a girl, I know her well
    She's up on the pavement, yes
    She's a weather girl
    And I'm staying up here so I may be undone
    She's inappropriate, but then she's much more fun and
    When she smiles my way
    My eyes go out in vain
    She's got perfect skin
    Shame on you, you've got no sense of grace, shame on me
    Ah just in case I might come to a conclusion
    Other than that which is absolutely necessary
    And that's perfect skin
    Louise is the girl with the perfect skin
    She says turn on the light, otherwise it can't be seen
    She's got cheekbones like geometry and eyes like sin
    And she's sexually enlightened by cosmopolitan and
    When she smiles my way
    My eyes go out in vain
    For her perfect skin
    Yeah that's perfect skin
    She takes me down to the basement to look at her slides
    Of her family life, pretty weird at times
    At the age of 10 she looked like greta garbo
    And I loved her then, but how was she to knock that
    When she smiles my way
    My eyes go out in vain
    She's got perfect skin
    Up 8 flights of stairs to her basement flat
    Pretty confused huh, being shipped around like that
    Seems we climbed so high now we're down so low
    Strikes me the moral of this song
    Must be there never has been one
    Speedboat
    Julie said we drink far too much coffee
    Wine and cigarettes and we never get no sleep
    I first met them at a riverboat party
    Both of them were speeding I would say
    I lived on the edge of all this indulgence
    Taking notes and trusting in prudence
    Julie said to Jim why don't we jump in
    While the water is cool and we are still friends
    Some say that they o.d.'d on Leonard Cohen
    Well I can see that river whenever I think about them
    The river is cruel and the water is deep and blue
    I was working then on my great unfinished novel
    "Please let introduce myself my name is Ronald"
    I was OK there until I lost my cool
    Now let me introduce you to the rest of the crew
    It wasn't my style to find surf in my eye
    It was much more my style to find sand in my eyes
    Though there is absolutely no truth to be discovered
    Albeit truth then is nothing to be found
    We academics are not easily discouraged
    Lloyd you know wits they come 3 to the pound
    Julie said to Jim look at the state we're in
    It was never her intention to conclude anything
    It wasn't my style to find surf in my eye
    It was much more my style to find surf in my eye
    It was just not my style to find surf in my eye
    It was much more my style to get sand kicked in my eyes
    Sand in my eyes

    Sh4rpy VWR32

    Patrick Stocks Well done Patrick, you passed on you’re hearing test

    DraganChe Gagi

    You added Speedboat lyrics as well, edit it, please.

  44. Benedetto Bruno

    Always thank you to Great Britain and the British people for giving the rest of the World hundreds of unforgettable bands and music of unparalleled beauty.

    Russell Connolly

    Benedetto Bruno Your welcome mate

    Peter Handley

    Our pleasure

    Power to the People

    Great comment.

  45. Stuiver

    still a worldhit.

  46. Brian Barnes

    Up eight flights of stairs to a basement flat. Genius.

  47. Sean Coombes

    Brilliant song

  48. steve cook

    this video makes me think of a brilliant line in dylans " it's alright ma im only bleeding " ....."but I mean no harm nor put  fault on anyone who lives in a vault "  that aside a classic song on a great album -which I loved in the early eighties .

  49. Dick Head

    Musically very decent song, but I can't stand this guy's 'singing'

  50. IIDeCkArDII B263-54

    ...Quality!!!

  51. John Macleod

    I can remember being on a car journey to Aberdeen and heard thus incredible song,Lloyd Cole's voice lends itself to perfect lyrics too.

  52. Amy

    Great song. Never actually saw him until now and hes kinda like Elvis and Jimmy Carr's baby, bizarre but not entirely unpleasant if you know what I mean......

    Marv Sayles

    Amy like it lol

  53. Spen Davie

    Good track,

  54. Russ Kenny

    Fantastic song brilliant band

    Head Honcho

    Sums it up really

    Ralph Jackson

    Their first hit,in July 1984. Reminds me of pub evenings back then.

  55. Hejsan Hejdå

    Mes années 80... Trop de bons souvenirs

    Adrian

    Trop!!!!! Cest magnifique!!

  56. Ricardo César

    Lloyd never desapointed us.

  57. zero zero

    essa musica do. lloyd cole. e uma viagem. muito boa muito louca. gosto muito mesmo e a melhor pra mim

    José Carlos Domingues

    O trabalho do baixista é absolutamente sensacional.

  58. F C P

    just met lloyd his mum dad and son in a bar in the west of ireland 2 hours ago. beautiful people.

    paul dolan

    corcoran fmp when is the next Dublin gig

    Danny Brew

    Wow, what part of Ireland dude!

  59. Robert Clarke

    always liked it when he sang the live, the last line was turned into "the moral of this song is that we need another government"

  60. Patrick Martin

    It's just a good song

  61. Rosane Quintino

    eu amo muito!!!! I love so much!!!

  62. jimbom118

    lloyd cole cool as fuck,god knows what he looks like now. but am the same age.

    67 mark

    he still looks incredible....good looks and coolness stay with one for a lifetime

    Brian McColl

    So he must still be as good looking as me!

    justine ashby

    Pretty damn good actually. Seen him do his solo thing a fair few times and he is still cool as ever - and very funny too.

  63. Alex debico

    now in hindsight,listining to it again after 20 years or so , it much sounded like the Cure at times

  64. Alex debico

    thank you for posting this video .we were mising out on good quality audio and video of LCC. was n lovw with LLoyd Cold in my late teens ,lol

    R J Grace.

    If you listen to Uncertain Smile by The The you may notice a similarity. Not to mention that Loyd Cole was in The The briefly.

    DraganChe Gagi

    Raven Jayne Well noticed. Have a nice lost weekend :-)

  65. Richard Enge

    stemme D

  66. Cláudia Rodrigues Fonseca

    Esse disco inteiro é um dos melhores que já ouvi..muito bom!

    Ricardo César

    Cláudia Rodrigues Fonseca concordo em gênero, número e grau.

    Vitor Nascimento

    Cláudia Rodrigues Fonseca eu tenho esse cd

    Manoel Souza

    Amo muito Lloyd é essa banda, mais fica a pergunta oq ta acontecendo com a música mundial.

    Renato Diniz - HND Everyday

    É voltar realmente no tempo,comprei o disco na Hifi do Shopping Rio Sul Rio de Janeiro rsrsrs.😀👍👏👏👏👏👏

    Manoel Souza

    E uma pena nunca terem vindo ao Brasil.

  67. Mariateresa Costanzo Byrne

    One of the best songs of the 80's.

    Charles Wood

    Music was so much better back then. I mean seriously today's music; tuneless, soulless, emotionless, generic, repetitive, predictable, depressingly bad.

    Merin Fraser

    so serious video

  68. Scott Allison

    Cool witty lyrics beautifully crafted pop song

  69. Ziauddin Khan

    A perfect and intelligent pop song....

    noel kreutzmann

    so true a real class act to say the lest

  70. Dafydd Woodings

    GENIUS OR WHAT?

  71. Gusthavo Ed

    At least!

  72. TheSolnabo

    Weathergirl with perect skin - Ulrika Jonsson?

  73. Miguel Fragoso

    please subscribe to my you tube channel if you like it, thanks

  74. Lider Estofados

    perfeito....classico

  75. Orlando Masise

    one of my favorites song!