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Rascal Flatts Skin Lyrics

Last updated: 01/29/2012 10:00:00 AM

Sarabeth 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, it just won't go away
So she sits and she waits with her mother and dad
Flips through an old magazine
Till the nurse with a smile
Stands at the door
And says will you please come with me

Sarabeth 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 were gonna try
It's just been approved
It's the strongest there is
I think we caught it in time

Sarabeth closes her eyes
And she dreams she's dancing
Around and around without any cares
And her very first love is holding her close
And the soft wind is blowing her hair

Sarabeth is scared to death
As she sits holding her mom
Cause it would be a mistake
For someone to take
A girl with no hair to the prom

For, just this morning right there 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

Sarabeth closes her eyes
And she dreams she's dancing
Around and around without any cares
And her very first love was holding her close
And the soft wind is blowing her hair

Its quarter to seven
That boys at the door
And her daddy ushers him in
And when he takes off his cap
They all start to cry
Cause this mornin where his hair had been
Softly she touches just skin

And they go dancin
Around and around without any cares
And her very first true love is holding her close
And for a moment she isn't scared

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tears | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/19/12

even as a hardened police officer who has seen and dealt with terrible situations,i can say the first time i heard this song i had to wipe away the tears.children who develop this horrible disease is the most heart wrenching thing i have encountered,the courage they all show fighting this disease is outstanding.good luck to all those kids fighting today and god bless those who don't make thoughts and prayers are with you all. jimmy

Brett Marie Christian | Reviewer: tweedledeedum | 9/17/11

September 4. Is it just a coincidence that a girl named Brett Marie Christian who had a leukemia and wished to have this dance before she died was also the same day the song went out?but they were on different years.

skin | Reviewer: mark | 8/2/09

this song hits very close to home. i have a son that was diagnosed with leukemiaon 10/9/06. we found out the same way, a bruise that wouldnt go away. i listen to this song a lot and cry almost every time i hear it. right now my son is 9 years old and plans to receive his las dose of chemo in jan. 26, 2010!! we pray everything goes as planed, for every child dealing with a life threatining illness. god bless :)

Myself | Reviewer: Marrisa | 2/4/09

This song came out September of '04, and September 7, 2004 I was diagnosed with leukemia. I was only twelve and the fact that this song came out right as I found out my news. It really broke my heart/ My mom listened to it and cried. It took me till last summer to finally gather the courage to listen to it. I cry each time I hear it, I felt as if the song was made to help me. If only I had listened to it before. When Sara Beth lost her hair that is when I completely break down. Because I woke up with hair on my pillow. It was really hard for me. I just think the song is beautiful and can hit close to home for many people.

For Jean | Reviewer: Jaci | 1/29/09

Hello Jean.

I would just like to say, I know how you feel. My grandfather, who was like my second father, died from cancer on New Years Eve when I was 10. So I would just like to say, as hard as it is to pull through, you have to do it for the rest of your family.


This song made me cry the first time I heard it. My friend Dave kept going on about it, and I never listened to it until a couple of weeks ago. And I swear I broke down. It's an amazing song that makes you not only think, but feel. You feel empathy towards Sara Beth, and sorrow. It's a beautiful song

Beautiful | Reviewer: Sean | 7/27/08

There are many wonderfully beautiful songs out there, but this one is one of the best. I love this song, and every time I hear the lines about the boyfriend greeting her after shaving his head for her, I can't help but cry. I work with many sick children, and this song describes so many of them. Thanks to Jeff and the guys for singing Skin (Sarabeth).

Sara beth | Reviewer: karissa | 2/6/08

omg this song is wat
explains my life ever since i was
7 years old and this song came out when
the doctors told
me my news
so i know wat sara beth is going through
and o know how it feels for our
moms and our familys
but when they say that it's
gone and u belivie it just be careful
b/c it can come bck again
like mine has...
nut it's ok i'll live thorugh it and my boyfriend is just finding out
soo he stilll says that he
won't leave me
and i'm beliveing him too...

this song... | Reviewer: Allison | 1/26/08

I absolutely love this song! This song reminds me of my cousin, London, who died of Luekemia, they played this song at her funeral services. She was only 6 years old. I miss her so much.

my mom. | Reviewer: Jean | 1/5/08

my mom passed away from cancer a week from christmas this last year. on 12/19/07 and im only 13 so its still very hard. listening to this song just made me cry.

good love and beautiful heart | Reviewer: goodlove | 12/3/07

i have a lot of guy friends. and none of them like slow songs, let alone slow country songs. but i made a few of them listen to this, and i saw it open up their heart. this song brought tears to my eyes. and its the only one that ever has. its opened me up to reality. i have a friend who just got rid of his cancer last march. and two days ago my teacher told me she had cancer in her back. its a really sad and shocking thing. this song touched me. i love it. thank you.

the saddest song ever | Reviewer: ty'ann cate | 11/22/07

rascal flatts i just wanted to tell you that last january my dad died of mole cancer.he was the best dad ever. i always pray for him and i was just wondering if the and your group could pray for him to.i would really appreciate it!

this song brought a tear to my eye | Reviewer: Shelby Garrett | 11/19/07

my grandma died from cancer and it is like my weakness.... i miss her so much and im like in love with this song.... i went and saw "rascal flatts" and i fell in love with yall.. and i listened to this song constantly for like ever... i love yall

Deep Feelings | Reviewer: Jeff | 10/20/07

I am new to Rascal Flatts and I heard this song. It is especially meaningful to me as I have been recently diagnosed with leukemia. This song really manages to evoke some deep emotions as we all now someone with some form of cancer, if not now unfortunately most likely in the future. The song let's me know that I am not alone.

depressing | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/13/07

its hard to listen to this song because my mom had breast cancer, a few years ago, but she survived without having to go through chemo. It still makes me sad everytime i listen to this song because i think of what it was like when she had it.

sad song | Reviewer: jessica | 10/3/07

this song is soooooo awesome. my great aunt has breast cancer and this song reminded me of all that she went through. i feel for anyone who has cancer, who has died from it and who has survived it.