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Soft Skin Secret



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A friend called Nick came up with this funky little riff and that got us started in a different direction, plus I’d been listening to a bit of Joss Stone that morning. Just a little tune about a memory of teenage infatuation….a long, long time ago!
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Soft Skin Secret

Teenage innocence
And far off times
I’ll meet you by the bus stop at half past nine
The soft skin secret’s ours

You’ll have to excuse me
If I stop and stare
It’s the sparkle in your eyes
And the smell of your hair
The soft skin secret’s ours

You know my head feels like
It’s been painted by Picasso
Can’t concentrate on anything I do
There’s something pulling
At the back of my mind
At the back of my mind is you

If loves just a temporary chemical imbalance
I’m not going to complain
That stage dies
And life becomes a compromise
Memories still remain

You know the soft skin secrets ours tonight
There’s no one to disturb and nothing to fight
The soft skin secret’s ours
The soft skin secret’s ours
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Uploaded: Mar 25, 2011 - 06:23:23 AM
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2011 - 06:23:23 AM Last Played: Jan 12, 2019 - 12:26:02 AM
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RAVENS said 2918 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
Cool Title
And I love Joss Stone! Yeah man this is funkalicious, very cool vibe ya got here. Diggin' the lyrics and the great laid-back vocals. Great stuff!

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Jarvoid said 2917 days ago (March 25th, 2011)
Nice little number,slightly wistful, as you say
teenage infatuation,aaah me,they was the best of times,they were the worst of times.


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alackbass said 2917 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Soft Skin Secret
Funky and cool! The flute solos were an unexpected surprise. The swirling electric piano adds some nice depth. The lyrics fit like a glove. Very good vocal!
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egobandit said 2917 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
soft skin
Very laid back groove, Like when you get all scattin, the flute adds just the right lift. Cool song!
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neilh79 said 2917 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Soft Skin Secret
How cool, kind of an african beat in the percussion, really good funk awesome!
Vic Holman said 2916 days ago (March 26th, 2011)
Soft Skin Secret
digging the bass line. everything seems to revolve around it nicely.
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mrattue said 2916 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
Funky skin
Great sound. Love the bass.

The funky feel makes the situation seems less of a memory, for me, than an actual event unfolding in the present. The song is living it, not remembering it, perhaps?

Love the flute. Suddenly, it could be Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull! He loved funky bass lines, too.

Good tune, guys. Very much enjoyed.

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hackneybloke said 2915 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
soft skin
wait...am i on the right page? i was expecting hickling stan.....oh wait...ah...here they are. whoah.....what a cool vibe. nick's riff is a gem. wow....i LOVE that flute and are those bongos real or software.....they sound fantastic. mark....love your delivery...especially the na-nas....that flute is back - i LOVE it. great track guys.
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magnatone said 2915 days ago (March 27th, 2011)
Soft Skin Secret
Hey guys - ooh, cool flutes - what a good idea! excellent funkola - thanks!
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PeterB7858 said 2914 days ago (March 28th, 2011)
Worth the diversion...
Bit of a different direction for you guys but well worth the diversion. Great riff, magic flute and some nice percussion all add to the restrained funk vibe. Ah, the soft skin secret.... Congratulations, Peter.
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sammydix said 2910 days ago (April 1st, 2011)
can't help but groove along with Secret. flows coolly from beginning to end. head by picasso: great line.
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jdholliday said 2876 days ago (May 6th, 2011)
glad I saw you online and caught this song this morning, I love everything about this. Do more! really really good stuff!
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Name: Mark and formerly Steve
Location: Leicestershire United Kingdom
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Hickling Stan started as Steve and I back in 2007. We had a great creative 5 years writing songs together, posting on here and playing live in the East Midlands.I moved away south in 2013 and let MJ lie dormant for a few years until the muse came bac... [see more]

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Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e.g., James Brown and his band members (especially Maceo and Melvin Parker), and groups like The Meters. Funk best can be recognized by its syncopated rhythms; thick bass line (often

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