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Joanna Newsom

Only Skin (18:08)

The longest song on Newsom's second album, it had a complicated creation. Incorporating different bits of songs and the whole of a song only played live named 'Be A Woman', the song took the longest to write of all of them.

Newsom talked about its creation;
"The evolution of the song took a long time. I knew from very early on in its life that I wanted it to be a very long song, that it would be vulgar to make it…

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Only Skin

And there was a booming above you
That night, black airplanes flew over the sea

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