Alexander Rybak perform the cover of the song “Skin”

Alexander Rybak’s version of the song “Skin”(Sarabeth), a song written by Doug Johnson and Joe Henry and originally performed by American country music group Rascal Flatts.

Alexander performed “Skin” in the summer show “Spellemenn” (Fiddlers) in Tønsberg 2010.  Enjoy this very touching performance, recorded by Julia Bezbakh in July 2010. Lyrics you’ll find below the video.

More info about the song on Wikipedia.

Music and lyrics: Joe Henry and Doug Johnson

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 it 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 at 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.

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 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
And Sara Beth 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 a soft wind is blowing her hair

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

The official music video of the song performed by  Rascal Flatts

6 thoughts on “Alexander Rybak perform the cover of the song “Skin””

  1. Thank you so much, Irina. It is a beautiful song and it was so unexpected, to hear him perform it. A totally unknown song to all of us, I think.

  2. Marianne, you’re welcome:)
    Big surprise to us from Alex.
    Listening this song and thinking how we should value every moment…

  3. Thank you for the lyrics,Irina!! Such a sad and beautiful song!! We should never forget this side of life….great that Alex has shown us this song!!!

  4. After this song I see the real value of life. There is no boundaries for us. Let`s just live. God, how I love this song. And I love Alex for performing it and I love you guys for this lyrics <3

  5. This song so beatiful and so sad at the same time … and Alex’s performance is just perfect!

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