In This Skin

by Diana Chittester

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She got under my skin.
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released in May 2012 this album takes an intimate look into the personal life of Diana Chittester, struggles with a religiously structured background and closely examines the sexual relationships of wanted and unwanted experiences.

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released May 18, 2012

Music, lyrics & acoustic guitar: Diana Chittester
Engineer & drums: Jim Wall
Bass: Michael Barrick
Back up vocals: Becky Boyd & Claudia Scheive
Electric guitar: Ben Neives
Stand up bass (song 8): Kevin Johnson
Stand up bass (song 10): Matt Miller
Acoustic guitar solo (song 3): Jeff Sherman
Recorded at Blue Buddah Studios

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Diana Chittester Cleveland, Ohio

Diana Chittester stands alone on stage with her arsenal of acoustic guitars. Her solo show is brought to life by her signature percussive multi-part playing, mimicking a full band on a solo acoustic guitar, blended with intelligent and articulate lyrics. Diana’s energetic solo show provides audiences the full experience. ... more

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Track Name: You
YOU

She came in and sat next to my window
I said ok begin and tell me what I need to know
She just laid down and called me to her body
And we made love, we fucked our pain away
I held tight to the last that I had of her
As she said now I have no reason here to stay
I watched her skin move away from mine
As she turned to leave me one more time
And all that I can say

(Chorus)
Is it’s you
You
It’s you, baby, you

So now this room is just that grave where I lay me
And in this tomb I am haunted by her memory
The walls scream in her voice my name
As my corpse is forced to rest in pain
And all that I can say

(Repeat Chorus)

Well, love is just my prison
How I wish I could burn this damn house down
And now the you is gone
Because I need you more than ever now
So I guess that’s why we bid farewell
To you and now you’re gone

So now you’re here
I have you next to my window
Will you escape this terror I call me
Because I know the hurt that you could be
So if you’re gonna go will you please just leave
All that I will say
Is it’s you
Track Name: Waiting Wanting
WAITING/WANTING

Some things never really mattered
And love never really mattered to me
Sometimes its emotion
though it makes you give in to carelessly

Now that the night is over
And I’m lying here
All alone
This terrible hurt you gave me
Makes me want to know
How many lives do you own?

Your fingertips touching the side of my skin
All on my chest, leaving an imprint
In my breast
I didn't think you'd reach me so deep
You're touching my heart
ripping the innocence out of me

(Chorus)
How many bodies, do you hold?
How many lives, do you own?
Ooh yes I am wanting I’m waiting
All alone
Ooh yes I am wanting I’m waiting

Lying in the sheets of sin and regret
All of this awfulness I wish I could
Somehow forget
Yea but I
Even though I sit and I cry
Only the terribleness is all that ever revived

(Chorus)

Your body makes a promise
it so badly wants to keep
and even though you pull apart
your body never completely leaves

(Chorus)
Track Name: The Whether
THE WHETHER

I use to sing about the weather
like whether or not the suns gonna shine
But lately some things have gone too deep
for the ignorant to grasp or define
I’m standing now waiting anticipating
that day I can cease all explaining
Until then I’m feeling somewhat envious
of all of those who say

I’m suited up for my long long ride home
That starting point from which gone running from
From the confrontation with the conversations
Dealing with the plans of future destinations
So stand back I’m waiting, anticipating
that day I can cease all explaining
Until then I’m feeling somewhat envious
of all of those who say

(Chorus)
I walk along that tightrope
And I sway with every winded blow
And I bend and balance so
When the reach the other side I know
When I come back down
When I come back down
I still have me, I own

Well the weather says from here what I’ll do
What challenges I will seek or see through
Will I stay or will I run
Will I continue to act play have fun
Stand back I’m waiting, anticipating
That day I can cease all explaining
Until then I’m feeling somewhat envious
of all of those who say

I walk along that tightrope
And I sway with every winded blow
And I bend and balance so
When the reach the other side I know
When I come back down
When I come back down
I still have me, I own
Track Name: Cold
COLD

Cradle the sound of my voice
In your cold
And in your whole, I’ll stand alone
Savor the taste of my words
In your mouth
And in yourself, I stand alone

(Chorus)
Oh from reason I give myself to you
Both you and I ----Cold

Silence that calling, it comes for us
As we listen poised
And through our joys, I’ll stand alone

(Chorus)
From reason I give myself to you
Both you and I
We know exactly what to do
Both you and I
We go cold

Silence the sound of my voice
In your cold
And through your joys I stand alone
I stand alone

(Repeat Chorus)
Track Name: Hostage
HOSTAGE

I focused in
on all the pain
And forced it under with no way of surfacing
So you will never
feel my hurt
And I'll remain the evil you wish God would burn

I wondered to
this immaculate
Mis-conception of the faith I inherit
From my savor who I'm surrendered to
and held for ransom to the conflict I am hostage to

(Chorus)
They shackle my body down to the cross
Hold me for ransom in the name of their God
If their reason are not reason good at all
My body is safe from harm

Their power's deep
So I suspect
My baptism is in the blood from their victims
So I will be infected
with their decease
and have no choice but to cry out
My God, my soul to keep

(Chorus)
They shackle my body down to the cross
Hold me for ransom in the name of their God
If their reasons are not reasons good at all
My body is safe from harm

So much distraction so their violence can give
here in my temple my sanctuary is
if their reasons are not reason good at all
my body is safe from harm.

(Repeat Chorus)
Track Name: In This Skin
IN THIS SKIN

My love, my only love
In this darkened room we declare our love
My dreams my fantasies
tonight are given life and begin to breathe

(Bridge)
But from the charade your body wants to play
As the heart thrusts to push this away
On the verge of all being known
til the skin slowly absorbs

(Chorus)
In this skin
is the evidence I am withholding
and selfishly protecting

My dear, come my dear
Crawl to me in passion from your lust my dear
Yearn for and crave my touch
lie your body still as I examine us

(Repeat Bridge)
(Repeat Chorus)

My love, my only love
in this darkened room we declare our love
I am your pleasure
I, I am your joy
I am your perfect lullaby

(Repeat Bridge)
(Repeat Chorus)
Track Name: River
RIVER

A stale beginning can lead to stale endings
And some things never progress
And hopelessness has become all to common
And suddenly the latest trend

Me I'm one who
never could conform
Cause something runs too deep

I picture myself with ability to fly
over any given Earth, sea or sky
As I lay myself in the clouds that rocks my gently
While the goddess sing their sweet lullabies

Dreams they form
shadows barricade
Skeletons they won’t dance

(Chorus)
Let's go to the river
and quickly jump in
Watch as our lives begin
Let's go to the river
and sleep in its bed
watch as our lives begin

Interpretation of mass imagination
sometime reflects as only ill on me
So I lock myself on those islands laying distant
while the pirates guard me out by the seas

Dreams they form
Shadows barricade
Skeletons they won't dance

(Repeat Chorus)

I realize we're on the edge of our perceptions
In exchange some things never change
I like to think that you fuel your own depression
In exchange that means I can live

Dreams they form
Shadows barricade
Skeletons they won't dance

(Repeat Chorus)