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On the opposite side of the wind
A woman is wearing it thin
The opposite side of her skin
More lyrics here.
I know what 'wear thin' means, yet I'm not sure if it works the same with 'it' here? What does 'wear something thin' normally mean? Also, do you think it's a play on the word 'thin-skinned', too?(I know, that smells of asking for interpretation, but I would just like to know if linguistically, you'd make the association.)
There is surprisingly (in my opinion) little evidence for "to wear something thin" being used. Would it be unnatural to talk about wearing a fabric thin?
SongMeanings | Lyrics | Oren Lavie - The Opposite Side Of The Sea
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Not a teacher.
Since I see no immediate answers from NESs, I'll just assume the phrase's ambiguous to them, too.
And now I'll stop pestering you with lyrics
for now. :D