Rub it on your skin like lotion

from Wu-Tang Clan – Method Man Lyrics on Rap Genius


This is possibly an allusion to a line spoken by serial killer Buffalo Bill to his victim in the movie Silence of the Lambs:

It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again

Bill is threatening his victim, Catherine, with the torture of being hosed by cold water unless she applies lotion to her body. Bill ‘skins’ his victims, and the lotion keeps the skin malleable and hydrated to facilitate its removal.

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