Here's a name you cannot forget
Her name is Glynis, yes
And with these tears of respect
Conforms a sadness
For anyone who's ever lost
One who's dearest, and the love of a friend

On our worried knees
Given to all beliefs
Scarecrows and disease haunt us all
Ooh, bury your heads in the sand
Ooh, bury your heads

So have we stumbled from grace
Are we being punished for fate
My god is subtle and great
He can't be wounded
By the gossip and the hate of the frightened
Who turn their backs on the sea, yeah

Fear that grips us all
Gives us an awful sound
Can't help anything but ourselves
Ooh, bury your head in the sand
Ooh, bury your head, yeah
Ooh, bury your head

Ooh, I believe in one love
Ooh, I believe in one love
Ooh, I believe in one love
Yeah, yeah


Lyrics submitted by kahlan, edited by mightymse17

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  • +2
    General CommentGlynis was obviously written about The girl from Red Red Meat, Glynis who died of AIDs. I recommend you watch 'No Alternative' for more info.
    TumoraXsaulton June 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah it's about Glynis Johnson from Red Red Meat. It didn't come off the Siamese sessions, it came off another session right after that. The session was recorded at Smart Studios and included two songs; "Blew Away" and "Glynis".
    Aic 48on June 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI'm pretty sure the line written as:

    "Who took their paths on the sand, yeah"

    Is actually:

    "Who turn their backs on the sea, yeah"

    The latter is a somewhat common phrase about cognitive dissonance and refusing to acknowledge the elephant in the room regardless of how dangerous it might be (i.e. AIDS) because it makes life easier for us. Turning one's back on the sea, as if that'll make it any less powerful, is like consigning AIDS to a category of disease that "good" and "responsible" people don't need to worry about.
    PaddyMon August 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so glorious. it comes from the siamese dream studio takes but was left off, and i don't get why cos it's so pretty. it's so chilled and warm, i love it! anyways, that's what i think...
    xpankfrisston March 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes! One of the greatest songs by Billy that didn't make it to an album. So sad, so beautiful. But what's up with the bass? Anyway...it's great!
    Satur9on May 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere can I find this song?
    Cam-winon May 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, there is a little bit of an interview on my version where billy does confirm that it's about the above mentioned Glynis, or rather the reactions of others to her death. I don't know where it came from though, my uncle sent me an album called Soaping Windows, I think it came off Napster or I tunes, look there.
    chardsofglasson August 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou can listen to this song on youtube at youtube.com/…
    pandora_ash_avalieon August 24, 2008   Link

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