"Please Push No More" as written by and Gary Anthony James Webb....
Now I'm behind glass
I'll talk to you
The telephone lines blind
You have defaced my face
I bet you laughed at me
You bright young things
And now I need no-one
I miss you, so

Please push no more
Please push no more

Now it's all over for sure
I'll walk back home
We must all come down
We all grow old
We are close, we are hurt
So that was love
And love she kills me
It needs to, so

Please push no more
Please push no more

Please push no more
Please push no more


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"Please Push No More" as written by Gary Anthony James Webb Gary Anthony Webb

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    General Commenta great song ! gary numan is trying to tell his fans to stop calling him or taking pictures of him, grabbing at him...etc. just like in the verse it says..."we must all calm down" ! he's not jesus christ, or the devil come back to save the fuckin' world. he wants to be left alone. great song !
    xl5ronon May 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this is about fans. It's "come down" not "calm down". Sleep By Windows is about fans, but not this.
    fairfieldparlouron January 17, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is not about Garys Fans at all, I think its a message to his critics in the music business, the first verse is about the present, the time he wrote the song.
    the first line

    Now I'm behind glass
    I'll talk to you
    (meaning him in his studio, he can talk in his recordings......)

    The telephone lines blind
    You have defaced my face
    I bet you laughed at me
    (no one can see what he really thinks and feels, but the press and other bands criticize him)

    You bright young things
    And now I need no-one
    I miss you, so
    (i think he is telling his critics and other bands he needs no one, but he still misses them even though he's saying it. Like we all say things we dont mean sometimes)

    The second verse is I believe is Gary looking into the future,

    Now it's all over for sure
    I'll walk back home
    We must all come down
    (Meaning what happens after the success ends and he's older)

    We all grow old
    We are close, we are hurt
    (Meaning all the other bands, all grown older, meaning they are all the same and maybe all hurt that its over)

    So that was love
    And love she kills me
    It needs to, so
    (meaning he knew it was all love deep down and that other bands really admired him and he admired them and that the love at the time killed him but it needed to ...to drive him and others forward to strive for further sucess.)

    for what its worth thats what I think anyway. Its a great song and one I play a lot.
    chewstickon June 26, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningHi there,

    I love this song so much!

    Despite its melancholy sound, i truly believe that there is a progression from problem to resolution. I agree with some of the other comments on here and would like to share my personal opinion, thanks :)
    - - -
    VERSE 1: THE PRESSURE OF FAME
    - - -
    1. ‘I'm behind glass, I'll talk to you'
    His studio recording medium is his most comfortable means of expression
    Although just as on a prison visit, talking from behind glass, maybe he feels more confined than protected.
    - - -
    2. ‘The telephone lines blind, you have defaced my face’
    The media, press or critics communicate powerful misleading defaming and blinding information
    - - -
    3. 'I bet you laughed at me, you bright young things'
    A normal human insecurity: an artist who is sensitive to negative critics
    - - -
    4. 'And now I need no-one, I miss you, so'
    The pop machine propaganda: if you are famous, fame is all the love you need. But he is human. He wants human love.
    Anyway wanting and needing is not the same thing. Independent people can still hold romantic dreams (not need but want love)
    5. 'Please push no more'
    As a conclusion to verse one: Fame presents its pressure
    - - -
    VERSE 2: REAL LIFE/ TRUE LOVE
    - - -
    6. 'Now it's all over for sure, I'll walk back home, we must all come down',
    After the end of a concert: The anti-climactic episode after being on stage:
    A transition from public persona (fame) to private REFLECTION upon life and love.

    7. 'we all grow old, we are close, we are hurt'
    This is a reflection of REAL things like life and love as opposed to superficial love (fame)
    Consciousness of his own mortality, need for real love.
    - - -
    8. 'So that was love, and love she kills me, It needs to, so'
    A reflection on a moment of true love occurs. True love exposes us to the risk of pain.
    - - -
    SYNOPSIS
    - - -
    VERSE 1: THE PRESSURE OF FAME
    VERSE 2: REAL LIFE/ TRUE LOVE (as opposed to FAME)
    - - -
    Perhaps real life/ true love is what will release him from the pressure of fame
    We feel that there is liberation from this pressure by the end of the song

    the dolphins communicating freely, without glass,
    freely swimming in the sea:
    nobody is pushing anymore:
    HE IS FREE
    Makeitmeansomethingon January 05, 2014   Link

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