She comes to me
Whenever I am locked inside my room
Buried in the tune that I call love

She sings to me, the words I cannot hear
But then, the melody's so clear it makes me cry
Her love is so beautiful
Her love is so real, it smells like glue

She's leaving me to find a place she never will call home
I stand shaking like a stone
And smile inside

She's calling me to come to her and curl inside her womb
I hear lies, acid too
But I won't die, the pain is so beautiful
The urge is so real, it smells like glue

And I will scream, she hears me
I will tell myself she loves me
And all the lies and fears
Will stick to me like glue

And I will scream, she hears me
I will tell myself she loves me
And all the lies and fears
Will stick to me like glue

Lyrics submitted by Mopnugget, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Glue (The Gerbils cover) song meanings
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    General Commentstanza 1: she doesn't come into his room, obviously because it's locked. this is an artistic way of saying he's thinking about his lover.
    stanza 2: sings to him? perhaps this is her leaving him, if not verbally breaking up with him, then perhaps drifting away. he doesn't want to hear it, but he knows it's true and he's nostalgic.
    stanza 3: perhaps his smiling inside points back to the fact that he knows she'll never find another home.
    stanza 4: she calls him back, but he knows she's lying... maybe she's saying it because she's on an acid trip? who knows what was going on in the writer's head.
    chorus: this pins the feelings of a heartbroken man pretty well, i think.

    I was thinking that maybe the "smells like glue" could be either literal, e.g. the character in the song is sniffing glue. or perhaps, "smells like glue" means that he senses that her ove, and his urge for her, will be sticking to him for a long time, and won't be easy to shake.

    i don't like defining a song because songs mean different things to different people. this one moves me sooo much, though, so i thought i'd throw my thoughts out there to get some conversation going about it. i encourage you to disagree with me.

    also, if you don't have the NMH cover of this song, go to elephant six's website (google search) and it's under mp3's, NMH.
    what_would_jeff_doon October 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen you like someone that much and they don't know or don't feel the same way it is toxic and thrilling at the same time. The way their two voice work off eachother in this song is amazing.
    Dai101on November 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful
    Thats So 1982on January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the most beautiful song I've ever heard. I can't believe there is barely any comments on this song. It has such a surreal feeling to it because he sings it so softly and then the most emotional part of the song he yells.
    Beautiful,just beautiful.
    scatterbra1non March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, it's a cover song. It was originally by Scott Spillane's (trumpet player for NMH) band The Gerbils.
    SnareRushJunkieon December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*claps* of course anything mangum is gonna do will be beautiful, but add both of them together,and damn....
    walzblechon January 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentprob one of my favs from magnum and co. beautiful song.
    DuTcHoVeNon May 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so great. Actually, I haven't heard Mangum's version yet, but The Gerbils version is wonderful.
    blackled222on May 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstop talking about how great it is and please help me figure out what its about (not to say it isn't a beautiful song)
    kappelchickenon September 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is for sure about drugs, not a girl. The first two stanzas are about taking the drugs, the second two are about coming down. The last bit, about 'she hears me' and all, is more vague but i think its him trying (and probably failing) to convince himself that the drugs are worth it.

    If you've ever just sat in your room and taken drugs byself all lonely like all night long, you'll immediately understand, love, and hate this song.
    clarion113on January 11, 2007   Link

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