"Through Glass" as written by Shawn Economaki, Josh Rand, James Donald Root and Corey Todd Taylor....
I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
Oh God, it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
When no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

How do you feel? That is the question
But I forget, you don't expect an easy answer
When something like a soul becomes initialized
And folded up like paper dolls and little notes
You can't expect a bit of hope
And while you're outside looking in
Describing what you see
Remember what you're staring at is me

'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
When no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

How much is real? So much to question
An epidemic of the mannequins
Contaminating everything
When thought came from the heart
It never did right from the start
Just listen to the noises
(No more sad voices)
Before you tell yourself
It's just a different scene
Remember it's just different from what you've seen

I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
And all I know is that it feels like forever
When no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
When no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

And it's the stars
The stars that shine for you
And it's the stars
The stars that lie to you

And it's the stars
The stars that shine for you
And it's the stars
The stars that lie to you

I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
Oh God, it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass
Don't know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home
Sitting all alone inside your head

And it's the stars
The stars that shine for you
And it's the stars
The stars that lie to you

And it's the stars
The stars that shine for you
And it's the stars
The stars that lie to you

Who are the stars
Who are the stars they lie


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"Through Glass" as written by Shawn Economaki, Josh Rand, James Donald Root, Corey Todd Taylor

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  • +2
    General CommentI read an interview that Corey Taylor did on the Roadrunner Records website. He talks about how the new album will reflect alot on how his wife, Scarlett, has helped him battle alchoholism. He attempted to jump off the 8th floor balcony of a hotel but Scarlett was there and managed to stop him. The phrase "Through the Glass" could mean that he's looking at himself through a mirror, wondering what he's become or it could also mean that he's looking through a drinking glass at his wife.
    Attack_The_Staticon June 20, 2006   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI just watched the video on YouTube and I realized what it was.

    Through glass, through a lens. In a photograph!

    I'm looking at you through the glass
    Don't know how much time has passed
    All I know is that it feels like forever

    He's looking at photographs of loved ones, perhaps those who've passed away or have long abandoned him because of his alcohol habit. He's remembering them, but it feels like it was so long ago. They remind him of a better time of his life, it reminds him of home.
    jadedrakerideron June 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningHe's talking about "plastic people", "plastic music". About the whole American Idol thing.

    "I'm looking at you through the glass" = through TV
    "Don't know how much time has passed" = he's just sitting there, watching this stupid thing for hours and hours

    "How much is real? So much to question" = talking about how fake those people are
    "Never dare make up the mannequins" = how those "plastic people" have been idolised by others, especially youth
    "just listen to the noises" = noises, becos it's not really music

    "Before you tell yourself it's just a different scene, remember it's just different from what you've seen" = I think that talks about how they see something different for once, while they're all used to seeing the same thing on TV, repeated again and again (not sure tho)

    "And it's the stars that shine for you" = the "stars", the TV/music stars
    "And it's the stars that lie to you" = cos all they do is produce "plastic" music, being the wrong people youth looks up to

    Apologies for overusing "plastic people/music" again and again, but that's exactly how Corey talks about this (wikipedia).
    lucideron June 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was looking up the meaning of this song and i found one site about the lead singer Corey Taylor explaining what the song Through Glass was really about. This is what he says during the interview.. ---> I remember exactly where I was. It was 2004 and I was on tour with Slipknot. I was sitting in a European hotel room watching a music video channel, seeing act after act after act of this insane, innocuous, plastic music. They were plastic, bubbly, gossamer-thin groups where it was really more about the clothes they wore and the length of their cheekbones than it was about the content of the song they were singing.
    It really made me mad. I was like, is this it? Have we just gone full circle? Did the singer/songwriter revolution never happen? Is it just the same drivel from the same replicate over and over again? 'Through Glass' is really a very angry song. It's me basically calling 'bulls--t' on pretty much everyone involved with the 'American Idol'-type shows. It has its place, but when you're basically cornering the market and making it very hard for anyone who actually writes their own music to get ahead, then it's wrong and that's really why I wrote this song.
    thatbatmanchick24on August 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFor this song, I've always got the feeling it was about prison. "I'm looking at you through the glass", is the glass in between the Convict and the visitor, and he's saying it feels like forever that he's been in there for. Just a thought.
    soaproposon September 12, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think its about being in jail
    " 'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass (getting visits and not being able to have contact with the person visiting) Don't know how much time has passed( time dosent have much of a concept in jail and from most cells cant see the clock anyways) All I know is that it feels like forever (self explanitory) But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home Sitting all alone inside your head( when ur in there it drives u insane when u think about life on the outside ur all alone in there and ur mind is constantly rolling)"

    "So while you're outside looking in Describing what you seeRemember what you're staring at is me...."

    looking at the jail from outside remember that theres hundreds of forgotten people sitting in that building....
    skdontplayon September 19, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think that through the glass is really a metaphor for putting on a fake display. He's looking through the glass, so the person on the other side thinks he looks normal and can see him clearly. In reality though, the glass is dividing them and behind the glass (or in his head) things aren't well.

    "And while you're outside looking in
    Describing what you see
    Remember what you're staring at is me"

    The other person's perspective is clearly different from his own because of the glass. The glass could be a variety of things. A lot of people have mentioned alcoholism, but something like depression could also be really be that. For the latter, maybe not for Corey in particular, but if you want to find a personal reason. There are a lot of things that paint a false image of ourselves in our every day lives.
    dlhouse88on May 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a song that Corey Taylor wrote about how his wife helped him through the rough times that he had while battling alchoholism.
    Attack_The_Staticon May 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really have no idea what this song means but i really like it, a friend sent it to me.
    Talieon June 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentimo i really think the through the glass is refering to looking through a drinking glass seems alot more fitting for the song
    Diabolu$on June 22, 2006   Link

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