All day long, I felt like
Smashing my head through a clear glass window
But instead, I went out
And smashed up a phone booth around the corner

I never had the chance to choose my own parents
I never knew why I should be stuck with mine
Mommy's always trying not to eat
And Daddy's always smelling like he's pickled in booze

I never had the chance to choose my own name
I never knew why I should be stuck with mine
Mommy's always talking about family pride
And Daddy's always hiding from his weekend bride

All day long, I felt like
Smashing my neck through a clear glass window
But instead, I went out
And smashed up a station wagon around the corner

I looked in the mirror and told myself
"At least I don't look like them, at least"
Mommy's like a filmstar in a distorted mirror
Daddy's like a guy who lost his stomach in the war

I went to shake hands with the President in Miami
I went to a rock show to see Mick Jagger
You'll never believe it, the surprise of my life
They had paint on their faces just like my Mommy

Am I going crazy, or is it just you, Daddy?
Am I going nuts, or is it just you, Mommy?
Am I plain gone, or is it just the world?
Daddy, I'd rather have you dead than crazy

Trying to talk to them is like eating chicken dinner when you're angry
Trying to get their love is like watching ice cream melt when you're hungry
They gave me a watch that's guaranteed not to break
But my Mommy and Daddy broke up last fall

Am I going crazy, or is it just you, Daddy?
Am I going nuts, or is it just you, Mommy?
Am I plain gone, or is it just the world?
Mommy, I'd rather have you dead than crazy

All day long, I felt like
Smashing my head through a clear glass window
But instead, I went out
And smashed up a church around the corner


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I Felt Like Smashing My Head Through a Clear Glass Window (Yoko Ono cover) song meanings
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    General Commentmy i know that feeling
    Sunset Rubdownon May 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhy are there no comments on this? great song :)
    xhallospaceboyon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is how I feel when I'm having a nervous breakdown. I remember being at the doctor's office once, and my mum was telling him about how I'm anxious a lot. And this song was playing in my head, and I saw a clear glass window in the wall. I recall thinking "I feel very much like smashing my head through it." I picked up a tissue box with the intention of pretending to throw it at the window. Except I really threw it on accident.

    Actually, I believe that I too would rather have my parents dead than insane. I feel the same about everyone I know who's close to me. I know I'd certainly personally rather be dead than crazy.
    Pippin the Mercuryon June 07, 2009   Link

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