"Glass" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
I don't believe it, I won't believe it
I'm not sad, I understand that's how it goes
Take it easy, there's no time to be mad
That's their job, blood on their teeth, death on their mind
Pretty baby, please just get out of the way, where it's safe
Eyes will follow you, weapons can't break through
Tears will swallow you, they all can see right through...

Bulletproof glass.
Bulletproof glass.
Bulletproof... you're in trouble now.
But who knows?
But who knows?

Please don't deceive me, I'm just so easily fooled
But there's some things they do not want the answers to
Don't want to bring all that up, but they keep leaving it out
What to do?
We'll just let it be until they all need...

Bulletproof glass.
Bulletproof glass.
Bulletproof... you're in trouble now.
But who knows?
But who knows?

If you want to know somebody, might take a quick look at their best friends
Diamonds are hers, a dog is his
You can lie to yourself, but don't lie to me
It's what they want
Dominance and loyalty, romance and security
Stay behind...

Bulletproof glass
Bulletproof glass


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"Glass" as written by Julian Casablancas

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  • +5
    My InterpretationThis is about Juliet my friend said in some interview he said it was dedicated to her...............

    I don't believe it.
    I won't believe it.
    I'm not sad.
    I understand, that's how it goes.

    He doesn't believe the fans really mean what they are saying he understands that is how they are because they say it out of jealousy

    Take it easy,
    there's no time to be mad
    That's their job,
    blood on their teeth, death on their mind
    Pretty baby, please just get out of the way - where it's safe
    Eyes will follow you, weapons can't break through
    Tears will swallow you, they all can see right through...

    he is saying don't worry don't get mad, it is their job when the say these things because everyone has jealousy, the blood is jealousy and rage on their teeth and they have things like death and other bad things on their mind like threats that are caused by jealousy. Last couple lines are self explanatory

    Bulletproof glass

    You won't have any trouble now
    But who knows...

    The Bullet proof glass is their relationship and as long as they love each their will not have trouble but who knows what will happen in the future



    Please don't deceive me, I'm just so easily fooled
    But there's some things they do not want the answers to
    Don't want to bring all that up, but they keep leaving it out
    What to do?
    We'll just let it be until they all need...


    a little confused........

    If you want to know somebody, might take a quick look at their best friends
    Diamonds are hers / a dog is his
    You can lie to yourself, but don't lie to me
    It's what they want:
    Dominance and loyalty / romance and security

    They all have selfish desires like diamonds and girls, guy and dogs........these selfish desires cause rage anger and jealousy and cause them to say/do hings they don't mean. They want lieing and cheating to happen to break them up. If you can dominate your emotions you can find loyalty and as long as he loves her she is safe.


    dancer126on July 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's like Julian does not try at All to form the most goosebump filled songs. These are just thoughts that casually flow through his mind like a stream of consciousness and he gives us the privelege of not just hearing these Words, but hearing every intangible note of music that is so natural like breathing. Poetry is apart of his very heartbeat.
    BeaniesOverTheLockson November 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCould be about believing the conspiracy theories of 9/11.
    HertogHJon November 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOFFICIAL LYRICS (juliancasablancas.com)

    I don't believe it, I won't believe it
    I'm not sad; I understand that's how it goes
    Take it easy, there's no time to be mad
    That's their job, blood on their teeth, death on their mind
    Pretty baby, please just get out of the way - where it's safe
    Eyes will follow you, weapons can't break through
    Tears will swallow you, they all can see right through...

    Bulletproof glass

    You won't have any trouble now
    But who knows...

    Please don't deceive me, I'm just so easily fooled
    But there's some things they do not want the answers to
    Don't want to bring all that up, but they keep leaving it out
    What to do?
    We'll just let it be until they all need...

    Bulletproof glass

    You won't have any trouble now
    But who knows...

    If you want to know somebody, might take a quick look at their best friends
    Diamonds are hers / a dog is his
    You can lie to yourself, but don't lie to me
    It's what they want:
    Dominance and loyalty / romance and security
    Just stay behind...

    Bulletproof glass
    *Gabby*on November 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've been a fan of the Strokes and Julian since they first surfaced and I absolutely love this song. I believe that all of Julian's lyrics have a free form and spontaneous aspect to them that is beyond interpretation. That being said I believe that in general this song is about living life in the lime light, behind "bullet proof glass." On the one hand he is safe, pampered, and protected by it. On the other hand he laments about the eyes that follow him and the inability to maintain privacy in his transparent cage.
    darylkaneon August 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment It's definitely about Juliet. Well it's FOR Juliet.
    He wrote it for her on her birthday once and when he was making the album she told him to use it. He talks about it in his most recent interview in Agrentina right after their show at Planeta Terra.
    ohhsomedayon December 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is song makes me cry. It's so perfect.
    xXCitrisRawrrXxon December 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it has to do with his wife Juliet, how he wants to protect her from not only the outside world but from himself as well, his drinking and drug problem, he wants her to feel safe. He's asking her to be good to him and stand by him no matter what others say because he'll be good to her.

    That's just my interpretation. Best song of his, this will be one of my favourite songs of all time until the day that I die <3
    AlisVolaton January 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song. One of his best work.
    ian327on October 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust wow
    sithieon October 28, 2009   Link

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