"Glory" as written by and Andrew Brant Stack Jennifer Lynn Wasner....
I see his eyes moving away from me
Oh no, is this another albatross?
He knows he holds dominion over me
But what I gain is worth the cost
We share the cold embrace of cousins
I wonder if I've seen him somewhere else before
And as I wonder at his ancestry
I'm ? by the door

And in the telling of the story
I lose my way inside a prepositional phrase
I read his lips and I see glory
But what I hear is "be afraid"

So from the fog of every morning
Until the heat of day is still
I watch the clock as it turns backwards
I watch the water run uphill

And in the telling of the story
I lose my way inside a prepositional phrase
I read his lips and I see glory
But what I hear is "be afraid"

And in the telling of the story
I lose my way inside a prepositional phrase
I read his lips and I see glory
But what I hear is "be afraid"


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"Glory" as written by Jennifer Lynn Wasner Andrew Brant Stack

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    My InterpretationThis song is about infatuation and how it can overtake a person's life.

    The song begins by telling about a woman who desires a man, though the man is not willing to reciprocate the woman's feelings. When he turns his eyes away from her (perhaps at a party or gathering), she thinks this is a bad omen (an "albatross," which is an allegorical symbol of bad luck described in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by the 18th century poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge). The man in the song knows the woman is interested in him ("He knows he holds dominion over me"), yet he refrains from reciprocating the woman's feelings ("We share the cold embrace of cousins"). The woman, nevertheless, is entranced by his presence ("What I gain is worth the cost")--so much so that as she ponders where he comes from ("his ancestry"), he slips out the door without saying good-bye.

    The chorus metaphorically explains how she reads him ("telling of the story," "lose my way inside a prepositional phrase," "I read his lips"), yet she realizes she should be afraid of such infatuation of a man who couldn't care less about her.

    The final verse further describes the woman's continued infatuation at a later time. She wakes up every morning in a fog, perhaps from dreaming of the man overnight. She watches the clock go backward, the artist's way of saying the woman thinks back to the night she met the man. She sees the water "run uphill," another way of saying she thinks back to the previous encounter.

    In essence, she knows her intense passion is unreasonable and that she should be afraid, but her mind says otherwise. Infatuation has overtaken her.
    Heaveon August 24, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThanks For Sharing!!
    Can You upload logic of color?
    Nicoolason May 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwye oak lyrics

    I see his eyes moving away from me
    oh no is this another albatross
    he knows he holds dominion over me
    but what I gain is worth the cost
    we share the cold embrace of cousins
    I wonder if I’ve seen him somewhere else before
    and as I wonder at his ancestry
    I miss the meeting by the door

    And in the telling of the story
    I lose my way inside a prepositional phrase
    I read his lips and I see glory
    but what I hear is be afraid

    so from the fog of every morning
    until the heat of day is still
    I watch the clock as it turns backwards
    I see the water run uphill

    And in the telling of the story
    I lose my way inside a prepositional phrase
    I read his lips and I see glory
    but what I hear is be afraid

    And in the telling of the story
    I lose my way inside a prepositional phrase
    I read his lips and I see glory
    but what I hear is be afraid
    Nicoolason July 29, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe missing lyric at the end of the first stanza is "I miss the meeting by the door."
    Heaveon May 24, 2015   Link

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