"Glass Eyes" as written by and Jonathan Greenwood Colin Greenfield....
Hey it's me
I just got off the train
A frightening place
Their faces are concrete grey
And I'm wondering, should I turn around?
Buy another ticket
Panic is coming on strong
So cold, from the inside out
No great job, no message coming in
And you're so small
Glassy eyed light of day
Glassy eyed light of day

The path trails off
And heads down a mountain
Through the dry bush, I don't know where it leads
I don't really care
And the path trails off
And heads down a mountain
Through the dry bush, I don't know where it leads
I don't really care

I feel this often, go
I feel this often, go

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"Glass Eyes" as written by Jonathan Greenwood Colin Greenwood

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    General CommentThis is such a fucking beautiful song. I'm in love with it - the strings that sweep in as Thom sings the line, "Panic is coming on strong" kills me every time..

    I think the lyrics describe a scenario that literally occurred, with Thom dealing with social anxiety and sensations of alienation whilst he was in a public space; upsetting his inner balance in the moment, and recalling other similar times when he felt the same type of vibe - he then encapsulated this sentiment in a song.
    And it's a haunting sentiment, one that I can intensely relate to... that feeling of just wanting to escape.. to walk away from it all.. that seductive voice telling you to go.. I often think I should listen to it more than I do (especially these days) ...
    The Distortedon May 20, 2016   Link
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    General CommentSeems like Thom Yorke is going off to a new place off of an impulse, perhaps due to his divorce. I feel like this album was painted by the experience of someone leaving you after so many years.
    He doesn't care where he's going as long as it's away from home, and as stated by the last line, this is a reoccurring impulse.
    Only thing I'm unsure of is who he is talking to in the first line, himself, someone at the new location, or communicating to someone back at home that he's arrived safely.
    nasedaseon May 17, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI just love intro of this song. Damn.

    This ethereal expression is just amazing.
    DarkrootOwlon October 09, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, this song sounds like this song is from the point of view of the drifter/traveler who suddenly feels uncomfortable wherever they are, but inside still feels the love of the universe.
    angelrenegadeon February 22, 2017   Link

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