"Heart of Glass" as written by Chris Stein and Deborah Harry....
Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind

Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind

In between
What I find is pleasing and I'm feeling fine
Love is so confusing there's no peace of mind
If I fear I'm losing you it's just no good
You teasing like you do

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind

Lost inside
Adorable illusion and I cannot hide
I'm the one you're using, please don't push me aside
We coulda made it cruising, yeah

Yeah, riding high on love's true bluish light

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing only to find
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind

In between
What I find is pleasing and I'm feeling fine
Love is so confusing there's no peace of mind
If I fear I'm losing you it's just no good
You teasing like you do


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"Heart of Glass" as written by Deborah Harry Chris Stein

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  • +5
    General CommentLMFAO, 'Anal Sex'. Damn either your perverted or your imagination needs a leash. I love this song though, wooooo Blondie are awesome. Obviously about thinking love is amazing and all great then you find out it's not and you get a broken heart.... love it thoughhhh
    musicfanatic!on January 15, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis song is about thinking you are in love, and how a relationship can suck but you are in denial because you don't want it to end. When you think you're in love, everything is great. But when a relationship ends, it turns out that your heart wasn't as strong as you thought. And in between, everything is fine.
    DanVitaleRockson June 18, 2003   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI think it means she fell in love with this guy and she was sure he was feeling the same and it was divine and the real thing. Then he broke her heart and she has a heart of glass because she opened up her heart to him and became so vulnerable that her heart broke so easily like glass. Now she finds love confusing and can't trust her feelings or the guy. That's what I get out of this song because this same thing is happening to me right now. Guys can be so misleading about their feelings and intentions.
    ladystrangeon October 07, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThe song was originally called "Once I Had a Love" and it was a slower song. But it was changed to a Disco song, since that was popular.

    "Once I Had a Love" is on the Blondie Platinum Collection.
    Fluffyinsanityon December 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAn amazing song of how hurtful love can be and how fragile emotions are.
    BoHoon February 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBlondie is amazing!
    I think this song may be about how a girl once had love many times before but it wasnt right and she doesnt have it anymore. Also the heart of glass metaphor to me means that her heart can shatter easily and she can't seem to find love and looks in all the wrong places. But thats just my opinion, it's probally wrong but oh well. All in all this is a great song and Blondie is a great singer. =]
    xchristinax77on March 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Is this verse about anal sex? The whole song could in fact be a metaphor for anal sex."

    i lol@this. P:
    looking over that verse, it very well could be, but i don't think that was the writer's intentions. to me this song is definitely about relationships, how they were once good but were then corrupted by jealousy and fragility.

    "Once I had a love and it was a gas"
    makeshift jesuson November 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdamn catchy ass song
    adrianadrianon October 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI listened to the Mini Mansions version of this but its all the same song.
    i found that this is about being led on and how it is a total kick in your hearts butt. If youve ever been led on then you could probably relate to the song.
    sirenkaion October 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment I think it's just awful how Celine Dion has stolen the riff from this great song. What does Blondie think about this?
    Sergioutfoxon July 07, 2002   Link

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